A style-defining beer from the Trappist monastery of Westmalle in Belgium.
Westmalle's Tripel is a light golden yellow Trappist beer brewed from Pilsener malt and light rock candy. The yeast used is very aromatic and produces a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a spicy phenolic nose. This beer is mild and creamy in the mouth.
In addition to the slow and gentle brewing process, bottle fermentation provides the unique character of this tripel.
The pioneer of the Tripel beer style
Westmalle Tripel is considered the origin of all Tripels in Belgium. In 1934 it was brewed for the first time in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle, on the occasion of the inauguration of the then new brewing hall. After minor adaptations, the recipe of this beer has remained unchanged since 1956. It has influenced countless breweries and beers. The iconic diamond-shaped label is known worldwide and represents the art of brewing Trappist beers like no other design.
Westmalle Tripel as an accompaniment to food
Quite apart from the Trappistkaas produced at the abbey, Westmalle Tripel pairs wonderfully with many different foods:
- Grilled white asparagus
- Vanilla cream with strawberries
- Pelmeni with different fillings (meat, potatoes, mushrooms) and sour cream
|Ingredients:||Water, BARLEY MALT, Hops, Yeast, Sugar|
|Brewery:||Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Antwerpsesteenweg 496, 2390 Malle, Belgium|
|ABV (% ALCOHOL):||9,5|
|Drinking Temperature (in °C):||4-7°|
|goes well with:||Fish, Seafood, Salad, Mild Dishes|
|Aroma||Berries, Bread, Honey, Caramel|
|Taste||Bread, Spices, Caramell, Herbs, Malt|