Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Pours a little pale for a tripel. Decent head and some gorgeous lacing. Retention is solid as well.
The aroma is quite nice in this. It's balanced and lets the spice come through as well as some hops and a really floral aspect to it.
It tastes far more bitter than most tripels I've had to date, but this could perhaps be due to the fact that it's not very sweet at all. One of the things that sets it aside is that it has what tastes like a good addition of lemon zest, only adding to the hops bitterness. I could almost be happy calling this a belgian IPA.
The body is medium to light in fullness, and medium in weight. The finish is dry and slightly sticky. The carbonation was a little overdone, although I feel that way about many tripels.
Overall, this is a solid Tripel and worth picking up. I may stock up on this while the LCBO is stocking it. FWIW, I find La Fin Du Monde is a nicer option for the money, but this is a bit more bitter and welcoming for me personally. This also drinks like nothing which works both to it's advantage and against it while the drinkability is high, but my glass is empty far too fast.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2012 02:52:45 | More by BBP
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4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Westmalle chalice.
Pours a nice Hazy gold. Not much head that dissipated quickly.
Smells like sweet bread/malts. Also getting some light fruits like apples and pears. Slight banana smell.
Taste is malty and sweet like most trappist tripels. I get some crisp apple taste, as well as some banana, like a weizenbock almost, just not as fruity an floral.
Mouthfeel is tremendous. Very light and crispy. HIgh carbonation, which is nice and tingly. mentioned how it compared to a weizenbock. Not nearly as thick as that. Very light, with a slight malty craeminess.
Overall a very good beer. Not the best trappist I've had (doesn't say much since they're all amazing), but still a very good one. I enjoyed the apple flavor. faint, but definitely there. Like biting into a freah apple right off the tree.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:16:14 | More by BigRedDog
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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