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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,188 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3188
Reviews: 1555
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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BierManVA

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say about this tripel that has not been said?...

It's nose is amazingly crisp and clean...yet complex. Fruity earthy esters and alcoholic overtones. The fine carbonation greatly aids the somewhat tart and dry flavor. Light wood is here.

This Belgian is world class. Not to be missed. If sent to purgatory and given the choice of one bier to drink, this could well be my choice.

John

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2004 00:35:07 | More by BierManVA
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 11.2 fluid ounce (330ml) brown glass bottle that has a very noticeable thick raised ring around the collar which has the words Trappistenbier molded into it. Cream colored classic looking Westmalle obverse label lists the Tripel at 9.5% ABV; the crown cap is a matching color coded affair. Reverse label indicates that this is a part of the new batch of Westmalle now being imported by Merchant Du Vin, the Best Before date is 02/09/06. Accounts for 60% of production at Westmalle and is only available in bottles (unlike the Dubbel).

Appearance: Soft peach infused pale golden body has turbidity that is hazy but which lends a powerful look. White head rises and stays at ½” thick throughout. This one looked incredibly impressive when served into a Chimay goblet (as I broke my Westmalle one). Conventional looks for the style, but impressive head retention and the lovely soft golden body just set this one off in the goblet, I could stare at this one for hours.

Nose: A damn fruity nose which has a lot of spiced hops in the middle. Peripheral smells whiff of bubblegum, toasted malts and yeast fight for centre stage with the lesser detectable aromas of freshly skinned Satsuma oranges and freshly baked white bread that seemingly appears at higher temperatures.

Taste: A reflection of the complex nose in parts, the profile is clearly temperature dependent, like a distillation column the serving temperature seemingly dictates which of the distillate flavors is promoted to the front. Rounded toasty malts, breaded dough and fruity yeast traits make way for an assault of sharp spices and soft yet bitter hops in the back end, the intensity of each changing as the Tripel warms to room temperature. Alters from a the initial profile of soft and fruity at the freshly released chilled 45°F (7.2°C) to a sharper richer and hoppier offering as it approaches 55°F (12.8°C). The finish is exceptionally clean and very rewarding.

Mouthfeel: Marvelous, full-bodied, bold and big on the palate - the carbonation is utterly perfect, sheer silky feel on the tongue and on the cheeks. Warming in the swallow, the 9.5% alcohol is there but it is tamed and only comes through when needed to give you a gentle reminder that you may fall foul of this one if you have a few too many of these!

Drinkability: It is rumored that the Dubbel and Tripel styles evolved from Westmalle. And as with the Dubbel, I do always tend to think of the Westmalle Tripel as the guardian of the style, particularly because of its sociable quaffability. Again, as with the Dubbel, this one is equally satisfying on its own, or with food. I could drink this one all day, if there is such a thing as a 9.5% “session” Tripel – this is it. A dangerously attractive libation that has kicked my ass more times than I care to recall. Drinker beware.

Overall: A fantastic fresh example of one of my all time favorites. If it *does not* say Imported by MdV on the reverse label put it back on the shelf and go seek some of these fresher examples that MdV are now importing.

Easily my favorite of the brace of Westmalles. So much better when fresh in my opinion, I wouldn’t even bother aging these.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 01:30:15 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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asabreed

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a wine glass (I swear I'll be getting proper glassware soon, as it's starting to bother me).

Appearance: For a basic wine glass, the lace is sticking insanely beautifully and well. The head still is above the beer, not huge but above it, as it's close to the last swallow. Hazy yellow with lots of bubbles pushing their way to the head of the beer.

Smell: Kind of a heart-stopper. It's a clean and beautiful aroma: lemon, slight grass, slight candi sugar, a bit of pepper and spice, and a bit of tart fruit (apricot and banana are discernible). Complex without being insane, and done almost perfectly.

Taste: I was hoping this would be as amazing as it is. And still it's surprising. It starts sweet, turns slightly toward some spice, turns faintly to some hops, and then turns to a malty, lip-smacking aftertaste. Through the swallow there are so many flavors it's hard to discern them all. Without a doubt, though, this is definitely perfect. Honey, tart fruit, and lemon grass come through the most it seems. Just perfect.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bubbly without being overly carbonated. Medium to full body. Very very nice. This is love and care for sure.

