Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
Interesting spice flavor, cloudy appearance. Nice mellow buzz.
The more beers I sample like this the more I appreciate the various differences of each type.
Not sure if I like the spice (coriander?) but it may grow on me.
OK, the nice buzz from this is very pleasant.
07-09-2014 00:16:03 | More by Jwrightsman
4.01/5 rDev -6.7%
330 ml bottle served fairly cool into a wine glass. Purchased in Denmark for something close to $6 CDN.
Appearance - pale mostly clear golden color. Great two fingers of head poured with excellent retention time and a plethora of spidery lacing left on the sides of the glass.
Smell - bushels of fruit, especially apple, pear and some white grape aromatics. Also maybe some apricot mixed in for good measure. Inviting and light yet really fragrant even when served colder than optimal.
Taste - starts with plenty of fruit, although that gives way to a dry earthy quality that is moderately bitter, which then isn't relinquished until the aftertaste. Masterful craftsmanship, although I like my tripels a bit sweeter. Some of the Belgian yeastiness comes through as the beer warms and the taste overall gets even better.
Mouthfeel - extremely smooth, and goes down easily. Some spiciest in the back of the throat although that combined with an alcohol burn is indicative of the dangerous nature of this beer. Seems like low carbonation too. Dry finish. Many little prickles all over the tongue.
Overall - a wonderfully crafted beer and a must try for Belgian lovers. Serve this closer to room temperature as the flavours grow bolder yet simultaneously light and sweeter.
07-07-2014 16:20:07 | More by DenisKolkin
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,567 ratings.