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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel - Elysian Brewing Company

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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelBete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel

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BA SCORE
81
good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 06-16-2002)
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3/5  rDev -16%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

wrightst, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing from notes after drinking this bottle on 1/26/14. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no bottling or enjoy by dating. This particular beer is a summer release, so it's probably at least 6 months old, but that shouldn't be a problem for a tripel.

Appearance - Pours a brassy orange hue that is so crystal clear that I can see a miniature upside down version of the stuff sitting on the other side of the glass through the liquid. Atop the body sits a one finger layer of creamy bone white foam. Retention is moderate and decent amount of silky lacing lines the glass.

Smell - Light, pleasant notes of fruity esters with notes of pear and nectarine from the yeast profile. There isn't a whole lot of character to the aroma, but I'd rather have this lighter take, where I can really take in the fruit and even some of the peppery aroma as well over a cloying yeast bomb.

Taste - More of the same fruity notes, with pear, nectarine, and now some additional spices, like clove, ginger and white pepper join the party. The aroma didn't do the taste justice, which is a lot more interesting, with some bready notes reminiscent of slightly sweetened dinner rolls. There is also just a hint of heat from the alcohol, which is surprising for a 7.5% beer. Still, it enhances, rather than detracts from the overall profile.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation with an effervescent feel and a dry finish with just a touch of sweetness.

Overall, this is a really great summertime tripel, and in many ways makes me think more of a Belgian pale ale because the yeast profile which is so often a huge part of the tripel flavor profile is subdued and just present enough to keep it interesting. That said, it's not quite in line with what I would expect from traditional takes on the style.

LambicPentameter, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

ChaseBeer, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JaredGolia, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

DOCRW, Feb 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44%

beer-me-please, Feb 07, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden and pretty clear. A fat creamy head of bone white foam falls pretty quickly to a thin ring. leaves sheets of lace to slide back into the glass as you drink. The nose is shy on this one. It's lovely sweet pale malts, tropical fruit sweetness and the zest of a lime. Nice citrus peel and as it warms some lemon peel shows up. No alcohol on the nose but there is a faint musk as ti warms.

Taste is abundant. The malts are pale but sweet , lightly breaddy and the tropical fruit sweetness takes the middle of the beer. It seems to never end and you can taste it long after the finish. There is a faint hop spice on the back end with a touch of hop bitter to finish this dry and a little grassy. A touch of astringency as well as a bit of warmth from alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, the carbonation is ample but soft and this beer is just lovely.

utopiajane, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

campfirebrew, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

nyrblue2, Oct 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Asics, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

outoffocus, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kopfschuss, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

timoteo833, Sep 01, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a smaller size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Hops, coriander/clove, citrus, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and corn. There is also some light citrus, caramel, and a touch of spice.

Overall – A poor appearance and mouthfeel.. especially for a tripel. The taste isn't all that spectacular either. It actually tastes a bit like a home brew - I am disappointed with this one.

spinrsx, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

halo913, Aug 05, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At 7.4%abv., coming in a 355ml slim brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; production date 15/02/13, served chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a lightly cloudy, dark yellow-ish or light golden colour, coming with a foamy off-white head with good retention and rather healthy & constant carbonation.
S: fruit esters abound along with random orangey and grassy notes of hops, yeasty barn-ish (or “off-ish”) acidity and a dry-ish note, plus some zesty and floral esters. A decent layer of pale malts stays in the background, not dominating. Not so exotic estery or pronouncedly fragrant as one’s standard Belgian Tripel, but still a very refreshing and nicely executed one.
T: refreshingly carbonated on the entry, packed with musk, juicy malts, lime zests, and overripe tropical fruitiness, balanced by lingering hop spicy-bitterness and an intensifying-ly dry palate from the exotic yeasts’ work, and a tinge of exotic “mung bean paste”-like estery taste lingering. Turning minerally dry on the palate and even chewy, with some dried lemon peel-ish tannic undertones.
M&O: refreshingly carbonated but never sharp, medium-bodied, full-flavoured and well-structured, this is a nice Tripel beer but in a rather balanced and not so well-attenuated or dry-ish version. I like it very much.

wl0307, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

DaveRinn, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Papageorgio, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

tallfellapgh, Jul 28, 2013
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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.