Westmalle Tripel

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Closure: Crown cap

More about Westmalle Tripel

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alc./vol: 9.5%

Proof: 19°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Belgium Belgium

First brewed in 1934 after the installation of a new brewing hall at Westmalle Abbey. Considered the "mother of all tripels", the current recipe dates back to 1956. Westmalle Tripel undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle so the 750ml bottles mature differently to the regular 300ml bottles.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 12/01/2012

Appearance:

Slightly cloudy with sediment, orange amber with thick, lasting head, lacing the glass in its wake.

Aroma:

Reminiscent of flower and water - wet paper mache, with yeast, coriander and zesty orange.

Taste:

High percentage of alcohol is obvious but the powerful, herbal, hoppy, macadamia nut palate which is balanced by malty sweetness.

Aftertaste:

Lingering bitterness on the pine (Saaz) hop, basil, spicy oat cake finish.

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