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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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Ratings: 3,643
Reviews: 1,576
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 317 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Oxymoron
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great example of Belgium triple. Pours a semi-cloudy, lemon day with good visibility despite the yeasty pour. Limited head but does stay around the edges for the whole tasting and ok lacing.

The smell is noticeable with a malty and Belgium-esk aroma. Good malt backing with some Belgium pale representing the majority. Spices such as coriander and good representation of fruits, such as apricots and peaches, are presented.

The taste is exceptional. The malt is well noted well and balanced with a not-so-detectable-sugar and hop additions. The malt is well balanced with a touch of biscuit and maybe pilsner thrown in. There is a bite (reminds me of pilsner) from a earthy hop taste at top that brings a zing taste. The sweet malt taste is blended well with a sugary taste that is hard to pick up. The end is splash of citrus meets floral that rounds the beer out.

The end taste also brings a good smoothness that makes it so easy to drink. Overall this is an impressive that deserves a high rating.

Oxymoron, Feb 04, 2006
Photo of Patrick999
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured into a chalice that beautiful gold, nice head, though not as high as the Chimay tripel.

S - bready, yeasty. grape-like aromas. Very good.

T - A little sweet in a vinous sense, but not a complaint. Phenolic and spicy, but not as in your face as some other tripels.

M - Light and fluffy, belying its strength.

D - If someone wants to buy me Westmalle at my favorite beer bar, I'll drink them until I can drink no more. A classic.

Patrick999, Jan 21, 2008
Photo of assurbanipaul
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange/yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is rich and complex, yeast, sweet candy sugared malts, some pepper, fruit and hops.

Taste is also rich and multilayered. Light flavors first, some bready toasted malt, maybe some yeast. Following is a honey-sweet citrus that slides into a tart and mildly hoppy aftertaste. Not even a hint of alcohol in the flavors.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and medium-heavy. Light on the palate, finish leaves the mouth clean and refreshed. Very well-rounded and textured, extraordinarily drinkable for a tripel. Them monks sure know how to brew. Thanks to futaboots for this one.

assurbanipaul, May 05, 2005
Photo of younger35
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had this lying around for quite some time. Decided tonight was the night. Watching the PGA Championship and some preseason football upcoming. Drank from my Russian River tulip.

Appearance- Pours a light yellowish orange with a gigantic two finger bright white head. The beer is just permeated with bubbly goodness and the head is thick and gorgeous the entire beer. An absolutely PERFECT cap and collar are maintained along with loads of ringed up lacing.
Smell- Definitely no mistaking what style this beer is. Full of spicy yeast that’s fruity and bold. Hints of raisin and pear with that deceptively dark fruitiness that you don’t expect form a straw colored beer. That always blows my mind. Maybe a touch of grainy malt with a light sweetness but let’s face it, the yeast dominates.
Taste- Starts with a light pruney fruitiness that is deceivingly warm and almost brash. That’s not a putdown though as the hoppiness and dryness really work well with the boozy bite. I hate sweet beers and thankfully this isn’t at all. The hops seem more front and center than most Tripels which is okay in my book. Spicy at times with a sort of gingery/pepper note. The finish lingers with a sort of burnt brown sugar thing.
Mouthfeel- Aggressively crisp carbonation with a very sharp feel from the fine carbonation. Full bodied though like you’d expect from a Tripel which is always odd considering the alcohol.
Drinkability- Pretty nice beer as it’s much different from most other Tripels. I LOVE how the sweetness is severely subdued and those burnt, cloying candied sugars aren’t running rampant. The hops have more of a presence here that I really appreciate. Super nice beer that is easily available and will be my go-to Tripel when the mood strikes.

younger35, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy golden orange with a white head that crackles and fizzes like it's really alive. not too much lacing and not too great a retention, but these are not qualities that really matter to me in a beer. i smell musty, earthy hops, some mildly sweet pale malt and spicy yeastiness (clove, pepper, and cardamom to name a few). alcohol taste is boozier than most other tripels i've tried, but i love it. i taste everything that i smell, and also detect a hint of pineapple. call me crazy, that's what this one gives me. medium mouthfeel tastes lighter than it is because of the carbonation. i would drink this all day if i could.

timtim, Oct 05, 2007
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Quite a luxurious appearance! Even with a gentle pour, a magnificent 3 inch white head formed in my tulip. A small dark brown dab of sentiment came out and rests delicately on top. The bright, full golden color is nearly transparent, and the re-energizing carbonation from the bottom dances with the small yeast particles, creating a snow globe effect. Great head retention and tons of sticky lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Pale malt, crisp green apples, along with some mild spiciness. Alcohol is definitely present, more so as it warms.

