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Tasted 21 July 2009. 330ml, 9.5% Alc/Vol.

Belgium

First I must say, this is a ripping beer. If anyone thinks there is a better Triple available in Australia I’d be happy to hear about it. This one is my favourite.

Westmalle - Triple - 330mlCloudy yellow in colour. Very yeasty on the nose with orange zest and hints of malty vanilla and banana.

The palate is exquisitely balanced. Everything seems well integrated. Deceptively light in body too. Spicy, yeasty, creamy, malty vanilla and a strong citrus character. Bitterness is woven throughout and lingers long at the finish. Alcohol warmth is there and well held. Crisp carbonation gives a pleasant freshness to the finish.

This is a beautifully balanced and complex beer.

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