Vicaris Tripel Gueuze | Brouwerij Dilewyns

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243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Dilewyns
Belgium
vicaris.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vicaris Triple-Gueuze is a Belgian Abbey Triple. A creamy white head billows above a honey-gold-colored beer. The nose has notes of tart vanilla and spice while a full body and long finish are perfectly balanced by the fine, dry gueuze.

Added by corby112 on 09-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Tdewhurst
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft consumed in Paris. Medium gold color, not much nose (may have been lost in swirling cigarette smoke). Barest hunt of spice, typical Belgian bubble gum sweetness. Solid Belgian style.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an orange body with one-finger head that sticks around. Aroma of spice, yeast, fruit esters and is slightly sour yet a fluffy sweetness that is like powdered sugar. Smooth, fluffy body with a dry, slightly sour and vinous taste and feel but love how that's an undercurrent to a more watery/juicy sugary fruit sweetness (kinda like how peaches and creme work) with clean finish and I really enjoyed this even if not true to style (per se).

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AudioGilz
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color. Thick lumpy head. Nose is a mix of strong orange, cloves, malt and some yeastiness. Flavor is very orangey. Tangy and fairly sweet. No real malt or hops profile. Easy to forget it's a beer. But very good.

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Photo of Rutager
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RBorsato
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.01/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

A: clear orange gold, almost no head, quickly dissipating
S: strong nose of apple cider vinegar and more subtle dry cheese notes, touches of general vinegar as well, there's a definite sharpness in the nose, that acidic pinch that is typically much more present in a standard gueuze
T: immediate cheese rind, watery apple, dry cheese flavors, tartness, pepper and subtle brine, peaches and pears, a saltiness that does not quite resemble the briny character of a gose but more of the character of a satline, it has a flavor very similar to cider, its amazing how subdued this beer is, nothing jumps out at you really, nothing is harsh or brash
M: filling and watery but easy drinking
O: a peculiar beer, while only conceptually an intriguing one. I feel as though it might work better if it were better blended, but I feel as though there is too much tripel and not enough gueuze. the real problem here is that there is a real lack of complexity. all of this being said it in some ways is pleasant, there's an easily perceived myriad of white fruits (apples, pears, peaches) hints at what would be a really nice malt character if it were further emphasized. the beer improves as it sits and the dry cheese rind dies out which is an improvement, and with it comes a subtle hop bitterness not present earlier. Worth a try if you are really curious but if you don't have it don't feel as though you are really missing something ultra special. You could die never having this and your beer life would not be wasted. Nevertheless, not bad

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy copper colour. Sweet white grape, slight yeasty aromas, slightly spicy. Bubbly and crisp; reminiscent of champagne or sparkling dry wine. White grape, slightly tart, with a bit of earthy and spicy hops. Clean finish.

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Photo of TerryB
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryreeves
2.43/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

I have to agree with "Getalegup" on this... The clean and sweet finish of a Tripel conflicts with what you expect from a nice Gueuze - super dry with clean sour and light funk. The blend does not compliment the component styles. I think this would benefit from a long rest in the cellar so the Tripel's hoppy sweetness can fade to allow the funkification to take the lead. Unfortunately this one is not for me unless I planned to cellar it for at least a year. On the other hand, if you need a "gateway" beer to interest your friends in sour / wild ales, this might be for you...

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Photo of Sellen
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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