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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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3.3
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
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Pours a deep cheddar with a nose of champagne bread and light orange. Flavor is discombobulated bread, orange, peach, and light cinammon. Average mouthfeel. Weird, but worth a try.

4
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Sampled at CanFest 2011 in Reno. By far the best in show for me. A finely balanced combo of caramel, spice and vanilla that still stays sharp and doesn’t become cloying.

1.5
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
I really wanted to like this one, and I’m a nice, forgiving guy...but I think this might be the nastiest swill I’ve ever tasted. Barely recognizable as a Belgian style beer, it is a bitter astringent concoction with no redeeming qualities. A bad, bad beer.

3.4
emeinz (224) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Can to tulip. A pretty good american version of a belgian tripel. Even Better that it was out of a can! Awesome!. Contains very nice fruity notes on the nose. Pale golden color with a large foamy white head. Sweetness on the taste with a very pronounced and clean finish. I highly enjoy this. Although I’m on my third rooster and starting to feel it. At 8.5%, this rooster has some claws in a 16 oz can...

3.2
JK (6329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Not bad. Aroma has yeast and hops. Flavor starts sweet, but ends with herbal, hopped dryness. Some clove flavor. LDark yellow color.

3.8
DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Can. Clear dark golden pour, good carbonation, lasting head and nice sweet fruity aroma. Flavor starts out with a strong malt and pepper presence, then some fruity pears and rich sweet apple and finishes with a slightly warming aftertaste. Good beer, and very well priced.

3.9
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Sampled during the Minnesota Autumn Brew Review 2011. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and has some excellent lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, golden grain malt, a hint of white pepper and some alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of Belgian yeast, golden grain malt, a hint of wintergreen and sharp spice Finish is semi-sweet with an Abbey Tripel alcohol bite followed by some Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Solid Tripel throughout.

3.8
rader58 (931) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Sample at Hopfest 2011. My first taster at Hopfest. Pours a opaque/unfiltered yellow. Aroma of citrus, spice. Flavor is citrus, spice, sweetness like sugar, peppery. Very good. I am constantly impressed by Tallgrass. They keep trying to better their beers to make them more complex. Well done!

3.3
RobertDale (6886) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Pint glass at Old Chicago in Manhattan, KS. Comes a dark gold with a decent white head. Aroma of spices, citrus and dark fruit. Taste is fruit, sweet malt and spices. Good effort.

3.5
unclemike (3176) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2011
wow great beer from manhattans local brewery Pours a rich, deep gold with a slight haze. The head is pure white and creamy in texture. The aroma is slightly herbal, cinnamon and oranges. The flavor is dulled for some reason, a bit of malt, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot going on, especially considering the aroma. The mouthfeel is very carbonated, almost foamy to begin, but settles down as time goes on


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