Asylum | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by scottoale on 02-04-2009

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4.63/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice medium-pale reddish-gold color & very clear appearance, with beautiful, long-clinging lace despite the sparse head. Surprisingly bold and rich for such a light colored ale, what I imagine a Duvel reduction might taste like. After having half a glass, I was surprised to see the alcohol content (11% ABV), the same as the Urthel Quadrium I had very recently but not nearly as pronounced in the taste, despite the Urthel's substantially thicker texture & taste. A commanding but not overdone presence of sweetness & fruit, provided you like some sweetness & fruit, very refreshing with a smooth, solid finish that lingers lightly and long. At $5.29 for a 22oz. bottle, this is a great beer and a great value that I hope to enjoy again.

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4.56/5  rDev +30.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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Photo of ZacCary
4.49/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You cannot go wrong with this Tripel! Very pleasing on the palate. And with its ABV, you can't complain! This would pair well with fruit and chocolate, especially around the holidays.

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4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good color and flavor. Basically, an affordably priced "Belgian-like" experience.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.29/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle

Left Coast Brewing Asylum Tripel body is a little cloudy/hazy golden hue and atop sat just short of a 1-finger off-white head. The head reduced to a foamy collar in my tulip glass. The nose was sweet, spicy and a complex yeasty fruit aroma was also present. The flavor is similar to the nose, being sweet from the candy sugar, light fruit and spicy clove was noted. Mouth feel is high-medium with a good amount of fine carbonation. Somewhat slick and chewy with a alcohol warming character at the finish.

Asylum is my first brew from Left Coast and I am impressed. This is a good take on the Tripel style. Asylum is to the sweeter side of the Tripel style and I like that! The drinkability is only limited by its 11.8 abv.

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4.26/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear gold, small dirty white head leaves a wall of lacing with lively bubbles, and no retention.

Smell is of fruity apples and sweet tart pears, sweet clove. Lightly yeasty and some clean dry malt.

Tastes lightly of biscuity malt, with some caramel and honey in the middle, with an apple cider sweet and tang on the finish.

Feels viscous, yet light and crisp. Plenty of bubbles make it almost fizzy, but easy to drink.

How is this 11.8%, the booze is well hidden. Plenty of flavor and complexity, just what to expect.


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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

This is pretty darn tasty. And packs a punch. Smells great, flavorful taste. Would definitely get this again.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice golden color with good clingy lacing.

S- Smell is tasty, with fruity aromas, apples, cherries and dried grapes.

T- The taste is great, very fruity and spicy. The flavors meld well together. The high alcohol is not noticeable and very well hidden. I like this a lot.

M- Nice level of carbonation for the style. Feels good in the mouth.

O- I'd buy this again for sure.

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Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 330 ratings
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