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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | 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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 02-04-2009

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Photo of chinchill
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Photo of aeric_7734
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Tomandeb
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Hcsponge
4.64/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of FrogOut69
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mja1982
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of walterk
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Fabiand
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MatthewMoskal
1.36/5  rDev -61.6%

Photo of Flapjack
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Movingtarget45
4.56/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of SheckyBaw
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

Photo of sprale
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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...

Photo of Mike1jenn
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Nice smooth fruity full body taste..

Photo of ahuey333
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of irthesteve
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kmeinel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bebespearls
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of BarretClaude
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of sh00ky
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.