Friday, March 6, 2009

Westmalle 2001

This Westmalle Dubbel was just over eight years old when it was poured.

To the nose the ale hints vanilla, honey, raisins and dried sweet tobacco leaf. The taste begins with notes of blackberry, apple, and a variety of other fruits and follows with a smooth amber and dark malt flavor with hints of newly sanded oak. The bitterness and sharpness of this dubbel that you taste in its younger age has been mellowed by the aging process; leaving the true flavors of this Trappist ale to be enjoyed as it should be.

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