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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute. Something to crow about.

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3.2
chucklemation (1775) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Pours a hazy golden copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is bubblegum, banana, fruit, and other yeast aromas. Flavor is sweet bubblegum, banana, and fruit. Highly-carbonated. This is okay. As another reviewer notes, does not drink, taste, or smell like a tripel.

4.1
superspak (6108) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
12 ounce can into chalice, best before 7/8/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, banana, clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/creamy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an excellent tripel! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink. A touch on the malty side for the style; but still has impressive complexity and balance, with adequate carbonation and dryness. A really enjoyable offering.

2.4
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
(473ml can) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium egg white head. Aroma of yeast, basil, pepper, pineapple, citrus, and banana. Flavor of pepper, coriander, minerals, light sulfur, and citrus.

3.2
CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, floral hops, and yeast. Flavor is sweet fruit, dry hops, and funk.

3.1
ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
16 oz. can at Black Sabbath concert in Omaha on 1-20-16. Drank from can. Aroma was fruity, spices and yeast. Taste was syrupy sweet and mild bitter. Not bad.

3.8
lbianchi66 (442) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015
Robe orangée et opaque, peu de mousse.
Le blé est bien pésent. Arômes d’agrumes, biscuit, banane et levure. Goût de levure prononcé, banane et clou de girofle. Texture liquoreuse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche.
Une tripe originale.

3.2
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2015
I dig this brewery, but this is not a very well constructed triple in my opinion. Tastes like a super sweet pale ale with some poorly pitched belgian yeast. Hints of popsicle sticks.

2
FatPhil (17167) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
473ml can (Beertopia, Omaha) - thanks Frank!

Sweet sickly sticky aroma, some sweet fruity aspects, tinned tomatoes later. Nice gold, brief head. Woh, there’s booze in the taste. Heavy palate, slick and sweet and sticky. Sweet malts, bitter hops, metal, unsophisticated, and made even less pleasant through the blast of fusels. Very rough. A million miles from a tripel. More like trampfuel.

2.4
Marduk (8517) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2015
500ml can (thanks Anna’s daddy). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Looks fizzy. Surprisingly malty, sweet, faint vegetables in aroma. Mashy aroma. Sweet, Belgian yeast, herbal hops, alcohol in taste. Sweet mashy malts in aftertaste. Medium alcoholic hoppy bitterness. Messy brew.

3
kevinator (2800) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Nice flavors and aromas of floral, sweetness and hints of fruit with a Belgian spice on the finish. Straw color with a sparkling appearance. Medium weight with a certain fullness.


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