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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22480) - , 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 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 (23376) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4228) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1806) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle @ SF. Hazy amber with sudsy head. Smells of vanilla and tobacco and red wine-which reminds me of my dad. Dry and almost tastes smoky.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11411) - 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 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.

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