Triomphe Belgian IPA - Brewery Vivant
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Reviews by finstadp:
3.28/5 rDev -13.2%
The Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant was pleasantly surprising. It had an orange or amber appearance with a full body. It had a strong smell of hops. The flavor and mouth feel were very full-bodied. It was both rich and heavy but a great beer all and all.
04-24-2013 19:08:21 | More by finstadp
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4.23/5 rDev +11.9%
Can purchased from the brewery.
This pours a medium amber with an orange glow and a large, rocky off-white head.
Hops are the first thing I smell with a medium citrus and pineapple aroma and a moderate grass note. The belgian yeast aroma, thought faint is there with a mild orange ester and moderate peppery spice with a pleasant earthy and dusty notes. There is a malt sweetness in there as well.
The flavor is a blend of American hops and belgian yeast. The hops have flavors of citrus and pineapple with a touch of pine while the yeast brings flavors of an orange fruitiness, a moderately strong pepper and some earthiness. There is a medium bitterness with a bit less malt sweetness and a dry finish.
This has a medium-light body with a medium high level of carbonation. There is a slight prickle towards the end.
This is my kind of beer with good hop flavors and bitterness built around good belgian characters of fruit and spice.
07-08-2012 00:08:30 | More by MadScientist
4/5 rDev +5.8%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):
LOOK: Thick head, hazed pale amber
SMELL: Passion fruit, mint, earthy, papaya, spicy, yeast, alcohol, biscuity, herbal
TASTE: Smooth, bitter, hop resin, citric, herbal, biscuity, tropical fruit, yeast, slight warming alcohol, green banana, faint phenols, pineapple skin, fresh tobacco; hoppy, dry finish
Nothing short of amazing, very well rounded with no compromise when it comes to the American IPA part of this brew. The Belgian side pulls its own weight; rustic but very drinkable. One of the best things this brewery did for this amazing brew is packaging it in a tallboy can. Hell yeah!
09-09-2013 15:52:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.86/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured out of a 16 oz can into a Belgian snifter.
A - Pours with a hazy amber body topped by a well-propotioned and durable off-white head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: Complex - Nutty yeast aromas mix with hops, some bready malts and faint fruits. Excellent balance.
T: Nutty, yeasty, lightly funky, moderately hoppy, slightly fruity and floral. Nice complexity and good balance. The lingering, mildly bitter aftertaste is especially pleasant for this style.
M - Medium-bodied with crisp, medium+ carbonation.
Overall: a well crafted Belgian IPA worth seeking out.
09-26-2013 23:16:29 | More by chinchill
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
(Served in a nonic)
A- The slightly hazy aged copper hued body has a thick butter cream head that fades to a thin ring and sticks to the glass with each sip before sliding back down. There is a wall of gentle carbonation working its way to the surface.
S- The abbey yeast aroma is fruity with a hint of dry slightly fruity hops to follow. The aroma fades as the beer opens up.
T- The fruity yeasty character blends with dry unripe fruit cocktail hops flavor that lingers to the finish. There is a hint of bitterness in the after taste that offers a nice contrast to the hops flavor. As the beer opens up the hops take on a new sneaker taste that is just a bit of green citrus pith in flavor.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a gentle crisp fizz.
O- This beer has a great blend of fruity and abbey yeast characters that blend with nice hops flavors. The beer is fairly dry with is a good balance with the fruity flavors. It just loses the aroma to quickly. Very nice Belgian IPA
11-28-2012 14:46:10 | More by rhoadsrage
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
16oz can split and poured into 2 pint glasses. No indication of freshness on the can.
A: Pours an orangish amber with a rocky 1 finger, cream colored head. Good lacing on the sides of the glass, head remains as 1/8" as I drink.
S: Some yeasty bready malt aroma followed up by grassy hop notes. Pretty fresh smelling hops.
T: Quite a balanced flavor of Belgian yeast and hops. Lingering hop aftertaste.
M: Smooth on the palette. Crisp carbonation. Slight stickiness from the hop resins.
Overall a great twist on the normal IPA. Would love to see more breweries take a stab at this. Cool brewery too, worth a visit.
