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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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87
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of djrn2
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

I went into this beer with restrained but dignified hesitance, I will freely admit that, but, with an open heart and eager mouth, no doubt. While it is not a bad blended beer - yes, you get the sweetish bubblegum-y, peach-laden trip and tangy, sourish gueze- it makes me think of a BBQ pulled pork pizza, frankly. I love me some barbecue and the ChainGangGuy would be hard-pressed indeed to willingly turn down a hot, cheesy pie, but together? No. No, thank you. I would much prefer these two beers components separated (but equal).

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  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.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gouden Carolus goblet at Local Option.

Review #2700. Finally getting around to trying this intriguing blend. It pours a hazy lemon-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises tart lemon zest, light lemon rind, very light vinegar, coriander, and light cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with some light black pepper, light clove, and banana peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, this is some solid stuff, but the characteristics that would normally define the two constituent parts get kind of swallowed up by each other. In other words, there's little in the way of tripel, there's little in the way of lambic, and the result, though enjoyable, seems to fall short of expectations for such a blend.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of corby112
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a separate beer from Vicaris Tripel. It's a blend of Vicaris Tripel and Boon lambic. Served on draft at City Tap House in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Interesting aroma with characterisitcs of both styles. Musty barnyard presence and lactic funk coutered by bready yeast, estery fruit notes, peppery spic and sweet alcohol. Some oak, hay and fain horseblanket followed by citrus peel, coriander, apple and pear. Has more of a tripel presence but the lambic/gueuze elements are in there as well.

Medium bodied with again, a balance of tripel and lambic flavors. As in the aroma, the tripel seems to be the larger percent of the blend but the funk and subtle acidity of a gueuze are there. Some peppery spice up front with light fruit esters, bread and alcohol coutered by earthy and lactic funk as well as some dry oak, citrus acidity and faint acetic vinegar in the finish. Pretty well balanced and refreshing but I wish the lambic component was a stronger part of the blend.

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
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