Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Westmalle Tripel

Westmalle Tripel

Brand
Westmalle
Expression
Tripel
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Abbey / Trappist
Abv
9.50%
Produced at
Brouwerij Abdij der Trappisten van Westmalle
Country
Belgium
Website
www.trappistwestmalle.be

By Jeff Evans

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Nose
Heady, spicy and promises dryness on the palate. The fruit presence (lemon and other citrus) is not overloaded. Almond/marzipan notes develop strongly.
Palate
Immediately dry, but not lacking sweetness. Bitter citrus flavours. Strong alcoholic notes and warmth.
Finish
Very dry, bitter and hoppy. Light lingering malt and pineapple fruitiness.
Comment
The dryness and complexity are impressive but this golden ale – widely recognised as the benchmark for the tripel style – is too obviously alcoholic.