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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns

Vicaris Tripel GueuzeVicaris Tripel Gueuze

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BA SCORE
87
very good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of Vicaris Tripel and Boon lambic.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 09-10-2012)
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(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

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2014 00:08:55 | More by Bouleboubier
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 01:48:46 | More by MDDMD
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2014 05:26:30 | More by LambicPentameter
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 16:56:26 | More by beerdrifter
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:20:53 | More by Roguer
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draheim

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy honey color w/ a soft white head, decent lacing, moderate carb.

Aroma is fruity and yeasty; apples and pears, Belgian yeast, fresh grass. Earthy, spicy.

Taste is likewise fruit-forward with some nice cider and juice notes, pear skins, and an earthy, spicy quality too. Just a light lactic acidity from the gueuze. Great balance, very clean.

Mouthfeel is soft and delicate, but medium-bodied. This beer has weight but it's deceptively light on the palate.

Overall a really nice tripel. I was expecting something more sour because of the "Gueuze" in the name, and I'm not really getting much of that (although more as it warms). But I'm enjoying this quite a lot. Would definitely buy again, despite the high price.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:32:37 | More by draheim
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. No freshness date. Served in a goblet

Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with a finger of a white head that settles into a thin coating. Body is extremely hazy.

Smell: Red apple, clove, lemon, brett funkiness, spicy yeast.

Taste: Some light lemon sourness upfront along with some funk and hay. This is followed by more traditional tripel notes of clove, apple/pear, fruity esters and a light peppery yeast character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, with high carbonation. Finishes dry with a light lingering bitterness.

Overall: Interesting stuff. Still mostly a tripel, but the lambic does impart some light funk and sourness which adds some additional complexity. Worth a try, but nothing mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:49:58 | More by Jonada
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No date on the label. Just started seeing this around...

A: Inviting, cloudy, golden honey-colored body with an orange tint. 1 finger clean white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Lemon, citric tartness with very little acetic. Belgian yeast. Light funk, barnyard. More fruit-forward than your typical gueuze. Tropical fruit, light peach, apple, white grape.

T: Solid, lemony tartness up front with a Belgian yeast spice. Some malt sweetness breaks through. The finish is semi-dry with the tripel-esque fruit notes making their appearance known. A little bit of alcohol. A hint of hop bitterness arises in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate to light body. Flavor is well distributed.

O: Well executed mashup of two of my favorite styles. Starts like a gueuze, finishes like a tripel and tastes like delicious. Nicely presents elements of both styles in a balanced way. Each is well represented, but neither dominates. Well integrated and complementary. Really cool brew.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:20:47 | More by fourstringer
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 01:43:33 | More by smakawhat
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evilpumpkinbomb

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at a Vanberg and Dewulf event. Lovely dry yeasty notes with pleasant lingering fruit in the background. Incredibly balanced and delicious for an accident! Great food beer as well. Has enough of a dry backbone to pair nicely. Could even be good for thanksgiving. mmmm...

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 20:31:16 | More by evilpumpkinbomb
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Brenden

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This blend could be either style by the look and the color. It's a well carbonated, bright, clear medium orange. On top rests a foamy, craggy but soft, sort of pillowy tan head that's just less than one finger tall. It shows good retention and leaves a mixture of both spotting and patching in pretty good quantity.
The nose is tart, fresh with a clean quality to it and just a little funk, not quite as much as in the taste. There's some zest and a gently peppery note. Also mingling is a soft, dusty earthiness and very, very light flowery hops bitterness.
The flavor really showcases the major elements of both tripel and gueze, well-meshed but no element really taking over. Belgian yeast is there but not very strongly, giving more earthy/dusty with a little candi sugar sweetness than anything. The gueze brings out just a little vinegar, must and tartness. It really blends well, not coming on too strong but not failing to give plenty of flavor.
The feel leans toward the gueze initially, a little on the dry side, before the malts and sugars bring out some sweetness on the palate. Crispness is steady and it's smooth all the way through in a medium body.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 21:36:49 | More by Brenden
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the blend of the two styles is a bit muddled.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 23:27:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 6/8/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, sour apple, grape, lemon, raisin, clove, pepper, hay, grass, oak, light leather, funk, honey, candi sugar, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of the Tripel/Gueuze counterparts with nice complexity of yeast esters and moderate malt balance. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, raisin, pepper, clove, hay, grass, honey, candi sugar, light funk, light oak, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. A bit of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, clove, pepper, light funk, honey, candi sugar, light vinegar, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of Belgian/wild yeast esters; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice take on a blended style. Very nice overall balance of both styles with good complexity; very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 04:04:24 | More by superspak
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 21:32:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Unibroue chalice.

A: Dull, hazy golden color. Three fingers of rocky white head retain nicely. Scraggly and spotty lacing.

S: Soft grainy scent. Green apple skin tartness. Slight must. Doughy. Peppery spice and clove become more predominant as it warms.

T: Acidic sour tastes. Strong lemon. Green apple. Musty. The sour kick softens and subsides as the tripel part of the blend begins to take over. Lots of pear. Pepper and clove phenols. Yeasty. Doughy malt base. Pineapple and tropical esters. The finish is a bit dull and faintly sour with fading tastes of yeast and phenol spice.

M: Medium bodied. Full and very chewy. Moderate scrubbing carbonation. Great texture.

O: More innovation on the Belgian front results in an interesting blend. Nicely drinkable and refreshing. I'm really digging the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 20:36:39 | More by ryan1788a5
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a snifter. Best before date of may 2015.

A-deep gold wih yellow highlights. Pours with a ton of white foamy head. Retention isn't spectacular, but skiff sticks around while drinking it down. Lacing is nice and creates jagged lines on the side of the glass.

