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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, spiced and dry phenolic. Smooth fruity and light phenolic. Bitter, smooth fruity and light phenolic. Lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a lacing white head. Heavy oaky nose. Medium body, a sweet fruitiness combined with a complex oaky approach. Warming alcohol finish. Delicious. 270812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
750 bottle with purple label-shared by jtclockwork-pours gold with a white head. Aroma is vinuous, tannins, light/medium malt. Taste is vinuous, tannins, light/medium malt-bready/toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

Clear light to medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, plum, red wine, wood, oak, light to moderate yeasty, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, sharp, wood - oak, grape, wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120718]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark cloudy amber with off white head. Nose/taste of very vinous grape, light malt, toffee and yeast. Mostly vinous notes. Bouquet in the nose. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750ml bottle poured a cloudy amber color, aromas of light plums, some grapes, light spice, and some light wheat. Flavors are the same with some light dry fruit aftertaste, nice beer overall, glad I got the set.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Slightly hazy dark amber body. Sweet fruity aroma. Mild and sweet fruity plum pear flavor with a low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Alcohol well hidden by the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle at Dæmningen 37 - shared with Mette & Mikkel. Clear amber - white head. Fruity. Toasted. Knækbrød. Nice wooden. Spicy. Nice sparkling notes. Nice grapes. Light roasted. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity dry wine and oaky aroma with bitter hints. Smooth malty spicy yeasty woody wine flavor with hints of caramel. Has a dry spicy malty yeasty wine finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
750 mL bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange, bottle Nov. 2011, shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spice, citrus, bread, lemongrass, grapes. The taste is grapes, bread, spice, caramel and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

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