Taste: Crisp green apples and white grape skin create a slightly tart first impression. Pale malt, honey, and a warming alcohol presence arrive next, bringing a complex spice mixture as well. Dextrin sweetness is unable to mask a slightly medicinal / alcohol flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with above average carbonation. Slight tartness inspires salivation, furthering the desire for the next sip. Finishes dry.

Drinkability: Very enjoyable. In my opinion, the taste improves as it warms, but I do not really want to wait for it to breathe and warm up. A few of these will send me into a blissful state.

KickInTheChalice, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of BobZ
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml 11.2 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Foamy head, and a nice amber/yellow, very nice lacing which remains throughout the beer.

Smell: Spice and some hops announce themselves right away.

Taste: Sweet and rich up front, floral hops and bitterness at the finish, great flavor very well balanced.

Mouth feel: Smooth and creamy for a tripel, very nice sip after sip.

Drinkability: Again, so well crafted, you could easily drink a case.

The "mother of all triples", a truly great beer, but you have to love the hoppy finish.

BobZ, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It comes in a hazy golden color. A big white fluffy head that just sticks compared to other tripels.

A very fruity aroma without the breadiness of other tripels. Bright oranges, citrus, just a big pop of fresh citrus fruits. A wet hay, big on wine white grape. Some biscuit malt sweetness. It’s very floral.

The flavor does not follow through as much with its big fruit aroma. There’s still some peach and cherry flavors along with white grape and apple skin. There’s not much carbonation. There’s a biscuit breadiness. There’s a slight booziness in the finish of this. It really does stand out from other tripels because of this alcohol that hits you. Despite that, it’s a really clean and a very dry beer. Highly recommended for white wine lovers.

I had this blind taste tested with Chimay and La Fin Du Monde. This came in second, with La Fin being first. This is however where you want if you don't prefer sweet and fruitiness, but want some more strong flavors with booze, bitterness, and vinous flavors.

dar482, May 20, 2013
Photo of deereless
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Thick craggy head, retention is impressive, spotty seam foam that blankets the side of the glass, vibrant yellow to gold in color – 4.50, S: Wonderfully light and floral nose with some bready yeasts and muskiness, medium sweetness mixed with black pepper – 5.00, T: Quite spicy and with noticeable candied sugar, dry and with a slight alcohol burn – 4.25, M: Quite light and airy – 4.25, D: Very drinkable Tripel, excellent example of the style - 4.50

deereless, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Ranz
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: In my Duvel tulip, this pours the color of beautiful golden grass with a finger of pearly white head, effervescent to its fullest potential. Lovely in every aspect. Lacing thickens like a beast on the glass.

S: Those Belgian yeasts create a lovely mix of dried bananas and clove. The fruity notes also belie hints of alcohol.

T: After a few seconds, those sweet banana notes come through like a Roman legion--what a fantastic flavor. It has an uncommon sweetness I don't remember tasting anywhere before, tripel or no, and I am quite smitten. Many beers popularly receive the title of "dessert beer," and I think I've found the king. This would pair amazingly with some creme brulee.

M: In continuation from the head, mouthfeel is fairly effervescent on the tongue, but sweet and mild. The finish is much more creamy.

O: Wow--I love a good tripel, and this looks to be the one to beat. What a great pleasure from those Trappist geniuses.

Ranz, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of nazbotica
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours an opaque gold color with a two finger head that settles to 1 finger and lingers.

S - I smell rye bread, belgian yeast, slight lemon and red licorice.

T - The smell gives up the grainy rye flavor and lemon. I also taste flowers and melon at the end. I also got a bubblegum flavor here and there. The longer I drink the more I get a medicinal alcohol taste. This is my only complaint.

