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Triomphe Belgian IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

339 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Jeremiah for the extra! 16oz can to tulip. Sampled 9/9/11.

A: Pours with a large, 3 finger dense foamy head somewhere between off-white and tan in color. Big bubbles on the surface burst and slowly pull the head apart causing it to recede in very rocky fashion. Retention is very good. The body is medium orange with coppery tints and a bit hazy. Lacing is between good and excellent.

S: American hops come through with pine leading the nose, followed by pith of grapefruit and orange, then a bit of cut grass. The hop bill seems like it was heavy handed at one point, but just recently started to fade. The malt bill brings caramel, grain and straw to mind - all moderately toasted. Clearly a Belgian yeast strain, an average amount of earth comes through plus some light dust and barnyard.

T: The caramel flavored malts provide a low amount of sweetness due to the dry and bitterness finish. The flavor is extremely well balanced - and probably more enjoyable since there isn't one feature that dominates. In this case, truly, the sum of its parts is greater than the whole.

M: Extremely full and thick with an above average lively carbonation. The mouthfeel leaves little to be desired. Spectacular.

O: Great beer for a style that, for me at least, misses the mark more often than not. I'd love to get my hands on some more of Brewery Vivant's beers.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip, no canning date. Pours crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 3 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass; with decent carbonation streaming up. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, caramel, pine, herbal, bread, and yeasty spices. Nice and well balanced aromas, but on the weak side. Taste of big grapefruit, caramel, pine, herbal, biscuit, orange, and yeast spices. Good amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, bread, and yeast spices. Great balance of hop flavors, bitterness, and Belgian character; with a hop character being a little more pronounced. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel. Drinks fairly easily at 6.5%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian IPA. Has the Belgian character without going over the top; and still retaining good hop flavor. I really enjoyed this one.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a mahogany copper with a huge off-white head that sticks around forever while lacing impeccably in chunks.

black pepper and bubble gum come to the nose first, which is an odd combination to say the least. a lot of fresh-cut flowers and a fresh herb garden with a very, very slight funk that gives way to a slightly toasty bread maltiness.

peppery with some bubblegum again start off, but give way to a varied hop flavor ranging from citrus, to bitter, to grassy, to herbal, to floral. no real funk in the flavor, but some detectable malt backbone of toasted wheat bread.

lighter bodied than would be ideal with a vegetal aftertaste that is odd.

overall, it was tasty, but there were some flavors and feels that just did not mesh well together. some good points to the beer, but overall, it fails to come together into anything more than an above-average beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can a clear amber gold with a thin off-white head.

Aroma of tropical fruits light malts.

The taste was grainy caramel malts, light tropical fruits, grassy hops and a whisper of vanilla.

Medium bodied and lightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

An easy-drinking and tasty Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Had a Pittsburgh tasting a while ago.

16oz can poured into a Stone taster.

A - Pours with an orange clementine body, hazy and cloudy with a good amount of sediment. Grows a 1.5-fingered head with big, soapy bubbles. Decent retention and lacing.

S - The predominant aroma in the nose is green apples, followed by pears and a touch of banana. There is a hint of soap as well. There are lot of Belgian yeast phenols to round out the nose.

T - The taste brings a bit more malt to the table than what was present in the nose, which is fairly bready with a pinch of cocoa. As in the nose, I'm getting a lot of apples and other assorted, pitted fruits. The yeast lends some complexity as well in the form of bananas and grape bubblegum. A nice amount of sugar and alcohol arise in the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is medium- to light-bodied with high carbonation. Fairly easy to drink, especially with the pleasant carbonation and slick feel. The yeast gives it a semi-dry finish.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. The flavors are distinctly Belgian, but I can't help but feel that the IPA influence is lost within the mix. This isn't very hoppy at all, which loses it some points for the style.

Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.