Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by Buschyfor3:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed a 11.2oz bottle at Flanagan's Ale House in Louisville. Served in an Ommegang chalice.
A: Cloudy, golden body that produces a huge, rocky, white head about 1.5 fingers thick; head quickly reduces to a half-finger depth but is persistent through the glass and assists with some good lacing rings.
S: The nose is spicy and sweet - apple and pear fruitiness melded with cinnamon, cloves and white pepper. Musky wheat chaff note peaks out as you exhale.
T: Like the nose but much stronger and provocative - apple, pear and cloves are prominent; honey-like sweetness follows. Then a cereal/grainy note flashes in to offset the fruity sweetness. A peppery alcohol also comes to play and becomes quite persistent about halfway through the chalice. Aftertaste is yeasty bread with lingering peppery spiciness and light fruit esters.
M: Smooth and crisp carbonation; slightly fluffy.
D: Easy going and not overly powerful even at 8.5% ABV. Has some kick but this tripel is sweet and complex which makes this quite an enjoyable trappist beer.
Another sterling trappist ale; so many of them to choose from - it is hard to pick a favorite, but I think I might have to side with the St. Bernardus Tripel. Regardless, I have been waiting to try this tripel for quite some time and I left very pleased.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2009 02:09:31 | More by Buschyfor3
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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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