Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by TJBurgess:
3.68/5 rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into a Delirium Snifter.
A: poured slow, but still a tremendous amount of pure white head. Probably 3+ fingers worth slowly dissolves leaving about a finger left. Color is almost pure gold and non-transparent.
S: delightful fruit smell with orange peel and lemony scents. Nothing special, but still good and inviting.
T: the typical Tripel taste comes right through. Unfortunately, there's not much else. Plenty of carbonation, but the alcohol seems to dilute the overall taste. Not that there's a huge alcohol presence, but its enough to wonder where the rest of the complexity went.
M&D: plenty of freshness and clean finish with this amount of carbonation, but still falls behind some of the other tripels and the top of the class. Glad I tried it, but not something I would spend a good amount of money on given how much I prefer others in this grouping.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2010 19:25:24 | More by TJBurgess
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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 3,506 ratings.