Westoek X - Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
A- Big rocky bubbles of white foam fills the glass. The brew is golden with and orange hew and highly carbonated. As you pour the rest in it becomes unfiltered and a cider like color.
S- Smells of a fruity Belgian yeast. Apples, pears, and a great floral aroma. Flower petals and honeysuckles. Ting of funkiness.
T- Flavor is that of apple and pears, a bit of candy and another fruit I can't put my hand on. There's a slight phenolic taste but not alcoholic. There is somewhat of a dried hop element here. And the taste has the honeysuckle component from the nose.
M- Body is between light and medium and highly carbonated. This is very drinkable. I'm bumping mouthfeel for drinkability.
O- Could easily drink at least 3-4 of these. Not the best tripel but probably one of the few you can have more than just one of. I was pleased with this and hope to see this on tap somewhere.
05-11-2012 01:46:32 | More by haazer
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
Wifey picked this one up. Never heard of it before today. Pours a hazy apricot color with a decent amount of off-white foam. I'm getting a lot of malt in the aroma with some strong whiffs of rye. Sniff deeply and there is some apple and light lemon zest...and a hint of orange julius. The taste is interesting. There is sweet up front followed by a bittering, biting aftertaste. Orange and malt on the front of the sip followed by tobacco and taste of leather in the finish. Interesting how this works. Mouthfeel is very distracting. Bubbles a plenty in this. Almost reminds me of a 7-Up with all the carbonation. Overall I thought this was pretty good. Wasn't expecting much but the brew did a nice showing.
03-15-2012 00:46:44 | More by kaseydad
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Slightly hazy dark straw colour with a foamy white head. Some creaminess.
Plenty of fruity yeast with some light apple, pear and raisin notes. Light malt. Some tartness. Mild hop. Nice.
Rich malt with lots of bitterness, some yeastiness, moderate hopping. Green apple, stone fruit and some other darker fruit notes. Good.
Medium body with moderately-light carbonation. Fine.
A nicely balanced Tripel with plenty of hoppiness and good fruit character.
02-07-2012 07:47:38 | More by dgilks
3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
A - Pours a bright, clear amber, with a medium-hard pour yielding 3 fingers of firm white head. This recedes to a small cap over the course of a minute. A half dozen streamers are visible.
S - Medicinal phenols, clove, a light floral perfume, hay, green apple, grapes, a background tang of grapefruit. Pretty good stuff.
T - Initial hit of green apple moves into a bready middle. Rounded, slight muted caramel moves forward towards the finish. Aftertaste is dusty herbal hops which pleasantly linger along with orange rind keeping the mouth watering.
M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, with soft-medium carbonation. Reasonable, if unremarkable.
D - Many of the flavour and mouthfeel elements remind me of English bitter, which to me don't quite integrate successfully with the Belgian components of the brew. It was ok, but not a beer I'd actively seek out again.
02-06-2012 20:05:17 | More by haz77
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
A vibrant tan head sits atop a murky reddish orange brew. Retention and lacing are lacking, but a pleasant grapefruit and lemon aroma quickly redeem. Notes of candied sugar evolve along with a an intriguing hop presence at the very end. Citrusy and involving to the tongue with orange, lemon, grapefruit and white grapes up front. A bit of chalk and bubblegum linger alongside some piny notes. Light to medium and mostly dry. Despite the lack of BA love, this one is working for me right now.
01-29-2012 01:01:58 | More by stephens101
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
11.2oz brown bottle into a cervoise. The brew appears a clear golden color with more than a finger of off-white head. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a creamy layering atop. As the cap fades, some leggy strings of lace stick to the glass. A light swirl revives slightly less than a finger of head.
The smell of this brew has a hint of candy sugar sweetness that blends into a bit of orange marmalade quality. The alcohol is present for 6% abv with a light solvent touch that is almost like burnt rubber. Hops are evident with a lightly cheesy to sulfur quality. The grain imparts a bit of toasty appeal along with some herbal hops.
The taste is initially sweet like candy sugar and orange rind but blends into an herbal quality of hops and solvent alcohol inclusion. There is a bit of toasted biscuit grain flavor. The alcohol has a bit of plastic suggestion overtop of a mildly fruity vinous aspect mixed with sulfur and grass.
This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It finishes dryer than expected based off of the aroma and the first sip. For a tripel, this is a bit of a head scratcher. It has the right color and alcohol warmth for a tripel but at 6% it is certainly on the weaker end of the spectrum and the flavors just dont come together for me. This is a miss, I would not seek it out.
01-21-2012 03:43:07 | More by stakem
2.93/5 rDev -19.3%
Faintly hazy dark gold, big off-white head steadily shrinking.
Aroma is banana and clove, slightly funky-earthy aroma, mineral, and dough – but all a bit simple and light.
Taste is light, on-deminsional, and thin - lightly funky dough, lemon rind, yeasty bananas. It is too alcoholic, a bit sharp and pepper, and in the end one-dimensional (funky yeasty banana dough with almost nothing else aside from the vague sharp bitterness). It is ok, but uninteresting, thin, and tiresome.
01-13-2012 01:29:43 | More by Offa
2.53/5 rDev -30.3%
Pours beautiful orange-brown under a half-inch bone white head. Aroma is belgian bready yeast and sweet malt.
