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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 19
Gots: 40 | 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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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The pour reveals a hazy, straw colored golden body beneath the rocky, pure white head which is very slow to dissipate before leaving a scattered,yet sticky lacing.

Generous aromas of yeast, floral notes, and perhaps white grapes float from the glass.

Flavors of wild flowers, Belgian yeast, champagne, and perhaps straw or grass highlight the palate. There may also be just the slightest hint of spice. It really sweetens up as it warms.

Generous carbonation accompanies the lighter body with a crisp,somewhat champagne like finish.

This is a pretty nice American example of the style. I enjoyed the fruity and floral notes accompanying the nose and flavor as well as the fresh finish.

CHADMC3, Feb 25, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mojohawk21, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of wrycon
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pretty. An orange straw with pearl white head - nice lacing with minor retention. Smells fresh and good. Some lemon, some wheat, some earthy notes. Not a huge nose, but present and pleasant. Ho man, this is good stuff. Velvet is a proper descriptor for the initial taste. Quite thick and very smooth. Sweet to start, it melds into a yeasty, bready blanket that lays fat on the tongue. The alcohol is present but not offensive in the least. It ends rounded and sweet with some minor carbonation. Good at Tallgrass for constructing such a tasty brew.

Like It? Very Much So

wrycon, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

SD-Alefan, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DaftPatrick, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DuckDodgers, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce can of tasty, yeasty and flavorful 8.5% Belgian Tripel, brewed in Kansas, God Bless America!

It has a "Drink By" date towards the bottom of the can, but I cant really make out the important details.

Pours hazed dull tangarine and sporting an initially 2 inch and then a white 1/2 inch cap that flexes impressive retentive powers and leaves nice looking froth,patches, strands and fine bits of stick.

Fruity and sweet nose with some lime, coriander and yeasty/wheatyness.

On the tongue and palate, this is a flavorful, moderatly spiced and fruity take on the style. More yeast, coriander, lime, candy sugar sweetness in the finish.

Carbonation a bit soft, but that seems to only add to the drinkability...dangerous, oh so dangerous...

Love the style, love this take on it and really love that I am enjoying a quality Tripel, in a can, brewed in Kansas! I'd have this one in my regular rotation if I could get it locally or if I lived in Kansas....

Billolick, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Guinnsslvr, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.

Appearance: Very hazy orangish yellow with decent sized head.

Smell: The yeast is very apparent at first, with banana and clove. After a few minutes, the lemon citrus and spicy, grassy hops become more apparent (Saaz?)

Taste: Similar to the aroma, the banana and clove come barreling out of the gate, along with fleshy fruit, lemon and white pepper. Toward the finish, and especially as it warms, the hops really stand out. However, the hops are very straw- and hay-like, and distracted me a little.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, with a medium body that is more sticky than effervescent. Could have used more dryness on the finish.

Overall: Despite some minor issues with the hoppy, yet not dry, finish, this is a strong US-made Tripel, especially at the price point. And it comes in a Pint can!

bsp77, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Franziskaner
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Franziskaner, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz. can into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big four finger white foam head with decent retention. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A pretty sweet and yeast driven aroma. Good amount of Belgian yeast with a hint of clove and pepper. Bready pale malts and some good hints of citrus orange, pineapple, and lemon. Also some big hints of Belgian candied sugar. Light presence of grassy hops in the background.

Taste: Upfront is some Belgian yeast with some pepper and clove spice. Notes of Belgian candied sugar. Wheat and pale malts add some bready sweetness. Good notes of citrus orange, lemon zest, and pineapple. Very subtle hint of hops. Taste is balanced and not overly syrupy although not as strong as one might expect from the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and creamy. Sweet but not overly syrupy. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A solid American take on a Tripel. Could of been stronger in the spices but it avoids the overly sweet flavor that some American Belgian style beers have.

MattyG85, Jun 17, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

DrKarl, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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sgttibbs, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.