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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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Reviews by TJBurgess:
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TJBurgess

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into a Delirium Snifter.

A: poured slow, but still a tremendous amount of pure white head. Probably 3+ fingers worth slowly dissolves leaving about a finger left. Color is almost pure gold and non-transparent.

S: delightful fruit smell with orange peel and lemony scents. Nothing special, but still good and inviting.

T: the typical Tripel taste comes right through. Unfortunately, there's not much else. Plenty of carbonation, but the alcohol seems to dilute the overall taste. Not that there's a huge alcohol presence, but its enough to wonder where the rest of the complexity went.

M&D: plenty of freshness and clean finish with this amount of carbonation, but still falls behind some of the other tripels and the top of the class. Glad I tried it, but not something I would spend a good amount of money on given how much I prefer others in this grouping.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 19:25:24 | More by TJBurgess
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -7%

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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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rostencrantz

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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China

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Hayley_86

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Texas

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4/5  rDev -7%

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