Drinkability: I rarely give a 5 to drinkability, but this is just so beautiful in almost every way that it's impossible not to.

Beyond amazing, and completely worth the $5.40 I paid for the small bottle. I saw the caged and corked bigger bottles for around $10, so I'll definitely be picking up at least one next time I see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 03:39:10 | More by asabreed
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Westmalle Tripel
11.2 oz brown bottle
Month/Year notched for November 2004
11/07/07 labeled on the back
Served in a St Feuillien goblet

Pours a cloudy mustard yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that stream to the top of the glass. Chunks of sediment float on the bottom. Thin white lace that leaves random trails of the lace.

Rather clean nose with whiffs of pepper, herbs, pears and Belgian yeast.

Syrupy juice on the palate with a bubble gum and pineapple flavor. A tad spicy, very interesting. Creamy and smooth, yet tart and juicy. This is brewed and crafted perfectly. Highly complex and very drinkable.

Hands down, one the best Tripels I've ever had. Complex and guaranteed to stimulate the taste buds. Mighty enjoyable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2005 00:40:17 | More by Hibernator
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served a hazy straw colored yellow with a decent sized frothy head that was rather slow to diminish. The aroma was of sweet citrus with some peppery spice. There was a great balance of hops and sweet malt with a good yeast bite that combines nicely with the hop bitterness. There was a creamy feel to the beer with decent carbonation. This beer was just about perfect!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 15:40:07 | More by atsprings
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 33 cL bottle into snifter (best by 10/04/09 stamped on bottle).
A: Cloudy pale orange with thick, sticky white head that lasts forever and leaves nice lacing.
S: Sweet herbal aroma. Lemon citrus, light malt and hop, and spice.
T: Amazing sweet spice and malt. Rustic notes of grass...interesting similarity to Hennepin. Very complex brew.
M: Very nice and light on the tongue...coats so the wonderful taste can linger and deepen!
D: Extraordinarily drinkable! ABV extremely well hidden. Literally could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 01:07:02 | More by mwilbur
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Westmalle chalice a hazy pineapple color, somewhat orange in the middle and yellow on the edges. Not much in the way of foam or lacing, but that's probably due to the high ABV. Very sweet, boozy aroma. Hints of apple and spice, big hits of candy sugar, and citrus. Flavor is incredible. Orange juice, candied citrus fruits, slightly grassy and floral. Slight acidic wine flavor shows up as it warms. Alcohol is well-hidden on the tongue but a warming can be felt on the way down. Nice amount of carbonation, tingly at first, but a little thick on the tongue as it flows. A true delight and a true sipper. to be consumed in small, adoring amounts. Perfect tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 01:30:01 | More by KeefD
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JordanEllwanger

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a sniffer a cloudy pale golden yellow with a rich full crisp white head. The head stays for a bit then leaves some lacing.

Huge smell fills the naisal cavities with a sharp boozy sent. A supreme blend of spices lay in this beer.

So smooth with tiny tastes of spice. For such a big beer it certainly is smooth. Roasted malts challenge the sweet malts in a beautiful battle to overtake the senses of my pallet.

The feel is carbonated and slick.

An extremely drinkable trappist.

Cheers,
Jordan.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 08:39:20 | More by JordanEllwanger
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Westmalle Tripel pours a hazy slightly orange gold with a fluffy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, almost candy like esters and light malt. Some phenolic alcohol and powdery yeastiness comes through. The beer is quite sweet upfront but the estery sweetness and fruitiness gives way to a drier phenolic finish. Tons of complex flavors going on here, too much to pick out individually. Some alcohol comes through in the finish espeically as it warms, but it is quite light for almost 10% abv.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 20:56:23 | More by ericj551
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kbanks13

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden/honey color with a three finger pillowy and rocky white head. Dissipates to a constant half-finger head with great lacing after every sip.

S: Lemon, clove, booze, flowers, pears, apricots/peaches, apples and caramel all make up the complex and wonderful nose.

T: The taste starts with the fruits smelled in the nose. Next layer of flavor is the booze punch followed immediately by the cloves. Oily lemon zest and flowers follow and then the buttery/biscuity malts that linger on my palate. A very faint hint of the caramel or honey can be found in the aftertaste as well.

