Vicaris Tripel Gueuze | Brouwerij Dilewyns

Vicaris Tripel GueuzeVicaris Tripel Gueuze
BA SCORE
74.4%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 246 ratings
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeVicaris Tripel Gueuze
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
Ranking:
#9,463
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
246
Liked:
183
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of innominat
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryreeves
2.43/5  rDev -37.2%
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 -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Getalegup
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What a confusing mix of styles. it both sweet like a triple and sour/tart like a gueze, no one at the share liked it, maybe needs more for Brett to take over?

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Photo of eph2k
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenious
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morebeergood
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I like the alcohol level from the tripel, and the crispness of the gueze. A very interesting combination.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma is full on gueuze but not very intense. Taste is tart and balanced. Very nice combination, easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big esters in aroma, with a touch of must. Pear, green apple, and floral notes are countered by lactic tartness and barnyard.

Flavor is a similar blend, with the sourness hitting initially, then giving way to a malty breadcrust backbone, finishing a touch peppery and dry. There's a little pepto funk in aftertaste. I wish the sourness would linger. Pretty hot.

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Photo of zero_signal
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With the scent of funk but the flavor of tripel ale, the Vicaris Tripel bridges the gap in styles with tethers of fruity-sweet, sourish, spicy and earthen perfume.

Underneath its fluffy, fluid froth, the hazy golden ale streams with carbonation, releasing the pungent scent of saddle leather, horse blanket, musty damp basement and abbey wash-rind cheese. Underneath the funk lives a candied sweet taste of soft powdered sugar and fresh angel food cake.

The rise of fruit and spice upon the middle palate both balance and complement the malty-sweet center with soft clove, white pepper and vanilla. Yet its deeply woven esters of lemon, apple and white grape pull the sweetness forward and await its funky retort. With trailing vinous spice comes the aspects of weathered oak, balsa, cork rot and a mellow sweaty brine.

Though medium bodied, the sweetness registers heavier even though the dry sourness suggests something lighter and much more arid. Yet its the earthy undercurrent of funk that returns through the aftertaste and echoes with soil and cellar.

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Photo of parintele
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a super dark-ish orange, with a very white head, about one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like honey, a bit of caramel, some white wine, spicing, and a good dosing of funk.

This one feels more like a gueuze than a tripel to me, though I've read reviews that people feel the opposite way. I guess taste is pretty subjective. There's a moderate sourness here, about a 4 or 5/10, adding a tart and slightly vinegary bite to the end. Up front, it's typical tripel sweetness, candi sugar, honey, and a bit of caramel, followed by musty hops, grass, lemon, and white wine. It's definitely an interesting blend, and you get both aspects of the blend. I don't always love tripels, so the blend here helped me enjoy it a bit more.

This one is light bodied, with a crisp and tart mouthfeel, along with a higher level of carbonation.

A really unique and interesting, and one I was glad to try.

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Photo of DBosco
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Vicaris Tripel Gueuze from Brouwerij Dilewyns
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 246 ratings
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