Velvet Rooster

Kansas
United States
Velvet Rooster Tripel Tallgrass Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Velvet Rooster is the first Belgian-style Tripel in a can. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, this beer pours a golden straw color with a lofty pure white head. The taste is clean and crisp with a touch of spiciness, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy-like sweetness. Bubbly/effervescent.

 

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
34
Hops: 
Northern Brewer, Centennial, Willamette
Malts: 
Pilsen, Munich 10
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wow! A strong Belgian-style beer in tallboy cans – what a wonderful world it is that we live in! This crystal clear, golden ale starts with a prominent bready maltiness with a background of pear and melon esters and white pepper phenolics. The bready malt character is again in the forefront of the flavor with the pear esters and peppery phenolics providing balance. A moderate bitterness balances the bountiful malt character with a lingering white pepper in a refreshingly dry finish. This is quite an enjoyable beer but the prominent malt is a bit atypical for a Belgian Tripel.