Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an almost neon orange with a 2 finger white head that dissipates into a ring after a minute.
Smells heavily of banana, candi sugar, spice and a bit of white pepper.
Banana flavor is at the forefront of the palate as well. Very similar to a hefeweizen. Also some clove, pepper and a little bit of wheat tartness.
Fairly smooth with fairly high carbonation levels. Alcohol is well hidden for 9.5%.
Not usually a fan of lighter Belgian styles, so when I find one I like it's even more impressive. The spice is kept in check and doesn't overpower the other flavors. As always the Trappist breweries deliver. It's almost as if they have hundreds of years of experience perfecting it.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 23:55:17 | More by jmarsh123
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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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