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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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85
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 18
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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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.

flagmantho, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DaftPatrick, Aug 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +12%

bnes09, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.62/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Jeffh84, Jul 28, 2014
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.

richj1970, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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