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Westoek X - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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BA SCORE
82
good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Deca Services NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 12-04-2010)
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Reviews by czfreeman:
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up today at the bier temple in Brugge.
I didnt know what it was at the time, only that it is from de Struise.
Pours a brownish tone of amber-orange. Hazy . Thick, frothy head, good carbonation. Beautiful brew.
Aromatics of horseblanket, meibloem, florals, very floral, sour citrus, lemon, malt. A hint of yeast on the finish.
Flavor falls a bit short. More Pils flavor,finishes a bit watery. Digging in a bready flavor is found, yeast, citrus again, pepper, really easy drinking beer.
Judging this as a triple..very low score, as a Pils, very high and highly drinkable.
Good beer, just really dont know how to categorize it!

czfreeman, Jun 20, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain, lemons and oranges. A nice, fruity smelling beer. In the flavor I get some oranges and lemons, as well as some yeast and grain notes. This was drank alongside the Westoek XX and the only real difference I can find is that this beer doesn't have any detectable alcohol, while the XX does. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

simoen, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beyond farm ale aroma, beyond barnyard aroma, funky and cruel. The taste is yeasty, there is some fruityness and brett and wood and earth as I hold my nose. Carbonation tingly mouthfeel. Yet, still decent drinkability.
Ken's bottle from Struise directly

Sammy, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of HalfFull
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml, bottle into a wine glass. Offers a firm pop upon opening yet doesn't gush or foam up on the bottle. Even a casual pour yields a two finger head of foam, which settles slowly. Rather deep and golden in color for the style and with a couple floaties in the mix.

Nose is pronounced in a yeast sense and with little to back it up. Bit rich yet rather subdued. Taste follows and offers a dry and not too enticing finish. A bit tame for a Tripel yet this beer seems a bit aside as for the style, and perhaps with a decent wheat component.

Improves with warming yet never delivers the goods per se. Mezza mezza..

HalfFull, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Beertracker, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Neffbeer
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into an Oerbier tulip.

A: It pours a straw-like golden color with a murky body. Huge white head with chunks of foam sticking to the glass. the head hangs around for a couple of minutes and settles into a fine white blanket on the beer.

S: This one has a very distinct barnyard aroma, plenty of Brett I am guessing. Amidst the funk, there is some banana, clove, and spicy hops.

T: A triple is certainly a stretch for this one, but it is really interesting. The funk is just as present in the flavor as the nose. There is a pleasant fruitiness, from the yeast, that does well to compliment its' raw nature. It finishes super dry.

M: Light bodied with a high degree of carbonation.

O: A passable beer, but one I will probably not revisit for the price tag. I will say I did enjoy it and the grade simply reflects that is not on par for the style. More of a Saison in my opinion.

Neffbeer, Mar 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mriyanto, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy lightly dirty beige color ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of lightly funky yeast with dry and astringent hops with a delicate sweet malt base. Taste is also lightly funky yeast with notes of astringent and dry hops and a well balanced Belgian malt base. Body is full with limited filtration and great bottle conditioning with no apparent alcohol notes. I am a sucker for those easy to drink Belgian ale with a nice hops edge and even more of a sucker when Struise are involved.

Phyl21ca, Jul 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jpajpajeff, Mar 18, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Glowing pale gold with slight haze, topped by a huge lasting head. The nose is great, very yeasty, floral and wild. Spicy and herbal aromas linger above bretty funk, reminding me of Orval. It's light on the tongue, bready and bretty, herbal and zesty. The finish is dry and bitter, with an earthy, leafy hop note that lingers mildly. Incredibly quaffable stuff, very nicely balanced between yeast and hop flavors.

largadeer, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DrBier, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought myself a bottle while at dranken Geers in Ghent.

Poured froma 33cl into a bottle.

Pours golden yellow a little hazy with a big head.

Smells of malts, citrus and a wee bit of funk.

Taste of the same sweet malts with some spices. Light bitterness in the end.

Creamy mouthfeel light to medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Low ABV could turn this into a seesion beer.

I guess I was expecting a bit more coming out of Deca. It's not a bad beer but compared to real Belgian tripels this one doesn't hold up to well. Will not pick this up again.

doopiedoopiedoo, Mar 12, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very cloudy radiant orange color with a huge, thick, foamy, meringue-like, huge white head. Very good retention leaving a nice lace. Amazing looking beer with a picture perfect head.

S - Interesting mix of fruitiness, hops and funk. Starts out with a nice funky, Brett aroma. Then some citrus and floral hops come out. The more I smell, the more I'm picking up some fruitiness as well, especially citrus and ripe banana. A very subtle sweetness in the background (honeyish).

T - Slight let down from the nose as it is kind of bland. Belgian yeast and some light malt. Touches of stone fruit and spice like a typical tripel, but it is pretty light and bland. A touch of grassy and floral hops as well.

M - Light to medium body with not a lot of carbonation. Smooth and slick but it just feels a little thin (especially with the lack of carbonation).

D - I enjoyed it, but the taste was a little bland. Easy to drink and it is nice to just sit around and drink, but it's nothing that really wins me over.

