Tripel - Brouwerij West
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Reviews by ikantspel:
3.43/5 rDev -6.8%
pint glass bottle served into a duvel tulip
numbered bottle 351/6500
pours an orange jello color with a full lively head.
belgian yeast smell mixes in with some spices and banana bread in the nose
flavor starts off with a champagne like booziness to it. the phenolic spices kick in and sorta even it out. a tad bit of sweetness comes and goes away like the wind. as you continue to sip the booziness goes away and balances off right.
glad i kept sippin this up. this brewery is just starting out ill be on the lookout for their blond. cheers
04-21-2012 04:33:36 | More by ikantspel
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +8.7%
(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy apricot-yellow body with a thick cream of light beige that sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles that trail up the glass.
S- The spicy phenol hint blends with a dried yeast aroma and some hints of earthy hops that take on some lemon pith and dry white wine notes in the finish.
T- The dried yeast character has some club soda ester notes and a dry finish with a softly pungent green hop flavor. The after taste shows the pungent hops growing more bitter and taking on a dandelion greens flavor.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a carbonic acid bite in the fizzy finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
O- This is a well-built Tripel that is mild in yeast character and depth. I prefer Tripels with a bit more fruity ester and some more depth aswellas just a touch of sweetness to it.
04-24-2013 15:04:44 | More by rhoadsrage
3.25/5 rDev -11.7%
One of my favorite styles I approach this one with caution. Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a large globe glass. Offers a touch of haze and a good sticky head of foam. Good start...
Nose of yeast and some pils malt, decent balance but a bit lacking in 'brightness'. Decent but not overwhelming yet it does improve with warming.
Taste is a bit sweet for the style yet pleasant. Bit rubbery in flavor given the subdued yeast component and notable residual sweetness. Decent feel with a touch of citrus on the finish. Can't quite close the deal however, needing more yeast esters and a drier finish.
07-29-2012 02:26:50 | More by HalfFull
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours a clear honey color with a tight, white head that fizzes quickly leaving a sheet of lacing.
Smells of golden fruits and some spice.
Tastes of bright fruits up front with some bread. Apples and pears lead off with a moderate amount of sweetness. This moves into honey and sweet bread notes. Touches of clove and coriander come on the end and add depth.
Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is a fairly standard tripel and nothing particularly special.
06-14-2012 03:15:03 | More by ocelot2500
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt, Belgian yeast with light orange and stone fruit juice. Flavor follows aroma with stone fruit juice, sweet malt and Belgian yeast. The taste is an odd combination of sweetness with a finishing dryness. Finishes with lingering phenolic fruit and tripel spices giving a additional bitterness to the hops. Medium bodied. Perhaps a bit astringent in the finish. Overall a lightly flavored, but enjoyable take on a tripel.
11-13-2012 04:47:22 | More by LiquidAmber
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearance-Copper and amber unfiltered Belgian style tripel with a dark eggshell foam.
Taste-warm butter toast and a bitter citrus finish.
Mouthfeel-creamy and smooth with a good hot finish.
Overall-Good stuff, the mouthfeel and the finish really stabalize the beer as a whole and make it better.
07-02-2013 23:53:38 | More by Jree261
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Tasting @ Wally's. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a slightly hazy light-golden with a solid 1" white head which leaves stringers of lace.
N: Sweetish malts, slightly fruity (pears), yeasty, faint booze.
T: Clean malts are on the sweet side, with yeasty fruit and some slight alcohol heat.
M: Moderate body and carbonation. Finishes with smooth and silky.
O: Enjoyable take on the style.
09-23-2012 23:45:06 | More by wethorseblanket
3.23/5 rDev -12.2%
A: Bright white, large head with a slightly cloudy golden body. Too cloudy to me.
S: A little apple, but not fruity other than that. A little horseblanket or wet dog, maybe more than a little, too much for my appreciation of the style.
T: Wow, nothing wrong here, just absolutely nothing going on. Maybe just a little basic Belgian yeast, perhaps a little tartness, but I've gotten more complexity from an Amber Ale.
M: Despite the head, the mouthfeel is rather flat.
O: Not bad, absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, just also not much to say about it in the "right" category, let alone outstanding or interesting...
10-09-2012 21:08:55 | More by mdwalsh
3.68/5 rDev 0%
On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a hint of orange and a big white head.
S: As usual for tripels, there is lots of sweet malt with plenty of fruit. Big time banana and pear with just a hint of sweet apples. There are lots of spice notes, too: clove, coriander, and mild pepper.
T: The flavor is very similar with an emphasis on sweet malt/bread and toffee. There is, however, noticeable booze which is the main problem with this beer. Nice spices of coriander and clove along with the same banana and pear fruit notes.
M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Overall a pretty nice beer. The booze is really the only knock on it, but pretty solid.
08-09-2011 21:52:17 | More by womencantsail
Tripel from Brouwerij West
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