Style: Belgian-Style Tripel
Full Brew Birthday: October 2011
Interesting fact: The first Belgian-style tripel in a can in the world.
Velvet Rooster is a Belgian-style tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes.
The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. Rooster’s light carbonation gives it a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute. It is the cock of the walk.
Malts: Pilsner, Munich
Hops: Northern Brewer, Centennial, Willamette
Homebrewers! – The pro kit to make this beer is available from our friends at Northern Brewer