Tallgrass Velvet Rooster | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
502 Ratings
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Velvet Rooster
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
502
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.58%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
85
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of MJ64
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bakkerman1
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer with a nice fruit bouquet. Best enjoyed in a tulip glass , in my opinion, to get the most out of the night the aroma. This is the beer that will bring back memories of that trip to Europe where you visited a variety of local beer places. The sweetness of the malts used make this beer very easy to drink, but so not let it fool you... You have some decent alcohol content at 8.5%

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L (4) - Light pale color. Slightly cloudy/hazy appearance
S (4) - Not a lot of aroma here. A little "spicy" Belgian yeast smell.
T (4) - I'm far from a Belgian connoisseur, but this beer is good. Has a little bit of that spicy/peppery flavor to it. Subtle flavors, but good.
F (4.25) - Easy drinking beer, carbonated well.
O (4) - Overall, I like this beer. I wouldn't need to have it all the time in my cellar, but I would certainly drink and buy again.

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Photo of marticusrex
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Aroma is of flowers, slight fruit and belgian candi sweetness. Taste is fruit, floral notes, belgian candi sugar, and some earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium and quite effervescent. Overall, this is a good trippel, and a nice beer to sip and savor as it warms.

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Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barleybadger64
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid but subtle belgian. Good mouth feel and flavor. Yeast notes are in there but not overwhelming.

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Photo of KShophead
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draught at Oak and Oar. Nice to see a regional Tripel, one of my perennial favorite styles.

Pours reddish orange with a full bubbly tan froth.

Smells welcoming with malt, orange, melon, gum and spice.

Tastes grainy up front with taffy, gum and melon characters working alongside a touch of floral hops.

A rarer find that tastes about as close as you will get to the real thing in these parts.

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Photo of Decker
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chief99
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yby1acb
1.93/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Some thing's off in this beer. Looks and smell are good but something in the finish is not quite right for a belgo.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from the can in a Lexington Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.

That rooster's gonna make the most chicks with the most...chicks?... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear gold topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises spicy Belgian yeast, mild honey, light lemon zest, and a hint of sourdough. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light twinge of white grapes. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice tripel, one of the better American offerings (and definitely the best canned version I've come across).

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Photo of Brevbin
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darth-hippie
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smconnor
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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