Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by Roguer:
4.74/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A - Beautiful golden hue, nice and cloudy. Pours a super thick white head, with beautiful retention. Excessive carbonation as expected.
S - Bright citrus hop notes, balanced by a syrupy sweetness, spices, a hint of banana; a spectrum of aromas to enjoy and dissect. This is the bouquet of beers.
T - This is what a Tripel should taste like. A malty sweetness is balanced by citrus and hops, small amounts of candi, a toasty malt in the background, slight honey and pear, all wrapped in a flower. In your mouth.
M - It's not as smooth-drinking as a Dubbel or Quad, but the mouthfeel is still nothing short of wonderful. Comes in like syrup, leaves like oil, all the while the carbonation exciting your tongue. The alcohol isn't the slightest factor in the taste or feel.
O - This has long been the Tripel by which I judge all other Tripels, and it has yet to let me down. Westmalle may not make the perfect Dubbel, but I have yet to find their equal with a Tripel.
Bottled May 2012.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 20:17:50 | More by Roguer
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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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