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Westoek X - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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BA SCORE
83
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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Deca Services NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brabander on 12-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Assignment by John Vanloo of San Francisco-based Waterloo Beverages LLC to develop & manufacture the Westoek Ale – 6% ABV at & by the Deca Brewery. As this was a very complex recipe to deal with, Deca asked Urbain Coutteau, brew master at Struise to collaborate on this project. 4 grain Blond dry triple ale married to a soft English bitter. Urbain’s Magnum hops for bittering, Styrian Goldings for different aroma hop gifts in the boil, late boil & flame out, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh for dry hopping.
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Photo of Amp
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MisterGone
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 330 into a tulip. Huge white head over a hazy orange brew. Some spicy, mildly yeasty, muted fruits in the aroma. Seemed to be orchard and citrus together. There was a sense that this was going to have a sour profile in the aroma. However, this did not come to pass in the taste (which is fine as I was expecting a spicy tripel, not a flemish sour). The spicy notes and grassy-less-than-straw came first. Yeasty orchard fruit in the middle, with some subtle hop bitter in the finish. Dry and bubbly. A non-typical tripel, but worth a drink.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(LOT 08/07/2011 - best before 4/2014 - uh oh!, ohhh boy...)

A: started foaming in the bottle neck after I popped the cap, prior to pouring... huge rise of foam on the pour, receded to rough sud in a couple minutes... dark amber (copper) colored liquid, mild-moderate haze... keeps a thin frothy cap, but practically no lace

S: sort of like musty, lightly-spiced apple cider - started smelling it immediately after cap came off... mild sort of lemony wood polish overtone... yeah, it's got age on it - signs of oxidized malts

T: vaguely woody and glossy-leaf greenness up front... like a malty champagne in the middle... delicate (wild) acidic tingle and a hint of nutty, sweetish bread crust in the aftertaste... nothing foul here, it's just dead or dying

M: not quite as dried out and thin/sharp as I had expected... still, pretty dry - could be fine if the flavors were more alive

O: eh... this bottle has likely not been cared for exceedingly well... by no means terrible, but surely past its prime... this is not a 6% tripel, btw - most comparable to a slightly stronger Palm

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of HookemHops13
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in a stemmed tulip glass.

A-Light golden-orange color, one-plus finger fluffy white head and nice lacing. The look is Belgian Ale by the book.

S-Fruity wine-like smell, funky, Belgian wheat.

T- Funky Belgian yeast, fruity, mild spice.

M-Quite dry and tart for the style. Maybe the sweetness is tempered by the relatively low abv for a tripel. Good carbonation and body.

O- I look forword to having more of this beer. It's not the average tripel , seeming less malty and sweet than it should. But I liked it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hunter
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy apricot brew, light carbonation, fluffy dense head that lasts awhile and leaves delicate tracing.

Smell: Clean notes of spice, fruit, and that always lovely candied sugar aroma common to Belgian ales. Mild pepper, hoppiness in the back notes.

Taste: Something of a letdown after the aroma, admittedly. Flavors are comparatively muted. Spice, some hints of citrus, light hops.

Mouthfeel: Clean and easy on the palate. No sense of cloying in the aftertaste.

Overall: This is a good beer, and it carries a lot of the characteristics that I find so appealing about Belgian brews. But even for a Tripel, something is missing in the taste. It's fine, certainly drinkable, just not overly enticing.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, grape juice, and some mild spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a good aroma but the taste isn't as good in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Westoek X from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.