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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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87
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vicaris Triple-Gueuze is a Belgian Abbey Triple. A creamy white head billows above a honey-gold-colored beer. The nose has notes of tart vanilla and spice while a full body and long finish are perfectly balanced by the fine, dry gueuze.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 09-10-2012)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

been waiting awhile to try this, maybe the price tag has kept me from it. also not sure what to expect from the style, an uncommon blend to say the least. pale blonde beer, honey hued, heady ad clean, white dressed lace, looking real good. the nose on it is more tripel than lambic, with a rounder body for its looks, a vein of sweetness running through it, and the classic belgian fruity ester aroma, albeit rather soft and delicate. the lambic part is real subtle, just a hint of that oaky lactic funk, less sourness or real old world wheat malt base, elegant. the flavor is as danced as the nose, with much more of the lambic in the finish, the acidity cuts the sweetness of the tripel perfectly, and a harmonious balance is found about mid palate. carbonation is awesomely bright, refreshing as they come, and the lack of super heavy belgian yeast in here makes it a little more tidy to drink. also, the lack of real strong tripel norm alcohol content makes this a bit more drinkable too, too easy in fact. as a sour or wild ale, this leave a little to be desired on a bacterial level, but as a beer, especially as a unique one, its wholly satisfying. i wish it cost about 5 bucks less a bottle, but i certainly appreciate the process and the blending here. expertly done.

StonedTrippin, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey DC.

A minimal sized collar is presented but a generous fill. Collar is a bit soapy white, but sits on a pale orange to peach colored body. Almost orb glowing, and while drinking leaves a lot of speckled lacing.

Bouquet is interesting. Slightly floral, a bit of lemon and mild funk. Nothing real acidic, just a tou ch with some herbal green sensations. Nothing too sweet, and not to sour either.

First sip is real mellow and juicy. For a tripel there's not much dense malt here, but some lemon fruitness and some of the sucrose kicks in. It's wonderfully balanced and accented with some funky juicy qualities, that go into tropical mango and peach fruit flavors and aromas. There's some slight white pepper that matches the funk on the finish as well, and there's an almost light lambic drinking feel and champagne crisp dryness to this also.

Overall, a very unique creation even for the Belgian realm, real memorable too.

smakawhat, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vicaris Triple Gueuze

LOOK: Golden yellow, with a white head and spotty lacing. Perfect clarity, with many fine carbonated bubbles rising to the surface.

SMELL: Sour smelling beer with some grainy malt and candy sugar.

TASTE: Funky sour, fairly strong and farmhouse like. Notes of lemon rind, candi sugar hay and wheat. Some soft alcohol works well with a very dry oak. More like a Gueuze than a tripel; plenty sour,which is encouraged in anything donning that term.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, bone dry finish full of oaky tannins.

OVERALL: This is a quality offering. The sour is good and the flavor is long lasting. A pretty good blend of a Gueuze and a triplel.

Stinkypuss, May 20, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml stubby bottle, my first (I think) blend of these two particular styles.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some impressively original basalt column lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of sour, acidic apple and cherry must, grainy, semi-sweet pale malt, a bit of candy sugar, softly funky yeast, and some mild earthy hops. The taste is moderated, tart blended table fruit, more sweet grainy malt, a further weakened wild funkiness, a bit of astringent wood fibre, and some grassy, alfalfa-like notes.

The carbonation is a bit heavy on the frothy and prickly side, the body just on the low side of medium weight, and equitably smooth. It finishes seemingly on the sweet side, that tripel sugary character quickly tempered by some waning tart apple and pear fruitiness, and attendant musty, funky yeast.

A clear mixing of the most obvious elements of these two styles. I believe that the whole is better than the sum of the parts here, as the tripel's sugary essence is softened by the tart funkiness of the gueuze. Good stuff.

biboergosum, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.4%

krome, Wednesday at 01:35 AM
Photo of Moheban
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Moheban, Monday at 02:18 AM
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Hellpop65, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Bottle, unknown date, if any:
Pours an effervescen, lightly hazed golden. Head reduces to fairly thick coverage, lacing the glass a bit. The nose has a hint of that farmhouse hay/earthy scent, but I think the fruit shines a bit more. I get apple and pear, maybe a hint of melon. There is a bit of funkiness in the background, near the end of a good whiff.

Taste starts out carbonated, which adds a biting feel to a pear-reminiscent fruity beginning. The light farm notes are there, also, but more floral/meadow-like than earthy/farmhouse. The taste dries slightly, adding a slightly cheesy feel and funk, in the end, but the carbonation and fruit (which turns a bit tart, almost lime-like) play long into the taste.

A very enjoyable, easy drinking beer. Both styles make an appearance in the taste, quite well balanced. This is definitely something to have on the odd occasion it's available and I'm in the mood for a lighter feeling Belgian beer.

cjgiant, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

valkyre65, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

bunbury, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Tim725
3.56/5  rDev -8%

Tim725, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ahommell, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of nebuchadnezzer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

nebuchadnezzer, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of mwilbur
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Lot 04042014 stamped on the cork.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with high carbonation producing a 2 inch white frothy head with excellent retention. Nice lacing too. Admire this one. (4.5)
S: Soft (lemon) citrus, earthy mineral funk, melon, and white pepper. Give this a little time to open up (not even warm much) and notes of honey and a hint of vanilla emerge. (4.25)
T: Wow...love the blend. Orange and lemon citrus, white pepper, honey, hint of salt, and a note of dry minerals. (4.25)
M: Soft, sweet, and creamy up front (tripel)...turns toward more tart (gueuze) in the mid-palate and finish. Medium body. Dry finish with nice lingering on the palate. (4.25)
D: An interesting idea with excellent results. This one could have gone off the rails, but it ends up walking the tight-rope with success. Seek it out! (4.25)

mwilbur, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Danny1217, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

golf4collet, Oct 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

I went into this beer with restrained but dignified hesitance, I will freely admit that, but, with an open heart and eager mouth, no doubt. While it is not a bad blended beer - yes, you get the sweetish bubblegum-y, peach-laden trip and tangy, sourish gueze- it makes me think of a BBQ pulled pork pizza, frankly. I love me some barbecue and the ChainGangGuy would be hard-pressed indeed to willingly turn down a hot, cheesy pie, but together? No. No, thank you. I would much prefer these two beers components separated (but equal).

ChainGangGuy, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

HilaryMay, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Corson, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Erwin_Sakkers, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Aisha, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

hoop454, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

CTJman, Aug 03, 2014
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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.