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Westmalle

Westmalle
Trappist Tripel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9.5%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Westmalle
Trappist Tripel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9.5%
Cloudy sunset orange color with a fine blanket of eggshell white foam. Attractive aromas of orange marmalade on multigrain bread and peach soufflé with a supple, fruity medium-full body and a long, rich, tightly knit fabric of herbs, peppery spices, honey, fruits, minerals, and radishes on the finish. An amazing tripel that sets the benchmark for the style.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: Attractive
Taste Flavor: long, rich, tightly knit fabric of herbs, peppery spices, honey, fruits, minerals, and radishes on the
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Baked Ham, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An amazing tripel that sets the benchmark for the style.
The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Trappist or Abbey Tripel
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Trappist or abbey style tripels are pale gold to deep gold in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are characterized by high carbonation and a balance of yeast-driven flavors and alcohol. Yeast-driven flavors may range from lemon to orange to black pepper to clove, with better examples of the style including all these flavors. Paler malts are used when brewing these beers and contribute little to the overall flavor and aroma. Hop bitterness is low-to-moderate and contributes subtle floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the overall complexity. Popularized by Westmalle in 1934, this style quickly spread in popularity, with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Chimay White, St. Feuillen Tripel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet.
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