Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns
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4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
07-06-2014 21:11:50 | More by StonedTrippin
3.38/5 rDev -12.7%
(on tap at Belgian Cafe - served in a tulip)
A: very cloudy, honey-colored liquid.... no head, surface foam, or lace... about right for a gueuze, but not for a tripel... a little disappointing
S: smells pretty much like what it's a blend of: a tripel and a gueuze... fairly assertive malt, faint caramel, with the subtle floral alcohol of a tripel.... distant, fragrant, navel-orange citrus in the background - adds a touch of brightness to the aromas, but doesn't enhance the otherwise weak intensity of them
T: the funk comes through a good bit more in the taste, however, this is still, at the very least, dominated by the malt and floral notes from the tripel.... honey-ish, cereal flavors from the malt... tiny, vaguely 'yellow' grapefruit tart/tang in the aftertaste - not much gueuze coming through - whatever portion of it that is blended in merely serves to provide a subtle accent to the overall flavor... I'd stop short of saying it adds 'complexity' as the beer, in total, has a fairly messy, amateur composition (or perhaps has experienced degradation from poor handling?)
M: moderately soft and smooth up front... good bit of the roundish, delicate viscosity retained from the tripel... long finish, ultimately ending dry.... mild, citrus-juicy, acidic film left over on the palate... perhaps this is how it's supposed to be - kinda flat - clean, but flat
O: this might have been a more dynamic, more interesting beer had the base tripel been better and the blend showcasing more of the gueuze... gonna hesitate to recommend this to customers
04-02-2014 00:08:55 | More by Bouleboubier
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
A-slightly hazy golden color with. Nice white he'd nd good lacing
S-fruit, lemon, bready malt, yeast, little spice
T-bready malt, yeast, lemon, light pineapple, pepper, slight tartness
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and tart
O-interesting beer, both styles notable here,but doesn't completely work for me
03-17-2014 01:48:46 | More by MDDMD
3.86/5 rDev -0.3%
Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. Poured into a flared Belgian tulip glass.
Appearance - Body pours a sunny golden orange with hints of amber and and straw. Atop the body sits a one-finger head of soapy white foam. The head dissipates after a minute or so, leaving a thin rim of foam around the edge of the glass and no lacing or film to speak of. Swirling coaxes out hints of a decent amount of carbonation, which also vanishes after a few moments.
Smell - Some faint tart funk along with a fruity phenolic spicy element from the Belgian yeast in the tripel. I honestly expected there to be more suggestion of sourness, given that this is half Boon lambic. There is also a bit of sweetness to the smell that defies the more acidic elements you might expect from the lambic. The fruit brings to mind notes of lemon zest and and pear.
Taste - An interesting blend of traditional tripel and lambic elements. Bright and just a hint of tart that provides an essence of ripe green apple and peach cobbler, along with a bready, sweet underlying element from the yeast and alcohol. No heat to speak of, but this is only a 7% beer, so that is to be expected. On the finish, there is just a hint of wet hay, but for the most part, this strikes me as a tripel with funky leanings. I can't help but wonder if the blend would benefit from a higher percentage of the lambic.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and low-moderate carbonation. Finish is slightly sweet with no bitter aftertaste. Very easy drinking with a slightly juicy element.
Overall, an interesting beer, and good, but probably one I'm more than satisfied having the one glass. Good thing too, as the keg was killed while I was here tonight. Not sure when I'll see it again, in bottle or on tap.
02-18-2014 05:26:30 | More by LambicPentameter
4.18/5 rDev +8%
Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy yellow-orange pour with a one finger white head that fades quickly with nice lacing. The nose is complex and really nice. Hints of Belgian yeast and grass along with some subtle barnyard, pears, lemon, and white pepper. The taste follows suit with lots of citrus notes along with hints of yeast, lemon zest, subtle vinegar, barnyard, grass, and pear. The mouthfeel is tart, fizzy, and crisp with great balance and a refreshing champagne-like finish. Overall, this was a pleasant surprise. Reminded me of the 2013 Zwanze.
01-22-2014 16:56:26 | More by beerdrifter
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Cloudy, nearly opaque orange brew beneath a thin (1/2 finger) fizzy white head which quickly fades. Small lines of lacing.
Immediate tart notes in the nose, with a backing of Belgian yeast. There's a dry, champagne-like quality mixed with a light citrus smell that one expects of a Tripel. Definite Gueze-like funkiness, as well. Intriguing aroma, very complex.
Slightly sour and funky up front, while the Tripel brings up the rear with Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Soft fruit notes: pear, banana, lemon.
Pretty big sting to this beer, and a pretty full feel overall. Not too easy to savor this one in the mouth for long. Sticky resiliency.
This is an interesting blend of styles that seem fairly complementary. It doesn't make for the best of either world, though. It's worth a try, and it's certainly interesting, but if I'm in the mood for a Tripel, I'm going to grab a traditional Tripel.
01-21-2014 22:20:53 | More by Roguer
Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.