Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into my Duvel Tulip Glass
A: Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with 3 fingers of FROTHY white head... Almost looks like theres a bubble bath in my glass. The head is being fed by an abundant amount of carbonation that just keeps on coming. Getting some great lacing
S: Catching subtle hints of sweet fruit(pear, maybe some apple, grape and lemon zest), spice and bread with some serious boozy notes
T: Follows the nose quite nicely. Biscuity, sweet fruit, spice and booze. This beer gets a tad bit sweeter as it warms up along the way. Complex, tasty and very drinkable
M: Medium bodied and very effervescent due to the ample amount of carbonation. Boozy tones coat the mouth on the aftertaste
O: A very tasty triple. A very complex yet subtle beer at the same time. Wont pass this up next time I see it on the shelf
04-13-2011 00:11:37 | More by dcloeren
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
11.2oz bottle poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Bottle provided as a generous extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!
A - This is a very pretty beer, dark yellow, almost amber colored. A snow-white, 1.5-fingered head rests softly on top with excellent retention, lasting well over halfway through the duration of the beer. Lacing is great as well with tightly gripping foam latching on to the glass. Out of all the Trappist beers I've had, this has some of the most carbonation rushing from the bottom of the glass as multiple nucleation points spout out bubbles at a rapid pace. One of the best-looking Trappist beers I've had so far.
S - The smell is light and very enticing. A little bit of spice, but the fruits really take the stage here. Grapes and bananas fill the aroma and smells similar to champagne. Malts, some Belgian yeast, and a little alcohol help round everything out.
T - The taste is a nice representation of the notes in the aroma, with the grapes coming through much more strongly. The malts lead and bring a nice sweetness, a bit of candied sugar, and a solid amount of spice. Then the grapes really shine. As the beer finishes, the bananas, phenols, and a bit of alcohol come through. Really tasty beer here!
M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with high carbonation. Nice, dry, spicy finish.
D - Drinkability is high. Not incredibly complex but the grape in this beer is addicting. Really easy to drink and at 9.5%, this will definitely creep up on you.
03-06-2011 00:17:35 | More by nhindian
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,571 ratings.