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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

289 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 01-22-2011)
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Reviews by SupaCelt:
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a what? Yes, a can. Wow. This thing looks amazing. Beautiful clarity and a great chunky head atop an absolutely lovely penny coloured brew. Lazy carbonation seductively struts through the beer and deposits itself in the header. Lacing hangs around the edges,

The nose is a delicious sweet canopy with a lovely hop parachute. The smell is like none other. Bread and sap and spice. A bit of grapefruit. This is a superb thing to stick your nose into. Belgo uniqueness with solid IPA traditional florals.

The taste is clean and delicious. Vastly unique. There are aspects of sweetness and bread with a luscious hoppy resinous grapefruit quality and spice. Toootsie pops. Belgian ambiance throws the whole thing askew and makes it a dance. This is a highly satisfying body of liquid.

The mouthfeel is medium. An absolutely perfect setting for the flavors it supports.

Overall, this brew is fantastic. Perhaps even better than the tap version I can compare it to. It manages to project a cleanliness and flavor that are just superb. I will definitely be putting another quad pack of this in my fridge soon, which is a statement I don't make all that often given the sea of quality we craft brew enthusiasts swim in these days. I am excited about this brewery. Solid drank.

Serving type: can

05-15-2011 01:10:20 | More by SupaCelt
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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.

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