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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 11-05-2011)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Tallgrass tulip.
8.5% ABV, Drink By 02/21/14

A - Shimmering golden in color, this clear beer is crowned with a lofty but fleeting white head. The loose foam crumbles away to a halo of suds leaving delicate wisps of lace on the glass.

S - Velvet Rooster smells the part of a Belgian tripel with it's open and deep Belgian yeast aroma. Spiciness flourishes with notes of banana and a dash of white pepper circling around the clove and lemongrass while a fragrant floral note overlaps the malt. Sweet pilsner malt and Belgian candi sugar lay the ground work for all the yeast esters.

T - The aroma's more subtle sweetness really pushes forward in flavor oppressing the yeast esters quite a bit as Velvet Rooster starts with caramel and pilsner malt and moves in to a lingering impression of Belgian yeast. Those flavors of banana, clay, white pepper, and lemongrass return with an an addition of fruity alcohol notes and an earthy finish of grass clippings and earth.

M - Sticky and sweet starting, Velvet Rooster evens out with a minor thinning alcohol bite and spicy, lingering feel. Medium bodied, this nicely carbonated tripel finishes well on the back of the throat.

O - Velvet Rooster is a fine Belgian style tripel that showcases what yeast can really add to a beer; spice, sweetness, and earthy hops all blend well with a kiss of alcohol on the finish for a delectable brew!

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 00:36:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Jeffh84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-27-2014 23:40:39 | More by Jeffh84
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richj1970

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can into tulip glass. Dated to enjoy by 11/04/2014.

A: Pours a light straw yellow with 2-3 finger fluffy off white head that seemed to last forever. Heavy sticky lacing,

S: Belgian yeast esters and a slight grassy funk. Banana and bubblegum. Rose petals and a bit of clove and pepper.

T: Ripe banana and biscuits. Belgian candy sugar. Some familiar flavors of a typical tripel, but not a strictly traditional one. Tends almost a little sweet.

M: Full bodied but with a champagne like carbonation. Fairly crisp finish that helps to offset the sweetness a bit.

O: Very drinkable and enjoyable brew. Maybe not a classic Belgian trippel, but a very good American version. Will have to grab a few more of these next time I'm through the midwest.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 01:09:21 | More by richj1970
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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snarygare

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-22-2014 20:02:09 | More by snarygare
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-17-2014 23:35:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-16-2014 23:58:30 | More by Faroveryonder
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-13-2014 16:49:23 | More by NorthSideSean
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-11-2014 18:53:05 | More by petermethot
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tbone64

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.8%

07-10-2014 03:58:05 | More by tbone64
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-10-2014 02:38:41 | More by dmadsen
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BearMittens

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-09-2014 04:40:35 | More by BearMittens
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-08-2014 00:54:23 | More by 22Blue
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-07-2014 02:11:11 | More by ffshore545
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Demon_Lung

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-06-2014 13:31:01 | More by Demon_Lung
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-05-2014 20:09:13 | More by Sparky44
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miggs3030

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-04-2014 04:55:12 | More by miggs3030
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2014 16:22:07 | More by egrace84
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 04:40:42 | More by Kurmaraja
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-22-2014 03:16:15 | More by blandmath
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden hued with great clarity. A quarter inch of off white foam rests on top and there is light Brussels lacing. I smell faint light malt and Belgian candy sugar. There's a sweetness of light malt and Belgian candy sugar in the flavor. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry. The sweetness in the flavor is slightly cloying.

Serving type: can

06-22-2014 01:01:40 | More by Franziskaner
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-19-2014 18:01:20 | More by thufflife
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whynot44

Missouri

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head that doesn't stay around long but does leave a bit of lacing.

The aroma is light malt, biscuits, yeast, hints of apple and cloves.

The taste is similar, yeast, biscuits, slight fruitiness with a spicy , somewhat floral finish. A little different than a Belgian tripel, but that's not necessarily bad.

Medium bodied, very smooth and easily drinkable, alcohol content is barely noticeable.

Altogether it is enjoyable and worth a try, probably the best tripel from Kansas, at least.

I have to give this one a few points for can graphics.

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 08:39:56 | More by whynot44
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Zuidman

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.