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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Velvet Rooster

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BA SCORE
85
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 20:12:10 | More by Hohnbaum
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-13-2014 19:29:48 | More by JakeBarnett
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-03-2014 21:44:23 | More by JCam9981
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Midwestbrew18

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-03-2014 00:06:26 | More by Midwestbrew18
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI pours a mostly clear amber color with a fluffy beige head. The aroma is mild with yeasty banana. The taste is light and smooth, no big bold yeast and carbonation here. Smooth and delicious like everything from Tall Grass.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 01:26:54 | More by Lemke10
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 19:41:52 | More by BlueMoon10
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-21-2014 14:11:32 | More by Canti4341
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-12-2014 01:21:20 | More by PhilMiller
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Shining golden-orange, barely-off white silky foam head that can get quite sizeable, leaving little lacing. Pretty cloudy, no carbonation visible. Artwork is vibrant, original, and inspired- the best looking rooster I've ever seen. I want this as a t-shirt.

S: A lot of yeast and even dusty wheat, but underneath it is that wonderful tropical fruit aroma I was looking for. It's a subtle, even deceiving, nose, but really enjoyable once you realize what it holds.

T: A little chalkiness subdues the flavors I came here for, but they are there: exotic fruits, plentiful yeastiness, and a touch of spice. It is a little dirty, but is still really enjoyable, and unique. Good, lasting finish.

M: Dry, but perfect drinkability- medium bodied, refreshing, stout and prickly carbonation- lotta burps, which I like.

O: Great base materials are somewhat hidden by missteps, but it is still appreciable as a great Belgian-style tripel from Kansas, of all places. Highly refreshing, original, and wonderfully hides the high ABV. The prominent yeastiness is good in the nose but murks the palate somewhat, but not enough to dissuade me from buying a tall fourpack of this handsome rooster again.

Serving type: can

05-08-2014 05:48:18 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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caustin90


4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2014 19:23:54 | More by caustin90
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-06-2014 23:19:34 | More by RaijinQ
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Captain_Chenko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-03-2014 12:00:38 | More by Captain_Chenko
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-01-2014 23:46:59 | More by markcoe
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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-29-2014 02:33:41 | More by BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-27-2014 23:44:08 | More by jkermitj
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paladinjoe

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First of all, Tallgrass sure has a way of making the graphics on their cans look amazing, this one is about as good as it can get!

As for the beer part of this review, it definitely does fill the description you see on their website, it's champagne-like, and you can taste a little bit of alcohol in this one, but not overpowering. Has some Saison features, which I personally like, but not everyone else may feel the same, almost as if this is a part french beer, instead of just Belgian Tripel. Some citrus, sweet candy notes, along with the overall champagne, quite unique... not amazing, but very good! This beer's alcohol content makes you feel really good and relaxed, unlike a Maiboch which gives you a headache.

Serving type: can

04-27-2014 03:34:09 | More by paladinjoe
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-23-2014 23:55:53 | More by JamesStreet
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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wesside89

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-30-2014 18:28:13 | More by brandoman63
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Piske41

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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