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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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poodog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-24-2012 14:21:45 | More by poodog
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-23-2012 03:18:07 | More by d5001986
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

10-12-2012 19:32:50 | More by Chucker17
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-11-2012 21:10:54 | More by frogfan
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2012 04:32:33 | More by duff247
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy golden with a few finger head and tons of spotty lacing.

S - Sweet malt, very fruity with over ripe melon, banana, light lemon and stone fruits. Candi sugar and light pepper.

T - Fairly sweet with over ripe melon and banana. Light pepper spice, candi sugar a bit of phenolic yeast.

M - Medium to full body and appears to be lighter on the carbonation but that may just be the full feeling. Leaves an almost soapy texture behind in the mouth.

D - The sweetness and over ripe fruits of this one make it a little too much for me.

Serving type: can

10-05-2012 01:10:06 | More by brewcrew76
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this. On tap at Coopers Tavern Madison. A beautiful hazy peach color in a tulip glass. An inch of white foam that dissipates quickly but leaves ornate lacing stuck permanently to the glass.

The aroma is overly polite, seeming to hold back certain depths of fruit and grass and fresh-baked dinner roll. The flavor in the mouth is plenty up-front showing the way to a wonderland of hop brightness tempered by sweet malt and expanded by a diaphanous barnyard funk.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 23:47:06 | More by martyl1000
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Jayschool

Colorado

5/5  rDev +33%

09-20-2012 23:03:16 | More by Jayschool
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of sweet malts and Belgian yeast in the nose along with notes of spices and hints of lemon. The citrus becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is quite malty for a tripel and has notes of Belgian yeast and spices. There are some hints of lemon citrus in the finish, which also has lingering notes of peppery spices.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves a bit of dryness in your mouth.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong but the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. It’s not a bad tripel considering it came from a can.

Serving type: can

09-01-2012 13:41:09 | More by metter98
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-29-2012 05:17:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-19-2012 01:37:05 | More by jmbraxton
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer pours a hazy light orange/copper hue. A foamy white head recedes to a wisp and some random bubbles. Lacing is thick and webbed.

The beer smells floral and of apricots, bananas, and a touch of sweet caramel.

The taste is equally diverse and sweet. A nice malty sweetness with hints of caramel comes first. Then a sweet banana note explodes, with a tangy citrus follow-up.

The mouthfeel is carbonated and dry.

Overall, a tasty tripel, and a sneaky amount of alcohol that can get you. But a really tasty beer here.

Serving type: can

08-11-2012 15:49:51 | More by JuicesFlowing
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy bright golden straw yellow in color that seems to glow when held up to the light. The beer has a two finger tall bright white creamy head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate strength smells of pale malts with some sweetness, banana esters, spicy Belgian yeasts, and just a hint of clove. Some light floral notes as well.

T: The beer starts out with a pale malt body that almost has a hint of paste-like flavor and some light amounts of sweetness. There are notes of banana + clove as well as spicy Belgian yeasts.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Certainly I have not had a lot of Belgian styled tripels from a can before (if ever) but this is a pretty solid offering. If Tallgrass was available where I lived, I could see this being a great tailgating beer during football season. Easy to drink, enjoyable, and the fairly high ABV is extremely well hidden.

Serving type: can

08-10-2012 22:12:14 | More by dbrauneis
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-08-2012 21:28:09 | More by theholdsteady
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 16-ounce can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Served in a tulip. The color is hazy, light gold. Two fingers of off-white head took its time dissipating to a spotted lacing and sudsy ring around the edge.

Smell: Clean, grassy, and floral with clove spice and a hint of Belgian funkiness hanging in the background. It also has a vinous tinge of grapes and sweet apple.

Taste: Very smooth and well-balanced; everything from the smell blends perfectly. It is grassy and floral with a little clove spice, and the farmhouse funkiness is also noticeable. It also has an apple cider tartness and spicy bite.

Drinkability: Tommy likey. Tommy want (rooster) wingy. This is the best Tallgrass offering I have had so far (and probably the de facto best beer I have had from Kansas).

Serving type: can

08-08-2012 03:29:40 | More by TheQuietMan22
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craigmj7

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-07-2012 00:35:07 | More by craigmj7
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-04-2012 03:57:23 | More by doucmehu
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jls988


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-01-2012 15:20:53 | More by jls988
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden and clear, small head, little retention.

Soft aroma that is both bready and perfumy. Not strong on either though. Some honey and lemon detectable too.

Flavor starts off with a really nice malt profile, with almost an oat-like flavor (definitely a similar taste found in Halcyon Wheat), then it gives way to some honey sweetness, followed by a slight pepper spice and dry, hop bite. A pretty complex ale, though it’s also light and easy-drinking—definitely deceiving in it strength. Not as champagne-effervescent as they describe, but I’m also not bothered by it either. Body feels full without being heavy. After breaking down its individual flavors, it’s nice to let it all wash together and really enjoy the harmony of flavors.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a tripel (because I’m not a big fan of them), and I’m glad I took a chance on Tallgrass’. I’m impressed with Velvet Rooster and will be seeking it out again.

Serving type: can

07-29-2012 01:40:21 | More by JEdmund
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

From the can a nice creamy white head, fluffy, with about three fingers not so uniform sits on a orange/brown and opaque body. Nice rising pinhead columns of carbonation.

Nose is interesting. Mild belgian classic sense of thick malt and sugar, but a nice mix of pastry like butter and sweet croissant. Is this a fault that works? Cream. Faint dry spices but more malt and sweetness are apparent than anything. I call good.

Palate is a bit muted. Hop angle hints toward Belgian IPA on the finish, light malts bring forth by quite a good solid fulll mouthfeel body that should hint at the richness but doesn't quite get there. Mild finish of butter and hop, there is not much rich sweetness on this though. It's a very different tasting tripel than I can think of what I've had. Doesn't come off to boozy either.

Overall I don't mind this, I am sort of really just above borderline. IT's very unique and interesting, but it's also missing lots of things I like in this style particularly a sense of richness and sweetness (but not too sweet). I could have this again, but don't desire to.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 23:47:20 | More by smakawhat
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-22-2012 05:25:28 | More by pirmannt1
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NodakEric

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-19-2012 02:50:25 | More by NodakEric
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-17-2012 15:44:06 | More by CWhite
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Reed

Kansas

1/5  rDev -73.4%

07-14-2012 18:32:45 | More by Reed
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-08-2012 16:31:43 | More by lvoutlawjlh
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.