Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Corked and Caged Bottle. Sythetic cork (last one I had was a real cork...??) Poured into a Tulip-style glass.
A - Pours a big, white, bubbly head which quickly settles down. Lacing is good but it doesn't stick to the glass like an IPA would. Carbonation apparent, mostly clear.
S - Tart Citrus and Funk, mild esters (banana). Impressed that the slight funk is there. It was not expected. When I think of Belgian, this is what I imagine.
T - citrus flavor with a bit of biscuit in the finish. Not too sweet (a good thing in my opinion).
MF - Probably the best thing about this. It's a strong beer but it is lighter tasting and feeling than the ABV. It has a dry finish and is crisp. So impressed here.
Overall - I know it is one of the top 10 trippels of all the world. Just needed a reminder. Dangerously easy to drink, interesting mix of flavors, presents well (corked and caged). Awesome. Definition of the style.
01-20-2013 03:38:30 | More by mbunje
4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
A: Pale, cloudy yellowish orange, somewhat opaque with sediment floating towards the bottom. Good-sized white head that leaves behind a bit of lacing.
S: Smells yeasty and slightly musty, with subdued sugary aromas and hints of sharp, fruity flavors.
T/M: Sweet and sugary up front, with lots of sweet fruit, with the yeast base gradually taking over towards the back end for a dry, moderately bitter finish. Very crisp and refreshing, and the alcohol is very well hidden, just giving it a bit of a warming bite in the back of the throat with each sip.
O: A very good tripel, the originator and benchmark for the style, and it's easy to see why. Big, sweet, and very tasty.
01-16-2013 22:41:12 | More by sevenarts
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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