Westoek XX | Brouwerij Deca Services NV

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Westoek XXWestoek XX

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Brouwerij Deca Services NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dasenebler on 01-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I picked up from Geers in Ghent.

From 33cl bottle into a Karel Keizer chalice.

Golden yellow and a bit hazy. Big fluffy two finger head.

Smells of citrus, lots of yeast and light hop notes.

Tastes follows the nose. Citrus, yeast and a slight dry finish with some bitterness.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Dry finish and alcohol is not noticable.

Like the regular Westoek not a bad beer at all but also nothing special. If you have to order it and have it sent overseas it's probably not worth it.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Westoek XX from Brouwerij Deca Services NV
3.68 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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