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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,505 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,505
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
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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doktorhops

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Getting to the business end of Trappist brews now. Which makes one contemplate the lengths they'll have to go to get a bottle of Trappist Westvleteren 12... soon my lovely. In any case damn the Belgians for making such tasty beers, and also for not being Australia adjacent.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a chalice.

A: Appealing cloudy Tangerine body with a thin chalk lacing.

S: Sweet, vinous aromas (like a Botrytis wine) along with acidic pears and apples, with a hint of clove phenols. Along the lines of Duvel... promising.

T: Wasn't far off - a very Duvelesque taste; dry champagne yeast start to finish (even drier than Duvel), tart apple/pear centre, and hints of Wit Bier spice phenols and banana esters, topped off with a candi sugar sweetness that faintly hides the alcohol. A very impressively crafted brew.

M: Champagne fizz, lots of it, and a medium body.

D: Damn good beer this... not a glass of Duvel though. They are very similar in profile but the Duvel edges this in flavour with its less dry and more sweet notes. The dryness makes this beer possibly the closest thing I've tried to Champagne, and credit where credit is due it is a great brew.

Food match: Basil salmon terrine with confit de canard or a crispy salmon with lentils du puy and two-mustard crème fraîche.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 10:12:16 | More by doktorhops
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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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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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