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Westbrook Wine Barrel Tripel - Malbec

Westbrook Wine Barrel Tripel - Malbec
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Purple label. This tripel has been aged for 9 months in American oak barrels that were previously used to mature Malbec grown at Tiger Mountain, Georgia. During the maturation period in our climate controlled barrel room, the beer picks up new flavors from the barrels and their previous contents. The origin of the barrel and the grape varietal it contained both contribute their own nuances.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
29th July 2012
Very hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Nose of mild vanilla oak and orangey dessert wine. Mild malt cream and vanilla oak. Light red berry fruits with minerally sweet orangey dessert wine. Creamy fruit with subtle peach and mango. Another belter from Westbrook!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Big thanks to raveskdr for sharing this one. The nose carries a bit of light spice along with some nice red-wine notes. The flavor has a bit of spice and pepper notes, followed by light earthiness, oak, and some red wine. Light-medium body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of wine notes with a good amount of sweet grains and a hint of booze. Flavor starts with sweet grains with a strong dry earthy wine note with a bit of dark earthy fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
Bomber at Kaj. Pours cloudy amber with a nice beigish head lea ing laces. Aroma is malty yeasty strawberries stable sourish barrel. Flavor is nice trippelish yesty decent barrel wine character sweet fruity good bitterness and pungent astringent finish. Has some alcohol tones also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
Botella. Unclear orange colour. , small steady white head. fruity wood wine sweet aroma. Sweet old fruity like woody flavour with some spice to it. Sweet woody dark fruity alco finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4184) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø. Golden with lasting off-white head. Wine-like aroma but also fruit and yeast. Taste not quite as wine-like, and the type of wine (grape) I cannot detect this time. Very nice carbonation in this one. Nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of berries, oak, spice, vague smoke. Flavour of oak, sweetness, berries, grape, spice, ilght caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a oaky and dry note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of spices, oak and berries. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices, oak, vanilla and licorice. Sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl, at Papsø. Clear golden, light amber with a surprisingly low white head (it’s a Westbrook :)). Gee, this is oaky with a slightly tobacco-like aroma. Flavor is sweet malty, toffee, raisins, oaky, fruity. Spicy, dry oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34356) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, brettanomyces, and grapes. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, grapes, and brettanomyces, leading to a dry finish.

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