Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by guild337:
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
This beer is on a different playing field from all the other Trappists. It still has all the complexity, and flavor that the others have, but the experience is somehow deeper, and I love it for that little bit extra. The monks of Westmalle have created something special here (or continue to create something special that has been around for ages).
A - Beautiful, yet lightly golden coloring. An extremely frothy and rich, thick head. I let that dissipate as I enjoyed the aroma.
S - Very flowery, and fragrant. Lots of flavors here, but nice and slightly sweet citrus smell.
T - A welcome difference in this beer is that it is not too sweet at all, like some Belgians can be. Beautifully dry, and just a hint of tartness make this brew as complex and delicious as any classic wine could ever hope to be.
M - Again I emphasize the dryness of this beer. It is just a great, and uniquely different experience for me, and I love it.
D- This is a beer to be enjoyed slowly, and paired with some food. Not so much a session beer (for price, and alcohol content). But I would have some every week, if I could afford that. A world class beer, no doubt.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2009 21:04:25 | More by guild337
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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 3,498 ratings.