Blitzen
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
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Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 13.75%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
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Reviews by bradybeer:
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2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in 8 ounce glass and little too cold. Pours pale yellow with pillow white head. No hops in the pour, but a sweet candy aroma is there. When you take that first sip you are smacked in the face with a sugary soda sweetness that reminds me of Sprite? Cloying in its sweetness, made it almost impossible to finish the beer. This sweetness follows through to the finish. I am not sure why brewers make a Belgian Tripple so sweet. I wouldn't oreder a second.

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Photo of spointon
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at the Orland Park Rock Bottom on 2/11/2009.

A= This ale poured a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a 1/2" white head. The head fell to almost zero but was able to be renewed with a lot of swirling. Not much lace to speak of.

S= Bakery malt sweetness and a lot of fruity esters dominate. Not a lot of yeast character in the aroma of this one.

T= Very sweet and fruity most of the way through each swallow - showing heavy on the malt sweetness, bubblegum, and juicy fruity esters. The finish is sweet and shows just a bit of alcohol in the end.

MF= Medium bodied with a carbonation level that was a bit too low in my estimation.

D= A worthy example for sure, but I wish it were a bit drier and a lot more effervescent. In any event, its dangerously drinkable!

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one sounded pretty and I decided to try it, and it was a good choice. It's a hazy gold/orange with foam that hangs around for a long time. The aroma and taste are fruity with a touch of cloves and hay and an inkling of wheat. It's sweet and fairly easy to down, leaving a pleasant aftertaste. I'll have another one.

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Photo of jdkitchi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10 tap pour (Milwaukee location) into a flute.
(Review from notes)

A - Totally hazed, this golden apricot beer has a off-white head with low retention. Bits of lace are left behind.

S - Smells the part, for an American, with Belgian yeast esters of clove, banana, and white pepper. Pils malt and candi sugar with a tiny hop citrus hint.

T - Grainy pale malt and oils sweetness with a sweet candi sugar finish and low yeast ester involvement.

M - Medium-full bodied and lightly citrusy finishing with just a touch of alcohol warmth and a sliver of solvent.

O - The yeast doesn't come to a full fruition in this Tripel attempt. Good, but not quite there.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Blitzen from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 7 ratings