Pale amber with ample white head. Weak aroma of spices and malt. Flavor is quite disappointing, very malty and bland for the style; the spicyness and yeast flavors are there just weak, almost completely devoid of any fruityness.
Pours golden straw with small amount of long lasting bright white head. A pleasant spicy aroma greats the nose, additional floral notes and nice juicy orange. High carbonation makes the beer feel to dissolve in you mouth, well balanced, fruity and spicy with light sweet grains and light bitterness, finishes dry leaving a nice aftertaste. Overall nice but the body is a bit thin. Not a hint of the 9% ABV.
Pours a light gold with bright white head. Orange citrus and faint floral aromas, surprisingly light spicyness for a Tripel. Flavors playing very well with each other, fruit, grain, plenty of spicy character and a nice lingering spicy bitter finish. Maybe not the most classic Tripel but very enjoyable.
Best before November 2019, only half way there. Pours a murky dark reddish brown with a small amount of rapidly disappearing head. Complex aroma of peach, spice and faint bourbon. Fruity at first quickly switching to bourbon and charred oak, honey like sweetness, leading to a spicy, peppery finish. At 10% the alcohol doesn’t disappear but complements the other flavors very nicely. I would bet this will continue to age well. Aren’t all bourbon barrel aged beers stouts? Not this one and that’s a good thing.
Poured a hazy deep gold with slow developing, but long lasting, bright white head. Smells of pit fruit, spiciness, some malt and faint hop character. Plenty of carbonation, full of flavor that lines right up with the arom, finishes dry. Nothing gives away the 9.5% alcohol content.
Interesting tidbit about Westmalle they supply the yeast to their Trappist friends at Westvleteren and they both share the same bottles.