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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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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The head was a solid half-inch of thick, rich foam. Not much lacing...what managed to cling to the inside of my snifter quickly slid down and was assimilated into the cap. The color was clear golden perfection, with enough effervecent carbonation to keep things lively. The nose was slightly sour, with hints of fresh bread cut with notes of sweet malt. Mouthfeel seemed a bit thick.

The taste contained notes of bananas and cloves, which was surprising. Perhaps notes of fresh pears and dates/figs, with a spicy and boozy finish. The brew settled into my belly with a comfy warmth to be expected from a 9.5 ABV. I gotta hand it to these Trappist monks...if I wasn't getting laid, I guess I'd be brewing the best damn beer I could. They've done well here...I'm a fan of boozy Trappist brews, and this ranks up high on my short list. Without a doubt, I'll be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:17:04 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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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.

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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.