Triomphe Belgian IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 21
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of silentjay
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of nhindian
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$2.69 for a 16oz can from Siciliano's in Grand Rapids.

A: clear, with dark amber color, nice characteristic Belgian frothy head that dissipated to a decent veil
S: mild nose, fruity, bubblegum with hop presence
T: I like this beer, primarily because it's not over the top with hop bitterness, more of a traditional European IPA style, good malt up front with definite hop bitterness but well-balanced
M: well-balanced and very drinkable
O: milder than what I expected and that's a plus, an easy drinking well-balanced Belgian IPA

Photo of vande
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: a nice thick, three finger, somewhat off-white [think country white here] floatin' atop of a deep orangeish-amber color....a fairly active looking brew as the bubbles continue to defy gravity!

S: a quick sniff citrus, lemon/orange rine, but somewhat overall light in aroma...

T: slight orangey tang, little bitterness at the back.. not quite getting a lot of out this one though..

M: lighter to medium bodied creamy type beligan ipa.. pretty good

O: a decent brew...but I think there's plenty of Belgian IPAs out there that are better... I'd probably revisit this though, to get a better feel. The one can that I have may not be quite enough to give a fair judgment.. freshness? Possible updates in the future...

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with two+fingers of head that hung on well. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Large amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of floral hops, Belgian yeast, and grainy malt. A little musty charactar from the malt as well.

Plenty of floral and spicy hops in the flavor. Does not taste particularly Belgian as the yeast flavor is non-existant. Tastes like a really hoppy pilsner. Bitterness is moderate. Finishes dry with clean flavors.

Medium body and nicely carbonated. The carbonation compliments the hoppy flavors nicely.

Tastes fresh and lively coming from the can. Just does not taste particularly Belgian to this drinker.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep golden, straw color coming forward right away. Nice two fingers of white foam quickly come up and over the top of the glass settling down with a nice amount of lacing that quickly takes over the glass. Very cloudy, even through the final pours. First thing I notice is the aroma of honey, lots of grains, bready malts and a noticeable amount of honey, whether intentional or not it is there. Grape skins start to come forward now as does a light touch of grass, nothing really bowling me over though. First sip is very smooth, rich and well carbonated the flavor is allowed to explore the palate quite nicely and really makes for a very full feel. Light grains, pears, peaches, apples, all seem to be well represented,

Photo of oline73
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an almost clear dark amber with a finger and a half of fluffy off white head. Good retention.

Smell: Some sweet malt with fruity notes from the Belgian yeast. Some citrus peel hops in there as well.

Taste: Bitter citrus peel hops along with some fruity notes. There is a good amount of malt sweetness to balance things out. The finish is hoppy and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A good representation of the style. I enjoyed the fruity notes along with the hops. I would have another.

Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.