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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,634
Reviews: 1,576
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 312 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Half-inch head dissipating quickly. Golden straw color with no real lacing to speak of. Looked nice in its Westmalle goblet, but expected a little more to entice me.

S: A medicinal, alcoholic, and citrusy smell. Yeast and hop aromas also play into it, giving the sense of smell an inviting feeling due to the complexity.

T: Sharp yeasty taste with a lemony backing flavor. Alcohol at the forefront, but in a way that was backed quite well with many contrasting flavors. Also, maintained a sweetness that fit in well with the complex array of flavor.

M: Generous carbonation, giving it a nice bite with a dry finish. Very nicely done in terms of its feel on the palate and so many competing elements in the taste.

D: Would love many more of these because of the interesting interplay of taste characteristics, however the abv would definitely keep consecutive orders of this one limited.

CharlieMopps, Oct 29, 2006
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Peter_L, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

Appearance: light golden blond color with a hint of opacity. Relatively persistent 1-finger head as a nice adornment.

Smell: fruity, sweet, syrupy yet peppery. There's quite a nice complexity there. There even seems to be a slight hop aroma, so rarely seen in this style. Bravo!

Taste: a delicate flavor, much more delicate than the aroma. Wheat flavors, some of that peppery quality, even a little bready. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Overall, subtle but tasty.

Mouthfeel: creamy, creamy, creamy. This kind of well-integrated carbonation is what I love in a Trappist ale.

Drinkability: a tasty tripel, which in my book is always exceptionally quaffable.

flagmantho, Sep 04, 2009
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold color with a bit of haze into my Chimay goblet. Head forms easily and sticks around all the way through. It's white, thick, and fluffy with great lacing.

Aroma is carried by a strong, fragrant, yet simple yeast that has a lot of fruit going on. Pears, apples, and bannanas came to mind first. There are almost no hop notes, but the malt provides a strong base to carry the nose.

The flavor is strong and fruity much like the nose. Simple pale malt with a strong sweetness up front and a semi-dry finish. The flavor that comes to mind first is bannana split ice cream. The yeast is the main focus to the flavor, and is of very high quality. I would like some more hop flavor and a drier finish, but this hits the style dead on. There really isn't much else I'm looking for in a tripel, this hits it spot on.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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