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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,442 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,442
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 217
Gots: 249 | 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 mjord23:
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mjord23

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(from notes, 3/26/12) Poured from a bottle into a Westmalle Trappist glass.

Happy Birthday to me! Looked up all the beers that they had, and it appeared this one was not to be missed... and it didn't let me down!

A: Pours a beautiful hazy golden straw, with a light foamy head. The massive carbonation level keeps the beer from settling and just gives it a great appearance.

S: Sweet and citrusy, with subtle floral notes. Bananas and belgian yeast also are really prominent. Definitely makes you want to drink it!

T: Wow. All that was there in the smell really stands out in the taste. Malty, floral, honey, citrus... it's really flavorful and interesting. I keep going back for more. Definitely get the yeast, with some grassy notes and grapefruit towards the end. Finishes slightly bitter, but I like that, given the sweetness.

M: Highly carbonated, which I think works well for this beer. With such strong flavors, the high carbonation really keeps them moving and delivers them well. Drinks far to easily for a beer with this ABV!

O: Outstanding. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the beer. I think the rest of the comments speak for themselves. If you can get your hands on it, do it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 00:02:59 | More by mjord23
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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.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,442 ratings.