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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,847 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,847
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 275
Gots: 391 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second of three brews on my latest night out to Porters Pub in Easton, Pa. It was classic Euro brew night for me and this legend was next on my list.

A: Cloudy apricot color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly to a thin film but leaves good lacing.

S: Aromas of yeast, clove, banana, and citrus merge into a lovely bouquet.

T: Starts out Belgian spices and yeast which are followed by light fruits (banana, apple, citrus) kicking in mid-palate. The classic belgian flavors are then balanced very nicely with a bitter hop finish.

M: Medium bodied with just a tad too much carbonation.

D: A lovely tripel and a classic that lives up to it's name. I always love trying these old style Belgians whose longevity is something for modern beers to asipre. An excellent after dinner drink, as it is light, sweet, and easy to drink. Just a notch below must try, but highly recommended none the less.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Wow, this is totally different than the dubbel! Pale... almost whitish-pale. Thick white--very clean white--head. Beer is cloudy (slightly) from a bit of yeast.

S: Fruity, estery -- like a hefeweizen. Actually, almost like a farmhouse ale. Spicy, clean.

T: Very spicy. Boozy... bit of a bite. Seems stronger than 9.5%.

M: As sharp as the dubbel. Bit easier to handle, though, because of the alcohol. Actually works together very nicely.

D: Tasty, but too strong to be repeatedly drinkable.

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Gotta say this is definitely very good. I would not go as far as to call it world-class, but it definitely beats most brews out there. First off, it is overly sweet. If you like sugary beers, then this is definitely world-class. It is smooth and goes down real easy and I think the biggest appeal to this beer is that it can go with any meal.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a super,hazy,murky orange with a serious 3 inch,meringue-like,bone white crown that had excellent retention and left concentric rings on my tulip glass.

S-Dry spice(clove,cardamom,white pepper),blonde tobacco,dried flowers and toffee.

T-Golden raisin,pear,clove,candy sugar and floral qualities similar to honeysuckle and lavender.

M-Medium bodied with great complexity and depth of flavor.Slight,fruity alcohol burn.

D-Good drinkability with an extremely well-maintained ABV.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one from jaxon53 as part of the Brews N' Tunes Summer Tour '07. thanks jason!

330ml bottle, best before 03/01/08.

pours hazy deep yellow with a big fairly dense white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of lace behind.

aroma is nice. bit of honey sweetness. bubblegum. very light non-clove spice...can't quite pick it out, but it doesn't smell like clove. big bready malt. hint of alcohol. bit of tangerine fruitiness. bit of floral hops.

taste is great. light alcohol. big bready malt. light honey and caramel sweetness. light toffee and butterscotch. more bubblegum. cardamom, and maybe a little clove lurking in the edges. medium-low bitterness level. some earthy hops, and a bit of floral character too.

mouthfeel is good. fairly high carbonation level. fairly light bodied with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is good. the carbonation level is just a touch high for my liking, but it is very well balanced and quite enjoyable. a good representation of the style.

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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.

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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.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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