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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,798 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,798
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 270
Gots: 367 | FT: 4
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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Photo of nighthawk
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle poured into goblet. Best before date on back label.

Pours a cloudy yellow that is translucent and a firm one finger of white, frothy head that retains well. Little bits of lacing stick here and there on the side of the glass.

Nose is heavy on the malts; some biscuit, lots of fruit esters that range from banana to peach. Some clove and mildly alcoholic.

Taste is less fruity sweet as the nose; more pronounced clove and alcohol, some malty biscuit, little bit of barnyard funk, some apple and pear flavours, finishing long with a lingering grassy bitterness and a touch of alcohol.

Medium body, with a touch of grainy feel, nice bubbly carbonation and a long, dry finish.

Great tasting, relatively easy-drinking beer. Alcohol is not hidden, but it's well integrated. A pleasure to drink.

nighthawk, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of Danny1217
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Danny1217, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of joeskirkie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz. bottle with a very unassuming tan label that really gives it that "Trappist" feel. It's contents greet my chalice:

It's so hazy even while pouring. A dirty blonde body towing the line between translucent and opaque with a thick white head that clings to the glass.

An peppery sour apple aroma with just the subtlest hints of citrus and tart.

Carbonation right away it's the first thing you get, then you taste that wonderful tart sour apple and maybe some pineappley (fake word, I know) citrus.

I can't really detect the alcohol on the tounge, just in the head afterwards. A wonderful brew.

joeskirkie, Nov 18, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hallertau, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JamesClever, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dsm45, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bumchilly25, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Andonato, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of TStandley13
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Great creamy white head with good retention. Appearance was a cloudy golden color, slight orange tinge.

S- Sweet tasting with a definite smell of alcohol. Very malty smelling.

T- Alcohol taste is present. A great mixture of spices and sweets. Almost a cidery type taste with a slight aftertaste of cinnamon.

M- Feels great. Good warming effect and carbonation.

D- Easy to drink, though alcohol taste can get to you after 3 or 4. Definetely enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

TStandley13, Apr 18, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hmph, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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ale207, Dec 09, 2012
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HollyHops, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MercerTraieste, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jrand2621, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dannymo24, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dctriman, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Eweber, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ac22rush, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,798 ratings.