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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 17
Gots: 41 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

22Blue, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ffshore545, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Demon_Lung, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Sparky44, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

miggs3030, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

egrace84, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kurmaraja, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

blandmath, Jun 22, 2014
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
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of whynot44
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head that doesn't stay around long but does leave a bit of lacing.

The aroma is light malt, biscuits, yeast, hints of apple and cloves.

The taste is similar, yeast, biscuits, slight fruitiness with a spicy , somewhat floral finish. A little different than a Belgian tripel, but that's not necessarily bad.

Medium bodied, very smooth and easily drinkable, alcohol content is barely noticeable.

Altogether it is enjoyable and worth a try, probably the best tripel from Kansas, at least.

I have to give this one a few points for can graphics.

whynot44, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Zuidman, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

miguellunarusso, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

BigDiesel, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hohnbaum, Jun 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

JakeBarnett, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JCam9981, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Lemke10, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

BlueMoon10, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Canti4341, May 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

PhilMiller, May 12, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

1000lbgrizzly, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

caustin90, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

RaijinQ, May 07, 2014
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.