Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company
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Ratings: 202 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev +9.6%
10oz pour into a Mad Elf tulip glass at Libations
A-hazy amber color with a thin white head
S-nice aromas of citrus, spice and vanilla
T-taste of the same as the smell with honey and caramel noted can definitely taste the alcohol
M-well balance with good carbonation
O-preety well done tripel, I decided to have another
12-11-2013 20:42:39 | More by reebtaerG
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
From my tasting notes: This was a great Tripel that kicked everything off with the signature Belgian yeast aroma and substantial off-white head. The Asylum was a big impressive Tripel with hints of sweet candi sugar, malt, and even a bit of vanilla. It was a bit on the sweet side, but I was really enjoying this one and it went down fast and smooth.
11-21-2013 20:45:09 | More by brurevu
2.79/5 rDev -21.4%
A: cloudy orange-amber, no appreciable head in a snifter, glass is too small to really show lacing but in a larger glass it would probably be a fine lattice
S: sweet, candy, bread
T: candy, sugar, herbs, malt, the 11% alcohol pokes through with some astringency
M: light, syrupy
O: one really has to be looking for an astringent spiced candy. I found it too sweet, bordering on cloying, and heavy-handed.
11-05-2013 01:07:40 | More by RandomExile
4/5 rDev +12.7%
This was simply a great beer. The flavor was smooth, and sort of sweet. The sweetness was not over powering. There was a light malt flavor.
The pour left a small head, that did not hold very long. Surprisingly this brew did not allow the strong alcohol level overpower the flavor.
I am new to Triples, and this was a good entry in my book.
11-03-2013 00:07:12 | More by Noboatfred
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A yeasty, sweet, and bready Belgian style aroma with hints of fruit and sugar. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of funk, pepper, and clove. Sweet hints of candied sugars. Bready malt with hints of biscuit, grains, wheat, caramel, straw, and cracker. Fruit hints of orange peel, banana, apple, white grape, pineapple, and peach. Some honey like sweet hints as well. Subtle hops. Scent of alcohol comes through. A decent aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a sweet and yeasty Belgian style taste with notes of bread, fruits, and sugar. Belgian style yeast along with notes of funk, peppers, and clove. Big sweet taste of candied sugar and a little note of honey. Bready malt profile with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, wheat, cracker, and straw. Fruity notes of banana, orange, apple, grapes, pineapple, and peach. Some alcohol taste comes through. Hops are very subtle. A decent Belgian inspired taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat chewy, slick, and syrupy. Alcohol is felt but things are still fairly smooth overall.
Overall: A decent take on the Tripel style. Sweeter and more bready than typical for the style but it tastes nice.
09-20-2013 07:24:31 | More by MattyG85
2.71/5 rDev -23.7%
Poured a thin head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is overripe fruit, candy-like.
The taste is quite sweet overall with some pear and apple. Finishes with an alcohol warmth.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a very sweet tasting beer without any of the complexities and balance of a good tripel.
08-25-2013 00:06:52 | More by Fatehunter
3.3/5 rDev -7%
Appearance: The liquid displays a brilliant burnished orange and a hard pour produces about an inch of foam; decent lacing but I would expect a Belgian style to be more impressive
Smell: Bready malts and candi sugar; fusel alcohol and a touch phenolic
Taste: Bready, at first, and then overly sweet as the candi sugar arrives; by mid-palate, there are a variety of stone fruit flavors and honeysuckle; after the swallow, the fusel alcohol, phenols, allspice and white pepper tones take over; metallic, in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; cloyingly sweet; moderate carbonation and plenty of warmth in the gullet
Overall: Rather a disappointment and more like a BSPA than a Tripel; lots of competing flavors, many of which are assertively off-putting; I could make a wise-crack about the name but I will refrain
08-04-2013 18:05:36 | More by brentk56
2.84/5 rDev -20%
A- More orangey-goldey than other tripels I've had (but then again at 11.8% what do you expect)
S- Flat orange maltiness; without a certain fresh crispness I've come to expect from this style
T- Sooo much booze. Just doesn't represent what I was thinking when I saw 'Belgian Style Tripel Ale'. Touch of citrus (bitter orange rind) and clove, but dominated by booze.
M- Overbearing. Mouth coating. Small bubbles trying to guide themselves through the sludge.
I don't 'hate' it but it's not at all what I was expecting and it didn't strike me as 'great'
07-28-2013 04:47:24 | More by SanDNigel
Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.