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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel - Elysian Brewing Company

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81
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165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 165
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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Photo of glockm
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

glockm, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark straw yellow with a small white head. Some lacing..few bubbles.

Smell offers yeasty cloves, grain, some sweetness, light spice

Lighter spice notes in taste with grain dominating..very low bitterness, mild sweetness, slight tinge of booze.

Easy drinking for a tripel

Pretty tasty stuff

TheMultiYeast, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of VelocityXMass
2.25/5  rDev -37%

VelocityXMass, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +12%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet style glass.

Golden coloring with about two fingers of foam on the pour. The foam goes down to scum, but it leaves some pretty good lacing.

The smell is pretty simple. I get the sour from the yeast. There's a little malt and some graininess.

The flavor is decent. I get more of the sour, which plays pretty well. I also get more of the grain. The balance is fine, but that may be because there isn't much there. I wouldn't call this a tripel.

This beer is decent. Not really exceptional. I would order it again to pair with white meat as a simple pairing.

ummswimmin, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
1.3/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slightly hazed golden hue with a bubbly bright white head which dies quickly to a thin lace.

Smells extremely funky of old bananas and other rotten fruit. some earthiness. Kind of tastes the same as the nose. Not digging this beer what so over. Overly sweet and overly bitter at the same time. Drain pour.

jtierney89, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of confusedidols
3.25/5  rDev -9%

confusedidols, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of corby112
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with some pepery spice, grassy hops, crisp, light fruit and alcohol.  Grassy soil character along with pepper and coriander followed by apple and pear. Pale biscuity malt underneath.  

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a strong earthy/musty character along with some prominent spice.  Grassy, soily hops along with pepper, coriander and caraway seed followed by perfume like light fruit and booze.  Fruit is subtle and overpowered by the earthy spice.  Faint hints of pear and apple along with biscuity malt backbone.  Boozy sweetness in the finish but abv is still decently masked.  Kind of bland and needs more fruit sweetness for balance.

corby112, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear copper with plenty of suspended sediment, poured with 1 finger of white head and leaves with delegate lacing.

S: First notes are of alcohol, then delicate scent of sweet candy and light caramel, pale fruits and Belgian yeasts. Spiced notes of coriander and lemon peel. I find that the initial hit of alcohol detracts from the subtle scent and is not consistent with what I expect from a triples.

T: Big front end yeast and again a strong alcohol hit. Notes of ripe banana. maybe even banana bread. Dry and bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium to high carbonation and a full thick mouth feel.

O: The higher than usual notes of alcohol in both the smell and the taste combined with active carbonation seem to override the triple style. The remaining scent is rather delicate and the taste is mild with a bitter aftertaste. I won't try this again on account that should I want to have a triple there are so many great one out there. Too bad, because I really enjoy Elyisan's brews otherwise.

FondueVoodoo, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +12%

Gww1864, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
3.5/5  rDev -2%

BillHilly, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of hreb
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served in pint glass. Label claims 7.4% ABV. Beer pours crystal clear and pale orange, with a pleasing thin white head. Really this is extremely clear for a (relatively) high-gravity Belgian style ale. Typical floral/yeasty Belgian ale aroma with hints of sugary sweetness.

Flavor is extremely neutral: considerable spice and Belgian character despite being perfectly balanced, not sweet nor sour nor funky. Just lots of interesting flavors from the grain, hops, and yeast, wrapped up in a package that doesn't overdo it on the alcohol

hreb, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -9%

bigred89, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this 12oz up at Thirsty's enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

A golden hued hazed appearance with thin pale ivory cap w/ tight bead and confetti-like lace clings. The smell is strong with spicy esters from the yeast with a hop and bready malt odor with some slight grainy pils essence and light vegetal tinge. The feel is very spicy and dry in texture with mild carbonation for the style and hint of bitterness with slight toasted malt and creamy yeast with slight sweetness in the finish.

The taste is good with light pilsner flavor and mild cooked veggie w/ mild herbal hop accent up front which blends with the light spice and clove from the yeast. The taste is slightly fruity but not as extreme as the hops and yeast spice with mild green leafy sweet edge and hints of alcohol come through in the finish. The beer is more cracker-like with dry malt and pronounced hop bitterness as it warms with a slight peppery tinge. Overall a solid tripel & tasty interpretation which I could definitely enjoy more of -well brewed.

