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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,901 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,901
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 430 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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

My third favorite trappiste behind Westvleteren 12 and Rochefort 8. This westmalle trippel carries on the traditional trappiste beers with its secret spices, although there must be a hint of coriander in the mix. Excellent a steak dinner. I would begin the evening tasting so to set the standard on the follow-ons.

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

This is the standard that all tripels should look up to. It might not be the best but it is definitely the standard. The pour on this beer left me with a huge foamy white head that took a few minutes before I could actually drink the beer. The color was a beautiful light golden peach color. Little sediment but there was some. Lots of lacing along the glass. The smell is yeasty, woody, and bubblegum like, it's sharp on my nose. The taste has a light complexity that one tries so hard to find in true Belgians yet struggles to aquire. Light honey hits me first but that sweetness is quickly offset by a tart granny smith apple taste. The alcohol seems more apparent in the middle and fades towards the end. The yeast provides another complexity to this. The finish has citric notes and is very sharp. Quite a great beer to sip and savor. Pairs amazingly with good cheese and crackers. This was a great beer but I could not have more than one or two at a sitting.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,901 ratings.