M - The beer is medium-light to medium bodied. The citrus would make it crisper, but the nice level of carbonation and the yeast, I think, give it the smoothest, softest mouthfeel I have come to expect from Belgians. I also get a warming from alcohol.

O - This is a quintessential Belgian Trippel. I cannot imagine what could be more authentic. If it exists, I have never tasted it. This is such a complex beer with so many fruit and malt flavors. I could probably drink several more and list a lot more flavors.

nazbotica, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of mikefuski17
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The westmalle has a strong aroma. It has a great color when poured with a nice golden head. The flavor was strong as well but was great. The after taste was the cause for concern. My girlfriend likened it to gasoline although I didn't mind too much. It does go straight to the sinuses and opens them up. Overall, I would recommend this beer.

mikefuski17, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of nmyers
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice cloudy orangish-yellow color, a nice white head on it with good retention.

S- Belgium yeasts, malt and apples & spices. I think I dectected a hint of Belgium candy sugars.

T- Crisp taste of malt and apples & spice right off the bat. Mellowing into a nice maltyness. An amazing after taste. No alcohol taste is present.

M- Great taste rigth of the bat, and the finish is great as well.

D- Very light body and goes down smooth. I wish I could drink this more often.

nmyers, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my Chimay Goblet. Lighter golden hue, lots of persistent bubbles. Poured very, very slowly, so got about 1/4 finger of total head, but the bubbles are keeping it in place, and leaving very nice lacing. First whiff gives me spice and a pleasant corn chip smell. Banana/clove. I can smell a nice sweetness lingering in the background and a light hoppiness. Can barely detect the alcohol, especially at 9.5%. Lots of Belgianess (for lack of a better made-up word) on the palate, overripe rotten fruit (in a good way), medium sweetness, and a surprising amount of hop bitterness. Some sort of earthy grassiness. A little bit of Robitussen on the back end. It's not unpleasant though. Incredibly creamy mouthfeel, with lots of tiny bubbles attacking my tongue. Fantastic beer. If there was a bit more on the nose, it would be near perfect.

WestValleyIPA, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of TPSReports
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served at 49 degrees from a 11.2 oz bottle. No date.

Very slight, say 1/8 inch head that disappears quickly leaving a pretty lacing across the surface.

Cloudy straw color with yeast floaties.

My allergies are acting up, so not too sure about the nose of this brew. I can't notice much.

A delicious, light, crisp and refreshing trippel. Very little hoppiness, which I like. Slight carbonation, alcohol tingle. I nice lingering floral flavor with a final hint of hopps.

A medium bodied brew with a silky feel on the palate. This beer drinks way too smoothly for its high ABV. I could easily polish off several of these -- and get multiple frowns from the wife if I did so.

TPSReports, Jun 12, 2005
Photo of RuudJH
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Westmalle is one of the easy available trappists around here.
Also the most reasonably priced.

This tripel is very clear, with pieces of yeast on the bottom of my glass. The head is fluffy, the lacing is good. Very good carbonation.
The smell has a lot of pleasant yeast and malts, some citrus, banana and spices.
The taste is very hoppy, bitter, with some spices, also a bit of fresh baked bread.
The brew is slightly dry and bitter in the aftertaste, but the alcohol, and with 9.5 % it's not a little, is completely masked by the flavours. All that remains of it, is the warming feeling it gives.

Classic tripel with bready, yeasty, hoppy and spicy notes.

RuudJH, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Paddez
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden brew topped by a medium sized head wich dissapears after a short while after wich small, puffy circles of foam start appearing.
The smell is very convincing: malty sweet and fruity, with bananas and some faint yeasty, caramelly and metallic notes.

The taste is (malty) sweet initially, but there are also lots of spices along with some fruity and caramelly flavours. A yeasty undertone gives some woody aspects to the beer. Flows out in a pleasant, hoppy bitter finish. Some tardness in the background as well. There are lots of things going on in this beer yet somehow it manages to remain very balanced. Most excellent.
Medium body. The carbonation is a little too aggressive in my opinion.
The drinkabillity is very good, especially considering you're drinking a 9,5° brew.

An excellent and well-balanced triple. One of the best out there.

