Vox Populi

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #129
Ranked #15,190
3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
Vox Populi
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 31
Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This tastes like corn flakes with too much sugar. It actually is weirdly sweet, as in how could you brew something this strong and have it be so sweet? The Belgian yeast makes its brave appearance, trying to dry the finish but failing. Overall I call it a Canadian Malt Liquor, but unfortunately the name "Moose Drool" was already taken. From the 12 oz can purchased at Expérience Bière in Montréal.

Handsome dark yellow color with plenty of white foam in the glass. Remarkable aroma of lemon cookies with sourish pineapple to boot.

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Photo of stcules
2.91/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Beautiful old gold appearance, clean. White, creamy, beautiful head.
In the smell yellow fruit (peach, apricot), some honey, and then a good, relatively fresh herbal note, with camomile hints.
Fruitiness in the taste too, but not too much. A good amount of hop gives it a bitterness for a relatively good drinkability.
Well, the alcohol is here.
Quite bitter aftertaste, alcohol.
Not bad, drinkable, nothing exceptional.

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Photo of PascalMotard
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with good foam. Smell citrusy, with some grapes (white wine), along with tropical fruits and some yeast spicyness, candied fruits, pineapples.. The taste is very much like the aromas: white wine, tropical fruits, some citrus, a great yeast spicyness and some other fruits. We don't feel the 10% ABV at all! The malt comes through pretty well too, balanced by the fruity and spicy belgian yeast. A great beer!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep hazy and veiled golden color with storming activity. Gets cloudy with the yeast. Thick foamy and creamy beige 4-5 finger head in the tulip, lasting around 15 minutes, with good set of legs and lacing, but a poor swirl effect. Flavors of pineapples, orange, green grapes, mangos, caramel, sweet grains, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander and herbal spices. Oily medium body with a moderate crisp. Strong strength finish, feels wheathy with a bit of hay, deeply hoppy and tropical, leafy and grassy. This is a Belgian IPA / Tripel interpretation. I get a light brett and wild yeast feel in there. The freshness is decent but could be better. It's a bit vinous and heavily alcoholic, way too much, hits the complexity. The body gets dull quite fast, and the flavors lack balance. The smell is highly boozy, quite a bold brew and not accessible. With a bit of tweaking this could be promising. Still overall a high quality craft that is packed with flavors.

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Photo of bobv
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice easy pour yields a one inch head with sticky lacing as I drink. Nose is very interesting with candied pineapple, candied orange, candied lime, candied lemon, pine sap, and an aspect of perfume of some sort. Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but nice in its own right with the hop bitterness weaving in and out of the sweetness of residual sugars. Feel is adequate. Overall, I don't think this is a Tripel, but it is enjoyable and would have another.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of residual sugar notes with nice dry hoppy notes of light tropical fruits. Taste is also a mix of floral hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruits which are well balanced against some sweet Belgian style malt. Body is full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with great level of complexity and good drinkability. My only point for improvement would be to increase attenuation level.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a Tripel in any sense of the style IMO. Tasty and masked the alcohol well, but hopped up unbelievably. Best to call this a Belgian Blonde or something. Lot's of hop aroma and flavour with little phenolics and went down way too easy. Good stuff.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Service: Can
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Pours a hazy, flat amber with finger+ of soapy dirty white head that pops down to a scummy ring. Barely any lacing or retention. (3.5)

Fruity, pungent hop punch. Mango, green pineapple, intermingled fruity esters, loads of caramel, orange, pine sap, hard water/dirty rag. (3.75)

Doughy, fruity, hint of spice, sweet. Tropical fruits followed by hearty malt sweetness (caramelized sugar), some vague white pepper hints from the yeast. Not much else, just sweet. (3.75)

Big, sweet beer with light carbonation; medium+ body and a lingering sugary/boozy finish with a slight warmth in the finish. (3.75)

This is a decent beer as far as that goes.
It was not really what I was expecting. The first thing I noticed was the big, hoppy nose. The second was how sweet it is. I don't know if it is from residual sugars, but if it is, I wonder how much over 10% it'd be if they were all fermented.
It's not terrible, but it is pretty overpowering of anything Tripel-like. The aroma is fruity and a little dank. The flavor is just sweet with a little fruitiness. There are some hops giving this sweetness, but there is a big sugary (caramel malt- tasting) component as well that carries through into the aftertaste.
My main gripe here is that this is basically a double IPA with belgian yeast and the sweetness of a sweet tripel. However, even then all that comes through is hops (aroma) and sweet (flavor).
I think that with a little more spicy yeast flavors/smells and a more tripel-like look/feel it would be way better. To me at least. (3.5)

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with off-white head. Aroma is somehow dank, earthy, not really estery but yeasty. Taste starts sweet and yeasty, quite stale and musty. Not really my type of beer.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden in color with a small white head.

Intense grapefruit aroma. I can't smell anything else than grapefruits.

In the mouth you get different tastes, it's spicy and herbal, lots of fruity hops too. There's too much going on in every sense to really make enjoyable.

Like I said it's not really enjoyable, it's not bad by any means, you're just not sure about what taste the brewers were going for. It's a new beer so maybe it'll be better in the future.

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Anna from Vox Populi
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 31 ratings