Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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District of Columbia
4.06/5 rDev -5.6%
This is a really nice looking beer, a hazy yellow-orange with a fairly fluffy white head. Smell is really nice fruit and Belgian yeast - exactly what a tripel should smell like. Flavor follows the nose - it's slightly sweet with a nice light fruit character up front, but the finish is more earthy and bitter than expected and a get a hint of alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a nice tripel, but the earthy/bitter finish kind of throws off the balance to me. I know it's the original, but I think there are other tripels I like more.
01-27-2013 01:40:00 | More by starrdogg
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly orange golden with amazing fluffy white head and perfect lacing. Great banana and Belgian yeast with ever so slight hop aroma. Sweet yeasty flavors with some banana and clove flavor. Its all about the yeast and malt balance here...its amazing. Perfect example of a triple.
01-26-2013 01:23:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.34/5 rDev +0.9%
Here goes. I poured a 330mL into a tulip glass. A surprisingly higher than average level of carbonation - it has been a few years since I let a beer foam over! The brew wasw a lighter color than I expected - similar to a cloudy Americam Lager. It is a color I grew up on.
Inhale the nectar, and I sensed a floral bouquet, sweet cereal smell with a late hoppiness.
Taste: It starts with a bitter hop, replaced by a complex flavor profile, in turn returning to the bitter hop essence.
Mouthfeel: a very balanced texture, not unpleasant at all.
Overall, a very good beer but perhaps a smidgeon too much emphasis on hops.
01-22-2013 04:35:41 | More by Morpheus
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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