Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by skizziks:
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330ml into a Duvel tulip. The hazy golden beer shows lots of streaming carbonation building a huge, dense, meringue-like white head with excellent retention as the head holds onto itself and the glass almost all the way down.
Mild fruity aroma with pears, a little banana, and some phenolics.
The body is light and crisp with plenty of carbonation but not overpoweringly so. A distinct flavor of honey candy with pears and herbal hops mixes with some spicy phenolics. Nice clean finish.
Apparently this is what a tripel is supposed to be but it's not my favorite. Not that it's bad, it is very nice and very very easy to put back. Something everyone should try and try again.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2007 00:48:34 | More by skizziks
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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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