Westmalle Trappist Tripel

I was extremely surprised by this beer, not by the quality or the general excellence- that reputation had gone before it – but by the drinkability and the creaminess. I wasn’t expecting such a drinkable beer considering the style and the ABV.

Some spice in the aroma and initial tastes that fades quickly to give way to a class ale. Lots of creaminess and retention in the head with significant lacing in the Westmalle chalice (thanks to meathookjones for the glass AND the beer).

There’s a complexity to the flavors here that is not overwhelming, unlike for example, I find Orval to have. I found that I had time to distinguish each different part of the beer before the next became apparent.

Unusually excellent mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish completes the picture against the back drop of cream.

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12/11/2004
Style:
Tripel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.38
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