Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by mjord23:
4.88/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
(from notes, 3/26/12) Poured from a bottle into a Westmalle Trappist glass.
Happy Birthday to me! Looked up all the beers that they had, and it appeared this one was not to be missed... and it didn't let me down!
A: Pours a beautiful hazy golden straw, with a light foamy head. The massive carbonation level keeps the beer from settling and just gives it a great appearance.
S: Sweet and citrusy, with subtle floral notes. Bananas and belgian yeast also are really prominent. Definitely makes you want to drink it!
T: Wow. All that was there in the smell really stands out in the taste. Malty, floral, honey, citrus... it's really flavorful and interesting. I keep going back for more. Definitely get the yeast, with some grassy notes and grapefruit towards the end. Finishes slightly bitter, but I like that, given the sweetness.
M: Highly carbonated, which I think works well for this beer. With such strong flavors, the high carbonation really keeps them moving and delivers them well. Drinks far to easily for a beer with this ABV!
O: Outstanding. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the beer. I think the rest of the comments speak for themselves. If you can get your hands on it, do it.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2012 00:02:59 | More by mjord23
More User Reviews:
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 3,506 ratings.