Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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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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