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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: indiapaleale on 11-05-2011

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.
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of richj1970
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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 +0.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of snarygare
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of NorthSideSean
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tbone64
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of dmadsen
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BearMittens
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Demon_Lung
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of miggs3030
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of blandmath
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of whynot44
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.