Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
A: Half-inch head dissipating quickly. Golden straw color with no real lacing to speak of. Looked nice in its Westmalle goblet, but expected a little more to entice me.
S: A medicinal, alcoholic, and citrusy smell. Yeast and hop aromas also play into it, giving the sense of smell an inviting feeling due to the complexity.
T: Sharp yeasty taste with a lemony backing flavor. Alcohol at the forefront, but in a way that was backed quite well with many contrasting flavors. Also, maintained a sweetness that fit in well with the complex array of flavor.
M: Generous carbonation, giving it a nice bite with a dry finish. Very nicely done in terms of its feel on the palate and so many competing elements in the taste.
D: Would love many more of these because of the interesting interplay of taste characteristics, however the abv would definitely keep consecutive orders of this one limited.
10-29-2006 06:15:48 | More by CharlieMopps
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.
Appearance: light golden blond color with a hint of opacity. Relatively persistent 1-finger head as a nice adornment.
Smell: fruity, sweet, syrupy yet peppery. There's quite a nice complexity there. There even seems to be a slight hop aroma, so rarely seen in this style. Bravo!
Taste: a delicate flavor, much more delicate than the aroma. Wheat flavors, some of that peppery quality, even a little bready. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Overall, subtle but tasty.
Mouthfeel: creamy, creamy, creamy. This kind of well-integrated carbonation is what I love in a Trappist ale.
Drinkability: a tasty tripel, which in my book is always exceptionally quaffable.
09-04-2009 01:57:17 | More by flagmantho
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,578 ratings.