Westmalle Trappist Tripel
Tripels don't get more authentic than this classic Belgian brew. It's immediately attractive, with a rich, golden color and a frothy off-white head that boasts excellent retention and leaves gorgeous lacing behind with each sip. The bouquet is vibrant and esthery, with forward notes of banana cream pie, apricot, baking spice and Turbinado sugar, all framed by an acidic seam of orange essence. The creamy, mouthfilling palate offers more of the same, with additional notes of dried mango, peach and pineapple as well as hints of cinnamon, pepper and lemon rind that carry through to the long, pleasantly warming finish.