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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 228
Gots: 268 | 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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Hunter

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Hazy apricot color, pillowy head of white foam. Several thin and active threads of carbonation. Nice lacing effects.

Smell: Notes of citrus, spice, hay, and candi sugar. Light and fresh.

Taste: Alcohol predominates as it hits the tongue, then gives way to a sweet, slightly smoky flavor. Hints of spice and hops. Complex without being overpowering.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation makes for a sharp, palate clearing mouthfeel. Aftertaste is clean, with a lingering taste of grassy citrus.

Drinkability: Lovely and rich, this is not something to have daily, but rather one to have on rare occasion, when you have the time and peace to savor it properly. It's a light a summery sort of beer, but the alcohol will warm you on cold nights just fine. Belgian ales are my favorite, tripels most of all. Westmalle certainly lives up to the Trappist tradition.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2007 01:18:52 | More by Hunter
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Poured into a Westmalle chalice.

Pours a nice Hazy gold. Not much head that dissipated quickly.

Smells like sweet bread/malts. Also getting some light fruits like apples and pears. Slight banana smell.

Taste is malty and sweet like most trappist tripels. I get some crisp apple taste, as well as some banana, like a weizenbock almost, just not as fruity an floral.

Mouthfeel is tremendous. Very light and crispy. HIgh carbonation, which is nice and tingly. mentioned how it compared to a weizenbock. Not nearly as thick as that. Very light, with a slight malty craeminess.

Overall a very good beer. Not the best trappist I've had (doesn't say much since they're all amazing), but still a very good one. I enjoyed the apple flavor. faint, but definitely there. Like biting into a freah apple right off the tree.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.