Tallgrass Velvet Rooster | Tallgrass Brewing Company

very good
502 Ratings
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Velvet Rooster

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

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

Added by indiapaleale on 11-05-2011

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, pours hazy-golden with a bubbly, white head, good retention and lace. Aromas are yeast, fruit, banana, spice, biscuit. Tastes are bready, spicy yeast, biscuit, banana, orange, grass, and more boozy as it warms. Medium-fullish body with a dry, but fairly clean finish. Overall, not a bad tripel, but without a wow factor it doesn't stand up to the top-notch Belgian brewed tripels.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce can of tasty, yeasty and flavorful 8.5% Belgian Tripel, brewed in Kansas, God Bless America!

It has a "Drink By" date towards the bottom of the can, but I cant really make out the important details.

Pours hazed dull tangarine and sporting an initially 2 inch and then a white 1/2 inch cap that flexes impressive retentive powers and leaves nice looking froth,patches, strands and fine bits of stick.

Fruity and sweet nose with some lime, coriander and yeasty/wheatyness.

On the tongue and palate, this is a flavorful, moderatly spiced and fruity take on the style. More yeast, coriander, lime, candy sugar sweetness in the finish.

Carbonation a bit soft, but that seems to only add to the drinkability...dangerous, oh so dangerous...

Love the style, love this take on it and really love that I am enjoying a quality Tripel, in a can, brewed in Kansas! I'd have this one in my regular rotation if I could get it locally or if I lived in Kansas....

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not as impressed with this one as other Tallgrass products.

A: Opaque Golden color. Not bad, but not super inviting either. Small head. Small lacing. Not a lot of carbonation.

S: Smells super hoppy and I am bracing myself for a high amount of IBU.

T: Not as bitter as other tallgrass products, but still comes in strong. Taste is pretty alcoholic in nature. Can get some citrus, and even a bit of beeswax in each sip.

M: Comes across waxy. Light at first until burn of alcohol hits, but then leaves a waxy aftertaste.

O: Not bad. Def. not my favorite beer. I would only buy this if someone else I know liked it. It is a once in a while beer for me. For a Belgian Triple Style, I have very high expectations, this just doesn't meet what I have come to expect, however... pretty good for American interpretation.

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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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