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Westoek XX - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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Westoek XXWestoek XX

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by kiya:
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kiya

California

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt (Redwood City) in a .3L glass..

Pours a dark brown color with a deep reddish brown hue that changes as the glasses becomes more narrow. Lacing is so heavy that it's as if the head sticks to all parts of the glass.

Warm mollasses and maple syrup in the nose, a bit of a roasted almond scent comes out once it reaches room temp.

In the front your first hit is a sweet walnut flavor with stone fruits mixing in with the nuttiness. I'm wondering if there's more, i wait till the brew warms up and it gets even better. The flavors come alive as it warms up, intense hay qualities come out with a nectarine finish.

Carb levels are amazing on this one, just enough to open up the flavors but not so much as to take away from the creaminess.
Great beer, even better when you let sit for a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 01:09:08 | More by kiya
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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BierMeJohn

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2013 19:36:54 | More by BierMeJohn
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-06-2013 00:06:06 | More by Luiz0930
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 21:17:39 | More by BlackHaddock
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-10-2013 19:43:13 | More by dcmchew
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 19:41:44 | More by ManforallSaisons
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-19-2013 23:55:37 | More by bsuedekum
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel nose and flavor is dark fruit and sweet spice. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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10-13-2013 22:44:38 | More by jdhilt
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mmapes

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brought it back from Brussels - one of the few "De Struise" beers we found there. It isn't really from De Struise but the shopkeeper at Delices et Caprices said it basically was. He explained "Westoek" is a pun on West Coast IPAs, coming as this does from the west "coast" of Belgium. Confusing. Bottle says best before 2016, but if it has hops, I'm thinking it's better to drink it sooner rather than later.

33 cl bottle, shared between two of us, poured into tulip glasses.

Pours cloudy dark amber. Smells like a trippel - carmel/apple maybe? More on the bright/fruity side than the serious carmel side. Doesn't smell like an IPA at all.

Interesting first taste. Is that tobacco in front of the apple flavor? Fairly strongly acidic, offset by a heavier-than-normal body. Long carmel/mineral finish. Intense flavor. Good, sweet Belgian-style yeast flavor. Definitely a sipper and not a swigger.

Not at all an IPA. Tastes more like a trippel to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 01:39:39 | More by mmapes
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Filosoof

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

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mportnoy

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a chalice glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color forming a medium thin bubbled creamy beige head with excellent retention and lots of spotty lacings left. A small layers remains forever on the top

S: Very fruity with strong notes of grapes. A bit acid which reminds a bit a Flemish Red Ale. Candy sugar and Belgium earthy-bready yeasts. Alcohol

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again, very fruity with strong notes of grapes. Candy sugar, caramel. caramel malts. A bit metallic. End is mild bitter. Pleasant

M: Medium to heavy body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Malty fruity with a nice hoppy sting

O: Good drinkability. Not the best from Struise but still an very enjoyable beer

Serving type: bottle

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JohnQVD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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NardiByNature

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a deep ruby-brown with a frothy, resilient head and healthy lacing. The nose, I guess not surprisingly, has that tart lactic aroma of a flanders red! Some sweet caramel apple in the aroma as well. Smooth caramel and an effervescent snap make this balanced and palatable. Unusual but good.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:43:42 | More by NardiByNature
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Westoek XX from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.