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Westoek XX - Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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BA SCORE
85
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dasenebler on 01-24-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

On tap at Whole Foods in Venice, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, honey, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice honey and fruit qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Thanks to nimbleprop.

Pours a moderate golden color with a good white head and a decent amount of lacing as it goes down. Good retention. The nose itself is extremely fruity along with a bit of mild spice. I get some light stone and pitted fruits. The yeasty spice is extra strong in the nose. The flavor tones down the spicy yeast character a bit, focusing more on grain and a bit of fruit. Medium body with high carbonation. This was a pretty nice brew.

Thorpe429, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.8%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.8%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MasterSki, Feb 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mendvicdog, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/27/11 notes. Shared at a local DC tasting by nimbleprop after his trip to Belgium.

a - Pours a clear, golden amber color, with an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus, Belgian yeast, bread, and grain. Citrus and yeast are there, but not too strong.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, bananas, spice, citrus, fruit, and bready malts. The taste has more bananas and yeast to it than the smell.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

o - A nice tripel. I liked the taste a lot, thought the smell was a little weak. Would certainly try it again.

mdfb79, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in Brussels, Belgium. I don't recall the place in which I consumed it. Served into a generic glass. Cost was 3.70 Euro. Reviewed from notes.

A: 1.5 finger head of standard cream, thickness, and retention. Hazy orange-gold colour. Appealing.

Sm: Orange fruit esters; very hoppy. Mild strength scent. No alcohol comes through in the smell.

T: Estery body with pleasant orange, citrus, even lemon notes. Bland finish. Built very well, but balanced indistinctly. The alcohol is very well concealed, and isn't even present if you look for it. The barley is well handled, lending just the right foundation for the estery notes to blossom. Still, this beer suffers from a lack of complexity, and could have done more with the esters.

Mf: Dry and coarse. Far too much so. Doesn't match the ester-refreshment aim of the body, instead drying out the beer and dragging it along.

Dr: Hides its 8% ABV very well, but is not a special beer by any means. Very affordable for the ABV, but a bit expensive by Brussels standards.

kojevergas, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
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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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz brown bottle into a cervoise. The brew appears a hazed copper color with some orange through the body and more of a clear yellow around the edges. 2.5 fingers worht of frothy tan head appear atop the brew and fade leaving some patches of lacing on the glass.

The smell of this brew first and foremost has a solid mineral inclusion that blends into a bit of herbal hops and grassy to sulfur character. Some hints of hops come forward that are a bit fruity, floral and citrus-like. A light amount of alcohol hints the back end of the nose.

The taste has caramel malt sweetness which develops into a bit of orange pulp flavor. Some herbal hops are present as well as some toasty caramel malt flavors. Mid palate, the brew is a little buttery. A touch of solvent alcohol is noted as well as a bit of sulfur to grassy and herbal hops across the back. The collective combination of toasty grain, bitter herbal hops and solvent alcohol make for a flavor that develops almost into a plastic or burnt rubber flavor mixed with diaper that isn't particularly inviting.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol is decently integrated for 8% but the arrangement of flavors is a bit off and just doesn't jive for me.

stakem, Jan 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

duceswild, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

jdhilt, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrBier, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

bsuedekum, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been wanting to try this for a while. Bottle from State Line. Best by August 2016

A clear copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this looks great. While a little darker than a tripel should be, it's OK. The nose is a little disappointing. Very fruity with over-ripe tropical fruit, pears and peaches, this beer is also moderately spicy (allspice) with some dark honey. Quite yeasty as well.

The palate is mildly sweet, moderately spicy, moderately yeasty and a little bitter. Honey and a little biscuit lend a lot of malt flavor (without an excessive sweetness). The mid-palate has flavors of allspice and orange peel (fruitiness and bitterness). Yeasty (a little too much) on the finish, this beer does also feel a little watery. Medium-light in body with medium-high carbonation, this beer feels decent on the body. Decent, but as with most tripels, this beer leaves me wondering why I didn't by the St. Bernardus Tripel instead.

DefenCorps, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of dgilks
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly hazy amber-red colour with a smooth, creamy, tan head. Good head retention.

Spicy aroma with some light apple and stone fruit notes. Hints of berry and mint.

Sharp fruit notes with light malt and plenty of apple. Light spicing. Classic Belgian ale.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Nice.

Tasty and easy going but lacking a little bit of rounding.

dgilks, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dcmchew, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Daniellobo, Jan 01, 2014
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Westoek XX from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.