Westoek XX - Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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4.1/5 rDev +9%
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.
08-21-2011 08:15:31 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
04-09-2011 00:32:18 | More by FreshHawk
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
33cl, best before January 2016.
Pours a deep, hazy orange-gold with a large off-white head that took up half the glass. Clumpy lacing and excellent retention.
Aroma is spicy, with some nice estery fruit and orangey hops.
Very dry and bitter Tripel here. The malt base is bready and cakey, with a very subtle candi sugar sweetness. Spicy in both a yeasty and bitter-hoppy way. Elevated hop flavor for the style contributes some grapefruit and other citrus notes. I love the dryness of the finish, though I think this stuff may be a bit too bitter for the style. The mouthfeel is creamy and fluffy, with ample carbonation.
This is a really refreshing, hoppy Tripel with a slightly lower ABV for the style, making it quite drinkable.
01-24-2011 17:37:50 | More by dasenebler
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
01-06-2012 01:09:08 | More by kiya
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Bottle ordered from the Struise webshop. Served in a Westvleteren chalice. Best before January 2016.
A - It looks very similar to Westoek, but the body is a little darker with some bronze notes to it, and it's a little more opaque too. Again there is a generous amount of off-white foam, a thin residual cap, and some splotchy white lacing.
S - Tropical and grassy hops, estery Belgian yeast, and more banana than it's younger brother. This is more in the Tripel domain, but with some nice fresh hop character to it.
T - Taste has a little more heft to it than the standard Westoek. Bread, yeast, stone fruits, citrus, and some grassy, floral hop character as well. Finishes with light bitterness and spice. Alcohol is well-hidden, which is unsurprising considering Urbain's involvement.
M - Crisp, refreshing carbonation, medium-full body, a bit of grain character to it. Alcohol is not present at all.
D - The higher alcohol makes this a slower drinking beer than Westoek, but it's still quite enjoyable. I'm glad I took a chance on ordering these, even though there's no buzz about them. I'd suggest consuming them fresh though to get the maximum hop aroma and flavor.
02-05-2011 02:17:49 | More by MasterSki
4/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
07-28-2011 18:56:57 | More by Phyl21ca
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
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
05-12-2013 22:56:39 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
08-09-2013 21:02:38 | More by Filosoof
3.89/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
10-13-2013 22:44:38 | More by jdhilt
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Pours a clear amber with a thick off-white head. A few small bubbles of carbonation are visible. All in order here, nice start.
S - Light hop spiciness, floral note, caramel, fruit esters. Pretty good.
T - There is some breadiness and caramel at the start. Green apple pokes forward in the middle. The finish there are flavours of hay, fruit esters and clean grassy hops. A pleasingly dry aftertaste lingers and only now does some of the warmth of the ABV show in the mouth.
M - Prickly carbonation keeps the mouthfeel on the lighter side of medium. My preference was to soften this down somewhat by agitating the beer.
D - An interesting brew. Belgian Tripel with big elements of English Bitter. Not a classic, but worth a try.
11-01-2012 12:00:23 | More by haz77
Westoek XX from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
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