Notes: Not a bad beer; just seemed a little bland. It had a nice subtle/background mix of flavors, but nothing shows up quite enough to make me interested. Decent beer with some highs and some lows.

FreshHawk, Apr 09, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel poured into my struise glass

A : This beer looks cloudy yellow with à very Nice white head that stays à long time , leaving some Nice lacing

S : banana and citrus , flowers , you can also smell the hops , Nice

T : Same like the smell , banana and citrus , Nice hoppy aftertaste , slightly bitter , slightly sweet like you can taste sweet flowers , very good

M : light dryness , good carbonation

D : Very easy to drink , very well balanced, well done struise !!!

beerpirates, Dec 10, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lot 25/20/2011, Best before 8/2014

Pours a supremely hazy golden orange with a billowy head that leaves good lacing as it slowly recedes.

Nose is fruity and belgian. Fruit overwhelms any spicy characteristics. Pear and green apple dominate, some bright sugar.

Taste is a bit of a let down. Slight toffee in the finish. Alcohol is pretty prominent, not really hidden at all. Slight pear and candy sugar. Smarties as it warms a bit.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium with a nice silky texture to it.

Overall this seems a pedestrian tripel but it definitely grew on me throughout the whole experience.

natemort13, May 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy blonde with 1/4 inch of off white head. Leaves substantial Belgian lace.

S-Smell immediately transports me to wandering abandoned farmhouses in southern France. Musty, touches of clove, honeysuckle, floral sweetness.

T/M-Dry, with funky farmhouse characteristics balanced by considerable bitterness. A slick estery yeastiness coats the tongue from the first sip.

D-This is a very unique beer, well worth trying.

DaveHS, Feb 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ygtbsm94, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped by MasterSki's place for a pre-BA gathering tick.

A - Foamy head, about two fingers that had good retention and dissipated to a nice cap with fine lace left on the sides. Beer itself is a golden, orangish color that's somewhat hazy. Not sure what else you could do to make this look better.

S - As Alex has pointed out, the hoppyness of this one puts it somewhere in the nether region between Belgian IPA and Tripel. Fruit notes and yeast with some earthy hops are there.

T - Floral hops, belgian yeast, sweet fruits. This is not bad, but kind of bland/boring. Easy to get down.

M - Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

D - Really easy to drink at 6%, although the yeast may knock it down a notch for people (like myself) that find that hard to do. Solid beer, worth trying.

AgentZero, Feb 04, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A.a Cloudy brownish orange with a 1.5 finger head.
S. Smells llike a non traditional (american would be traditional to me) of yeast, as well as a hint of hops.

T Medium body with a slightly bitter pleasant ending.

M. Somewhat starchy with a refreshing bite.

Overall. a semi session like beer with a non filtered hoppy bite, worth a shot if your looking for something new!

alexhahn82, May 08, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, quite flowery and perfume like. In the taste, perfume, flowery and a nice yeasty end. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry flowery aftertaste. Quite flowery and perfume like, but a mellow triple at 6.5%.

OWSLEY069, Sep 29, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served into a tulip

Pours a shade of yellow that is lighter than goldenrod; like a school bus that has been faded by sunlight over a number of years. The waves of carbonation absolutely scream up to the top of the pour. Three fingers of extremely dense, white head yields spectacular crests and peaks of lacing. This is a phenomenal looking beer. Golden Belgian beers can't look better than this.

The aroma is pretty damn interesting. Peaches and assorted stonefruit, some juicy American hops, and a decided amount of vibrant cloves. Plenty of biscuit malt. What takes the aroma to the next level is the definite presence of Brettanomyces. Hay, cheese rind, and some tart fruit juice indicate a lovely Brett character. I'd score this nose a 4.5, but I honestly don't think it smells much like a Tripel. It smells more like a Belgian Blonde Ale. To be fair, the bottle doesn't claim that it is a Tripel.

The taste confirms to me that this should be categorized as a Belgian Blonde Ale. It's much to biscuity in its malt character to be a Tripel. The stonefruit flavors mix very well with some of the catty, leafy hop flavors (Certainly the hops used are American, right?). Nice, Tripel-like medicinal phenols on the back end, mixed with tasteful clove. Not too much Brett funk on the palate. I get some Camembert rind on the midpalate, some brusk hay up front. This should continue to develop, and I wish that I had another bottle to age for six months.

The mouthfeel is too light for a Tripel. It would be appropriate for a Blonde Ale, which I think this beer truly is. I can't score it highly as a Tripel in terms of body size. Thankfully, the effervescence is right on point. I'm going to score it a 4.0.

Overall, this is a pretty lovely little Blonde Ale. If it were categorized as such on this website, then I would bump up my scores by .5 each. As a Tripel, though, it misses some key marks (despite the special marks that it achieves). Definetly worth seeking out for fans of Tripels, Belgian Blondes, Belgian Pales and even Saisons (this beer reminds me in some ways of Fantome Jr; the peach juice and Brett flavors are pretty close). This is definitely worth drinking. A treat.

Reaper16, Apr 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
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Westoek X from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.