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A Belgian 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. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescence 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.
Since 2007, Tallgrass Brewing Co. has been crafting award-winning ales at the edge of the Flint Hills in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to the quality of their beer, they’re known for their packaging, sense of humor, and an adventurous, experimental spirit that’s true to their homebrewing roots. Tallgrass chose Northern Brewer to help bring their recipes to homebrewers everywhere through our Pro Series line of beer kits - cheers!
A note on yeast: Tallgrass uses White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale; with Tallgrass' blessing, we suggest Wyeast 3787 as the default option so customers (especially mail order customers) can more easily evaluate viability before brewing.
We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts, but it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Tallgrass Velvet Rooster Pro Series Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1080 Total Time to Make 2 months
- 5.0 / 5.02 ReviewsTop ShelfBrewed this on Dec 27, 2015. Yeast Starter and let set in secondary for 4 months. Had first bottle about April 15, 2016. Had second try on May 21. Really great taste. Got much better with age and was good at the get go.May 22, 2016great looking beerThis thing took off like an out of control freight train. Yeast starters are the way to go. so far it looks great, can’t wait to taste this brute in a month..March 25, 2016
- Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 3 answersAfter one month in secondary, my Velvet Rooster Final Gravity is 1014. Seems high (and sweet) to me, but is this value consistent with the style, or should I let in age longer before kegging?BEST ANSWER: that sounds about right.. This is a wonderful Triple that we have made many times. To us this taste better than store bought. If you let these Age For a year or more they will be the best triple you have ever tasted. .I have two bottles for my retirement in Sept that I have saved for over 3 years. DALEAny idea why beer is way darker than the picture and description?BEST ANSWER: This can happen with small-batch homebrewing like this, as the heat of the kettle will tend to darken the sugars as the wort is boiled. Full-size breweries won't have this problem in the same way, as the huge boil vessels they are using means less of the wort is in contact with the hottest part of the brew kettle. One good way to keep a beer from darkening so much is by doing "late additions" of malt extract; a brewer can hold back about 1/2 of the extract and add it with about 10-15 minutes to go, so that there will be less of the malt exposed to the high heat. This will keep it lighter in color, but will not change other aspects of the beer.