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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,210 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3210
Reviews: 1555
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%


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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erz316

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

classically beautiful 11.2 fl oz brown bottle poured into my long last found chalice of westmalle (! haha!)

A - damn near perfect. there is an amazing hazy golden/brazen color that fill the chalice, with some yeast chunkies floating around. there are some few bubbles from the bottom, but they are doing little to keep the head full. the head could have filled up better but it will suffice ne'er the less. the head fades fast and leaves a thin layer in the middle of the chalice, it retains well around the side of the glass. goddamn I love these cistericans.

S - tart dried apricots, like the gourmet ones from california, and granny smith apples, are the most creative way I can come up with describing the smell; this binds the alcohol in a warm blanket and makes it smell enchanting. my cat has once again sampled some of the beer; from her face and look of utter disgust I will inform the reader that it is in my best belief that she is not a fan. Perhaps too strong? maybe she should just stick to old ales. moving on. there is a slight slight subtle underlayer of real sweet to the beer, like apple sauce, or caramel apples.

T - chewing the beer makes the malts come out in full force and you can reall appreciate the sweetness that they have to offer (this is one technique that I picked up from one of those silly sam adams commercials). there is a spicy bitterness that hits the front tip of the tongue; this makes a bit of burn and the special ting that bitter tastes do.the the finish has real dark fruits coming out, ripe as hell too, delicious purple plumbs and prunes. I might also add there is something that i would call dark/black cherry, it has a maraschino sweetness but is dumbed down with the ripeness of the plumbs and prunes and thus makes a black cherry flavour. kind of cool if you can taste it. as for the finish: the finish also has towards the end alcohol mixing in with fruit, but alcohol comes running in during the beginning of finish and afterward, but sooner than later it fades out. the after taste is slightly sweet, with dominantly malt taste.

MF - the feel is great, perfect except for the fact that I get an onslaught of bubbles in my mouth. the consistency is amazing, and I can really complain about nothing except for the few cat hairs in my drink. I once again will express my admiration for the trappiste: i love the quality products that come out of these institutions.

D - despite the intense crisp carbonation, that is to say: very small bubbles (unlike coke, more like mountain dew) that meake it easier to drink but also make you feel more bloated from the fact that you do drink more, I would drink this all night long; I am being literal. I will say it loud and plowed. all night long. me and this beer, I can forget my beautiful girlfriend or even making dinner for my self, I'll just pretend im a monk, and I'm fasting under one of those crazy rules of St. Benedict.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2009 01:36:43 | More by erz316
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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