And so it was written in the bible, "Stop drinking only water, and use a little ~beer, because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses."
While the debates on whether or not the bible is a reliable source of information are still ongoing, I personally say, I concur.
And this brings me to my personal review of one of the beers I absolutely love, the Westmalle Tripel, brought to us by the Westmalle Abbey – one of the few in the world to be awarded the Trappist recognition.
Creamy, heady, at 9.5% ABV, the Westmalle Tripel is one of a kind with its fruitiness and hoppiness. Poured golden and served in a chilled chalice, I can’t help but think that life is beautiful.
Every sip of the Westmalle tripel brings forth its full-bodied flavour. It goes down smooth, lining your mouth with a warm, tingly feeling.
It’s the same feeling we get when we fall in love, I’d say. There are no words, just sensations. You do not know why, but you know it’s beautiful.
The Westmalle Abbey was founded in 1794. They achieved the coveted Trappist rank in 1836. There are only 6 accredited Trappist breweries in Belgium, and only 11 across the world. They were best known for their strong beers, and to be the actual origin of the “tripel” styles, which became widely popular in the 1930s.
The Westmalle Tripel, I think, is one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, which we are now proudly bringing to Manila.
On our launch at Cafe Curieux, we found this man who looked very excited as he read through the descriptions of our Belgian Beers.
He shared that he’s very happy to find Westmalle Tripel that night. The joy on his face is amazing. He told me that it reminded him so many good memories from someone special to his heart.
And maybe, that’s why Westmalle Tripel will always be one of my most beloved beers. Because everyday, I just fall in love.