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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Photo of Fatehunter
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a thin head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is overripe fruit, candy-like.
The taste is quite sweet overall with some pear and apple. Finishes with an alcohol warmth.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a very sweet tasting beer without any of the complexities and balance of a good tripel.

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Photo of AaronOp
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: The liquid displays a brilliant burnished orange and a hard pour produces about an inch of foam; decent lacing but I would expect a Belgian style to be more impressive

Smell: Bready malts, honey and candi sugar; fusel alcohol and a touch phenolic

Taste: Bready, at first, and then overly sweet as the honey and candi sugar arrive; by mid-palate, there are a variety of stone fruit flavors and honeysuckle; after the swallow, the fusel alcohol, phenols, allspice and white pepper tones take over; metallic, in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; cloyingly sweet; moderate carbonation and plenty of warmth in the gullet

Overall: Rather a disappointment and more like a BSPA than a Tripel; lots of competing flavors, many of which are assertively off-putting; I could make a wise-crack about the name but I will refrain

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Photo of SanDNigel
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- More orangey-goldey than other tripels I've had (but then again at 11.8% what do you expect)
S- Flat orange maltiness; without a certain fresh crispness I've come to expect from this style
T- Sooo much booze. Just doesn't represent what I was thinking when I saw 'Belgian Style Tripel Ale'. Touch of citrus (bitter orange rind) and clove, but dominated by booze.
M- Overbearing. Mouth coating. Small bubbles trying to guide themselves through the sludge.
I don't 'hate' it but it's not at all what I was expecting and it didn't strike me as 'great'

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Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Beermazter310
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of dknight75
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jbaakko
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Juuroumaru
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of kjyost
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of C3likesbeer
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First the disclaimer. I am from San Clemente so am a little biased. Having said that this is a solid Belgian Tripel Ale.

A- Golden yellow with a nice 1 finger head that leaves a nice lace.

S- Spicy liveliness with strong malts, yeast, fruit esters and allspice.

T - Nice malty and caramel sweetness with light carbonation. The alcohol definitely warms you and you can taste the malts after the finish. Definitely a different but good Tripel.

O - A solid Belgian Tripel Ale.

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Photo of calcutron
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Geno206
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of firecrack0r
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of flip387
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of stephens101
2.84/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

One finger of thick, off-white head builds quickly at the end of a hard pour. The foamy sheet floats off quickly leaving a few bubbles haphazard across the top of the brew. Color is a shiny reddish-orange.

Aroma of sweet malts, apple juice and ripe grapes. Not getting much here so another nose dive catches a hint of spice. Working too hard, so moving on to other waters.

Tastes grainy and quite sweet up front followed by notes of apple, orange, grapefruit and cotton candy. Some allspice is noticed at the very end but is subdued by a spike of alcohol heat that never quite goes away. After a few drinks some fairly harsh medicinal and metallic notes begin to swell.

These are some choppy seas as we go down the hatch. As mentioned, the alcohol heat has a vendetta, and the other characters in this play are indignant as hell as they fight for top billing, only to end up as fodder for the chaos. A pleasant creamy middle is noticed popping it's head above the swelling tide, but is quickly drowned in the undertow.

The Tripel has always been one of my favorite styles, but this one does it no justice.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of admonster00
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice orange amber and clear body, with maybe a hint of red to it. Off white head makes about two to three fingers, but doesn't have much retention. A simple puck shows up with a little bit of lacing. Fairly nicely drawn brew here, particularly the body color.

Nose is quite spicy. Hints of peanut butter, and mixes of clove and brown like toasty spices. Sweetness is hidden a bit and a bit subdued. Fairly decent on the nose.

Palate hits with a good depth and malt body. Noticeably sweet, with some of the peanut butter action coming along in the mid palate that compliments this nicely. Some warmth but not horribly boozy. A little bit of Belgian sweetness seems more noticeable than the nose, and the spicy character continues on the aftertaste particularly. A good density to this, with some wine vinous character somewhat also with a hint of white grape.

Overall a pretty different tripel, but still quite tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of OscarO67
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 332 ratings