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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 215
Gots: 244 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000)
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a 11.2oz bottle at Flanagan's Ale House in Louisville. Served in an Ommegang chalice.

A: Cloudy, golden body that produces a huge, rocky, white head about 1.5 fingers thick; head quickly reduces to a half-finger depth but is persistent through the glass and assists with some good lacing rings.

S: The nose is spicy and sweet - apple and pear fruitiness melded with cinnamon, cloves and white pepper. Musky wheat chaff note peaks out as you exhale.

T: Like the nose but much stronger and provocative - apple, pear and cloves are prominent; honey-like sweetness follows. Then a cereal/grainy note flashes in to offset the fruity sweetness. A peppery alcohol also comes to play and becomes quite persistent about halfway through the chalice. Aftertaste is yeasty bread with lingering peppery spiciness and light fruit esters.

M: Smooth and crisp carbonation; slightly fluffy.

D: Easy going and not overly powerful even at 8.5% ABV. Has some kick but this tripel is sweet and complex which makes this quite an enjoyable trappist beer.

Another sterling trappist ale; so many of them to choose from - it is hard to pick a favorite, but I think I might have to side with the St. Bernardus Tripel. Regardless, I have been waiting to try this tripel for quite some time and I left very pleased.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 02:09:31 | More by Buschyfor3
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Not sure if I like the spice (coriander?) but it may grow on me.
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Appearance - pale mostly clear golden color. Great two fingers of head poured with excellent retention time and a plethora of spidery lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Smell - bushels of fruit, especially apple, pear and some white grape aromatics. Also maybe some apricot mixed in for good measure. Inviting and light yet really fragrant even when served colder than optimal.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,435 ratings.