1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

Not Rated.
Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 215
Gots: 244 | 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)
View: Beers (3) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,435 | Reviews: 1,569 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kelticblood:
Photo of kelticblood
kelticblood

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Brandy snifter to prevent the head from overflowing any other type of glass. Thick foamy inch head with tons of bubbling carbonation. Head became thicker like Vanilla ice cream as it reduced leaving very thick lacing. Exceptional color and head. Beautiful apple cider-like color with a slight haze. Yeast aroma with a sweet malt note. Aroma is a bit weak and is the only thing preventing me from giving this Tripel all 5's. Absolutely Superb mouthfeel in every respect. It is a bit more bitter than most Tripel's I've tried, but I like it. Slight Phenolic taste on the finish. Creamy with a rolling texture. Due to high ABV I cannot give it a 5 for Drinkability. Although the alcohol is well-hidden it is definately there and makes me wonder how I am going to finish this whole 750Ml bottle by myself, but I'm sure I'll manage. Bitterness is most distinguishable towards the end of your glass. A touch of spice and vanilla adds to the medium body. Overall absolutely exceptional. I'd bring a bottle of this to a nice dinner over a bottle of wine anyday. TRY IT!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2007 19:47:55 | More by kelticblood
More User Reviews:
Photo of jcallover34
jcallover34

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-11-2014 03:54:08 | More by jcallover34
Photo of blindpiggie
blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

07-10-2014 22:55:45 | More by blindpiggie
Photo of MikeAndrews
MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-10-2014 17:37:27 | More by MikeAndrews
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

07-10-2014 13:39:35 | More by Kramerbarthomer
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

07-10-2014 05:44:12 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
Photo of bowzer4birdie
bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 13:38:53 | More by bowzer4birdie
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-09-2014 13:28:37 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of AntonioJuan
AntonioJuan

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-09-2014 12:38:59 | More by AntonioJuan
Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
DutchcdnTEXAN

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-09-2014 03:02:09 | More by DutchcdnTEXAN
Photo of Jwrightsman
Jwrightsman

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Interesting spice flavor, cloudy appearance. Nice mellow buzz.
The more beers I sample like this the more I appreciate the various differences of each type.
Not sure if I like the spice (coriander?) but it may grow on me.
OK, the nice buzz from this is very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:16:03 | More by Jwrightsman
Photo of elamb106
elamb106

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2014 13:29:43 | More by elamb106
Photo of MojoIRL
MojoIRL


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 12:35:45 | More by MojoIRL
Photo of Kappakoosh
Kappakoosh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 02:11:54 | More by Kappakoosh
Photo of MeisterSmudge
MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-08-2014 01:02:46 | More by MeisterSmudge
Photo of gutbuster
gutbuster

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2014 00:28:41 | More by gutbuster
Photo of BrewsforBreakfast
BrewsforBreakfast

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

07-07-2014 17:23:12 | More by BrewsforBreakfast
Photo of DenisKolkin
DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Taste - starts with plenty of fruit, although that gives way to a dry earthy quality that is moderately bitter, which then isn't relinquished until the aftertaste. Masterful craftsmanship, although I like my tripels a bit sweeter. Some of the Belgian yeastiness comes through as the beer warms and the taste overall gets even better.

Mouthfeel - extremely smooth, and goes down easily. Some spiciest in the back of the throat although that combined with an alcohol burn is indicative of the dangerous nature of this beer. Seems like low carbonation too. Dry finish. Many little prickles all over the tongue.

Overall - a wonderfully crafted beer and a must try for Belgian lovers. Serve this closer to room temperature as the flavours grow bolder yet simultaneously light and sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 16:20:07 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-07-2014 04:44:29 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of headyhardy
headyhardy

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 22:59:17 | More by headyhardy
Photo of AWB3
AWB3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2014 14:16:02 | More by AWB3
Photo of Gregaroo
Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2014 22:53:11 | More by Gregaroo
Photo of HaveOneOnMe
HaveOneOnMe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-05-2014 17:37:46 | More by HaveOneOnMe
Photo of ThomasKoren
ThomasKoren

Finland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2014 14:17:18 | More by ThomasKoren
Photo of boudeysbigbrew
boudeysbigbrew

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2014 13:56:36 | More by boudeysbigbrew
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,435 ratings.