Westoek X - Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours a hazy dark gold.
Aroma is of bright citrus and herbs.
Flavor contains very apparent earthy, herbal, hoppy bitterness. The bitterness melds well with the hay, earth, and farm flavors.
Overall a very unique, enjoyable beer. One to seek and try.
02-19-2011 18:32:49 | More by lionchow
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
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.
02-09-2011 02:10:18 | More by largadeer
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
A big thanks to Carlo and Urbain for letting me first try this back during Thanksgiving before it hit the shelves... The beer pours as a medium cloudy gold, hits of dark orange. A nice off white head leaves about two fingers, nice cap and lacing... This is a west coast tripel, yeast, floral notes, sweet, citrus with a hop finish. I like it, a touch sweet though... The taste reminds me of just a lighter triple, floral hops, and hops. Not as sweet now. Super easy to drink.
02-06-2011 16:13:40 | More by jrallen34
4.22/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
02-05-2011 00:26:42 | More by DaveHS
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
02-04-2011 17:06:10 | More by AgentZero
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
Bottled ordered from the de Struise webshop. Served in my Westvleteren chalice. Best before November 2014.
A - Pours with two-plus fingers of creamy white foam that slow settles to a thick, chunky cap, leaving behind copious intricate lace patterns. Body is a lightly hazed golden peach color. This is just about perfect for the style.
S - Somewhere between a Belgian IPA and a Tripel. Lots of tropical fruits, stone fruits, estery Belgian yeast, floral hops, and banana. Quite nice!
T - Taste is a little bland and yeasty, with light stone fruits and a spicy finish. More in line with a standard Belgian Singel, but without the medicinal notes.
M - Pleasant active carbonation that is soft but tingly at the same time. Medium body, pleasant texture, and a fairly clean finish.
D - This is absolutely crushable. Too bad I have to order it from Belgium, as it'd be an excellent Belgian session brew. Perhaps a little to bland to actively seek out, but worth trying if you need to fill out your webshop order (or if you're at Deca).
02-04-2011 00:15:15 | More by MasterSki
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
33cl, best before Nov. 2014
Pours a lovely hazy orange with a creamy head. Nice, thick sheets of lacing.
Wheaty and yeasty on the nose, along with some faint fruity hops.
Flavor is very dry and refreshing. Again, theres a lot of wheat, yeast, and almost a bit of butter-diacetyl action. Hops are quite bitter, actually, but also lend a nice citrusy component on the mid-palate. Reminiscent of Orval. The mouthfeel is relatively creamy and full, with fine, ample carbonation.
Though I get shades of Karmeliet and other Tripels, I can't help but think this beer is more of Belgian Pale Ale, with the hoppiness, lower ABV and all. Whatever the style, it's good stuff.
01-20-2011 23:22:00 | More by dasenebler
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
33cl bottle, best by Nov 2014.
It pours a hazy brownish orange with a 2 finger head of foam and has plenty of lacing.
The smell has some citrus notes along with an aroma of bananas. The more I stick my nose over the glass, the more I notice the citrus hops. For a Tripel, it's pretty hop forward but I also get some sweet malt tones so it's pretty balanced in that regard.
Sweet is what my palate senses to start things off followed by that very tasty blast of citrus and the banana flavour has more of a background presence except when I burp..and I seem to be doing that a lot with this brew, hence a comment on the label:
"We westcoasters adore our local carefully brewed ales. It quenches our thirst and makes us burp". Too right!
Medium bodied, light carbonation, it's a decent mouth feel..maybe a smidgeon more carbonation would be more to my liking but I can't complain much.
This is very tasty and the alcohol is pretty low for the style...very good drinkability. A very good brew but I don't know if I'd call it a Tripel, it's more like a Belgian Blonde. ?
01-04-2011 00:23:37 | More by Bitterbill
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
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 !!!
12-10-2010 18:41:45 | More by beerpirates
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
I got this beer from my beerbuddy Wim (Beerpirates) who was at the Deca brewerie some days ago to help Urbain from the Struise Brouwers. This beer is for the American market. (San Francisco, Waterloo beverages). Deca was asked to brew this one and asked Urbain to help them with this beer. And he did!
The beer is called Westoek which will stand for Westhoek, that part of Belgium where so many good brewers live like the Struise, Bernardus and Westvleteren. I wrote WeSthoek in stead of Westoek!!
This should be a Flemish triple ale. Well, lets try it. Poured in the Struise glass the beer looks good. Somewhat cloudy yellow fluid with tiny strings of carbonation.
The smell of banana/light citrus. Dry taste. The first to review it. I am curious what the rest of you will think of this beer when it comes to you in januari
12-04-2010 21:45:58 | More by Brabander
Westoek X from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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