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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +11.9%

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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.

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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..

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3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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