A deep golden colour with a good dense head leads the way for complex flavours and aromas. Delicate aromas of spice and citrus fruits are complemented by initial flavours of spices mingling with the alcohol. These initial notes then morph into peaches, citrus, pepper and coriander, with moderate bitter finish. It’s just excellent.
Westmalle Brewery is one of the most famous Belgian Trappist breweries and with good reason. They produce just three beers but are revered by every Belgian beer lover. The tripel is widely recognised as one of the best beers in the world with its unique yeasty aroma and insane depth of flavour. Their dubbel is almost as loved; a deep amber beer with lots of caramel, raisin and almost rum like flavours. The beers are exceptionally well cared for, brewed by the monks as required for the Trappist label, and lagered (cold stored) for weeks until smooth and clear. This brewery sets the benchmark for both the dubbel and tripel styles, as well as being credited with inventing them.