Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,860 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,860
Reviews: 1,591
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 276
Gots: 402 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle into Westmalle goblet.

Orangish/golden hue, a bit of cold haze. Two fingers rocky white head, slow dissipation. Fruity nose, a bit of pineapple with big passion fruit prominent. Pretty active mouthfeel, but not overwhelming carbonation. Big fruity esters dominate the taste, passionfruit (very Allagash-like, or vice versa :)) again, but a nice dry lingering finish.If it wasn't for the price and ABV, I could probably enjoy a couple of these. One of the world's great beers, to be enjoyed for special occasions, like my birthday today! A true world classic, the best tripel I've enjoyed.

EDIT: Staying in Brussels for two months while on sabbatical. The local grocery store has bottles for US $1.74. Happy :)

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A: (3/3) Golden with light haze and very thick creamy head that sticks around for a while
S: (11/12) Delightfully banana-clovey with some pepper and alcohol to balance it out
T: (18/20) Solid banana and sweet malt flavor with incredibly clean finish
M: (5/5) Very bubbly and solid dryness on finish
O: (8/10) Wow. Refreshing and sweet? I didn’t think it was possible. This is a solid beer, and one I’ll keep looking for in the future. It’s such a treat when a beer like this is generally easy to find, but so delicious. The more I drink it, though, the alcohol just wallops me over the head.
45/50

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,860 ratings.