Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.73/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 33 cl brown bottle into a Westmalle Trappist branded chalice
Pours pale, yet deep golden with occasional orangish hues. Thick, fluffy one and a half finger bright white head. Everlasting retention, evident Brussels lace on the chalice. Yeasty, light peppery spice, herbaceous, and light fruit notes. Opens crisp and clean, light fruit including hints of pear and apricot, yeasty esters, hints of white pepper, herbs and hay, accents of richness almost buttery, flora and nectar, and alcohol that occasionally pokes through. Medium-bodied, hints of syrup, yet creamy and silky. One of the best tripels brewed anywhere in the world. World class, indeed.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 05:06:23 | More by chanokokoro
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a 750 ml bottle (bottled May 15, 2012) into a Westmalle chalice.
A-A timid pour produced about one and one-half fingers of shiny, white foam. The head was dense and stuck around for almost the entire glass. The brew was golden amber in color and mostly clear with considerable carbonation visible in the glass.
S-I picked up green apple, pepper, lemongrass, and an herbal, slightly medicinal alcohol on the nose. Not nearly as sweet as some other tripels I have sampled.
T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., crisp apples, lemongrass and hay, pepper, and a pretty hefty dose of alcohol. Lightly bitter on the finish. No gimmicks or dominant flavors here.
M-The feel was smooth and a little slick. Light to medium bodied.
O-For me, this sum of this beer parts was better than any one component. It was a touch boozy, but the alcohol integrated nicely with the crisp flavor profile. Perhaps this is a good example of old world subtlety in brewing because although no one flavor or aspect of this beer jumped out at me, the whole package worked pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 17:17:32 | More by spoony
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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