Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.65/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A truly exceptional brew from Westmalle.
A: This beer pours a dark, dark cloudy amber with an exceptionally large 1/5" head and a literal wall of foam left on the glass with rings. Unbelievable.
S: A very balanced nose full of hops and dark roasted malts. It smells like a tripel. Excellent balance.
T: The taste is oddly biased towards the hops. I did not expect this; this is my first dubbel. It reminds me of American IPA's in terms of the hop presence, but with the exceptional Belgian malt touch and ungodly bottle conditioning. This beer is just nearly perfect in every respect...I can't find any fault with it. Wait for it to warm up, too, it only gets better!
M: High carbonation typical for this style of beer, and very pleasant nonetheless. I find there's an ability to taste Belgian beers like this for longer, even as they warm up, than their American counterparts because it's so clean and flavorful.
D: Watch out, 7%. I finished my small bottle and decided to take a long break!
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2010 21:49:04 | More by JohnL9013
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