Paddez, Feb 24, 2005
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Normal brown 33cl bottle. This one has been hanging around my garage for a couple of years or so. It had been left with a few other goodies boxed up waiting for me to break open when my regular beer stock began to shrink a bit. Best before 30th Oct 2008, so fairly old I guess and ready to go!

Poured into my Westmalle Trappist Challice (what else would you use, if you had one?).

I tried to pour it without getting any sediment into the glass, but I got excited and the whole bottle ended up within the challice. A few bits floated around in a golden hazy cloud of beer. On top sat a thin covering of white bubbles, which were forever being replenished by a rising torrent of other bubbles.

The aroma is all about degrees of sourness and how your nose picks it out. Fruit smells range from Gooseberries to Grapefruit through the spectrum of fruity colours available to man.

The taste is a explosion of flavours, fizzy and different. A bitter sweet mix of the best Belgium has to offer in a glass of Tripel.

The alcohol is evident throughout, but it doesn't detract from the overal complexity and pleasure this beer seems to exude.

A very, very good beer. I have loved it for years and forgot about my little pack of Belgian beers stashed away, some more crackers to come!

BlackHaddock, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of Kromes
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear gold color with a pure white dense head that sits on top of the beer. Lots of carbonation in the beer. Sudsy lace left all down the glass.

S: Bready malt with some belgian yeast funk and some fruit, coriander and what smells like nutmeg. There is also a slight hop aroma to the beer.

T: A very sweet and fruity taste at first with a touch of alcohol flavor and warmth. Gives way to a bready malt with some hop, fruit, peppery spice. The finish is peppery and warm from the alcohol and dry.

M: Great carbonation provides a spice and the finish is dry and slightly bitter.

D: A great beer. The strong alcohol is hidden nicely behind a ton of different flavors.

Kromes, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of StoutHunter
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Westmalle's Trappist Tripel a couple weeks ago for $5.49 at The Lager Mill. I was in the mood for a good Tripel so I decided to give this beer a shot, I see this is rated the 2nd best Tripel in the world on BA, I am pretty excited to try it so lets see how it goes. It had a best buy date of 4/05/13. Poured from a brown Trappist 11.2oz bottle into a chalice.

A- The label is pretty plain but it has a nice clean and classic look to it. It poured a hazy golden honey color with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing. One proper looking Tripel.

S- The aroma is very yeasty and fruity. It starts off with a pretty fruity aroma that mainly consists of different types of apples and pears along with some bananas and a slight pineapple aroma along with a real light grainy malt aroma. After that comes the Belgian yeast which adds those typical spice aromas like cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, and a little bit of coriander. I don't get much hops or alcohol in the aroma but I do get a little candied sugar. This Tripel has a nice aroma, I like the balance between fruits and spicy yeast, I like it.

T- The taste follows the nose nicely and is pretty similar. It starts out with all those fruits that I picked out in the aroma but it's the pears that stick out the most along with a little bit of pineapple. Next comes the Belgian yeast which imparts some nice spice flavors like clove, nutmeg, and Coriander, the yeast seems to stick out the most which is pretty typical and nice. I got some candied sugar towards the end that gave this beer a high amount of medium sweetness and I got a slight bit of alcohol, it also had a low amount of bitterness on the finish and a fruity and yeasty aftertaste. This beer tasted nice and clean, the flavors were balanced well and right where they should be.

M- Smooth, crisp, a little dry, medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was good but I wish the carbonation was toned down just a little.

Overall I really liked this beer and I thought that I was a very good Tripel that is for sure worthy of the title of second best Tripel in the world. This beer had great drinkability, it went down very smooth with hardly any alcohol coming through, this bottle went down faster then expected and if I had another one and nothing to do tomorrow then another one would be pretty hard to turn down. What I liked most about this beer was pretty much everything, I especially liked the way it looked and how great the balance between the fruits and the spicy yeast. What I liked least about this beer was the high amount of carbonation, I know this style should have a higher amount of carbonation but this one was a little to high, but it didn't affect the beer that much. I would for sure buy this beer again, it's a little pricey, but it's worth every penny and would make a great beer for special occasions. I highly recommend this beer, if Tripel's are your thing they don't get much better then this. I was really impressed with this beer, I expected a lot from it and it really did deliver, I think it is worth all the praise it gets. So far this is the best Tripel I have had, it is exactly how a good Tripel should be, Great job Westmalle, you can bet that I will be searching out the Dubbel and extra. This is one world class Tripel.

