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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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87
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BelgianBeerPope, May 21, 2013
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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 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 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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Jayman931, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

valkyre65, Wednesday at 12:57 PM
Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jtladner, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Brenden, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Roguer, Jan 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

emilylee, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zonker17, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

PhillyStyle, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GuyIncognito, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

nyrblue2, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

emerge077, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

HilaryMay, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.