Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
750ml corked and caged bottle, 2 year old bottle yanked from the cellar
Poured into it's appropriate Westmalle Chalice
Smell, apples and grapes dominate the smell, notes of oak(?), and pear round it out
Taste, very sweet apple flavors really come through, notes of grape, and I swear hints of oak. Definite vanilla flavors as well, pretty strong, might be where I'm tasting oak. No identifiable bitterness, no alcohol as well, I taste nothing but sweet nectar.
Overall, I'm glad I pulled this bottle when I did. I don't have much experience cellaring Westmalle, as I try to only cellar 750ml bottles of Belgians whenever possible, and 750's of Westmalle are hard to come by in my parts. But the complexity of this one really came through, I have never tasted such a strong oak/vanilla flavor in this beer before. I can't wait to see how the other bottle I have tastes after another year.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2007 23:42:21 | More by leftmindedrighty
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