Wooden Rooster
Tallgrass Brewing Company

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
Tripel
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
125
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 30, 2019
Added:
Feb 16, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  35
SCORE
90
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
"Drink by 4/28/16"; drank 4/10/16 (phew!) @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange/yellow appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggnog head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Applesauce, allspice & mild oak notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Applesauce & oak flavors up front; allspice notes on the finish. Booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Not a style I love, but some nice fall aspects elevated this.
Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by nwhittin from Indiana

Sep 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2017
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Rated by Mindsculptor from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Soooo good
Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Bombelsky from Poland

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy and orange color. Two finger frothy, off white foam that diminished fast. Spare lacing. Ripped banana, vanilla and some whiskey aroma upfront. Plenty of wood & oranges. Heavy sweetness broken by strong bitterness. Full bodied. Very cloying. Sticky, oily and creamy. Very thick, soft carbonation. Bit of spiciness. Has a long, warm and dry finish. Whiskey notes came back in a finish again. Long lasting and pleasant.

I bought a 12 FL.OZ can, showing 9,5% by Vol. That I poured into a snifter. This beer was an amazing experience, but I think it was little bit too heavy for "Tripel". Lost it's style freshness. However, the aroma of wood mixed with banana and vanilla was quite inspiring, but... overwhelming.

Does not contain expiration date. On the bottom of the can says "Canned On: 09/30/15". So I assume, I had almost 1,5 yrs old beer.
Jan 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Orange body, clear with just a hint of haze, short off white head, persistent cap and generous lacing.

S - Booze, wood, a kind of sickly sweetness that reminds me of bananas that have gotten over-ripe.

T - The barrel is front, an oaky core, with vanilla and boozy warmth, apple and banana threads linger.

M - A bit sticky, and with a slight lingering dry note in the close.

O - I give Tallgrass points on trying this mix. The barrel eclipses the Tripel base, which I cannot count this as a complete success. I like Tripels, and want more of the yeast notes to shine, but what I get, vanilla and wood predominately, are not unpleasant.
Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by Kurmaraja from California

Nov 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by runeatdrink from New Jersey

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Sep 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana

Sep 21, 2016
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz, canned 09/29/15
A - brilliant hazed tangerine colored ale with a fluffy off-white head
S - boozy whiskey and oak, spicy Belgian yeast, orangey citrus, faint banana and clove
T - orange zest, rye whisky, oak, vanilla, spicy yeast, banana, Belgian malt, white pepper
M - higher carbonation gives it a full body; well balanced finish with a spicy and zesty finish
O - interesting beer here. On one hand I like it, but on the other it's like there's too much going on to make it a cohesive, well rounded beer. I feel that the flavors don't meld together that well, but it's not terrible.
Jul 31, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a snifter. Nice thick head that dissipates quickly, thin lacing. Great floral sweet smell. The taste is of tart green apples and sweet candy. A bit boozy. Great with cheese and crackers!
Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by cdwil from Texas

Jul 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by swgwilt from Tennessee

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
19.2oz can (a bit past its 4/28 drink by) poured into a snifter
A: Hazy orange with a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Malty, sweet, fig, Belgian yeast, caramel
T: Matches the nose note for note, notably the fig. Unfortunately I don't get any rye/barrel notes
M: Full-bodied, sweet, the abv is surprisingly hidden
O: This tastes good and fits the style, I just wish it had a bit less sugar which would lead to a slightly lower abv and I feel would bring out even more complexity
May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by richj1970 from Alabama

May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by osuskin from Indiana

May 10, 2016
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Reviewed by uwmgdman from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nose is fruity esters, hints of spice, bready and inviting, no hints of the barrel on the nose. Flavor is very nice fruity, bready, spicy delivered on a medium-high carb and a medium-light body. After the swallow is when I get a hint of rye whiskey barrel, but it is VERY subtle and kinda blends in with the spicy dry finish of the tripel. A very enjoyable beer, but it is advertised as rye whiskey barrel aged but it is so subtle it could be missed.
May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Truck67 from Tennessee

Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by andrew8626 from Minnesota

Apr 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Apr 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by bigleague from Michigan

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana

Apr 15, 2016
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into Tulip from can gave up about 3 fingers head. Nice lacing, recedes down to a half finger creamy layer on the top. Haz golden to look at. I am thinking that I like whiskey barrel beers better than bourbon barrel. Smell on this is fantastic. You can pickup the whiskey on the nose, it is kind of really there and overpowering the yeast/malt, but that is fine. Taste of well whiskey and a little bubblegum trying to get past the whiskey, picking up some clove on the backend with a little pepper. Not like most tripel's I have had, they tend to run the sweeter side and this one is a tad dryer. I have had about 4 of these so far, the one I am reviewing now was canned back in September and it has mellowed out nicely. The ones I drank in Oct/Nov seemed to have more alcohol heat to them whereas this one has none. This is truly a great beer and I hope that Tallgrass makes it a regular
Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota

Apr 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by scruffwhor from Illinois

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a slightly hazy dusky gold with a small head. The aroma offers up banana, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, and cocoa. The flavor is heavy on the banana and brown sugar, with vanilla coming in from what I assume is the barrel, with background nutmeg and oddly pistachio. The mouthfeel is somewhat thin for the style. Overall this was a good beer, but not a great one. The barrel aging did add something, but I am not sure the beer itself is robust enough to create the bold flavor profile of the labelled style.
Mar 25, 2016
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