S-light malts with fruity apple and raisin. A touch of Belgian yeast funk is present.

T-mildly bread-like flavours give way to sweet apples and other fruit esters. Just a suggestion of tart sourness finishes the quaff.

M-effervescent with a goodly amount of carbonation. A medium body.

O-a very good tripel with a touch of added sourness from the gueuze. Probably won't satisfy someone looking for a true sour beer, but it is certainly satisfying in its own right. There are probably better tripels out there for less money, so this may be a one time thing for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:13:28 | More by Muhly
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I first saw this I thought "Their tripel must not have been very good if they had to cut it with Girardin. Why buy this when I can just buy the Girardin?" Then I heard it was good and I was intrigued so I plopped down the $16 for a bottle. Golden color with a very creamy head. Aroma is muted gueuze instantly and then a bit of sweetness. It was musty and right away I was expecting good things. Flavor was this weird melange of gueuze and tripel. I'd taste a hint of sour and funk and then a sweet tripel like flavor, dry finish, creamy mouth feel. Overall a very intriguing yet odd beer. I would not buy this again but for a gueuze fan its worth a single bottle. If I were Vicaris I would also make note that the beer contains Girardin gueuze on the label, that is a great selling point.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 18:30:25 | More by ArrogantB
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JoanS

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Again, looking for a wonderful Belgium tripel or quad experience and I was disappointed. The beertenders don't really post descriptions of the beers on their hi-tech display board--maybe everyone already knows the characteristics before they walk in. I wish I had researched it more before ordering.

The beer was cloudy and colored like a Hefeweizen, smooth but no body.
Very fruity and light tasting.
It was drinkable but not memorable.

I don't think I'll try this one again unless I want something very light in flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2013 07:39:13 | More by JoanS
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A surprise pour at a bottle shop in Brussels.

Clear golden with a humongous white head that leaves some great lacing.
The aroma of the this is a nice mix of the two styles. A very fruity nose. Apple and hay. Sweet. It tastes a little tart. It is light bodied and carbonated. Seems a little thin.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 00:07:22 | More by MattSweatshirt
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 23:54:38 | More by biboergosum
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emerge077

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying Vicardin I was skeptical about a new "tripel gueuze" blend, but this one is a definite improvement.

Saturated golden orange pour, lacy collar of white foam in the glass, a sizable head of foam when poured or swirled.

A bit of dusty candy sweetness in the aroma, slight lambic funkiness, wet hay from Brett yeast.

Pleasantly tart upfront, lemon and vanilla descending into the clove and esters of the base tripel. Finishes dry and thankfully not sweet and boozy like many tripels. Somewhat creamy and zesty feel, moderate carbonation. Still the flavor leaves something to be desired, though the blend is a unique one. Worth trying if the idea appeals to you.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 03:15:42 | More by emerge077
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blonde and hazy with some honey tones. Rich head laces down the sample glass.

Tart apple and barnyard funk with orange and clove esters. Definitely more of a tripel nose, but with some funkiness. Missing that fat breadiness and booze one would come to expect.

Great tart lambic flavor that outweighs the breadth of a tripel. Lemon rind, orange rind, lactic tartness, mildewy funk, plantain, cider vinegar, and clove spiciness. Finishes more like a tripel, but it's upfront tart and crisp. Apple-y as it warms. Awesome hybrid ale.

Light-medium body and light-medium carbonation. Great puckery feel without it really feeling sour.

Beer #1 of 3 in the Sour Tower Takeover tasting. Not the most boisterous base tripel to use for this blend, but that's probably a good thing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 05:12:31 | More by thecheapies
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml stubby poured into tulip 9/12/12

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, loads of tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere and sustain a two finger head for ages, a few rings of lace and the foam eventually falls to an island

S great nose with some funk, hay, spicy notes, and lots of fruit, peach, pineapple, apple, and pear, some sweet dry cereal and faint earthy notes

T a little woody and more earthy notes then the nose, apple and pear are still there but less of the other fruity notes, interesting stuff

M the little bubbles are abundant but stop before getting foamy, a fruity, funky aftertaste with a little cereal

O I'm a little surprised this one hasn't gotten more love, a funky triple? pretty good idea if you ask me

slightly sour and funky with some nice fruity notes, pretty interesting and something I'd drink again

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 07:46:13 | More by wordemupg
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harrymel

Washington

2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best by 06MAY16

Pours golden with a fine white foam etched atop. Smells like a belgian yeast, some hints of funk, plenty of sweet golden ale. Taste is metallic, sweet, with sweet corn and some bicarbonate. The flavor really tastes like a watered down tripel, some spices. Thin and sharply carbed with a dry finish. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:13:10 | More by harrymel
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice hazy and golden color with a nice peachy slightly orangey haze. There is a pillowy medium dense white head with some chunkier bubbles in there.

Aroma starts off with some lemony zest and some tartness that subsides after some slight fruity sweetness is present. SOme slightly sugary pear and apple juice notes are perceived. There are some nice yeasty notes present with some slight funk. A couple more samplings provide more of the lactic tartness.

Flavor kicks off with citric and lemony tartness that then is complimented by a nice Tripel like clove and spice. Some nice fruity notes are present as well. Definitely some pear notes and fruity notes. The underlain tartness from the lambic is very nice and refreshing. There is some slight vinegar and zesty lemony notes. There is a nice powdery yeast note with some slight phenols for a finish. Mouthfeel is nice and fluffy with some nice carbonation.

Overall. Quite pleasant in my book. It is nice and spicy with some good clove and yeasty phenols from the Tripel all underlain by some nice refreshing tartness and zest from the lambic. Very nice and grainy and slightly funky.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 23:24:40 | More by JoEBoBpr
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