Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with fine off-white, two finger head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of over ripe light fruit, light caramel malt and Belgian yeast; a hint of coriander and cloves. Flavor is sweet apple and pear juice, light bready malt, fruit finish with a hint of grassy hops. Very slight Belgian spicing. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Light flavored and fairly tame by Belgian tripel standards, but the flavors were pleasant and well balanced, although a bit on the sweet side. I enjoyed it as an interesting domestic take on the tripel style.
02-21-2013 04:01:55 | More by LiquidAmber
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
A nice looking tripel, but definitely lacking in the alcohol & body department to really feel like one.
Slightly more easier drinking than a tried & true tripel, mostly sour citrus in the hops. Not a lot of sweetness, which is fine by me. Maybe a nice intro to tripels.
02-19-2013 04:50:03 | More by DerAtomsmasher
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
Hazy pure gold in color. Pretty opague. Small white head that doesn't last long. Heavy fragrance of citrus fruit, floral notes, lemon and yeast. Tastes is slightly sweet, zesty with little to no bitterness. Refreshing light citrus quality though flavor is pretty heavy. Good punch of spice notes as well, definate coriander. Body is smooth yet well carbonated with a sort of sparkling quality. Pretty enjoyable.
02-06-2013 15:30:10 | More by Braz
2.89/5 rDev -19%
I might not be the best to review this because I am much more of an ipa/strong ale guy, but this was at my local market which always has great crafts. This beer is a stronger beer for Elysian, a Seattle Brewery where I live and it is the worst I have had from them. Its not exactly a tripel, 7.4% and has some spice notes, coriander and allspice almost. But then again, I am not a fan of the Tripel or any Belgium style.
01-31-2013 01:44:10 | More by DavidCurry
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
served in the stemmed Stella Artois flute glass...
love my belgians to be murky and thick... small white head...
smells - typical... blondish... malty maybe.. hard to disinguish... floral nodes...
taste... good well balanced..not super heavy for a tripel... spicy..
drinkability is high... at 7.4% it's not over the top... and is subtle enough to keep you going back... though not a session beer at over 7...
11-24-2012 00:15:43 | More by klkatz
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation.The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of light fruits (apple and pear), candi sugar, and some zesty spices.
T: The flavors of the beer starts with moderate amounts of pale malts with some lighter hints of light fruits (pear, white grape, and apple), candi sugar sweetness, and zesty spices.
M: Just slightly less than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light hints of alcohol warming and light dryness in the finish.
O: Enjoyable and feels a little like a slightly American take on a Belgian Tripel but that makes it a little different than it's peers - pleasant flavors and smells. Easy to drink considering it's strength and the alcohol is well hidden from the taste and smell.
11-09-2012 22:06:26 | More by dbrauneis
3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
It looks like a tripel maybe a bit on the pale side, but a bright white head.
Smell is good as well, mildly spicey and fruity.
Taste is just okay, not enough of the tripel flavor and to much of a boozy aftertaste even though the abv is on the low side for a tripel.
Overall a decent American tripel.
11-06-2012 22:57:20 | More by confer
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
A- pale light yellow in color. Minimal head and lack of lacing on the pint.
S- clove and sour fruit tartness
F- fruity tones and a yeasty flavor.
M- a light tripel but it makes up for in the end. The yeast comes at as you finish the bottle.
O- not a bad tripel and pretty decent. The yeast and alcohol flavor actually give i a nice punch in the end.
09-20-2012 21:36:59 | More by Dodo2step
3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
12oz bottle purchased at Main Market Co-Op in Spokane for $1.79. No freshness date. Different label than the one pictured.
Poured a hazy apricot color with a half-inch of bone-white foam. Spotty lace.
Fruity esters. Some spicy notes as well, but they are subdued. Clove-like scents can be detected once the beer begins to warm up.
Starts out cautiously fruity tasting, then some mild spicy notes thrown in a little contrast. There’s an incongruous bitter taste in the background that just doesn’t match anything else. Fairly clean finish.
Medium bodied, and without that effervescent mouthfeel that seems to only be available in Belgian-style beers brewed on the other side of the Atlantic.
Fairly mediocre, but okay for the price. Just don’t expect it to be as good as the ones you can drink in Europe (or even from there).
09-17-2012 23:32:00 | More by woemad
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.