Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a great tripel.
Appearances are as good as it gets. Huge frothy head that laces the whole way down. Golden hazy orange and white, beautiful head.
Floral hoppy smell, with a fruity sweetness on top. No obvious alcohol in the smell.
Taste is superb and one of a kind. Fruity and hoppy and a wonderful alcohol warmth combine to make one of the best tasting tripels, period. It's worth every penny.
Feels great with a bit of carbonation and medium to heavy body. It's sweet, but not cloying at all. Good to the last drop.
I don't know how drinkable it is given the high abv, and strong complexity, but I would definitely return to this. Pick one up if you haven't already.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2007 00:24:35 | More by SaucyA
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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
96 out of 100 based on 3,117 ratings.