Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by USCTrojanBrian:
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle, tulip
Tremendous, rocky white head, huge chunks of lacing. Some particle matter in the pour.
Cloudy golden amber color, lots of alcohol in the aroma, but some spice as well. Some peach in the flavor. Definite alcohol presence, but more mild than expected, imparts a certain light bitterness.
Getting sweeter over time. I was expecting a bit more resistance going down, but this is creamy and juicy, although lacking in a little pop or boldness to really set it apart.
Easy to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2008 02:30:37 | More by USCTrojanBrian
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.