03-18-2012 20:46:57 | More by CloudStrife
4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
A: cloudy coppery orange with a delicate fuzzy cream colored cap. Lacing is above average with notable strands and dots scattered about
S: fresh, bright, snappy hops with a soft yeast notes. If I am right, a whiff 'n' smidgen of bubblegum wallows about. Very tempting smells
T: my tongue unlocks flavors similar to the nose with more Belgian notes at helm. Most notably, the mild breaded malt thing going on. The hops are well placed and clean in flavor with peppery pine notes and plenty of fruity lemon zest.
This beer is very well rounded. Not super hopped up nor is it full of traditional Belgian flavors. A great mix of the two
M: fizzy and near effervescent. Body is on the lighter side and compliments the experience
O: good stuff from Brewery Vivant
06-17-2011 00:35:37 | More by Magpie14
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Pleasant IPA, an American IPA moderated by the Belgian yeast flavour.Citrus hop. A different hop would have added some differentiation. Light coloured body and light coloured though substantive head. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability. This beer would do well in Ontario.
03-11-2012 03:03:44 | More by Sammy
4.35/5 rDev +15.1%
Appearance: Copper in color with good creamy foam and average lacing.
Smell: Yeast and...gummy bears? Yes, I believe that is what I smell...and it somehow works.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Lemon, yeast, and seltzer. Wine grapes in the finish. Almost tastes like a combination of a shandy and an IPA. Gummy bears are also evident of course. Seltzer in the mouthfeel. Medium body.
Overall Drinkability: A wonderfully quirky IPA.
07-04-2013 03:29:13 | More by tjsdomer2
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Bro-in-Law brought a Triomphe Begium IPA to our annual 4th of July get together...LUV U BRO!!!!
The appearance is a nice Golden Clear color with wonderful white head retention that seems to be lacing. The smell is frothe with pine and citrus undertones. The taste begins with nice cirtus start hints of grapefruit that then pass to lean more towards apricot. The taste does not linger long comes off the pallete quick. The mouthfeel is awesome and could session this one! Its nice.
07-02-2011 01:05:14 | More by WoodBrew
3.45/5 rDev -8.7%
Triomphe is light copper in color. It’s mostly clear and looks a little orange when held to light. A really nice off-white head caps it. It stands about two fingers tall and is slow to recede. A thick coat of sticky lace trails behind. Pretty good looking stuff.
The nose is weak in the aromatics department. Needs more strength. The malt base smells like a mix of toasted and caramel malts. It smells a little sweet. Light citric hops are noted. I’m getting mostly grapefruit and orange. They need more punch. Belgian yeast is very subtle and faint. That definitely needs to be stronger. Alcohol smells light for what it’s worth.
The flavor is definitely a little better. The malt base is a little sweet. Definitely tastes like caramel and light toasted malts. The caramel variety is the stronger of the two. Hops are a bit more prominent, but could still use a little more strength. They bring light grapefruit orange and flavors to the table. It’s not all that bitter though. Belgian yeast is definitely stronger and is responsible for the score bump. I still wouldn’t mind a little more though. Alcohol is blended well. Finishes a little sweet with a touch of Belgian yeast.
Triomphe has a light-medium body. Carbonation feels light, but it’s a bit too thin to feel smooth. Needs just a little more body. Not bad though. Goes down pretty easy. I could handle a couple of cans.
Brewery Vivant did a pretty decent job with Triomphe, but it could easily be improved with a little more of everything. More hops, more Belgian yeast, and more body would do it. It’s not bad at all. Just needs to be dialed in a little. It won’t affect the score, but I do like the can. Belgian beer in a can…who would’ve thought? It’s alright. Definitely worth a try.
08-13-2011 01:51:00 | More by prototypic
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours a light amber into a pint glass with an enormous frothy head.
The aroma is slightly sweet. A bit of hops with a slight Belgian yeast presence.
The taste is slightly bitter. The hops are present, but not particularly aggressive, and the Belgian yeast gives it a softness or roundness. Certainly less hop forward than most Belgian IPA's I've had, although its still tasty.
Rather smooth in the mouth, not very carbonated, quite drinkable.
Overall, perhaps a bit pricier than its worth, but a tasty example of the style.
07-31-2011 00:17:48 | More by ebby82
Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.