Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by jspruit:
4.72/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up this 33cl bottle after seeing and hearing alot about it over the years.
Pours a nice light gold color with little bubbles and a large whitish 3 finger head.
Very enticing smells-a bit of everything with nothing really dominating: fruity, banana, sweet, yeast.
Fruity and balanced with sweet tones; nice banana/apple/raisin sort of taste. Also a bit malty and hoppy all at the same time with a hint of bitterness. Complex with some vanilla hints at the end.
Goes down full, but smooth and finishes a bit dry. The light carbonation does a nice number going down too.
Overall, for 9.5% ABV this is quite smooth and goes down great. Plenty of complexity throughout, but at no point is it overpowering. I probably wouldn't have more than one of these in a sitting because of the ABV and its richness, but it's definitely a treat whenever you can get your hands on it and I'll do it again for sure.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2010 11:18:34 | More by jspruit
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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.