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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

162 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
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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gQQgsJr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-07-2012 22:12:55 | More by gQQgsJr
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean deep yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, spices, especially ginger and candy sugar. In the taste, spicy, ginger, notes of candy sugar and some dry sugar notes. A spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a small dry ginger in the aftertaste. Interesting spices, but decent nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 19:42:41 | More by OWSLEY069
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-02-2012 21:56:14 | More by rogerthegill
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gold, good clarity, nice layer of fine-beaded white foam that collapses to a thin, lacy cap

Aroma: malty with hints of yogurt, caramel, honey, and spice (maybe coriander?)

Flavor: honeyish malt profile that's not too sweet; hints of citrus peel and an herbal, rooty bitterness; finishes semisweet with a lingering spice

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, spritzy carbonation, alcohol warmth

Other comments: The label describes this as "extremely drinkable". For a Tripel-style beer, I'd say that's so, but probably because it is lacking in some of the typical Belgian zestiness.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 23:39:19 | More by GreenCard
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a St Bernardus bowl shaped chalice, glowing orange copper honey appearance with the body. Flowing off white head forms thick and bubbly, beautiful beer here. Aroma has zesty spices, I'm even getting "beef jerky". Don't ask me why, but I get that spiced meat, okay to be fair let's call it a canivorous spicy pepper kick. Aroma also carries on grapefruit pith/peel, with candied sugar additions, and bubblegum esters, with a touch of green apple tartness. Flavor is pretty absurd upfront honey sweetness, with bitter spice notes lingering on that initial sip, some bright fruit notes that aren't enough to save the day...this is one cloying beast of a Belgian style tripel, there are other 9 and 10% abv tripels out there that ferment out the cloying qualities and leave behind a masterpiece. Harsh on the palate, cloying with booze, I don't get it it's only 7.4% abv according to the label yet it's screaming a booze ridden flavor with each sip. Banana smoothie with peppery bitter spice additions doesn't work in the ester or spice components this beer has to offer. Texturally it's a nightmare on the palate. Please don't go out and rush into a 22 ounce bottle of this without checking your facts. You can get this beer served a hundred times better as a real Belgian triple for half price during happy hour at the Sharp Edge.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 06:53:40 | More by WVbeergeek
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-23-2012 06:09:35 | More by WaydeRafnel
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up most of these offering for a mere $5.99. Heck at that price I would try any bomber!

A - Looks like it held up pretty well for a summer release. Clear yellow in color with a tint of brown amber and a nice 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells of apples, mild citrus and a touch of hops. The Belgium yeast is fruity and juicy smelling.

T - Taste is a touch more wheat and hoppy than expected with very little orange, lemon or coriander. Not saying it's bad just not as pronounced as the smell.

M - Light to medium it has a good ABV.

Overall its more of an imperial Hefeweizen than a Belgium Trippel but it's in no way a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 03:54:51 | More by DrDemento456
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-19-2012 19:44:38 | More by strongaf
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ds21tango

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-17-2012 19:48:39 | More by ds21tango
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DrNo

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-22-2012 10:26:06 | More by DrNo
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doughanson78

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Goblet.

A: Light golden straw color. Slight haze. About a half finger white fizzy head that fades quickly but leaves a decent lacing.

S: Coriander, lemon. Belgian yeast. Crisp. Tropical. Slight nice Ivory soap aroma.

T: Slight caramel upfront. Coriander spiciness, lemon, and Belgian yeast flavors from middle through the finish.

M: Light body. Super crisp. Medium carbonation. Dry.

O: Good. I haven't had many of this style. Not really my thing, but this was good.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 01:44:14 | More by doughanson78
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-16-2012 04:56:47 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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towlea25

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2012 23:35:04 | More by towlea25
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is alive with fruits, yeast. Taste is a bit milder than thwe smell, still some fruits and yeast, a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:53:28 | More by tone77
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-07-2011 07:05:17 | More by twelveinches
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-04-2011 02:47:59 | More by M27
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-18-2011 21:31:21 | More by Molson2000
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patm1986

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-18-2011 02:45:04 | More by patm1986
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium yellow color w/ a nice two finger white head. Good carbonation and great lacing on this brew. Color is quite a bit lighter than I expect to see on a tripel. Smell is that of malt, hops, grass, lemon, corriander, honey. Fairly well balanced, although a little on the weak side for me. Honey is really out front of everything else. Taste is the exact same profile as the nose, with the honey even more out front- very sweet. Hops leave a slightly bitter aftertaste, but the honey is there masking just about everything else feel wise. Overall, this is a tasty beer, but nowhere near the best for the style. Still, it's solid, and I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 19:48:03 | More by jayhawk73
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NWer

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to brandy snifter.
Nice balanced Tripel shows Americans can make a good Tripel. Pours golden yellow with pale yellow head that retains well. Soft to the palate, mildly sweet, slight astringent aftertaste.
One of my favorite summer beers. Perfect for those who shy away from lagers on that hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 23:51:58 | More by NWer
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a slighty hazy yellow orange color with a nice head leaving fair lace. Smell of the Belgian style having a light musty note with the spice. Taste seems well balanced with the malt, spice and hops having a good yeast flavor with a light alchohol note. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall an enjoyable Triple, nothing to complex, Just enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 01:18:44 | More by Bookseeb
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Elysian Fields in Seattle Washington.

A: 1/8" soapy white head over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Yeasty, malty and sweet.

T: Malty and yeasty with a sweet aftertaste.

M: Medium viscosity and medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Although nothing particularly stands out, this is a tasty and well-rounded tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 02:16:05 | More by DaftCaskBC
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a light cloudy golden color with good carbonation leaving a nice white set of bubbles

S: Pears and white vrapes mainly, a hint of candy

T: Pear and green grape sweetness is in front. A bit of spioce, tinge of booze

M: Pretty light and airy body, drinks good, feels good

O: A pretty decent rep of the style

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 01:57:27 | More by barleywinefiend
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer poured a pale gold yellow color that was crystal clear. The aroma was fruity with some pineapple and banana in the nose. That however was the highlight of this beer. The taste was sweet with a little bit of fruit. I could taste no hop and wonder how long this beer had been on the shelf. I was not impressed by this beer but it certainly met some style guidelines for being a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 00:32:08 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Azurescens

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle with no bottled on or freshenss date poured into Maudite stemmed glass, reviewed on 5/1/11

A: Pours clear and pale with thin white head, very few bubbles rising.

S: Sweet malts with fruity esters, bananas and some grassy hops. Very little detectable alcohol.

T: Plenty of hop bitterness up front takes away from the pleasant sweet malts and fruits. Nice lingering taste of bananas and cloves after each sip. Very little alcohol with a bit of grassy hop flavor.

M: Feels pretty thin for a tripel, decent carbonation with medium-thin body. Pretty light, not really what I expect in a tripel.

O: Pretty average tripel, not bad, but nothing really wows me. Less alcohol, less body, and more bitterness than I like in a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 05:48:59 | More by Azurescens
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.