Westmalle Tripel

product image

alc./vol:
9.5%

Proof:
19°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Crown cap

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.

More about Westmalle Tripel

×
  • Welcome to
  • Receive updates packed with drinks, bars and cocktails content
  • Please confirm you are over 21 years old and enter your email
  • No thanks, continue to diffordsguide.com
CSS revision 8b8aa07