Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by jenitivecase:
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 0,33L bottle retrieved from Paris, France, of all places.
A: Dark yellow, very hazy, with an amber cast. Ridiculous amount of head upon pouring with excellent retention and thick lacing. Carbonation continues to stream up from the bottom of the glass long after pouring, almost like champagne.
S: Very yeasty with strong citrus notes. The alcohol tang is also present.
T: Wow, this has a hell of a kick. It took a little bit of drinking to get my tongue to really get into the flavor. It's pretty spicy (coriander, nutmeg?), with all of the citrus undertones promised by the smell. Good yeast character rounds out a ridiculously complex taste.
M: Creamy and perfect. Goes down incredibly smooth.
D: The alcohol bite and the intensity of the taste would make it difficult to drink this in quantity, but I'm going to enjoy the rest of the beer I've got in front of me for sure.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2008 20:40:55 | More by jenitivecase
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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
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