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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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Reviews: 40
Hads: 212
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: corby112 on 09-10-2012

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.
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tart over ripe fruit with a hint of pineapple and malt on the nose. Pours slightly hazed gold with a touch of copper. The beer enters very creamy, fruity citrusy lemony with a hint of bread, large pitted fruit, grape and something tropical. The rich malt and fruit flavors balance the tartness. the carbonation is very fine and above average while the body is light for as big the flavors are. Very refreshing and drinkable. (424 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
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. (973 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
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! (1,093 characters)

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

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden body with an orange tint and a thin ring of bubbles with no real head. Overall impression of appearance is of a cross between a Geuze and a Tripel, foreshadowing the rest of the beer. Scents of orange and tangerine flesh, apricot juice, a hint of soft, sweet malt and light honey, medium fruity esters, medium-light Geuze funk, with notes of barnyard sourness, hay, lemon, light grapefruit, light spicy phenols in the background with notes of white pepper. Overall impression of aroma is of a tripel overall, but mingled very well with the fine aromas of a Geuze. A deep, complex, wild aroma that is amazingly enticing. Flavor begins moderately funky, but with a light sweetness also present, with flavors of lemon zest, earthy hay, grapefruit flesh, medium-light sourness, moderate spicy phenols with white pepper dominant but also some clove. Middle is lightly dry with notes of white pepper, light levels of spicy herbal/floral hop bitterness, lemon zest, medium-light grapefruit and some tangy wheat. Finish is dry and tangy with notes of tangy wheat, white pepper, medium-light levels of spicy hops, fruit reminiscent of citrus and lemon zest. Aftertaste is dry with notes of spicy hops, white pepper and phenols and light grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a mingled Tripel and Geuze, though the Geuze overwhelms a bit. Very refreshing and complex, dry and sour, yet balanced. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with effervescent carbonation and a puckering, drying, refreshing feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice Geuze, not much of the Tripel on display. Overall this is a fantastic blend. An excellent combination of Geuze and Tripel that is complex and refreshing. (1,744 characters)

Photo of mwilbur
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

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) (871 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
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. (684 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

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. (957 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (606 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma is full on gueuze but not very intense. Taste is tart and balanced. Very nice combination, easy to drink and refreshing. (163 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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 (844 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
4.15/5  rDev +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. (774 characters)

Photo of evilpumpkinbomb
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
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... (276 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a super dark-ish orange, with a very white head, about one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like honey, a bit of caramel, some white wine, spicing, and a good dosing of funk.

This one feels more like a gueuze than a tripel to me, though I've read reviews that people feel the opposite way. I guess taste is pretty subjective. There's a moderate sourness here, about a 4 or 5/10, adding a tart and slightly vinegary bite to the end. Up front, it's typical tripel sweetness, candi sugar, honey, and a bit of caramel, followed by musty hops, grass, lemon, and white wine. It's definitely an interesting blend, and you get both aspects of the blend. I don't always love tripels, so the blend here helped me enjoy it a bit more.

This one is light bodied, with a crisp and tart mouthfeel, along with a higher level of carbonation.

A really unique and interesting, and one I was glad to try. (969 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Misty shiny golden with a full finger white head, recedeing slowly and messy to a long-lasting frothy floating cap.
Gueuze strong on the nose, works like an upgrade to the usual tripel fruitiness, with cider apples, slightly fermented pears, quince, white grape wine, some funky damp woody notes, bit of hay, peach, sweet freshly juiced orange. Hint of spicy yeast, really faint malt.
Taste follows the nose, with sweet and sour apples, hint of yellow cherry, crunchy pear, cheap dry white wine, some lemon juice, with a big wood barrel note up front. Light funk, with some bitter grass and dankness, and then a bit of sweetness settles on the palate, after the mild acidity dials down. Hints of sugared baked apple, with a bit of spiciness from the tripel yeasts. Dry, quite bitter finish.
Aftertaste has apple peel, white wine barrel, yeast, dried hay, faint sugars and hops. Medium body, prickly carbonation hand in hand with the nice dry feel, a few clicks south of a regular gueuze lambic, granted.
A tasty blend that worked out just fine, but hard to call it balanced. But there's something good coming out of this chaos, still. (1,134 characters)

Photo of Muhly
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (856 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,276 characters)

Photo of draheim
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. (750 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
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. (1,137 characters)

Photo of superspak
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. (1,449 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
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. (794 characters)

Photo of Roguer
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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. (906 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
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. (845 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
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 (324 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (1,743 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With the scent of funk but the flavor of tripel ale, the Vicaris Tripel bridges the gap in styles with tethers of fruity-sweet, sourish, spicy and earthen perfume.

Underneath its fluffy, fluid froth, the hazy golden ale streams with carbonation, releasing the pungent scent of saddle leather, horse blanket, musty damp basement and abbey wash-rind cheese. Underneath the funk lives a candied sweet taste of soft powdered sugar and fresh angel food cake.

The rise of fruit and spice upon the middle palate both balance and complement the malty-sweet center with soft clove, white pepper and vanilla. Yet its deeply woven esters of lemon, apple and white grape pull the sweetness forward and await its funky retort. With trailing vinous spice comes the aspects of weathered oak, balsa, cork rot and a mellow sweaty brine.

Though medium bodied, the sweetness registers heavier even though the dry sourness suggests something lighter and much more arid. Yet its the earthy undercurrent of funk that returns through the aftertaste and echoes with soil and cellar. (1,061 characters)

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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.