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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

349 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | 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: 349 | Reviews: 96
Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Re-review, fresher sample, thanks Chris!

Deep glowing orange, lasting head of white foam.
Dried apricot aroma, sweet overripe fruit, and hay. No trace of DMS or cooked veggies this time around.

Flavors of Belgian yeast and grassy hops, peppery and floral, light herbal notes. Finishes dry, fairly effervescent and medium bodied. Light residual dry hoppiness. Overall much improved from the old/possibly infected can I tried last month.

03-29-2012
2.75/5 rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First beer from Vivant, and sadly it wasn't as good as their Saison. Review from written notes.

Served in a tulip glass, it had an initial burst of white creamy head that dwindled down to a broken skim of wispy foam on the surface. Saturated orange, bright clarity. Arcs of drippy lacing in the glass.

Aromas of DMS, cooked vegetables and sulfur. Yuck.

Light grassy bitterness that builds over time, sweet apple juicebox, honey graham cracker malts. The vegetal grossness from the aroma lingers and fouls up things a bit in the taste also. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. After the initial shock from the tainted smell, it was serviceable at best. Maybe not the freshest sample, who knows as the can was not dated. Their Saison was much better.

Thanks to Justin for sharing!

Photo of marine1975
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of KCM
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can poured in to my Duvel glass. I couldn't find any sort date on the can.

The beer is a golden orange color. A frothy dirty-white head formed. but didn't last for all that long. There was a little bit of foam that did hang out for the rest of the experience. Some wispy lacing stuck to the glass as well.

Citrusy hop aroma with some minor pine notes. Sweet grainy malts. Some grain and caramel as well.

Grassy and citrusy hops. Bready malts. Over acidic finish. Lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied. Pretty bubbly, but a very smooth finish.

A bit better than average for a Belgian style IPA, but a very interesting offering for a pounder can. I'd like to try more of there stuff, but unfortunately they aren't in the Pittsburgh area.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tall boy can poured into a tulip glass.

no freshness date is found on the can.

Appearance: pale straw yellow bodied beer with a little bit of haziness, not quite opaque. 3 fingers bone white head that dropps slowely leaving thick lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: mild citrisy hops(orange and lemon), pine, and strong notes of belgian yeast and bready malt profile. Also getting that hay, bananas, and clove note like a mix of a farmhouse ale and a hefewiezen. Really unique smell.

Taste: lots of bready malts with a mildly spicy belgian yeast. Hops are subtle with a mild bitterness just a faint pine note with oranges from the hops profile. Little bit of hay and clove; also a little banana adds some fruitiness to this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking beer.

Overall: Its almost 3 beers in one. A farmhouse, a hefewiezen, and a weak IPA. Its nice beer with decent complexity, but I wanted more hops from this beer to withstand the strong belgian influence in this beer from the yeast. Its still a nice summertime brew!

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

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.

Photo of litheum94
2.06/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No canning date.

Clear, amber body. A brown tinged head forms, filling the glass. It settles to a firm, protective cover.

Weird smelling at first, like boiled cabbage. That thanfully goes away and started to smell better. Spent grain, fruity yeast, citrus hops and some caramel. The boiled veggies don't completely go away however.

Very griany and dry, with some more caramel malts. That pesky boiled veggie essence is back, and it really kills the hops, and the beer really.

Too much boiled vegetables. No sir, I don't like it.

Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tripledbrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of foureyedgeek
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
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.

Photo of superspak
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.

Photo of sweatervest27
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of silentjay
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.

Photo of kenemerd
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of derricksmalls
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Monkeyknife
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.

Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of LornaLee
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
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