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Westoek XX - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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BA SCORE
85
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Deca Services NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dasenebler on 01-24-2011)
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Daniellobo, Jan 01, 2014
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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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 heavy on the grassy hops with some lemon citrus notes. There are also some yeast notes as well as a little bit sweet malt and alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange and lemon notes as well as some grainy malt and some grass from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

innominat, Feb 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

MaevaS, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

seavercm, May 12, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Filosoof
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I understand that this beer has been brewed with Struise yeast. I don't know if it's true; but it seems so indeed. That's the same reason why I mention it's a good beer,.
..but not mine!

L: How can people say this one is dark brown? It's clearly orange amber. Top dissapears too quickly.
S: apricot, banana, alcohol, malt, spicy; best not to drink it too cold!
T: in line with the smell, quite dry ending after sweet start;
M: round, alcohol too much in front;
O: I don't know really; nice elements, but too strong/spicy feeling, and lacking drinkability.

Filosoof, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml. bottle into a wine glass as was its younger brother last year. At 8% vs. 6% for the regular Westoek I'm hoping for a bit more. Pours is deep again for the style, golden amber in color and more golden in the light. Offers a light haze and a half inch of near white foam which offers decent retention/lacing.

Nose offers some intriguing yeast notes along with a bit of earthy hops and a light malt backbone. Bit of pear and apple and some earthy and peppery spice though still a touch restrained yet better than the 6% Westoek. Occassional mango or papaya comes to play though remote.

Flavor is spicy and mildly phenolic with a hint of dilute brown sugar in the middle. Finishes with a drying bitterness in direct contrast to the quasi sweet notes. Actually quite dry overall and with a fair grainy character.

Feel is light to moderate though the carbonation does keep through the glass and keeps the 8% in the closet fairly well.

Overall pretty good and an improvement for me over the lighter Westoek. Yeast still plays a lighter than expected role on the aroma but is well matched for the total makeup of the brew. Worth a visit.

Note: Best before Aug. 2016.

HalfFull, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BierMeJohn, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zonker17, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottles labeled as "brewed by Struise for VDACO," with no mention of Deca, so, count me confused for the moment. Had to open two of a set of bottles bought March 2013 at the Deca sales warehouse in order to get enough to taste, as they were such gushers. So this tasting is a bit provisional as I don't know if these bottles have simply funked up the target brew, but here goes. The foam that settled down into tulip glass looked alright, more amber and clear than the typical tripel, with the remains of the foam persisting in a ring of ivory lace. Not powerful in the nose but some nice woody smells and orange blossom. Taste is surprisingly malt-forward, with a sour rather than hop edge to frame it, some herbal esters (not unwelcome here), cherry, apricot and banana. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth, it wasn't all spent on the volcanic opening, to cleanse the substantive, creamy feel.

ManforallSaisons, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and perfect lacing. Aroma consists of spicy yeast with nice Belgian malt notes and some residual sugar. Taste is a nice drinkable mix between some Belgian malt with notes of candi sugar and a very nice spicy yeast finish. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and some limited filtration with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed though not as easily drinkable as the blonde version but the Struise yeast strain is still shining.

Phyl21ca, Jul 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

KTien, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JohnQVD, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DrBier, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another 33cl Belgian bottle that's been hanging around in my stash so long I've forgotten where it came from: Lot 22/17/11, BBD Aug 2016. The label claims it was imported into the US via San Fransisco, so God knows how it ended up within my stash in good old Shropshire.

Poured carefully into a La Chouffe tulip on 16th Nov 2013.

Hazy dark amber/dirty old gold, on top a full but swiftly falling off-white head.

Alcohol laden fruit aroma, with yeast and malts in the mix.

The taste followed the same lines, fruity, alcoholic and malty with a yeast underbelly. Plums, raisins and toffee apple type flavours vie with the yeastiness and alcohol to assert themselves.

Plenty going on in the mouth, interesting and engaging, difficult to pigeon hole the true flavours, but I'd have another, and another, and another just to try and find some sort of ending to my tasting dilemma.

BlackHaddock, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mendvicdog, Feb 16, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served into a Tulip glass.Enjoyed on mar´11.
Orangish amber,hazy.White crown & lacing as gruyeré cheese.Hoppy aromas.Enters with an smooth bitterness.Correct carbonation, medium hoppiness & high ABV profile.Sweet aftertaste.Well balanced & refreshing.

GONZALOYANNA, Aug 21, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I picked up from Geers in Ghent.

From 33cl bottle into a Karel Keizer chalice.

Golden yellow and a bit hazy. Big fluffy two finger head.

Smells of citrus, lots of yeast and light hop notes.

Tastes follows the nose. Citrus, yeast and a slight dry finish with some bitterness.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Dry finish and alcohol is not noticable.

Like the regular Westoek not a bad beer at all but also nothing special. If you have to order it and have it sent overseas it's probably not worth it.

doopiedoopiedoo, Mar 17, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Similar to the regular Westoek, which is a good thing. Darker copper color with a large, foamy, somewhat thick, frothy, white head. A little more foamy and not quite as thick as the regular. Good retention with a nice lace.

S - Very nice fruity aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit with a nice mix of tropical fruit, floral, and grassy hops. A good amount of ripe banana as well (more than the regular). Doesn't have the funk and has a nice sweetness along with a touch of Belgian yeast.

T - Definitely bigger and bolder than the regular (much appreciated). A big blast of tropical and stone fruit and a lot of ripe banana followed by a nice bready and spiced flavor. Belgian yeast in the background and a subtle sweetness. A nice hoppy tripel with a good fruity aspect along with a touch of floral and grassy hops.

M - Medium body with a bit below average carbonation. Quite smooth.

D - Really enjoyed this with all the aspects together. Bold with a nice fruity, hopped up tripel (compared to the bland flavor of the regular version). Just very easy to drink and flavorful.

Notes: Really liked this beer. The aspects weren't so up and down compared to the regular, but overall I enjoyed it more. Everything just worked well together even though the individual aspects themselves weren't great. Much more flavorful than the regular version. Overall it was an enjoyable hoppy tripel.

FreshHawk, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of Absumaster
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, copper colored beer with a small head.

The smell is reminds me of oxidation, cardboard. After a couple of minutes most of it is gone. Still the smell is not terrific. It's bready with bread crust and a strong malty smell.

The taste is better, with a strong malty base, and a nice subtle fruity yeast character. The beer is quite alcoholic and reminds a bit of sherry or maybe wood and alcohol. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and the beer is full-bodied.

Absumaster, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

trancesk8er, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
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Westoek XX from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
85 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.