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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 02-04-2009)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

as a belgian tripel, hell no. better as an american strong ale, but this thing is all malt, way to heavy for the style, simple, and lacking any real belgian yeast character. its also a booze bomb and shows all of its 11% abv all the way through. i was so impressed with their wedge black ipa, and was staring to think they had it figured out, but this is an abomination as a tripel. caramel colored, it looks too dark and grain heavy, and the first sip shows that. its too sweet, too coppery, and lacking the wheat and oat nuance we love in the well made belgian ones. the yeast also seems like a pretty unexciting high gravity strain, no belgian brightness of feel, no fruity esters, not even the ability to dry out all the fermentables. its way off stylistically, but never mind that, i dont even really like it, its so grain forward and dull, and coupled with all the booze, its tough to drink, especially in warm weather. i had to dump out the second half of the bomber, it just wasnt appealing. i tried to like this beer, and i keep trying to life left coast, but their successes have to work real hard to cover for misses like this. short of a waste of grain, but could be seen that way by a harsher critic.

StonedTrippin, May 28, 2014
Photo of SheckyBaw
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

This is pretty darn tasty. And packs a punch. Smells great, flavorful taste. Would definitely get this again.

SheckyBaw, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of sprale
3/5  rDev -15.5%

The best beers are Belgian, even when they're not. One of the best porters I've had in an ale bottle in ages.

No, seriously. At first sip, I though it had gone bad. I pulled back, read the label to be sure I'd picked up the right bottle, then tried again. About halfway through the bottle, I overcame the cognitive dissonance and started to enjoy the drink, mislabeled as is were.

Yeah, the inmates are running the asylum. Who knows what you'll get...

sprale, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Mike1jenn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Nice smooth fruity full body taste..

Mike1jenn, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ahuey333
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%

ahuey333, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

irthesteve, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of kmeinel
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kmeinel, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Bebespearls
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First review as I am a newbie. Grabbed this not knowing it was a Tripel, being objective, not reading past the brewery and name. Expected strong and bitter and upon opening, got a whiff of fruit and I think, oats.

Pleasant to smell, but so far off from the only other Tripel I have tried, I felt it wasn't an honest attempt at the style.

First fruity-grainy sip almost consistent with melted butter, then a wave of alcohol. Potent, but uninteresting for a craft beer.

Bebespearls, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of BarretClaude
4/5  rDev +12.7%

BarretClaude, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of sh00ky
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

sh00ky, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz Bottle with my FW Snifter glass
Noted on 06/19/2014

A: Dark caramel body with an orangey glow and some decent clarity. Thin layer of wispy paper white froth washes out to a ring hugging the glass wall. Little to no stick only some leggy runners really.

S: Smells of sweet golden malts that give off a husky graininess. I get some ripe yellow pear and apple fruit like esters along with a light dusting of Belgian yeast spices of coriander, clove, and dried banana peel. Alcohol is fairly strong and fusel like. A big beer no doubt.

T: This is a candy sweet malt overload. Cloyingly so with some grainy Pilsner surfacing out of the sweet fruity malts. Again the yeast is understated with subtle coriander, clove, and banana bubblegum. There is an oddly sharp bite of earthy hop bitterness there and a big warming alcohol spice finish. Improving as I make my way through the 22oz but still barely passable. Really not much depth to this.

M: Syrupy thick with medium full body and a lower amount of carbonation. Slight dryness to it and a higher amount of warming alcohol on the finish. Sticky feel overall.

D: A real insulin shocker. Just over the top with the malt sugars and boozy alcohol. Not much else to this. Admittedly so this gets a little better as the thing warms up and the ABV starts to run its course. But I could not possibly recommend this for a Tripel.

Nugganooch, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

justinm4bama, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of burnzgtm
4/5  rDev +12.7%

burnzgtm, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of s_squared4
4/5  rDev +12.7%

s_squared4, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Radome
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had it on tap at the Perch in Chandler, AZ on 29 Jun 2014.

A - Deep golden to orange color. Clear. The head is white and forms a thin sheet, along with a thick ring around the glass. Thick lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet, bready malt and alcohol dominate everything. There is a faint vegetal note that reminds me of iced tea out of a restaurant dispenser that hasn't been cleaned properly.

T - Far too sweet. Not much malt in flavors. There are plenty of honey and sugar-like notes. Some fruit from yeast. Cloyingly sweet finish.

M - Full body. Creamy carbonation. Huge, boozy alcohol presence. Hops bitterness is not noticeable.

O - Unbelievably sweet and cloying. I can't believe this is what the brewer intended this beer to taste like. Maybe this batch had unusually poor attenuation? This is not like any tripel I've ever had. Only a hummingbird could enjoy this sugar and booze bomb.

Radome, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of nleaders
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GClarkage, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Ghoerner91
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Ghoerner91, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of DanaParizzi
4/5  rDev +12.7%

DanaParizzi, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Necronomad
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Necronomad, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ImperialStout, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mychalg9, May 26, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -15.5%

bernat1971, May 18, 2014
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Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.