In a nutshell: Westmalle Trappist beer Gift back containing 1 x bottle of Westmalle Dubbel, 1 x bottle of Westmalle Tripel, 1 x branded glass
The lowdown: The Trappist Abbey of Westmalle have been brewing their beers for over 150 years: Tripel is a clear, golden yellow beer with a fruity aroma and hop scent with Dubbel, a dark, reddish-brown beer with rich and complex flavours and a fresh-bitter finish. The pack contains a 33cl bottle each of Dubbel and Tripel plus a branded beer glass.
Westmalle belongs to just a handful of present day Belgian Trappist breweries. Originating in the Westmalle Abbey and first brewed by abbot Martinus Dom in 1836, Westmalle are largely credited with brewing the first strong golden ale to use the term Tripel. Just three beers are produced at Westmalle: Dubbel at 7%abv and Tripel at 9.5%. Their third ale, Extra is a medium strength beer with very limited availability said to be drunk by the monks during the working day. It has been suggested that the breweries lineup of just three beers is a direct reference to the Holy Trinity.