Westoek X - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Brabander on 12-04-2010)
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Photo of Flounder57
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two inch puffy muffin top head that has reduced to a puffy layer below the rin of the glass. It is a hazey orange amber color with some clarity and bubbles coming up the side of the glass. Crazy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Everything one would expect from a triple. Apples, pears, vanilla, spices, golden raisins, yeasty esters, vanilla, bready malts, and Belgian candy.

Taste: Al the flavors mentioned above are there, but they seem a bit light and don't last long. Hugh.

Mouthfeel: smooth, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, some bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty average tripel for me. The taste good be a bit more cleaner and full bodied. Maybe at 6%, it seems to light for the style. Still good for a Belgium tripel though. Best beore date of 4/14 too.

Photo of spdyfire83
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

268th Review
Served in a Struise cervoise

Enjoyed on a visit to the Struise shop in Brugge while touring around Belgium in early June 2012.

A: Light amber. Single (frothy white) fingernail head.

S: A very pronounced floral hop bouquet welcomes your nose to this beer. A touch of lemon, banana, caramel, and pale malt along with slight Belgian yeast/spice. Welcoming and enjoyable to smell!

T: Good balance of hops, fruit, bitterness, and spice here. Follows smell with Belgian yeast character very pronounced (maybe almost too much); however, very easy to drink.

M: Light/medium bodied with full carbonation.

O: A very crisp, refreshing, and enjoyable beer from a mastermind brewer (Urbain). Well done!

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of natemort13
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of haazer
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jpajpajeff
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of kaseydad
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dgilks
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of haz77
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of stephens101
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mriyanto
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of stakem
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Offa
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of salvo
2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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'.

Photo of phillybeergrl
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ales4baldo
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of HalfFull
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
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..

Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -3%
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%.

Photo of ActonBrewer
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Westoek X from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.