Slatetank, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.25/5  rDev -9%

bluckbeyes, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel
Elysian Brewing Company
Style: Tripel
ABV: 7.50 %

LOOK: Dark for a triple, deep copper hued beer. Exhibits fine clarity, with a soapy white head and some lacework on the glass. Active carbonation rising to the top.

SMELL: Aromatic to say the least, with strong floral notes, candy sugar sweetness, mild herbal touches, and pleasing to the senses inviting the first sip.

TASTE: Mellow flavors of Belgian yeast with a subtle fruityness (pear, apricot) upfront. There is a herbal element and a mild but well pronounced bitterness to round out the flavor profile. Even balance, light, agreeable flavor, and a modest alcohol content.

FEEL: Light bodied, crisp, not dry at all and more of a quenching character. Belgian yeast lingers into the finish showing off a fine flavor.

OVERALL: This is a very solid American style Tripel. Has the Belgian yeast note with American hops and a very well balanced brew. One of the better American interpretations of the style.

Stinkypuss, May 24, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2%

hockenbeer, May 23, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Always happy to try a new beer from Elysian.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of wheat, as well as some Belgian yeast notes and some orange citrus. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of orange citrus, as well as some wheat and biscuit malt, as well as a little bit of sugary sweetness and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

HarmonMW, May 16, 2012
Photo of Buggies
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

his beer gets a lot of bad reviews. But, it really isn't that bad... it just isn't a great example of a triple. It is a nice representation of the style, but it lacks a lot of what I think of a triple should be.

All the elements are there just a little muted. Really not bad. I got a single of this out of a cooler at my local GE, so I didn't pay much for it. Had I did pay a lot for it I might have been a little more disappointed. But this one is just a bit above average.

Buggies, May 13, 2012
Photo of hollyisaway
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a six pack at Tommy's Pizza in Gettysburg, PA for $10.50.

Poured into a Flying Dog goblet.

Appearance: Beautiful pour, flowed slowly from the bottle and left no major head. Possible bottling line issue considering the liquid alone is well above the 12oz mark on the goblet, but I'm not complaining there. A dark gold color, with heavy carbonation as bubbles continue to bloom upward a good bit after pouring. Really a beautiful drink.

Smell: Maybe it's an ignorance of traditional tripel aroma, but the immediate smells are stale beer and weed. Maybe someone appreciates that, but it's not what I've experienced or look for in a tripel.

Taste: For the price, very solid. For the style, nothing beyond average. There are some nice grassy notes, in particular in the forefront of the taste, but sadly any complexity seems to end there. Even the 7.3% alcohol barely leaves a mark. Oddly, there is an aftertaste that stays in the mouth reminiscent of a well-brewed pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Heavy without being overbearing. There is no noticeable alcohol burn, which is certainly nice for a spring/summer release. A very sticky taste lingers in the mouth, but this is more than welcome to seal in the floral flavors from the taste.

Overall: For 10.50, this is a good deal. I think it's mediocre, but the resident german in my house says it's his ideal tripel. So different strokes, I suppose. I would buy again for a barbecue or to introduce the idea of a tripel, but not for "advocate" reasons.

hollyisaway, May 08, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +12%

HumphreyLee, May 06, 2012
Photo of martino_cappachino
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a frosted pint glass.

Thin head, about a half an inch with fine lacing. Lighter bodied, blonde in appearance.

Very modest aroma with pale malt lager yeast sticking out the most. Also light notes of caramel. Has that familiar trippel aroma but lighter.

Tastes of bread malt. Hints of spice (allspice?), fruit (possibly cherry?) and a little bit of sugar. Kind of soapy in the finish. Fine carbonation.

Not the most favorite trippel I've had... kinda've lacks zest or strength of taste. Maybe a good "lighter" introduction to Belgian trippels, but if I had to start with an American-produced version I'd go with New Belgium's trippel.

martino_cappachino, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Louski, Apr 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

warpedrevolution, Apr 18, 2012
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.