Cheers for Beers Finale
Celebrate the Finale event with our Cheers for Beers promotion of Westmalle Beer. Experience the finest Beers from Belgium as Brussels Bistro takes you on a tour of Belgian Beers. On May 25, 2017 Brussels Bistro will be giving away FREE Westmalle souvenir beer glasses as part of their promotion. We will also be inviting Marc from Merchant Du Vin to answer any questions about the beer, including history and the brewery from 6-9 PM. To complete your experience, Brussels Bistro will also be preparing complementary dishes with the featured Westmalle beer.
A bit of Westmalle Trappist History and Flavor
The History of Tripel
The tripel style was originated at Westmalle starting in 1931; it was first sold in 1934. The name “tripel” probably comes from the protocol established by “dubbel” – it was the brewery’s “third beer.” There are hundreds of breweries producing tripels today, but a tripel will always be stronger and lighter-colored than a dubbel from the same brewery.
Glowing orange-gold color, herbal aroma, and complex flavors that meld rich malt sweetness, warmth, hops, and powerful drinkability.
As an aperitif with cheese or assorted hors d’ oeuvres. Try with rich main courses or enjoy after dinner with fresh fruits and cheese. Westmalle Tripel is excellent with fresh steamed asparagus! Serve in the traditional Westmalle goblet at 45-50 °F.
#2 of 36: Blind tasting of tripel-style beers, Paste Magazine, March 2017
Ratebeer.com: 99 points (May 2017)
“Best Beer of 2015,” 98 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 2015
98 points, top-rated Tripel, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2015
“Best Beer in the World,”, Boak & Bailey, November 2014
“Outstanding,” Bob Klein – Beer Lover’s Rating Guide