Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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2.78/5 rDev -35.3%
Another mystery from Westmalle. I just reviewed their disappointing dubbel and now this? Clearly, I've either purchased some stale brew or this brewery cannot competantly brew beer.
12 oz brown bottle. Cloudy golden wheat appearance with a thin head in me Chimay chalice.
Aroma is very understated. I can detect some flowery, herbal esters. Not bad. Taste is slightly citrusy and herbal. Modest hoppiness.
Mouthfeel is modest. It's a drinkable brew, but basically a one and done in my opinion. Too expensive and unremarkable to be a session brew.
12-30-2007 19:37:18 | More by jim102864
2.8/5 rDev -34.9%
Poured from a bottle into tulip glass-
A- Poured a nice orange/gold with a head on fine white lacing
S- There wasn't much going on at all in the aroma department. I was a bit disappointed.
T- Spices definitely stand out here and are backed by some fusel alcohol notes and a slight burn
M- Had a very bubbly mouthfeel
D- Average drinkability, but I really wasn't too impressed by this one. Probably wouldn't pay for it again. Maybe it was just an off batch.
06-18-2009 13:03:55 | More by jwheeler85
2.93/5 rDev -31.9%
11.2 oz. bottle
Appearance: This beer appeared a hazy pale yellow while it was being poured. However, once it was collected in the glass, it was a strong, amber-orange color. The white head rose up to about one finger and then disappeared quickly. A thick patch of foam remained in the center of the glass for the entire drink because it was being fed from a strong column of bubbles rising from the bottom. There was a light sprinkling of lace left behind on the side of the glass.
Smell: Grapes, white wine, green apples, and yeast were the first smells to jump out at me. Further investigation revealed light spicy alcohol and a thin layer of roasted malts underneath. There was a spicy, almost peppery, bite on the nose, though it was very subdued. Overall, the aroma was okay, but it lacked depth. Kind of thin and airy.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth on the tip of the tongue, with the carbonation developing strongly as the beer moved back in the mouth. It became very spongy feeling. Almost medium bodied.
Taste: Strongly vinuous and alcoholic. White wine and alcohol hit hard right from the start and continue to overpower all the other flavors through the finish and well into the aftertaste. Hints of yeast and sweet apple peak through from the background, as well as a hint of malt on the finish.
I've tried the beer quite a few times before and it has never impressed me. This is definitely one of my least favorite Trappist brews.
04-10-2005 20:43:00 | More by Quaffer
2.95/5 rDev -31.4%
12oz bottle poured into goblet.
A: Pours a cloudy golden-orange-yellow with two fingers of foamy white head, which dissipate quickly. Good lacing.
S: Yeast is the first thing that hits my nose here, followed by some light spiciness, banana, and a heavy dose of ethanol.
T: Quite sweet and tangy; bubblegum, banana, and some clove all come into play here, with candy sugar malts in the background too. Unfortunately, the ethanol flavor here is a bit extreme, even jarring, as it masks much of the rest in its prominence.
M: Thin-bodied for the style, with moderate/lively carbonation. Lots of warmth from the alcohol.
D: A bit hard to enjoy in contrast with the other tripels I've had considering that the flavors are mostly sweet and faint, and easily overpowered by the alcohol.
03-10-2011 04:58:03 | More by AwYeh
3/5 rDev -30.2%
Appearance: Orange, very cloudy body; big head with good lacing
Aroma: Citrusy; spicy; floral
Taste: Tangy fruit; strong alcohol; resiny hops
Remarks: Much better as it warms
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores
06-15-2013 23:15:36 | More by IchLiebeBier
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,571 ratings.