Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.78/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12 oz bottle poured in two separate glasses, shared with wife
Appearance - Foggy golden yellow body with small white soapy head. Sticky soapy lacing.
Smell - Slight musky grain. Light alcohol. Apple. Almost citrusy.
Taste - Complex and smooth. Plenty alcoholic but not offbalanced or overpowering. No off flavors. Very very slight bitterness. May develop due to oxidization? Wasn't getting it so much at the beginning.
Mouthfeel - Smooth full bodied feel with medium light effervescence that works well with the alcoholic bite.
Overall Drinkability - Best Tripel I've had. Better than the Chimay.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 17:15:15 | More by ZenAgnostic
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 3,117 ratings.