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Brouwerij Westmalle (Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle)

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Additional notes: Over theirs this has become my favorite Dubbel by light years, mainly because it doesn't have many of the characteristics of many others, especially in the appearance. The beautiful, deep red clarity on it belies the so typical, dirty dishwater appearance for many others in the style. There's also a light, fruitless that comes with this beer that for me, places it in a category I might call "Light Quad" or "Light BDSA" IF such a thing made any sense. Original notes:...

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...