Vicardin Tripel Gueuze

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Mixture of topfermenting ale, from De Proef for Dilewyns, and lambic from Girardin;

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VsXsV's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Almost clear, light amber/deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of banana, horseblanket (funk), wheat, bubblegum and red fruits/berries. Taste is light to medium sour, light sweet with no bitterness with notes of belgian yeast esters and funk. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Interesting blend but it doesn’t work to well. Too much overripe bananas for my taste.

johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Ebenezer’s Hazy light golden color with a smallish white head. Slightly tart with a solid honey and light sugary malt base. This blend is interesting and it works quite well for my tastes.

lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Light vinegar aroma. A bit sweet. Pours cloudy gold with a small but we’ll retained head. Taste has both the sweet blend with the sour cutting in and balancing it. As a result it’s kind of muted if you think of it as a tripel and bright as a sour. It’s interesting, but also a bit weird. It feels like it’s pulling in two directions.

PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Klaas, many thanks! APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, little oxidated. TASTE: sour, fruity, little oxidated, too old already maybe...

andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwers Cafe as part of the sour fest. Pours a cloudy, apple juice like color. Not nearly as sour as expected. More sweet and fruity. Apple flavor with a grainy finish. Very tasty though, refreshing, and easy drinking. Semi dry, fruity finish. Good beer.

markextrae (4579) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
bottle sample, poured a deep golden to amber colour with a white head, belgian yeast, green apples, barnyard, citrus, lemon zest, grapefruits, grapes, not to sour for my taste. but overall more as average

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Poured hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sour fruit and soft malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, a bit unbalanced.

kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Klooster. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, dank cellar funk and fruits. Flavor is light moderate sweet, acidic and bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. A weird sour triple.

RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden in color with s frothy white head. Barnyard, sour wheaty notes, some tart apples and bit of lemon in aroma. Sour notes in taste with some funkyness and citrus mixed with spicyness. Interesting brew here, the funky part makes this quite refreshing and then there’s that nice garden fruity side backing it up. Wooden and sour fruity notes in aftertaste.

Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2015 Blend of Vicaris Tripel with the (filtered white-label) Girardin Gueuze, golden blonde with malt sweet an fruity flavours of the tripel nicely balanced against the esters and tartness of the lambic. Interesting find, won the consumer’s prize at Zythos Bierfestival 2007, but I would not go as far as to call this the beginning of a new beer type, blends of ales with lambics are an old Brabant tradition. Very refreshing though, both basic beers are mixed cleverly and support one another very well.

bartlebier (4214) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2014
33cl fairly priced (?older) bottle @De Capital, Leuven 08/2014. Original, long overdue crossover/blend recipe executed with near perfection: the base Vicaris Tripel is a rather new wave, dry and bitter tripel that can stand some Girardin (label: changed again back from Boon?) lemony tartness and certainly handles the funk very elegantly on top op its pollen-like bitters, gentle green pepper spice and citrus. Easy drinking due to a strange sort of profile void in the mid part, where it lacks the typical round fruity body of a BE tripel - near sessionable, on my list for buying more regularly if available. Lots of food pairing potential...

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