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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,486 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,486
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 226
Gots: 260 | 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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Denali

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3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Package: 11.2 oz. Bottle. Bottle capped. Stamped date 19/11/05.

Appearance: Extremely thick foamy-soapy stubborn white head that subsides very slowly but still remains enough to coat the liquid and lace the glass. Slightly opaque orange-amber with lots of bubbles cascading to the top.

Smell: Nice aroma. Sweet malt. A little yeasty/bready. Hops aroma also notable. Slightly spicy (coriander?). Alcohol aroma also tickles my nose a bit.

Taste: Nutty and sweet malt flavor up front, but is also combined with bitter hops taste. Middle is more dominated by hops. Malt and hops then trade back and forth, eventually fading into a hoppy and then nutty aftertaste. But each sip brings a different dominant flavor – sometimes a nutty flavor dominates, other times the hops dominate, and yet other times the malt sweetness becomes more pronounced. Sometimes the alcohol pokes its way through and dominates as well. Long timeline of flavors going on here. One of the more complex tasting tripels I have had.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation with dry finish.

Drinkability: The heavy carbonation detracts from the drinkability a bit.

Comments: Enjoyable but not outstanding. Although there was a lot of complexity, I would have preferred more sweetness to balance the hops and alcohol bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2004 02:12:53 | More by Denali
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,486 ratings.