Tallgrass Velvet Rooster | Tallgrass Brewing Company

very good
509 Ratings
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Velvet Rooster

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute.

Malts: 2Row, Munich, Wheat, Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Tettnang, Saaz
Adjuncts: Cane Sugar

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Server in a tulip glass.

Velvet Rooster pours a hazy gold; a very nice two-finger cap of white dies very slowly, and never quite goes away. There is some decent ring lacing left behind too.

Eh, this Tripel leans more towards "spicy" yeast-y scents. It is a little peppery, has some lemon zest, just a touch of clove. And man, it is malty, notes of cereal grain are a little too prominent.

The flavors out of this can are about like the nose as well. Again, there is a slight grain flavor that rides over the whole palate that I do not like much. And the Tripel flavors of the beer come off a little "generic" and too light. Again the yeast-y flavors are a little peppery, some clove, a wee bit of citrus. The flavors should be bigger and lay off the malt a little.

I like the mouth feel on this, reminds me greatly of the Westmalle Tripel, more full than what most Tripel's seem to go for. This is definitely a creamy beer.

Velvet Rooster is a solid beer, maybe not a solid or great Tripel by the Belgian standard, but I would have it again. This is probably my least favorite Tallgrass offering so far.

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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 509 ratings.
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