Alchemist (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005 does not count
Absolutely, my most favorite beer; there’s only one unfortunate drawback: It does contain a minimal amount of alcohol, you’ll notice after a couple of bottles (on your way to the toilet)..
It has a full body, thin feel, average carbonation and a long finish.. The beer has a golden colour and there’s supposed to be a white head on it.
Most bars in Holland have special glasses for this beer (which look like rather big whine glasses with the Westmalle logo printed on the side). Also, on the bottom of the bottle, there’s supposed to be some residu of the fermentation process (which should have taken place in the bottle after shipment). That’s the reason good quality bars fill the glass for you (so you don’t have to worry about spilling some of that residu out of the bottle, into your glass; you don’t want it, it tastes bitter and gives you a headache, the day after..). They’ll also take care the separation between the white head and the golden liquid is exactly matched with the middle of the logo printed on the special Westmalle glas. Some bars even have little pieces of round paper with a hole in it which have the logo on them and which are put at the bottom of the trunk of the glass, preventing any wet stuff reaching the table top ;-)
If you’re preparing the drink yourself (you can buy the beer at supermarkets) and like rituals: Have fun! It’s even better than rolling a joint.. nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
caramel, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, golden, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, lively, jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 Absolutely flawless beer. Meringue-like Belgian head, apricot/apple/lemon nose, fairly hoppy for Belgian ale, perfect body for a tripel, stunningly drinkable for the ABV. I try to be a critic with every beer, but this is as good as it gets. Davyloyens (3) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2005 does not count
I find this the best trippel in Belgium, his taste is full. It’s a very strong beer, not only in percentage but also in taste. This was the first tripel ever brewn, i think it was in 1936 and it’s still the best in my opnion. But i haven’t drank trippels from out of belgium... goosg (1) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2005 does not count
Best beer in the world !
Body - Hue
Head - Color
Nice cloudy orangeish pour...big fluffy white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty, coriander, orange zest
Brewed in one of the only five Trapis brewery’s in the world
gladstone (23) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Still, my perfect brew. Its fantastic, very good , excellent. Enormous flavours, drinkable, and both thirst quenching and enjoyment. I really really love this beer. From my point of view, the best in the entire world Juhani (4) - Montreal, Quebec, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
Perhaps the most illuminating point of comparison here would be the Chimay Triple/Cinq Cents. This is much like the Chimay but with more caramelization and a deeper, darker flavor (as well as a darker color). Cola-like and well carbonated. I like the caramel-without-maltiness combination (contrast with Chimay, which has neither much caramel nor much malt), so I guess it’s natural that I would like this beer. I can’t think of a better triple. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 14, 2007
One of the best beers in the world. A true abbey tripel - great carbonation and long finish, somewhat dry, beautiful straw color in a sniffer....a taste of the good life in every bottle.