Westmalle Trappist Tripel 11.2oz
Tasting Notes: Yeasty aroma with banana and bubble gum. On the palate - yeasty, ester flavors. Bitterness sneaks up with a nice pleasant dryness.
Suggested pairings: Sweet fruits or dry-aged beef
You may be asking yourself, "What is tripled in a tripel?" Nothing. The style’s name is a nod to, but not a precise calculation of, the stronger alcoholic content in this delicious style of beer.
While they may sound related, styles like dubbel and tripel have no relationship to double or triple IPA’s. Tripel is a beer style with roots in the Belgian Trappist beer tradition; only beer brewed by a protected and certified order of abbey monks may be called Trappist. Secular breweries will use the moniker “abbey-style” to reflect beers brewed in the Trappist tradition.
The name tripel was generally used for the strongest beer in a monastery’s repertoire. The story goes that barrels were traditionally marked with X’s to signify strength, so three X’s would be for that abbey’s tripel. That sounds naughty.
So enjoy this XXX beer with good friends.
Did you know that the beer matures in a different way in a larger bottle to produce a noticeably milder finish?