M: Thick and filmy with high carbonation, perfect for this style. Sweet taste with a crisp dry finish.

D: Incredible beer with tons of flavor and character. Not by any means a sessionable beer, but one that could be enjoyed day after day with no problem. A truly great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 02:19:00 | More by kbanks13
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masonl

Kansas

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A cloudy hay color. Shades of orange

S: A dominant smell of yeast. Strong smell of coriander and other Witbierish spices.

T: Explosive. A rush of sweet malts,mild hops, and diverse spices. Coriander and orange zest permeate.

M: Very acidic and highly carbonated. Both in a very good way. Each sip is a refreshing pallet cleanser and a reminder of how damn good this beer is.r

D: Great drinkability. For the alcohol content and the intensity, one can handle just the appropriate amount.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 02:18:09 | More by masonl
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mjord23

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(from notes, 3/26/12) Poured from a bottle into a Westmalle Trappist glass.

Happy Birthday to me! Looked up all the beers that they had, and it appeared this one was not to be missed... and it didn't let me down!

A: Pours a beautiful hazy golden straw, with a light foamy head. The massive carbonation level keeps the beer from settling and just gives it a great appearance.

S: Sweet and citrusy, with subtle floral notes. Bananas and belgian yeast also are really prominent. Definitely makes you want to drink it!

T: Wow. All that was there in the smell really stands out in the taste. Malty, floral, honey, citrus... it's really flavorful and interesting. I keep going back for more. Definitely get the yeast, with some grassy notes and grapefruit towards the end. Finishes slightly bitter, but I like that, given the sweetness.

M: Highly carbonated, which I think works well for this beer. With such strong flavors, the high carbonation really keeps them moving and delivers them well. Drinks far to easily for a beer with this ABV!

O: Outstanding. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the beer. I think the rest of the comments speak for themselves. If you can get your hands on it, do it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 00:02:59 | More by mjord23
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

look ~ pours a straw color and is fairly hazy. actually, it looks a lot like a wit. The head is good: two fingers of white moussy head off a hard pour, falls very slowly, and leaves some nice lacing. No real visible carbonation in the glass.

smell ~ really, really nice. belgian yeast is front-and-center for this one: bubblegum, spices (mostly pepper rather than clove), and fruits (banana and citrus). not a lot of the malt character comes through. some nice hop crispness, which falls into the same spicy-fruity range as the yeast and is hard to pin-point exactly in relation to the yeast.

flavor ~ also exceptional and very well balanced. pretty much the same characters as the i got on the nose, but with a bit more of the grainbill coming through. malt-wise, i get some light breadcrust and a bit of wheatiness. The yeast character is the same balance of spices (pepper) and fruit (banana and citrus). hop bitterness is medium-high and has a bit more of a floral and herbal character than on the nose, which plays well into the finish. not as much heat as i'd expect from the abbv, but some nice high-alcohol floral notes. finish is fairly dry.

feel ~ light body and higher carbonation support the lighter flavors (i think it would feel more 'muddled' with a heavier body). the higher carbonation also dries out the finish and plays well with the hops.

a real treat. complex without being muddled: the flavor has a lot to offer and explore with each sip. highly tasty and drinkable, this one is really sneaky given the abv.

i really love trips and this one is quite literally the grand-daddy of them all!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 01:30:49 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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SnowFlowMfg

California

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great example of a triple; probably the best i've had so far.
Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

It appears somewhat cloudy. I figure this is from the yeast left in the bottle. Saw a clump of the "bread" or whatever it is to. Not bad though. Still looks good with a nice tight head.

Smells pretty typical of a tripel; yeasty and kinda funky. However, this one was a little less intense but still good.

Tastes amazing; especially as it warms up. Really refreshing with lots of tripel flavor packed in and minimal alcohol burn and yeastiness. Slight bitterness on the finish to balance it out. Delicious.

Mouthfeel initially was very bubbly with high carbonation but it mellowed out very quickly. It was smooth, thick, and a little oily. Refreshing and crisp. Extremely drinkable.

