Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I had this in a bottle in Occoquan, Virginia at a new Belgian restaurant call "Cock and Bull." Belgian beer and waffles - gotta love it!
A: After pouring into a Westmalle chalice, I noticed intense bubbles right away. The color was a cloudy, burnt orange with about 1/2 inch head.
S: Fruity, with mild caramel notes. I detected the characteristic Belgian yeast with plum and citrus.
T: VERY smooth, with a slight but comfortable alcohol burn. Dark fruit a plenty in this one!
M: Carbonation is bubbly, almost champagne-like. There is no offensive sticky residue in the mouth and I would definitely describe this as a very "clean" beer.
D: I am simply in love with the mouthfeel in particular with this one! Also,the nutty and fruity taste of the Westmalle is addictive. Amazing stuff!
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2010 00:55:19 | More by Chaney
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4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Golden, brassy in color with a slight haze and a towering frothy white head that mellows nicely to a layer of bubbles.
S: Fresh dough and yeast with layers of toasted malt, caramel, light candy sugar and delicate esters reminiscent of fresh apricot. A touch of grassy and spicy hops are noticeable but not strong.
T: Sweet but not overly sweet layer of candy sugar over a smooth, toasted grain profile that is clean and slightly drying. Light caramel, apricot and hay with a balancing push of hops that are both grassy and spicy with a white pepper character. Unique yeast has complexity without any clear distinction of fruit or spice but a definitive player in the taste nonetheless. Alcohol remains well hidden into the finish which is on the dry side.
M: Medium body beer with moderate carbonation and a smooth clean, dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden for it's strength.
O: Delightful beer with flavors that keep unfolding as this warms up. Top notch yeast and fresh clean tasting ingredients play credit to meticulous brewing practices and a stand out beer! I have passed this up many times but glad to finally sit down and taste it.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:39:20 | More by scottbrew4u
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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