Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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3.1/5 rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2
Boy, I was disappointed in this one. Of course, I had high expectations going in, after reading the reviews here.
First the good news. The mouthfeel is outstanding. A fairly high amount of carbonation, but I like that. Very crisp finish. The appearance is also nice, a light amber with just a touch of cloudiness. A gentle pour generated almost no head, which is also fine with me, because I don't like to wait for a head to subside before I can start drinking.
Now the bad news. The alcohol taste is way too harsh. I know that alcohol can be masked better in 9% ABV Belgians, because Unibroue does it with theirs. No alcohol masking with this beer. To me, it tasted like a Duvel with a shot of Everclear poured into it.
This booziness destroyed the drinkability for me. If I want a boilermaker, I'll order one. Also, drinking just one 330 ml bottle gave me heartburn and a slight hangover, which never happens to me when drinking a similar size bottle of other 9% brews.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2007 15:12:35 | More by wanker
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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