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Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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168 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,889
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
168
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of julian
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: clear golden yellow in color with a nice 1 finger fluffy white head on the first pour. 2nd pour, although aggressive, yielded very little head. Lacing is almost non existent.

S: Belgian spices, lemon zest, grass.

T: Up front it has the taste of a typical belgian yeast I'd expect to find in a Tripel, but the flavors seem a bit muted. There's not much going on here to be honest.

M: Medium carbonation, light bodied.

D: Eh...there are much better readily available Tripels (La Fin Du Monde) that I would choose over this. Nice to try and to support my local breweries though. Not a bad price either for $4.49 for 22oz.

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Photo of Sammy
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you ccrida. Pours like a Belgian, cloudy grapefruit with a generous white head. Smell is fresh, mouthfeel is above average, but taste is not really there. Some sweetness and even astringency. Its drinkable, its a decent try, but its not up to a real tripel.

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Photo of Buggies
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

his beer gets a lot of bad reviews. But, it really isn't that bad... it just isn't a great example of a triple. It is a nice representation of the style, but it lacks a lot of what I think of a triple should be.

All the elements are there just a little muted. Really not bad. I got a single of this out of a cooler at my local GE, so I didn't pay much for it. Had I did pay a lot for it I might have been a little more disappointed. But this one is just a bit above average.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of WonderWaffles
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of confusedidols
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BESTIALEX
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of laxer8811
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a smaller size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Hops, coriander/clove, citrus, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and corn. There is also some light citrus, caramel, and a touch of spice.

Overall – A poor appearance and mouthfeel.. especially for a tripel. The taste isn't all that spectacular either. It actually tastes a bit like a home brew - I am disappointed with this one.

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Photo of woemad
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle purchased at Main Market Co-Op in Spokane for $1.79. No freshness date. Different label than the one pictured.

Poured a hazy apricot color with a half-inch of bone-white foam. Spotty lace.

Fruity esters. Some spicy notes as well, but they are subdued. Clove-like scents can be detected once the beer begins to warm up.

Starts out cautiously fruity tasting, then some mild spicy notes thrown in a little contrast. There’s an incongruous bitter taste in the background that just doesn’t match anything else. Fairly clean finish.

Medium bodied, and without that effervescent mouthfeel that seems to only be available in Belgian-style beers brewed on the other side of the Atlantic.

Fairly mediocre, but okay for the price. Just don’t expect it to be as good as the ones you can drink in Europe (or even from there).

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Photo of confer
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks like a tripel maybe a bit on the pale side, but a bright white head.
Smell is good as well, mildly spicey and fruity.
Taste is just okay, not enough of the tripel flavor and to much of a boozy aftertaste even though the abv is on the low side for a tripel.
Overall a decent American tripel.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer poured a pale gold yellow color that was crystal clear. The aroma was fruity with some pineapple and banana in the nose. That however was the highlight of this beer. The taste was sweet with a little bit of fruit. I could taste no hop and wonder how long this beer had been on the shelf. I was not impressed by this beer but it certainly met some style guidelines for being a tripel.

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice looking tripel, but definitely lacking in the alcohol & body department to really feel like one.

Slightly more easier drinking than a tried & true tripel, mostly sour citrus in the hops. Not a lot of sweetness, which is fine by me. Maybe a nice intro to tripels.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up the other day at Mondo Vino. Poured from the bomber a crisp dark golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, and pears. Light bodied and crisp, with flavors of Belgian yeast, spices, apples and pears.

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Photo of klkatz
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in the stemmed Stella Artois flute glass...

love my belgians to be murky and thick... small white head...

smells - typical... blondish... malty maybe.. hard to disinguish... floral nodes...

taste... good well balanced..not super heavy for a tripel... spicy..

drinkability is high... at 7.4% it's not over the top... and is subtle enough to keep you going back... though not a session beer at over 7...

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Photo of magictrokini
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with a thick whtie head. Straw, grass, pears, and spice in the nose. Dry, crisp taste up front, then moves into a sweeter yeast and apples combination. More of the sugar and the spicy Goldings come out as the beer warms. Not really the trippel I was expecting, kind of has a farmhouse quality.

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Photo of brewcat
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A complex one. Poured a nice blond, rocky, tad hazy. Great aromatics. Loved the banana, Belgian yeasty goodness. The pallet I found was a bit askew from the initial invitation. Not nearly as interesting as the aroma. Not too sweet but thought it would be dryer, a tad to bitter on the back end and the pallet seemed thin. Overall incredibly drinkable and at 7.5% @$4.50 a good deal.

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Photo of Kasabuske
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bombventure
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Laklimell
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SpectralAbyss
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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