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Triomphe Belgian IPA | Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
466 Ratings
Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jale on 01-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,719
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
466
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
68
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 120
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 16 oz can into a Boulevard tulip glass.

A - Pours a ruddy amber body topped with two fingers of bubbly golden head. Foam dissipates after a minute or so, leaving moderate-to-heavy lacing. Bubbles continue to drift up for quite some time.

S - Yeasty aromas and hops come through with notes of floral grassiness. Some phenolic elements as well.

T - So much depth, with lilac, lavender and more phenolic character. A hint of funk on the finish.

M - Medium-bodied with noticeable carbonation. Pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Overall a stellar Belgian IPA and I love the fact that it comes canned. They find a grat balance between the Belgian yeasty, floral characteristics and the hoppy bitterness. I wish it was easier to get in my area.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No canning date. Bought a 16oz can for $2.79 at Fairway Sav-Mor Drugs in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pretty clear, with some particles floating around. The beer is a sexy amber color. The light brown, soapy textured head is about two fingers or so and lasts quite awhile. Lacing is quite thick and attractive (that's what she said...).

Smell: Wow was the first word I thought and said when I smelled this one. Truthfully, it smells a lot like apple sauce... to me, anyway, and I'd guess that's the yeast. There are some spices in there as well, but an apple aroma is what I'm pulling out of this the most, for sure.

Taste: The apple sauce flavor is really prominent up front, and lasts throughout the sip. On the finish there's a very tasty malt character with a quick burst of hops. Given that this is a Belgian IPA, I was hoping the hops would come through SOMEwhere. A unique as hell beer, and I dig it. A lot. It's easy drinking, the flavor hits you and is gone, the carbonation isn't high, the ABV isn't all that high... this is one I could drink quite a bit of. The bitterness in Triomphe is balanced out very nicely by the apple flavor, as well as the malt. The can claims the beer is "strongly bitter", but it's not. I think it's about middle-of-the-road.

Triomphe is an interesting beer that changes quite a bit as you make your way down the glass. It smells great, has a fantastic flavor, feels awesome going down... I think the Bros. gave this a more accurate rating than the majority have. Of course, that's all subjective.

Regardless, DEFINITELY seek this one out and try it for yourself. For the love of GOD, do it! And YES, I drank this beer sober.

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Photo of downeyj4
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm going to go out on a limb here and put this up as one of the best IPAs that I have ever had. If you strictly love the hops, then this won't be a great IPA for you. However, if you enjoy Belgian style beers and also enjoy American IPAs, this is a good mix of the two. It focuses on the hop aroma and bitterness, but still has that farmhouse flavor that Vivant always looks for. I appreciated this adventurous IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Thaddeus
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber color with an off-white frothy head about two fingers high.

Aroma & Taste: Nice hop notes of herbs and pine and medium body. Slight malt notes to it. Overall the beer had good hops that added a nice bitterness to the beer. The beer didn't take to long to finish with no lingering bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of finstadp
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant was pleasantly surprising. It had an orange or amber appearance with a full body. It had a strong smell of hops. The flavor and mouth feel were very full-bodied. It was both rich and heavy but a great beer all and all.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RayOhioFelton
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Randallt11
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely orange color. The smell is quite sweet and fruity, without any spice or funk. Flavor is too sweet for my tastes, with a lot of cherry/orange and only a little tartness. A nice beer, but I'd prefer something with less fruit, more tart, and a bit of earthiness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 466 ratings
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