Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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85
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of cody4prez
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Roguer
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a nice off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. Brew is golden and remarkably clear - transparent.

Aroma is not particularly inviting; aspirin, Belgian sugar, wheat, a slight citrus note from hops, wet cardboard from stale hops, and a hint of bubblegum yeast hiding in the background.

Flavor is a lot better than the aroma; it's pretty good, actually. Too much staleness on the front end, and a little too much bubblegum coming in the middle and end. Past that, there are still some nice citrus and pine hops remaining, and a classic Belgian tripel bit of spicy, yeasty flavor.

Grainy, lively mouthfeel; a surprising amount of back-end heat. Sticky finish.

An Americanized Tripel, to be sure; I recommend drinking this fresh. It seems that age has not done it any favors. I certainly wouldn't reach for this over a Belgian tripel, or over Allagash's version, but it's not a bad beer.

Photo of Nbdreher
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DrKarl
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of PCATD
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from 16oz can into a tulip. I believe that this is my first tripel from a can!

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with good retention; a nice chunky lace is left on the glass as it slowly dissipates.

Smell: sweetly malty with a nice, smooth tripel character. There is a pretty big hop element to the aroma as well; not exactly traditional but quite well-executed, I think. The hops are slightly lemony and very green and fresh.

Taste: flavor is quite like the aroma, with quite a bit of malt sweetness and a heavy hop presence for a tripel. I think it doesn't quite work as well as in the aroma, but in general it's pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. i always like more creaminess in a tripel, but this is good enough.

Overall: a little hoppy, but in general a very satisfying tripel.

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bnes09
4.2/5  rDev +12%

Photo of shortbus126
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of aphamer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of esurg68
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of hooliganlife
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of stockman204
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of CitizenGrain
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bulldawg77
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Jeffh84
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of richj1970
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of snarygare
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.