Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by bmwats:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter.
A: Cloudy golden color. Slight, foamy, white head. Slowly settles leaving some spotty carbonation on the surface. Leaves substantial spotted lacing which quickly retreats into the body of the brew.
S: Light malt, citrus, and pine.
T: A sweet pungent malt. Pecan shells, some lemon citrus, and pine nuts. Sweet, bitter hops.
M: Light body, full flavor. The piny aftertaste remains. Strong alcohol, but not overpowering.
D: Great sipping beer.
Really solid atmosphere. Great appearance, and simple but full nose. More complexity in the palette, and really full flavor. Nice balance. Overall, this is a pretty great quaff.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2009 23:05:59 | More by bmwats
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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
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