Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by Denali:
3.65/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Package: 11.2 oz. Bottle. Bottle capped. Stamped date 19/11/05.
Appearance: Extremely thick foamy-soapy stubborn white head that subsides very slowly but still remains enough to coat the liquid and lace the glass. Slightly opaque orange-amber with lots of bubbles cascading to the top.
Smell: Nice aroma. Sweet malt. A little yeasty/bready. Hops aroma also notable. Slightly spicy (coriander?). Alcohol aroma also tickles my nose a bit.
Taste: Nutty and sweet malt flavor up front, but is also combined with bitter hops taste. Middle is more dominated by hops. Malt and hops then trade back and forth, eventually fading into a hoppy and then nutty aftertaste. But each sip brings a different dominant flavor sometimes a nutty flavor dominates, other times the hops dominate, and yet other times the malt sweetness becomes more pronounced. Sometimes the alcohol pokes its way through and dominates as well. Long timeline of flavors going on here. One of the more complex tasting tripels I have had.
Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation with dry finish.
Drinkability: The heavy carbonation detracts from the drinkability a bit.
Comments: Enjoyable but not outstanding. Although there was a lot of complexity, I would have preferred more sweetness to balance the hops and alcohol bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2004 02:12:53 | More by Denali
More User Reviews:
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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