Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by Raven3464:
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful golden straw body with a big foamy head.
Smell: Sweet malts, clove, and a hint of coriander are noticed early. A banana aroma becomes stronger as the beer warms. Maybe I have an old bottle but the aromas all seem a little too subtle.
Taste: Follows the nose. It starts with flavors of Belgian hops, clove and notes of sugar. There is grape flavor and some dry hop bitterness on the finish. A very complex beer but none of the flavors are really "deep." The alcohol is well hidden.
Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. There is a buttery feel that becomes noticeable as the beer warms; quite refreshing.
Overall: I don't know if it is as good as the "bros" say but it is still an impressive Tripel.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 13:31:22 | More by Raven3464
More User Reviews:
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
96 out of 100 based on 3,123 ratings.