What a great beer. As others have said before me, this is a tripel by which to judge others. I'm very impressed. Be warned though, this is extremely easy to drink. A great way to put down $6+ of beer really quick.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 08:43:21 | More by SnowFlowMfg
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Labeorphile

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice golden Belgian color with typical cloudiness. Good head with solid retention and good lacing.

Fruity nose with banana and not overly sweet. Flavor stands up to nose and is well balanced with a good mouth feel. An outstanding overall beer that is one of my favorite Trippels.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 01:23:22 | More by Labeorphile
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marburg

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Vibrant, crisp, fleshy yellow color with big, clingy electric white head. Consistent and lively carbonation. Phenolic, yeasty, estery -- green grape skins slathered in raw honey accompany a snappy peppery aroma.

Very heavy on the vivid fruit flavors with a crisp, drying hop finish. Lemon, orange, melon rind. Bubble gum flavored pop rocks. Peppery zinger of a finish cleans up after a brief flirtation with potent alcohol flavors. Supreme balance. Top notch flavors and complexity. Just a great, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 22:08:35 | More by marburg
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hero27

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden-straw color. I poured carefully and still ended up with an enormous head on this bad boy..possibly the largest I've ever seen on a beer. The aftermath of the head dissapating looks like a warzone.. Lacing spun on the glass in random patterns, the rocky head peaks in some areas and valleys in others, incessant bubbles stream from the bottom towards the top of the glass, and specks of sediment are found floating around this brew like flakes in a snowglobe...Stunning and downright impressive.

Smell: Take your pick...name a spice, flower, or fruit and it's probably in here. Sweet malts are evident as well as yeast, honey, and mild hops. Can't pick up any alcohol in the nose. Utterly too complex to fully describe.

Taste: here's the hard part...where do I even begin with this one? Spices are perfectly done..cloves and coriander (when overdone offend me greatly), but they are done in perfect proportion here. Fruit flavors are amazing...this beer almost seems artificial the way flavors appear and fade in the beer, one after the other..it almost seems orchestrated. The 9.5% abv doesn't distract a bit..it's hidden wayyy too well. The warmth is noticed in the stomach only, not in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. lots of carbonation, even to the last sip. Smooth, refreshing, and a treat if there ever was one.

Drinkability: As drinkable as any beer. it begs another sip as soon as your lips leave the glass. I'm impressed...

Easily one of the best Belgian's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2005 00:35:40 | More by hero27
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horndecker

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this on tap in Antwerp years ago. I loved it then, but wasn't taking notes. So this review is based upon the bottles one gets here in the States.

I poured it into a Westmalle chalice, happily, and I got a gorgeous golden orange, peachy, glowing liquid; slightly cloudy with a fine luxurious head that had staying power and a lingering lace.
The nose is very clean and spicy; citric, yeasty and intense.
The taste is subtle malts, oranges, bread dough, spices, an herbal bitter finish that I want to call peppery, but that would be too specific. All with a juicy and concentrated mouthfeel - it's fabulous. How do they do this? Everything is perfect!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2005 03:36:07 | More by horndecker
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Clear gold with a big poofy white head. There are a few small bits of yeast (I guess) floating around, and a constant stream of small bubbles maintains the head. Lots of lace sticking to the glass as the head fades to a thin layer.

Smell:
Big, alcoholic smell. Fruity, grassy. Medicinal. Smells fresh and delicious.

Taste:
Somewhat sweet, lots of bitterness up front, and in the aftertaste. Complex flavours I can't really describe. Slightly nutty, banana chips.

Mouthfeel:
Feels light, with the carbonation attacking the tastebuds quickly. Turns creamy with a slight drying later on.

Drinkability:
Too high. Feeling a bit lightheaded already. But so good, I could drink this all night long. (All night would be something like an 1 hr, then I'd fall asleep)

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2005 01:37:11 | More by allergictomacros
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful golden brown color with a strong head and lacing. Smells of sweet hops with woody flavors with undertones of orange and apple. Has a calming affect that is really nice. Feels slightly warm and smooth in your mouth. Goes down warm and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 09:57:01 | More by Erdinger2003
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bignick

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank this on X-mas 2005.

This is a tremendous beer. It pours a cloudy gold with a great head. It smells floral and of alcohol. The taste is wonderfully complex. The fruity yeast flavor has many layers. I detect apples and oranges and just an overall fruity sweetness. The alcohol comes through, although this is, nonetheless, a dangerously drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2005 19:34:49 | More by bignick
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mithrascruor

California

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into an oversize wine glass.

