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Triomphe Belgian IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

368 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 22
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jale on 01-22-2011

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Ratings: 368 | Reviews: 110
Photo of claudialeshok
2.27/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This beer has a strong metal, pine taste and was very strong. It was light amber in color and has a unfavorable after taste.

Photo of partains
2.52/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: dark orange
Smell: bad, strong hops
Taste: unpleasant, hops, wheat
Overall: very unpleasant for me, bitter and too hoppy

Photo of QueenDiva2015
2.49/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

It taste like dirt and bitterness. But overall it was quite refreshing and earthy.

Photo of CashChel
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of IPAs but this drink was enjoyable. Refreshing aroma and good balance of hops.

Photo of jmalina121
2.11/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer has a nice amber color that looks crystallized or candied. It has pine and soapy aromas, and is chemical, pine and metallic to the taste.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

I am not a big IPA fan but this was a good different approach that made it good to drink and actually enjoy it.

Photo of MakenziMantey
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a dark yellow/orange. The aroma you get is a slightly herb smell and is kind of weak. Tasting this beer is strong with a tanginess and is really unpleasant to drink.

Photo of Tucquan
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-04-20 in Columbia, PA from a 16 oz can

A - Clear orange-amber with a 2-finger pillowy off-white head and nice lace.

S - Perfumy Belgian yeast vies with citrus, mint and floral hop aromas in an appealing way.

T - Caramel, orange and pineapple flesh for sweetness, potpourri (sweet/bitter/herbal), mint, a touch of pine and some orange zest bitterness to round things off. There's some residual bitterness but it is restrained in a good way.; bordering on a Pale Ale instead of an IPA. Dry enough but the bit of lingering sweetness works for me. I really like this flavor profile.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Refreshing. Almost crisp.

O - This one surprised me. I'm not the biggest fan of hoppy Belgian IPAs but the restrained perfumy esters and not making this beer dank or overly bitter strikes the right balance for my taste buds. Best Brewery Vivant beer I've had so far. I'll seek this out again.

Photo of capilial
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice smooth beer with a nicely balance level of hopiness.

Photo of Sydney10
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark honey color
Smell: Yeasty smell along with citrus and a light aroma of spice.
Taste: Citrus and grassy notes. Quite bitter with a chemically aftertaste. Taste light notes of coffee.
Overall: Not too bitter, a drinkable IPA.

Photo of dbtossi
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus smell and gold in color, crisp IPA, full of flavor: cloves, sour

Photo of kbernthal
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

burnt orange color, sour and hoppy smell, bitter and hoppy taste

Photo of redinge7
2.61/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Caramel color, very bitter taste

Photo of cdoub
4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very flavorful and easy to drink beer with out the bitter after taste.

Photo of justintcoons
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Golden-yellow with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Crystal clear with light carbonation.

Nose
Clove, potpourri, grapefruit, honey, and perhaps some tropical fruit.

Taste
Light flavors of clove, potpourri, and earthy dry hay. Sourdough bread and honey sweet maltiness is balanced by grapefruit pith and pine needle hop bitterness. All of the flavors are moderately light.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and semi-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
A simple American IPA spiked with Belgian yeast. It works just fine.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into nonic pint glass. Great citrus nose and golden color. Has a very well balanced hop profile, with the yeasty Belgian feel that this beer promises. Drinkable. almost to the point of sessionable - despite the 6.5% ABV. Very solid

Photo of joe12pk
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

The Bros. review pretty much matches my experience (except I didn't detect any tobacco or green bananas). This ale is a real class act. Cheers!

Photo of Mikus
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a pint can into my goblet. Caramel colored with a reddish haze. Poured a solid finger of white head with some big bubbles. Aromas of Belgian funk and some banana, and then some nice lemon. Lemon/citrus came through on the flavor side, the funk was very smooth, and there was a nice bitterness to boot. Excellent balance and flavor. Light mouthfeel, more of a nice, clean IPA feel than a Belgian (or at least those I have tried). This was a really well done beer, and the best 'Belgian IPA' that I have tried. I may have to try more!

Photo of fmccormi
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 16oz can to a teku; no canning or freshness date visible, but I picked this up direct at the brewery about a week and a half ago. Oughta be plenty fresh.

Appearance (2.75): This pours with about two fingers of cream-colored foam capping a rich amber-colored body with deep orange highlights. It’s nearly perfectly clear. The head doesn’t stick around all that long, but retains a nice collar on the surface throughout. As it dies off, it leaves just small amounts of very thin splotches here and there. The initial pour is great, but the lacing is very much lacking.

