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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 213
Gots: 243 | 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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Reviews by NODAK:
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is of tart fruit....yeast....and a whiff of alcohol. Not surprising for the ABV.

Pours a nice, dark blonde color. Thin head.

Tastes initially semi-sweet, but fades into somewhat of a tart grape fruitiness that reminds me of a relaxed version of some pinot gris I've had. Spiciness is minimal. Some yeast is apparent on the backend. A little bit of citrus peel hops dance on the back of the tongue at the swallow. Alcohol is noticeable from the first drink on the exhale, although it isn't to the point of being a serious distraction.

Drier and less spicy than others I've had, this is still a tasty beer...at 7 bucks a bottle, it is something I'd only buy sometimes. Among tripels, I tend to favor the sweeter, spicier ones, so this wouldn't fall among the upper echelon.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 02:44:58 | More by NODAK
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Not sure if I like the spice (coriander?) but it may grow on me.
OK, the nice buzz from this is very pleasant.

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330 ml bottle served fairly cool into a wine glass. Purchased in Denmark for something close to $6 CDN.

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
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