While our Monday Munchies segment is becoming increasingly more popular, we felt that we needed something a little more “adult” for our next project.
Therefore, welcome to the imaginatively titled ‘Beer with Dave’! In this segment I, Dave, will be sampling & illustrating some of the best in craft & world beers around today. It’s going to be an arduous task, but somebody has to do it:)
First up, I decided to illustrate one of my very favourite world beers. I first discovered it when I received a bottle for Christmas last year & it really opened my eyes to the wonderfully varied selection of beers that are out there.
WESTMALLE – (explanatory technical bit approaching)
Westmalle Tripel is a clear, golden yellow Trappist beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle (9,5% alcohol). It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional beer, with a great deal of finesse and elegance. And with a splendid long aftertaste.
The Westmalle Tripel is indeed called the “mother of all tripels”. This type of beer was first brewed in Westmalle abbey in 1934 when the new brewing hall came into use. The current formula has stayed practically unchanged since 1956, thus more than 50 years.
I really do like this beer, so if you’ve never tried it I highly recommend having a taste!!
Have you tried it yourself? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below…