Surprisingly (and disappointingly) light taste. Clean, crisp, and light with hints of bready yeast and layered malts, but a surprisingly light body and flavor profile. Some deep fruit and spice notes, and creamy mouthfeel, but overall, there is little to distinguish this foamy Belgian from others. Plain.
Muthfeel is velvety: a saving grace. But without accomapnying flavor, overall this has been a disappointing taste of Belgium.
01-08-2012 22:04:39 | More by salvo
2.65/5 rDev -27%
330 ml bottle into a Leffe chalice, on to the beer:
Who doesn't like the appearance? It's brunt orange, a little hazy, with a thick creamy head that smears the glass with lace. Money. The nose is very tame, but it does offer small aromas like lemon peel, horse blanket, dry hops. The fun ends there, as there is surprisingly very little to taste. It is a very dry and almost tasteless beer, very light citrus and lemon, some kind of funk, and a noticable phenolic (band-aid) fume, a little bitter in the aftertaste. It is light in the mouth with almost an airy feel to it.
Palate cleansing beer. That's as good as it gets. This beer is just not happenin'.
11-22-2011 03:41:22 | More by DoubleJ
2.58/5 rDev -28.9%
Presentation-Bottle shows the country of Belgium and points out where the beer is made. Label shows that you can probably age this beer for up to three years. Its a bit tempting to do so.
Appearence-Poured into a St. Martin tulip. Has a really nice clouded amber color. Somewhat foggy. A little bit of orange in there as well. Nice two fingers of head, maybe a little less. Carbonation was very present in this beer. Almost looks as if though your pouring out a champagne.
Smell-Im not getting much from the smell. I can smell a lot of malts. A small amount of hops. Seems grassy and smells of early morning, if you know what i mean. Simple.
Taste-Ouch, not really the taste i was expecting. Seems to taste somewhere in between a pale ale and a pilsner. Again im able to taste malts and hops. Carbonation is slight, nothing really outstanding. Flavors of wheat also are present. Just not really getting anything special out of this beer.
Mouthfeel-Light beer, nothing thats gonna fill u up or leave you breath taken. Draw lingers and hangs around for a bit. This beer seems to have somewhat of a stale taste to it.
Overall-Nothing special here. Seems to be a simple beer thats made for your everyday consumption. Probably wont be picking up this beer again but i enjoy beer so i had to give it a shot.
10-30-2011 05:45:17 | More by ales4baldo
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
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..
10-16-2011 06:19:42 | More by HalfFull
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
From 10/11/11 notes. Had on tap at Dupont Paradiso in DC last night. Served in a tulip.
a - Pours a murky, dark orange-brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of floral notes, sour fruits and almost brett-like funk, citrus hops, bananas, and Belgian yeast. Really loving that sour fruit/brett quality to the nose; really great here.
t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, citrus hops, fruits, cloves, and bananas. Seemed slightly watered down, a step down from the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth body.
o - Overall I loved the nose on this. The taste was decent, but seemed a little watered down. Would have it again.
10-13-2011 00:31:40 | More by mdfb79
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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%.
09-29-2011 21:55:43 | More by OWSLEY069
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Light brown. Not much head retention. Little to no lacing on the glass.
S: Spicey and floral. A little pepper?
T: Bready and some what balanced. Spiciness throughout.
M: Thin but decent carbonation.
O: Decent tripel. Thank god it was a freebie. For the price tag I would have definitely been disappointed.
Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
08-16-2011 03:14:57 | More by ActonBrewer
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from bottle into a Belgian Tulip glass.
A: Dirty brown or beige color. Not much head which disappears immediately. Not much lacing.
S: Spice notes. A bit floral. A bit of a sweet note. You get a hint of alcohol as well.
T: Floral. A bit bready. Not bitter. Rather enjoyable.
M: A bit watery. Was expecting a bit more body.
O: Enjoyable. I have not always been the biggest fan of Tripels, but this was decent. On the pricey side for a single 12oz so I will probably not be picking this up again.
08-01-2011 03:41:06 | More by avaldivia
4.53/5 rDev +24.8%
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.
07-28-2011 17:40:02 | More by Phyl21ca
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
.33cl bottle of brown glass with classic pressure cap poured into La Chouffe tulip in Gouda, Holland. Reviewed live.
A: Two finger head of fair cream and thickness. Good retention. Orange-gold colour. Nontransparent.
Sm: Lilac, other tinges of floral hops, cream, and malted barley. A moderate strength scent.
T: Very floral body is tamed on the climax by lovely cream and perchance some esters. Very light and refreshing. The malt is thankfully restrained. It's subtle and complex. It's also well balanced and built. I quite fancy it.
Mf: Delightfully smooth and wet, but not too much on either account. Very silky and refreshing. Complements the flavours marvellously well.
Dr: Three quid for a 33cl bottle is a fair price given the quality. It's very drinkable and refreshing, making it a wonderful summer afternoon beer. Fans of the tripel style may be surprised when they discover the floral notes, but it will satisfy anyone who appreciates beer.
07-04-2011 11:22:34 | More by kojevergas
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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!
06-20-2011 18:53:21 | More by czfreeman
Westoek X from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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