Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns
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Reviews by emerge077:
3.7/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
01-01-2013 03:15:42 | More by emerge077
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3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
11-02-2013 21:36:49 | More by Brenden
4/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
01-12-2013 23:54:38 | More by biboergosum
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
4.35/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
12-15-2013 23:20:47 | More by fourstringer
4.44/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
11-19-2013 01:43:33 | More by smakawhat
Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.