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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,495 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,495
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 226
Gots: 264 | 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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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bit of a stealth beer this. Despite being an undisputed world classic you don't really hear much about it but when you do it never fails to deliver a controlled yet explosive payload. But with a religious reverence mind.

From a 330ml bottle to a Westmalle goblet, it is almost orangy straw yellow with an easy froth head which goes the distance. Beautiful penetrating nose of lemon rind, candy sugar, dried fruit and yeast.

Dry in the mouth, it always seems slightly more carbonated that I last remembered. Not at all off putting though. More dried fruit on first taste before delivering a long warm bitterness with spice and some notes of thyme and rosemary. Taste shows phenomenal development of complexity constantly evolving. The complexity just builds and builds setting up a colossal aftertaste as the 9.5% alcohol comes into play. There is a lightness of touch here with finesse and elegance but with a penetrating stern strength too. Truly remarkable how all this can be packed in there with such balance and restraint. Really kicks the brain, stomach and heart into action.

If you want to properly appreciate this beer do not refrigerate and do not serve below 8C. And drink it slowly with your wits about you preferably in a solitary tranquil environment.

As far removed from 'sessionable' as you can imagine. And I like it that way.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 09:13:14 | More by Zimbo
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,495 ratings.