Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Drank this one from my Westmalle Chalice - thanks meathookjones! This is a difficult beer to get my head around. There are many competing, opposite characteristics that make it really quite complex. On the downside it felt very light bodied, with a thin mouthfeel. However, the initial disappointment of the lack of body seemed to be immediately compensated for in the lovely light drinkability (for a 7% ABV beer) that came with it. Then there was the lovely, thick headed pour that initially met...

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...