Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a 750 ml bottle (bottled May 15, 2012) into a Westmalle chalice.
A-A timid pour produced about one and one-half fingers of shiny, white foam. The head was dense and stuck around for almost the entire glass. The brew was golden amber in color and mostly clear with considerable carbonation visible in the glass.
S-I picked up green apple, pepper, lemongrass, and an herbal, slightly medicinal alcohol on the nose. Not nearly as sweet as some other tripels I have sampled.
T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., crisp apples, lemongrass and hay, pepper, and a pretty hefty dose of alcohol. Lightly bitter on the finish. No gimmicks or dominant flavors here.
M-The feel was smooth and a little slick. Light to medium bodied.
O-For me, this sum of this beer parts was better than any one component. It was a touch boozy, but the alcohol integrated nicely with the crisp flavor profile. Perhaps this is a good example of old world subtlety in brewing because although no one flavor or aspect of this beer jumped out at me, the whole package worked pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 17:17:32 | More by spoony
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