Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by SeanChouffe:
4/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle with "Westmalle" around the neck. Use by date: 22/01/05
Pours a golden color with good carbonation and a fluffy white head. Cloudy with a lot of chunks floating around. The amount of sediment is extreme, so it is difficult to leave it out of the mix. The lacing is light and slippery, and the head lowers to a fine film. The aroma is fruity, doughy, hops and yeasty, with some astringency ? very fresh. Flavor is very tart and peppery with a sweet middle and a bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy with a lingering hop finish.
With it?s high ABV, it is important to let it warm a bit. I had a few of these in Amsterdam. The one I had at the Reichsmuseum was a mystical experience. The ones I have had in the states, however, have been a lot harsher and, by comparison, a disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2004 03:42:43 | More by SeanChouffe
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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
96 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.