Apperance: Pours a glowing, hazy apricot color. The creamy/foamy white head is quite solid, and stays thick for quite a while. Some light carbonation is visible along the edges.

Smell: The smell is not overly strong, but there is a bready element that presents itself first. Cloves, pepper, apricot, and honey also make themselves quite apparent. Has a nice complexity to it.

Taste: The flavor has a distinctly "mellow" feel to it, which is really interesting though hard to describe. Lots of spices, honey, and apricot are present, together with yeasty undertones. Alcohol is quite present as well, but that flavor seems to be well-fused with the others, rather than standing out on it's own.

Mouthfeel: Due to how dense the beer is, it has a rather thick-bodied feel, yet it doesn't feel particularly heavy. Silky smooth and goes down great.

Drinkabillity: For such a strong beer, it goes down remarkably well. And as I mentioned before, the alcohol flavor is fused with the spices and other flavors, which is a major plus.

The nectar of the gods? Quite possibly! Certainly my favorite tripel, and a wonderful beer in general!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 19:26:31 | More by mithrascruor
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Grimes

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a random single bottle at Portage Beverage in Canton, Ohio for just under $5.
Pours a beautiful thick peach haze with a huge, fizzy head that dissolves in a white ring in my snifter after about 30 seconds
Smell is of hops with bold sweet citrus
Mouthfeel is very full and creamy with bright and bubbly carbonation
Normally I don't like this much carbonation, but with this beer, it works for me, and it works very well.
Very, very alcoholic. At only 9.5%, this brew packs some serious heat.
In conclusion, I love this beer. I will have this again and again, and probably a few more times. CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2008 19:09:45 | More by Grimes
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

..."Of the gifts offered to us by Heaven and Earth is born, by the grace of St. Arnold and human knowledge, the divine juice of barley."--engraved above the Belgium Brewers Guild in Brussels...
This elixir pours out an effervecent thick golden-hazy pale burnt orange color,topped with a billowing absolutley perfect head slightly tan head, leaves fantastic lacing.
In the nose I some yeasts up front, tart orange, crisp-lemon alcohol tones, some clove honey, warming fruit esters, pink lady apples, light toasted oats on the end.
Taste is absoulutley Monk Bliss in a chalice! Spicy clove-live fruitiness, sour Belgian yeasty funkness sweet candi sugars, warm alcohols, creamy stomach tingling lightness from the carbonation, light mouthfeel yet an utter explosion of flavor in the mouth that is a liquid version of the enourmous bouquet of aromas. Fit for the Pope.
I wish I could express the perfection of this Tripel in Michael Jackson beer eloquence but words cannot do this enough justice. Not supposed to talk with your mouth full and Ive got 1/2 a glass of liquid ambrosia to consume, so Ill let ratings do the talking!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 02:09:51 | More by czfreeman
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Trappster

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Riding on top of a gigantic, two-headed, gold and purple dragon, you are experiencing a high like heroin combined with orgasm combined with being lit on fire by God.

The mouthfeel is well-balanced; it is ballin'.

The appearance is a study in contrasts, with the cloudy richness of its golden liquid being offset by champagnely effervescence rising toward a satisfyingly creamy head.

I would spill this beer on the eyes of a blind beggar to restore his vision, although he would also be cursed with only being able to see Belgian monks everywhere he went, even when he was making love to his deaf girlfriend in his Suburu.

They met when he poured Westmalle dubbel into her ear, and now she can only hear monks chanting.

Did I mention this beer tastes good? There are notes of dragon feathers and muscat. Also Asian spices.

If the nose were a band from Manchester between 1982 and 1985, it would probably be James. If it were an album released by the Beatles, it would probably be one that they never released, but was composed entirely of Prince covers from the future. There is a lingering hint of golden raisins.

It is slightly less drinkable than pure virgin sweat. You could only drink a few bottles before it loses the ability to make you feel like a cancer surgeon who just cured a dying chess genius of cancer in his brain, and also he gets better at chess after the surgery.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 02:13:14 | More by Trappster
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,188 ratings.