StoutHunter, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of kreeper
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - hazy dark gold color, tall, solid head with a few specks of sediment lingering in the foam. Bubbles continue to rise from the bottom of the glass for minutes after pouring, not in the normal way where there is a stream of bubbles coming from a few spots, but. the bubbles are rising from seemingly everywhere. Little specks of sediment are floating around in the haze. I seem to like sediment (it dosent really bother me, and i feel like i want to get all I can out of the flavor of the beer) so I made sure to swirl around the bottle when there was about a quarter of it left to get the sediment up off the bottom.

S - sweet malt. It almost seems like a lemon-drop type flavor, just like the candy. I can already get a little whiff of the alcohol. A weird but surprisingly pleasing smell of extremely fresh sour cream comes from the froth after it has begun to warm.

T - The sweet malt really comes out in the taste. The lemondrop smell seems to turn into more of a honey flavor. Alcohol adds quite a bit to the flavor, giving it a little bite at the back of the tongue. Waited for it to warm a little and noticed a slight metallic aftertaste and the yeast flavor come out.

M - good carbonation. the sweet maltiness and alcohol add to the body, I would give it medium to full bodied.

D - The high alcohol is balanced perfectly by the sweetness. also the carbonation makes this somewhat more drinkable. At 9.8 percent, one bottle got me a buzz. Very drinkable for one bottle, but a hangover resulting from this would be brutal.

Serving type: bottle

kreeper, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of mbutter1997
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: 3/1/08
A: Clear golden-amber pour with 1" thick white head, constant bubbles, decent glass retention. Saved the last 1/2" of beer in the bottle, mostly the bottle conditioning yeast, and drank separately...quick good in its own right.
S: Very nice bouquet of citrus, hops, yeast & malt. An overall wonderful aroma of a classical tripel.
T: Wow...an amazing blend of flavors. Mild citrus & alcohol undertones to flavors dominated by the malt & hops. Definitely the best tripel I have ever had.
M: A rich, smooth brew, moderate carbonation.
D: This is a beer to savor. It does down very smooth with a nice aftertaste. I will most certainly have this fantastic tripel again.

mbutter1997, Apr 26, 2007
Photo of FlyAwayPhil
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy golden-orange with a think foam head that lingers. Great Brussels lace as the head slowly recedes.

S - Yeast, tart apples with some spices. Some slight banana notes.

T - Strong, sharp yeast flavors with some subtle fruit notes and spice. A complex beer, which makes it difficult for me to describe.

M - Full and rich in the front, but melts away rather quickly. Nice pleasant flavor mentioned above linger on the tongue.

O - Probably the standard-bearer for the tripel style, and my favorite tripel as well. The alcohol is well disguised among the complex flavors. You can never go wrong with this beer. Enjoyed from my Westmalle chalice for this review.

FlyAwayPhil, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 75 cl bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold with a thick foamy head that lasts a while.

The smell is fantastic. Malty grains, citrusy tartness and a hint of the alchohol.

The taste is great as well. The alcohol is apparent. Otherwise, citrus, malts, and grains. Seems to work in harmony very well.

The mouthfeel is thick and bubbly. It warms a bit from the alcohol too.

A very drinkable beer but seems like it'll knock you out if you aren't careful. This one is a new favorite.

Cylinsier, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of midnite2sixman
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Direct from Belgium thanks to a friend of mine who resides both there and my hometown.

Poured into an oversize goblet. A frothy mozzarella cheesy looking head. the same color as the first snowfall sits atop a golden straw color. The head retention of this one is great!

Crisp apples, a touch sour, and belgian yeast shine through on the nose. Aromatic sugars, rock candy are also noted.

Taste is a bit tart slight sweetness is there and you have the crisp apple thing going on. Typical Belgian sweetness. Esters.

Mouthfeel is refreshingly smooth and light on the palate. Complex but not overwhelming.

Quite a delightful beer.

midnite2sixman, Jun 14, 2010
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,643 ratings.