Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
11.2oz bottle, reviewed from notes on 9/27/2012.
Hazy golden amber topped with a perfect fluffy white head. Yeasty phenols on the nose complemented by crisp green apple. On the palate, a faint honey sweetness gives way to a dry finish. The balance is just about perfect. Yeast character is less present than on the nose. Malt profile is faintly cracker-like, the flavor being dominated by fruit notes of apple and pear. Carbonation is vigorous but fine,bordering on creamy, but still within the norm for the style. Overall, more than a great beer - a work of art.
12-30-2012 19:00:42 | More by gr0g
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from 11.2oz into a dfh snifter
A: pours a hazy golden orange with a massive three finger head, that takes a long couple of minuets to dissapate. Leavses rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: smells nice and fruity, apricots/oranges, lemon...like a delicious apple juice
T: a touch of caramel like sweetness then the citrus and apple like notes, really nice, reminds me of apple cider with some lemon and grapefruit very very tasty.
M: nice and lush with creamy medium carbonation... Great silky velvety mouthfeel.
O: this is an excellent beer, nice and sweet, but not overly so with great fruit notes, and a great mouthfeel, excellent.
12-27-2012 03:43:06 | More by PeterIngemi
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
Won't try to add too much here given review volume, and tripels are quite difficult to review.
Look is wonderful completely cloudy amber gold. Three finger head
Smell and taste are lemons in the main Belgian yeast as well. Balanced hops on back palate. Integrated and complex flavour.
Delightfully carbonated. Little alcohol warmth.
World class beer.
But you knew that.
12-19-2012 08:41:40 | More by heygeebee
3.45/5 rDev -19.8%
A: Nice haed, dissipates quickly with little lacing.
S: Apricot and esters of banana and citrus fruit.
T: Simlar to above. Grapefruit and saison style almost. Alcoholic.
M: High alcohol makes for dry finish. High carbonation.
O: Good fro this type. Tripels not always my favorite.
12-17-2012 22:00:50 | More by Twincrasher
4.73/5 rDev +10%
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.
12-16-2012 05:06:23 | More by chanokokoro
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
12-15-2012 17:17:32 | More by spoony
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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