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Asylum | Left Coast Brewing Company

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3.51/5
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328 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 02-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,455
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
328
pDev:
16.24%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Badger311
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elglueckert
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smi69
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of johlac66
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark gold with a thick slightly off-white head that dissipated quickly, leaving a curtain of lacing.
Mucho caramel fruit on the nose and palate. Some bread. Some spice.
Lower carbonation and mouthfeel. The 11% ABV comes through pretty well.
Not exactly true to style, apparently. Tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of Richard927
1.4/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
2.26/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Michaelarye
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a chalice from a 12 oz bottle. found the color to be dark golden with a slight head, no lacing. The nose was very sweet and boozy. The feel was a bit thin and to no surprise a boozy beer. I enjoyed this beer but, I think it was aiming for a high alcohol content which I personally gravitate to. This beer is better to pair with a meal. a very descent beer.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
2.05/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

So I gave this a pretty bad score so I figured I should include a review. It's pretty simple, I do not know how you can call this a triple but that alone doesn't garner a 2.05 rating. Plain and simple this beer was tough to swallow, horrible mouthfeel that coated your mouth and left a unpleasant motor oil like film on your teeth and mouth. Maybe I'm being harsh but it was very unpleasant and I like triples so I was extra disappointed. I also drank and reviewed their Voo Doo stout at the same sitting and it was a fair and good rating so it's nothing against Left Coast just this awful beer. Cheers

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmontgomery17
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillyman11
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scruffwhor
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Quite a stretch at calling this a tripel. Karmeliet will always be the benchmark. Lots of candy, caramel sweetness, darkish amber, minimal head. Aroma is also sugary sweet, tending towards Southern Comfort. Lots left lacking here....

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Photo of Auraan
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orange body, but lacks the thick, fluffy head of the style. Overall impression of appearance is of a decent, but botched tripel. Scents of caramel upfront and lesser malt aromas that are nutty and lightly bread-like, with esters giving aromas of apricot, pineapple and banana with light citrus in the background, orange-like in character, very light perfume-like alcohol in the background, contrary to stated style, phenols are very light and almost non-existent, though what is detectable is peppery. Overall this is a good aroma, but not at all a tripel. The esters on display are wrong for the style and the lack of phenols in any real capacity is certainly not on point for the style. The malt forward aroma is more in line with a Belgian Pale Ale, though the caramel is a bit too high for that style. Flavor begins richly malty with notes of caramel and restrained esters giving a candied orange flavor and light honey. This continues into a middle that continues sweet with notes of caramel and preserved orange meeting an addition of light toasted malt. Finish is medium-sweet with notes of caramel mingling with moderate notes of toasted malt and light alcohol and faint esters of orange and banana. Aftertaste begins sweet but gives way to notes of toasted malt and light peppery bitterness. Overall impression of flavor is of a very malt forward beer. It is not a tripel at all, lacking the full spiciness, fruitiness and complexity of that style and showcasing far too much malt. It is most like a Belgian Pale Ale, though with a doubled ABV from that style. Not bad, but not at all the flavor profile of the stated style. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and a sticky feel. No alcohol warmth despite the almost 12% ABV. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a strong British ale, not a tripel, a quad or any Belgian style with which I am familiar. Overall this is a beer with which I am quite conflicted. While it is not bad by any stretch, it does not fit the style of tripel, nor indeed any style with which I am familiar. It has aspects of Belgian Pale ales, yet has far too high an ABV and far too low a phenolic presence for that style, and it also has aspects of strong British ales, but lacks the full complement of flavors and aromas that define those style. It is certainly not a tripel as stated, or any of the other Abbey ales. What it seems to be is a Belgian yeast containing, high ABV, high gravity ale they defies classification to style. It is quite pleasant, but a tripel it is not.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
1.85/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 328 ratings
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