Westmalle Trappist Extra | Brouwerij Westmalle

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

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55
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103
Avg:
4
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
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Photo of dnichols
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was served a 330 ml brown yellow-capped bottle with no label at Ebenezer's in Lovell, ME. It was served unopened and I was allowed to open the bottle and pour it into a chalice.

A: It poured a cloudy bright and light yellow body with orange accents and a thin bubbled moderate white head. The head fell to an even cover that lasted long into the drink.

S: It had light and pleasant aromas of oranges, bananas and light toasted malts.

T: It had a very 'wit' like flavor. It was sweet yet tart, creamy and smooth, and highly floral with a crisp tart presence. It was citrusy (lemons), fruity (bananas and pears) and hoppy (floral).

M: IT was light bodied with a silky and smooth presence in the mouth and a crispy and tart finish. There was a lingering tartness that carried on long after the drink was gone from my mouth. It was moderately carbonated.

D: It is a well balanced and pleasureful brew that has great flavor and aroma. However, there are so many superior brews IMHO that I would find it hard to take this beer long into the night.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Fonefan: Poured a clear golden color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry malt base with a floral hoppy touch as well. Taste is a mix between some dry malt base with some Poppering hops, which provide a slightly dry finish with some floral notes. Full body with some great carbonation. Definitely an interesting beer to try and a refreshing Belgian ale that would be fun to try more often but in the end I would go to the Westy blonde instead of this.

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Photo of Doppel07
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 bottle. Body is lightly hazy with a warm straw hue and a clingy white head. Has a nice biscuity malt aroma with pleasing buttery and nutty characters plus some overripe pineapple and peppery yeast notes. Distinctly drying, but has good depth of nutty malts and great yeast signatures. Medium bitterness, enhanced by the dryness. This is a very satisfying session beer (at least I wish I had that sort of access). I really enjoyed this rare, straightforward table beer.

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Photo of weeare138
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to hopdog for this vintage '04 bottle...
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white head that slowly fades out. Very mild spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of yeasty, candy citrus and some mild bready dough.
Taste is of the same aromas with a lemony zest standing out among flavors.
Mouthfeel is yeasty, thin, and slick along the palate.

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Photo of hopdog
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 Vintage.

Poured a medium, hazy/cloudy golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of lemons, light bananas, light yeast and some spices. Tastes of pretty much the same. Lively body that left on a nice clean finish.

This one was much better compared to the Chimay Doree. Monk ’lite’ - a beer that I would drink on a regular basis if I could get a hold of more!

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Westmalle Trappist Extra from Brouwerij Westmalle
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