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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of exodus1369
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer. Golden with a nice head on it. Nice touch of sweetness a bit on the alcohol side but at over 11% it is no wonder. Nice and strong as expected, the sweetness does shine threw. A bit of an apple or pear taste. A light after taste of nuttiness and of cores hop. Over all goes down nice just watch out or it will sneak up on you.

Photo of Juananitus
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of notchucknorris
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear copper color with a 1 finger cream colored head. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Fruity esters and a lot of earthy yeast. Not really getting much of a Belgian element here. Candi sugar and bread in the aroma as well.

T: This just doesn't do it for me. There are a decent amount of flavors in here, but they feel really disconnected and don't go together well at all. Pale malt and some hints of fruit in the background. Peach pit, faint mango, and a lingering bitterness throughout that reminds me a bit of aspirin. Didn't have much of a spiciness to it at all and the mouthfeel definitely felt off. I wouldn't get this again.

Photo of CEDAMA
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Luchman
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark yellow in color that is close to clear, with a fluffy white head that dissipates eventually and spreads to the sides. No lacing.

S: Belgian spices, some fruity citrus esters, light pepper, light clove, and light banana.

T: Sweet orange esters come strong with the clove, pepper, and yeast. Other spices are there as well as the banana, but not over the top. Low spicy hops. I don’t taste the 11% anywhere.

M: Medium to thin body with medium carbonation. Ends kind of slick.

O: Not too bad. A little fruit forward and could use a little more malt and different spices to round it out.

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JKouza
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Candy orange in color with a 1/4 inch head that disappears rather quickly

Smell: Apples and peaches and some plums with maybe a bit of grapes on the nose with just a touch of Belgian yeast funk

Taste: Wow this is a fruit bomb. Its more of a candy fruitiness rather than a actually fruit note. Has a bit of spice to it and a touch of funky yeast

Mouthfeel: Medium body and ample carbonation and a bit dry

Overall: Not a bad "Belgian Style" beer bit it does lack that true Belgian feel to me. I would definitely recommend trying this one however.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lancecenter
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy orange color. Thick, white head with good retention. Good lacing.

S - Very strong alcohol, pepper, and phenols. Honey notes when swirled.

T - Citrus, sugar, phenols, and alcohol. Lots of alcohol. I feel like I can breathe fire. Way too earthy.

M - Very crisp. Seems to lose carbonation quickly.

O - I think one glass was enough.

Yup, tried another glass. Not impressed.

Photo of Bfarr
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden amber with thin tan foamy head with okay retention. Yeasty sweet fruit and hints of spice. Peppery cherry and light alcohol tastes with notes of spice and light saltiness in the finish. Sharp astringent taste increases as the bottle goes on that was not noticeable at first. Slick, semi-dry feel and a lightly tacky linger.

Good, strong and pleasant flavor. Not terribly complex but enough to be interesting with a nice combination. Alcohol is well blended and warming. It really starts well but loses its character much like Sucker Punch did (a very easy theme centered pairing). However, the movie ended slightly better.

Photo of vande
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For whatever reason, this beer generally reminded me of some of the Goose Island Belgians. Take it for what you will.. I thought it was pretty good.

Pours a nice hazy-golden color with a smell of sweetness to it...A fruit presence lead to a pleasant taste that holds hands with hints of nuttiness. Yum! Creamy medium bodied beer that is quite easy to sip, as was done last night by myself and two friends. Enjoyable!

Photo of beertunes
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tall wine glass. Poured a medium-dark honey gold color, perhaps a bit darker than some others of the style, with a tall, fluffy, white head that had very good retention and average lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, yeasty, spicy and fruity. Actually I found this one to be a bit fruitier than typical, with a just a bit of a peach note. On the tongue, this was a fairly average take on the style. Which is a good thing, because this one of my favorite styles. The spice was was crisp without being sharp or harsh. The yeast was pleasantly tangy and there was a nice grain foundation.

The body was also average, perhaps even a bit thinner than typical. Drinkability was very good (as all but the worst examples are, at least for me). Overall, a nice brew. If you've never had a Tripel, this would be a decent first one with which to set a baseline. If you love the style, it's still worth your time. Grab a bottle if you see it.

Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.