Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel | Elysian Brewing Company

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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelBete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 06-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
15.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of martino_cappachino
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a frosted pint glass.

Thin head, about a half an inch with fine lacing. Lighter bodied, blonde in appearance.

Very modest aroma with pale malt lager yeast sticking out the most. Also light notes of caramel. Has that familiar trippel aroma but lighter.

Tastes of bread malt. Hints of spice (allspice?), fruit (possibly cherry?) and a little bit of sugar. Kind of soapy in the finish. Fine carbonation.

Not the most favorite trippel I've had... kinda've lacks zest or strength of taste. Maybe a good "lighter" introduction to Belgian trippels, but if I had to start with an American-produced version I'd go with New Belgium's trippel.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bbeane
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a weak white colored head that disappears quickly. Beer is a cloudy straw color with a fair amount of activity

S- First whiff is very sweet smelling, sugar and fruits with a hint of booze. After some swirls of the snifter, a light hop aroma is evident

T- Mostly sweet with a bit of hop presence coming through in the finish. This one has been in the cellar for a while, so I'm not sure it tastes exactly as it should

M- Light bodied with light carbonation

O- I wasn't overly impressed by this one, though it could have been different fresher. I thought it had a mostly good flavor except for an odd aftertaste that I could have done without

CHEERS

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean deep yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, spices, especially ginger and candy sugar. In the taste, spicy, ginger, notes of candy sugar and some dry sugar notes. A spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a small dry ginger in the aftertaste. Interesting spices, but decent nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of GreenCard
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gold, good clarity, nice layer of fine-beaded white foam that collapses to a thin, lacy cap

Aroma: malty with hints of yogurt, caramel, honey, and spice (maybe coriander?)

Flavor: honeyish malt profile that's not too sweet; hints of citrus peel and an herbal, rooty bitterness; finishes semisweet with a lingering spice

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, spritzy carbonation, alcohol warmth

Other comments: The label describes this as "extremely drinkable". For a Tripel-style beer, I'd say that's so, but probably because it is lacking in some of the typical Belgian zestiness.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a St Bernardus bowl shaped chalice, glowing orange copper honey appearance with the body. Flowing off white head forms thick and bubbly, beautiful beer here. Aroma has zesty spices, I'm even getting "beef jerky". Don't ask me why, but I get that spiced meat, okay to be fair let's call it a canivorous spicy pepper kick. Aroma also carries on grapefruit pith/peel, with candied sugar additions, and bubblegum esters, with a touch of green apple tartness. Flavor is pretty absurd upfront honey sweetness, with bitter spice notes lingering on that initial sip, some bright fruit notes that aren't enough to save the day...this is one cloying beast of a Belgian style tripel, there are other 9 and 10% abv tripels out there that ferment out the cloying qualities and leave behind a masterpiece. Harsh on the palate, cloying with booze, I don't get it it's only 7.4% abv according to the label yet it's screaming a booze ridden flavor with each sip. Banana smoothie with peppery bitter spice additions doesn't work in the ester or spice components this beer has to offer. Texturally it's a nightmare on the palate. Please don't go out and rush into a 22 ounce bottle of this without checking your facts. You can get this beer served a hundred times better as a real Belgian triple for half price during happy hour at the Sharp Edge.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up most of these offering for a mere $5.99. Heck at that price I would try any bomber!

A - Looks like it held up pretty well for a summer release. Clear yellow in color with a tint of brown amber and a nice 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells of apples, mild citrus and a touch of hops. The Belgium yeast is fruity and juicy smelling.

T - Taste is a touch more wheat and hoppy than expected with very little orange, lemon or coriander. Not saying it's bad just not as pronounced as the smell.

M - Light to medium it has a good ABV.

Overall its more of an imperial Hefeweizen than a Belgium Trippel but it's in no way a bad beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of doughanson78
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Goblet.

A: Light golden straw color. Slight haze. About a half finger white fizzy head that fades quickly but leaves a decent lacing.

S: Coriander, lemon. Belgian yeast. Crisp. Tropical. Slight nice Ivory soap aroma.

T: Slight caramel upfront. Coriander spiciness, lemon, and Belgian yeast flavors from middle through the finish.

M: Light body. Super crisp. Medium carbonation. Dry.

O: Good. I haven't had many of this style. Not really my thing, but this was good.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is alive with fruits, yeast. Taste is a bit milder than thwe smell, still some fruits and yeast, a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium yellow color w/ a nice two finger white head. Good carbonation and great lacing on this brew. Color is quite a bit lighter than I expect to see on a tripel. Smell is that of malt, hops, grass, lemon, corriander, honey. Fairly well balanced, although a little on the weak side for me. Honey is really out front of everything else. Taste is the exact same profile as the nose, with the honey even more out front- very sweet. Hops leave a slightly bitter aftertaste, but the honey is there masking just about everything else feel wise. Overall, this is a tasty beer, but nowhere near the best for the style. Still, it's solid, and I'm glad I got to try it.

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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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