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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Tripel | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged TripelApple Brandy Barrel-Aged Tripel

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Huhzubendah on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to ChrisMetcalfe for this bottle...

A: Pours a cloudy light gold with a massive amount of head. The foam takes quite a bit to settle, leaving a big rocky layer of pure white bubbles across the top of the beer. Although the head is enormous, there is very little lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is fantastic. It has big notes of green apple, sweet and hot alcohol, yeast, spice, and mild lemon citrus. The barrel treatment is unmistakable, but so it the Belgian yeast component. In fact, the mix of the two almost smells brett-like.

T: It starts out with a mix of tart citrus and yeast and sweet apple brandy booze. The Tripel shines nicely, hitting all the usualy notes, but the barrel treatment adds so much to this beer. I'm actually a little amazed at how balanced the two components are. It tastes as described (a Tripel aged in a barrel). Although that last part seems self evident, you'd understand what I mean if you try the beer. It's perfectly balanced between the beer and the barrel.

M: Full bodied beer. It's hits hard with citrus and yeast, but the apple brandy really evens it out in the middle. The flavors mingle perfectly, and the finish is slightly dry with yeast, and booze complementing on another.

O: Really impressive beer. The amount of time this beer spent in a barrel is spot on. The flavors are so well blended that the apple brandy adds complexity to this brew without overpowering the base beer. I'd love to have more of this in the future. Well done Westbrook. Congrats.

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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Tripel from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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