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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 39 | 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 -12.9%
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 UlfAndreas
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

UlfAndreas, Yesterday at 06:42 AM
Photo of CharleneB
5/5  rDev +40.4%

CharleneB, Wednesday at 01:40 AM
Photo of SurferEric
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Very sweet, moderate carbonation. I simply couldn't get past the overwhelming alcoholic taste. Thank god it is an 11.0% or else I don't know if I would have gotten through the entire bottle, luckily its high alcohol content aids its drinkability as you put it away.

SurferEric, Tuesday at 07:21 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

zestar, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Genaro62, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of chinchill
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From a 12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter.

Cloudy amber color like an unfiltered apple cider. Topped with a small white head that quickly recedes to a thin ring.

Oddly, the sweet aroma has a clear suggestion of apples, and is markedly fruity.

The flavor is way too sweet, with brown sugar, alcohol, caramel malts and spices. Off style and not appealing.

O: Drinkable but not very good, and an insult to Belgian brewers to include "Belgian-style" on the label. I'll now be inclined to avoid this brewery which may be pinning it's fortunes on the resemblance of "Left Coast" to the far superior brewers, Lost Coast and Left Hand.

chinchill, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

aeric_7734, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Tomandeb, Nov 02, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +30.3%

Hcsponge, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Totalpackage411, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

FrogOut69, Oct 19, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

mja1982, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

GRG1313, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of walterk
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

walterk, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Fabiand, Oct 06, 2014
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1.36/5  rDev -61.8%

MatthewMoskal, Oct 04, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +11.2%

Flapjack, Oct 02, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +28.1%

Movingtarget45, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of SheckyBaw
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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

SheckyBaw, Sep 10, 2014
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Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.