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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,570 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,570
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 239
Gots: 291 | 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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tsgooch79

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-06-2014 22:36:18 | More by tsgooch79
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-16-2014 02:32:47 | More by mquinn919
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Brewsed

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-02-2012 21:29:31 | More by Brewsed
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BamaBeachBum

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-30-2011 05:27:23 | More by BamaBeachBum
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bladman

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2012 01:12:56 | More by bladman
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rredshift

Germany

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-05-2013 17:49:34 | More by rredshift
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Huffaroma

Montana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-16-2012 05:47:57 | More by Huffaroma
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BearsDitkaBears

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 00:26:20 | More by BearsDitkaBears
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tharper178

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-01-2014 12:12:20 | More by tharper178
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Vogie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2012 05:16:20 | More by Vogie
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grotonmarketguy

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

Westmalle Tripel: The mother of all Tripels! This is a must try beer. The benchmark example in which all others must be judged against in the style of Tripel. What is a Tripel? It is the name given by Trappiste Monks to a Strong Top fermenting Golden Ale. It earns the name Tripel because it takes three times the amount of ingredients to make in comparison to the simple beers made at the Abbeys. The beer is bottle conditioned with yeast to evolve over time like a Champagne, and it really is very much like Champagne. In the first 6 months the beer will be very fruit forward showing more pear and apple flavors, from 6 months to a year it will show much more of the hop character, and after 1 year those two characters will marry into a perfectly balanced beer. The bottle I am tasting is Seven months old. Westmalle is 9.5% ABV It has an darker blonde to honey-like color and a fluffy white head with a lengthy retention. Aroma is a blend of bright aromatic hops and subtle spicey yeast esters. Amazingly balanced and showing a great hop presence here. Cereal grains and honey support a lovely bitterness that is long but not highly toned. Great interplay of flavors. Not one truly dominates. A truly dry and crisp beer showing perfect structure, body, and a very complex flavor profile. This beer would be a great alternative to Champagne. It has a very similar flavor profile to some grower Champagnes I have tried that tend to have a softer bitterness and focus more on rich fruit and bread dough aromas with biscuity flavors.

07-24-2011 17:37:53 | More by grotonmarketguy
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jkoch7

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-13-2013 22:48:35 | More by jkoch7
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 19:30:19 | More by kjkinsey
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kmahe

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-13-2014 00:41:08 | More by kmahe
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Wilhelm

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-25-2012 23:14:51 | More by Wilhelm
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prisdefer

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-31-2013 16:27:52 | More by prisdefer
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putnam

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

A big ooof of cream-colored froth rose over honey/amber liquid, then settled, very slowly, into a lump of shiny solid material. A surge of drawn butter aroma is decorated with serene and subtle fragrances of ginger, muffin and mango. On the palate it is unctuous with flavors of molten, baked apples, butter cream, buttered peaches and pure, detailed, bitter resins.
These Westmalle products are fiercly bitter and dry with an abundance of iron-flavored boiled hops. This precisely balances the wickedly depraved, hedonistic flavors and textures. Are you ready for this?

05-09-2004 19:50:04 | More by putnam
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Nitty703

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-20-2014 01:07:18 | More by Nitty703
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 03:35:12 | More by Mtnbeerman
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LVituri

Brazil

5/5  rDev +16.3%

Acredito que ela seja a representante máxima do estilo. Não vejo defeitos nela. É totalmente condizente com a proposta tripel trapista. Uma cerveja com muita personalidade, força e qualidade. Uma ótima introdução para quem quer conhecer o universo belga de cerveja. Com certeza um dos melhores rótulo que já provei.

01-16-2014 12:34:24 | More by LVituri
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morallybankrupt


5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-06-2012 08:48:29 | More by morallybankrupt
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Jdub983

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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csrbv

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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backslide311

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-22-2014 15:18:03 | More by backslide311
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pklar_185

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-20-2014 10:06:20 | More by pklar_185
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,570 ratings.