Friday, August 27, 2010

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Tonight I'm drinking Westmalle Trappist Dubbel brewed by Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle in Antwerpsesteenweg, Westmalle, Belgium. Don't worry, the site is translated in English, too. This came back from my friend's trip to Barcelona. Thanks again. This is a 33cL bottle, crazy languages on the back, best before: 03/02/12.

Big tan head, even with a slow pour. Fruity aroma, both pears and dark plums, along with some caramel. Sweet, sugary flavors kick things off. Some caramel and dark cherry and raisin flavors then come in as secondary flavors. The carbonation is a bit sharp, but very creamy--I liked it. The back side of this beer shows off quite the yeasty character with some light fruits continuing to show through. A little of the 7% alcohol shines through adding a touch of warmth. In the end, this beer was lightly sour, with not much of an aftertaste, just a little yeast. It was good, no doubt, but I probably wouldn't put this on my beer list if I lived in Belgium, so you know what I mean since I live in Florida.

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1 comment:

Jay Zeis said...

Sounds good. You just convinced me to move my bottle from the Beer Box to the fridge.