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:
246
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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10
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1.75/5  rDev -55%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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 harrymel
2.58/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best by 06MAY16

Pours golden with a fine white foam etched atop. Smells like a belgian yeast, some hints of funk, plenty of sweet golden ale. Taste is metallic, sweet, with sweet corn and some bicarbonate. The flavor really tastes like a watered down tripel, some spices. Thin and sharply carbed with a dry finish. Meh.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of JoanS
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Again, looking for a wonderful Belgium tripel or quad experience and I was disappointed. The beertenders don't really post descriptions of the beers on their hi-tech display board--maybe everyone already knows the characteristics before they walk in. I wish I had researched it more before ordering.

The beer was cloudy and colored like a Hefeweizen, smooth but no body.
Very fruity and light tasting.
It was drinkable but not memorable.

I don't think I'll try this one again unless I want something very light in flavor.

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Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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 Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Smells like mostly tripel. Bready malts. Some orange and very light phenolic notes.

Taste - Starts off bready. Oak lends a damp and slight cardboard flavor. The blended lambic shows a little later with some lemon and tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. High carbonation.

Overall - It's ok, but not anything I'd pick up again. In fact I might not even finish my small pour.

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Photo of pourmeadrink
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of GabeBoise
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

I thought this beer was a bit of a mess. Like funky sparkling apple juice. The rating reflects input from others who liked it more than me.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

I went into this beer with restrained but dignified hesitance, I will freely admit that, but, with an open heart and eager mouth, no doubt. While it is not a bad blended beer - yes, you get the sweetish bubblegum-y, peach-laden trip and tangy, sourish gueze- it makes me think of a BBQ pulled pork pizza, frankly. I love me some barbecue and the ChainGangGuy would be hard-pressed indeed to willingly turn down a hot, cheesy pie, but together? No. No, thank you. I would much prefer these two beers components separated (but equal).

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(on tap at Belgian Cafe - served in a tulip)

A: very cloudy, honey-colored liquid.... no head, surface foam, or lace... about right for a gueuze, but not for a tripel... a little disappointing

S: smells pretty much like what it's a blend of: a tripel and a gueuze... fairly assertive malt, faint caramel, with the subtle floral alcohol of a tripel.... distant, fragrant, navel-orange citrus in the background - adds a touch of brightness to the aromas, but doesn't enhance the otherwise weak intensity of them

T: the funk comes through a good bit more in the taste, however, this is still, at the very least, dominated by the malt and floral notes from the tripel.... honey-ish, cereal flavors from the malt... tiny, vaguely 'yellow' grapefruit tart/tang in the aftertaste - not much gueuze coming through - whatever portion of it that is blended in merely serves to provide a subtle accent to the overall flavor... I'd stop short of saying it adds 'complexity' as the beer, in total, has a fairly messy, amateur composition (or perhaps has experienced degradation from poor handling?)

M: moderately soft and smooth up front... good bit of the roundish, delicate viscosity retained from the tripel... long finish, ultimately ending dry.... mild, citrus-juicy, acidic film left over on the palate... perhaps this is how it's supposed to be - kinda flat - clean, but flat

O: this might have been a more dynamic, more interesting beer had the base tripel been better and the blend showcasing more of the gueuze... gonna hesitate to recommend this to customers

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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 Beejay
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | 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 diamondlie
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
3.89 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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