Vicaris Tripel Gueuze | Brouwerij Dilewyns

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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:
244
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tart over ripe fruit with a hint of pineapple and malt on the nose. Pours slightly hazed gold with a touch of copper. The beer enters very creamy, fruity citrusy lemony with a hint of bread, large pitted fruit, grape and something tropical. The rich malt and fruit flavors balance the tartness. the carbonation is very fine and above average while the body is light for as big the flavors are. Very refreshing and drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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 smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey DC.

A minimal sized collar is presented but a generous fill. Collar is a bit soapy white, but sits on a pale orange to peach colored body. Almost orb glowing, and while drinking leaves a lot of speckled lacing.

Bouquet is interesting. Slightly floral, a bit of lemon and mild funk. Nothing real acidic, just a tou ch with some herbal green sensations. Nothing too sweet, and not to sour either.

First sip is real mellow and juicy. For a tripel there's not much dense malt here, but some lemon fruitness and some of the sucrose kicks in. It's wonderfully balanced and accented with some funky juicy qualities, that go into tropical mango and peach fruit flavors and aromas. There's some slight white pepper that matches the funk on the finish as well, and there's an almost light lambic drinking feel and champagne crisp dryness to this also.

Overall, a very unique creation even for the Belgian realm, real memorable too.

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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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4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No date on the label. Just started seeing this around...

A: Inviting, cloudy, golden honey-colored body with an orange tint. 1 finger clean white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Lemon, citric tartness with very little acetic. Belgian yeast. Light funk, barnyard. More fruit-forward than your typical gueuze. Tropical fruit, light peach, apple, white grape.

T: Solid, lemony tartness up front with a Belgian yeast spice. Some malt sweetness breaks through. The finish is semi-dry with the tripel-esque fruit notes making their appearance known. A little bit of alcohol. A hint of hop bitterness arises in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate to light body. Flavor is well distributed.

O: Well executed mashup of two of my favorite styles. Starts like a gueuze, finishes like a tripel and tastes like delicious. Nicely presents elements of both styles in a balanced way. Each is well represented, but neither dominates. Well integrated and complementary. Really cool brew.

Prost!

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden body with an orange tint and a thin ring of bubbles with no real head. Overall impression of appearance is of a cross between a Geuze and a Tripel, foreshadowing the rest of the beer. Scents of orange and tangerine flesh, apricot juice, a hint of soft, sweet malt and light honey, medium fruity esters, medium-light Geuze funk, with notes of barnyard sourness, hay, lemon, light grapefruit, light spicy phenols in the background with notes of white pepper. Overall impression of aroma is of a tripel overall, but mingled very well with the fine aromas of a Geuze. A deep, complex, wild aroma that is amazingly enticing. Flavor begins moderately funky, but with a light sweetness also present, with flavors of lemon zest, earthy hay, grapefruit flesh, medium-light sourness, moderate spicy phenols with white pepper dominant but also some clove. Middle is lightly dry with notes of white pepper, light levels of spicy herbal/floral hop bitterness, lemon zest, medium-light grapefruit and some tangy wheat. Finish is dry and tangy with notes of tangy wheat, white pepper, medium-light levels of spicy hops, fruit reminiscent of citrus and lemon zest. Aftertaste is dry with notes of spicy hops, white pepper and phenols and light grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a mingled Tripel and Geuze, though the Geuze overwhelms a bit. Very refreshing and complex, dry and sour, yet balanced. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with effervescent carbonation and a puckering, drying, refreshing feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice Geuze, not much of the Tripel on display. Overall this is a fantastic blend. An excellent combination of Geuze and Tripel that is complex and refreshing.

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle couldn't find any dating.

It pours a hazy orange with an inch of foam after settling down.

Huge whaffs of sweet caramel malt and oranges hit my nose buds.

Sweet from the caramel, citrusy from the oranges, light tartness, heavily on the dry side.

Medium body with very lively carbonation.

Peculiar brew here but my palate digs it.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Lot 04042014 stamped on the cork.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with high carbonation producing a 2 inch white frothy head with excellent retention. Nice lacing too. Admire this one. (4.5)
S: Soft (lemon) citrus, earthy mineral funk, melon, and white pepper. Give this a little time to open up (not even warm much) and notes of honey and a hint of vanilla emerge. (4.25)
T: Wow...love the blend. Orange and lemon citrus, white pepper, honey, hint of salt, and a note of dry minerals. (4.25)
M: Soft, sweet, and creamy up front (tripel)...turns toward more tart (gueuze) in the mid-palate and finish. Medium body. Dry finish with nice lingering on the palate. (4.25)
D: An interesting idea with excellent results. This one could have gone off the rails, but it ends up walking the tight-rope with success. Seek it out! (4.25)

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

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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vicaris Triple Gueuze

LOOK: Golden yellow, with a white head and spotty lacing. Perfect clarity, with many fine carbonated bubbles rising to the surface.

SMELL: Sour smelling beer with some grainy malt and candy sugar.

TASTE: Funky sour, fairly strong and farmhouse like. Notes of lemon rind, candi sugar hay and wheat. Some soft alcohol works well with a very dry oak. More like a Gueuze than a tripel; plenty sour,which is encouraged in anything donning that term.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, bone dry finish full of oaky tannins.

OVERALL: This is a quality offering. The sour is good and the flavor is long lasting. A pretty good blend of a Gueuze and a triplel.

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4.28/5  rDev +10%

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4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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