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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | 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 Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Glibber, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: attractive medium-golden hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with decent retention and a nice lace on the glass. A good looking beer.

Smell: nice aroma of sweetish malt with apple and pear character, plus a light chalkiness. There's also a phenolic character in there which I don't love, but it's not strong enough to detract from the other good aromatic characteristics.

Taste: the phenolic character is much more forward in the flavor than in the aroma. It's not bad, per se, but it's not a characteristic I look for in a tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a carbonation on the light side and a mild creaminess. Decent.

Overall: a decent tripel, although it employs a flavor that is not my favorite in the style.

flagmantho, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Cjalbers
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Cjalbers, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +13%

Ryan1423, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ssjkyle, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Eddxii
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Asylum (I really want to know the story behind the chosen name) pours a vibrant gold color with a light nondescript head floating briefly on top. The aroma is sweetly bready, with notes of dried prune, black pepper, and clove. It’s a delightfully sharp and intriguing smell.

The first taste brings the same thought to my wife and me…something is unique here. Eventually we narrow it down to something in the spice. A brief who’s who of the spice cabinet and we narrow it down to basil. I’m not sure the flavor is the best fit for this style, but it definitely makes it interesting.

Asylum is medium-bodied, but full-flavored. Though I came across several reviews that describe a pear taste, I think it’s more apple. The aftertaste is sweet with the 11.8% lingering on momentarily…almost wine-like. Overall it’s a very good beer. It’s a tripel with a bite, surprisingly light and summery. One might say that it’s a very California take on a Belgian classic. Next time I’m in southern California I will definitely seek out their other styles.

Eddxii, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of confusedidols
4/5  rDev +13%

confusedidols, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium gold color with a thin white soapy head that dissipates quickly but leaves good lacing on the glass.

S: The smell is a light honey and spice not mixed with a moderate biscuit malt.

T: A very sweet taste with a very light bready malt flavor. There is a hint of spice as well. Finishes dry and crisp.

M: A pleasantly smooth body with moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O: Tripels can break other way for me. I prefer mine to have a light bready malt flavor and this beer is exactly that. It is a nice light beer to sip and enjoy. It hides the 11% very well as you are never overpowered with an alcohol taste.

MouthfulOfchris, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Joshgonzales79, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of jdmandel
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

jdmandel, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of sliponflange
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

sliponflange, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of megahurts4
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Left Coast Asylum

Appearance: dark orange, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: yeast, light citrus, and a faint hop.

Taste: yeast, thick malts, a slight orange peel citrus, and very faint hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick.

Overall:
This is a pretty good brew. The alcohol is well masked as it is over 11%. The yeast flavor is not overbearing either as suggested by the aroma.

megahurts4, Jun 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

JustinQ, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

OPBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

emaciated, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

rah1734bones, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

WritersBlock, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear gold, small dirty white head leaves a wall of lacing with lively bubbles, and no retention.

Smell is of fruity apples and sweet tart pears, sweet clove. Lightly yeasty and some clean dry malt.

Tastes lightly of biscuity malt, with some caramel and honey in the middle, with an apple cider sweet and tang on the finish.

Feels viscous, yet light and crisp. Plenty of bubbles make it almost fizzy, but easy to drink.

How is this 11.8%, the booze is well hidden. Plenty of flavor and complexity, just what to expect.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

creez, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

buckyp, Mar 23, 2012
Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.