RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Red label. This tripel has been aged for 9 months in oak barrels that were previously used to mature red wine. 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.

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madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
28th July 2012
Cloudy amber beer, good off white head. Nice minerally wine nose. Palate starts crispy and a little dry but turns softer. Lovely fresh wood with a nice winey red berry fruit balance. Really quite winey - woody. Dry finish. Very nice indeed and very drinkable.

Sammy (12838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Big beer, big wine, with tannins in the finish. Wine aroma and taste from the barreling. Big lace. The tripel is OK. I would like something more complex than the wine alone.
Decent drinkability.Doug’s bottle.

deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy hazy amber orange with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a strong wine note with backing earthy fruits and earthy grains. Flavor starts with sweet grains with a hint of light fruit and flora and a strong dry red wine finish.

Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Thanks to mikeincharleston for the bottle. Shared with the folks at Alex’s (Masterski) birthday bash. 750 ml bottle served in a New Glarus taster glass. Bottle Oct. 14, 2011.

A: Pours a semi clear yellow color with some reddish hues to the body. A frothy and thick white head forms on the pour and slowly dissipates leaving some thick sheets of lace.

S: Big barrel in the nose. Big red wine, earthy berries and grapes with some nice oak chip flavors. Spicy yeast is also present.

T: The taste follows the nose with some more fruity notes. French oak barrel with some earthy red wine flavors. Dark grapes, cherry sweetness, some sweet malts and spicy yeast at all present. There is a fruity ester sweetness on the finish.

M: Prickly carbonation. Light bodied. Sweet finish.

O: The barrel was a little to forward for me. It sort of decimated the base beer, but it was far from bad. I enjoyed some of the qualities the French oak imparted, but I would have wanted more of the yeasty base beer to shine through.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-15-2012

faroeviking (11252) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
Botella. Unclear deep amber golden colour, big off-white head. . Aroma of yeast, wood and fruit. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: pleasant sweet fruity and yeasty with wood and some spice too.

jesperhammer (4942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø.
Golden with lasting off-white head.
Fantastic aroma. I am pretty sure that I can nail the barrel as cabernet. Clearly black currant, wood, red-wine like tannins. Taste is again black currant, wine, malt. The tripel is there in form of fruits but well disguised by the barrel aging. This is surprisingly not overcarbonated like most Westbrook I have had. Fantastic beer, especially the aroma.

madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma of dense oak, vanilla, caramel, red wine. Flavour of spice, oak, caramel, wood, seeetness, fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a woody and spice note. Nice.

joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy golden coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla and licorice.
Fruity flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla.
Sweet and fruity finish.

JanLaursen (3226) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl, at Papsø. Hazy orange, with the signature lively Westbrook head, slowly diminishing, white, good retention and lacings. Lots of tannin in the nose, smells like a oaky American Caberbet red wine, actually. Full bodied. Flavor is very oaky - maybe a bit too much for my palate, then again, it actually suits this malty brew and the notes of caramel, yeast, preserved light fruits and spices. Spicy, dry, tannic finish.

Ungstrup (38582) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and spices, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

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