Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Gorgeous pale golden color with light orange highlights. A full 3 fingers of egg shell white head that reduces down to awesome open lacing that clings all over my glass.
Smell: Citrus, cloves, alcoholic esters, and a bit of Belgian yeast combine for an awesome smell. I get more citrus in this tripel than in others, and less of a yeasty smell (than in other tripels and Belgians in general) which I consider a plus.
Taste: Some citrus and cloves up front, with esters toward the back end and slight bitterness. Great, balanced beer that can hold its own with any beer of the style.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit under medium bodied, this beer is smooth and creamy with perfect carbonation. The alcohol is hidden extremely well and is very drinkable. Overall, one of the best tripels out there.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2010 01:50:45 | More by zhanson88
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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 3,499 ratings.