Smell (4.0): A moderate amount of nice hop aroma is clear right out of the gate, with some piney and citrusy, sweet orange scents. Malt and yeast esters meld nicely, blending nutty, toasted bread with a little toffee, herbal spice, and mellow stone fruits.

Taste (4.0): A bit more bombastic than the nose, the flavor is immediately dominated by tangy limeade, followed by herbal spice and grassy bitterness. Underneath all of this, there’s warm spice, biscuits and rustic multi-grain bread, straw, starchy plantains, apples, and small amounts of clove, pepper, and coriander. Some slightly medicinal phenols and herbal bitterness blend to characterize the finish, which offers a lasting bitterness shifting from grapefruit zest to grassy hops. No booze present; the boundary between the yeast character and the malt and hops (in turn, not in tandem) is seamless.

Mouthfeel (4.0): The beer’s got a medium-weight body borne on a soft, easily foaming and only lightly tingling carbonation that fills space quickly but not fully. In other words, its feel matches the size and richness of the palate. It finishes nicely dry, asking for more.

Overall (4.0): This is interesting to me because it kiiind of breaks the mold(s) of other “Belgian IPAs”. Most are some combination of American IPA with nominally Belgian yeast, legit but over-hopped saison, or hoppy tripel/BSPA. This is more like an amber-ish Belgian pale ale with a moderate but well-placed load of mixed American and classic noble hops. That’s how it comes off to me, anyway. That said, it’s not phenomenal by any means—just solid to very solid in almost every way (though I am a sucker for lacing). Definitely worth trying if you’re into the “Belgian IPA” thing.

Photo of Mavigo
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this from my bro. Served in a snifter from a can.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a short beige head that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating down to a thin tan ring.

S: Wafty aroma, smells of floral tones, yeast, hops, wheat, malts

T: Tastes sweet, honey, grains,

M: Full bodied beer with medium amounts of carbonation, fairly sweet with a fellow follow through with hops

O: Overall this was an excellent IPA, the belgian yeast strain and the hops compliment but do not over power each other. Recommended.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can marked 3 09 12B38R purchased at Meijer at 50 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of yeast and spices
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to an uneven layer with some trailing up the side of the glass
Lacing spotty with irregular clumps at various places
Body light amber, clear
Flavor is lightly bitter with no discernable phenolics or yeast; no alcohol, no malt, no hops, no diacetyl. The drink ends very slightly sweet. There is a slight aftertaste of spice.
Palate is light to medium, watery, brief lively carbonation.

Overall, a very unremarkable beer. It has a decent appearance although the rapidly disappearing head and the poor lacing detract from it. The flavor does not support the aroma which, at least, supports the claim to be something of a Belgium nature. Perhaps it is significantly better on tap. Worth trying once to tick.

Photo of sween100
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fusion beer-hoppy pale ale. Light brown and cloudy looking beer. Aroma of citrus and pine along with sweet smell from yeast. Can definitely taste the hops in this beer. Leaves a bitter taste in your mouth after the initial sweet taste. Overall delicious beer!

Photo of Emnmarko
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear and amber. An off white soapy one finger head caps this brew. Minimal active carbonation and mild lacing.

S- Sugary sweet malts, bready yeast. Dank grassy hops as well. A little dirty sweat sock aroma.

T- The sweet malt in the nose is slightly subdued here by an assertive hop presence that has a balancing effect on the flavor. Bitter with a sweet fruit juice blend. Definite notes from the Belgian yeast strain used in this beer come to the forefront in the middle. This one ends sweet n spicy with a modest peppery aftertaste.

M- Medium to medium -heavy. Wet and sticky.

O- Pretty decent Belgian style IPA. For me it's a little sweet. But being a hop head and trying to rate fairly per style I think this brewski is a better than average representation. Not a favorite of mine but will do in a pinch.

Photo of Cresant
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured this 16 oz can into a Sierra Nevada hops tulip glass. No date. The body was amber with a creamy cap and lacing that stayed.

The smell was of a dank basement. Lightly fruity.

The taste was of funky Belgian yeast. Earthy basement contrasted with grapefruit and a spicy, peppery bite. Nice drying bitterness in the finish. True to style and very solid.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and it had a smooth, modest carbonation.

Photo of BreakfastStout
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy can into a pint glass. Huge head with lots of lacing. Tough to get a decent pour out of a can. Just another reason to love bottles. Color is a coppery amber. Smells a fruity cooper aroma. Tastes as it smells, no surprises, bland grapefruit and mild copper taste. Mouth feel is thin and not memorable. I love IPA's and DIPA's and this is not one of the better offerings of the style. So many better craft beers out there. Pass on this one. And pass me a Two Heart!!

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Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.