Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by cjacobsen:
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
(A) Pours a hazy yellow with a slight golden tint to it. Very ample white head.
(S) It actually smells dry with light citrus, white grape, and citric rind.
(T) Citric rind and light malt grab you at first. There is some sweetness to it, but it's not overbearing like American tripels are. Some lemongrass dances around in the taste and helps to round out this really good brew.
(M) Light body, dry, and slightly grainy.
(O) I was impressed. I knew this had pretty decent ratings, but tripels made here in America are WAY too sweet and rest heavily on the Belgian candi sugars. They get too saturated for me. This was something though. Really well done and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2011 12:31:23 | More by cjacobsen
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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 3,499 ratings.