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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,795 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,795
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 270
Gots: 366 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hanzo, Nov 25, 2012
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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 a 750mL bottle into a chalice. On the bottle: 11-2-09 and 11-2-11, which I believe to be the "born on date" and the "best by date" which means this must be very fresh, only 2 weeks old (unless I'm mixing up the American and European date conventions). A big thank you to my roommate Heissebier for providing tonight

Appearance: Looks beautiful. A pale golden colour and is rather hazy. Head is white an consists of large-ish bubbles. Head is moderate but disappates very quickly and leaves little on the surface of the ber. However lacing is very prevalent.

Smell: Smells glorious. Most prominently like wheat, and belgian yeast. However very strong notes of banana, grapes, citrus and tropical fruits. A little bit peppery and smells sweet. Spicy with a little clove. Smells like a sweet white wine right out of the bottle.

Taste: Wow just when I thought I'd tasted everything, this comes along. So complex and new. Where to begin? Biggest surprise was the peppery flavour which dominates. Requesite wheat taste, but with something else in there too that I can't even begin to describe. Something hoppy or bittering and spicy in there. Banana flavour but clove is more apparent than the fruitiness. Very distinctive but hard to describe taste. I think there's some trace of nutmeg

Mouthfeel: Feels great in your mouth. Its not effervescent which is a nice change from the La Fin Du Monde, but is very smooth. Boozy warmth is very evident and contributes both to the taste and mouthfeel. It melts in your mouth

Drinkability: Reasonably drinkable but probably hard to drink a ton of. Not exactly a session beer for more reasons than purely its high ABV but its very tasty nonetheless and I would be happy to have an entire bottle by myself methinks.

A fantastic beer that I would be pleased to have on a regular basis. The best Tripel I've had as of yet. Westmalle represents the style very well. Prost!

Whiteweasel, Nov 17, 2009
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Josiah2729, Jan 17, 2013
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cuvtcuv, Sep 22, 2014
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Phillyz, Jun 17, 2013
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Crunkle, Feb 02, 2013
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KurtisAyr, Oct 20, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into my Duvel Tulip Glass

A: Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with 3 fingers of FROTHY white head... Almost looks like theres a bubble bath in my glass. The head is being fed by an abundant amount of carbonation that just keeps on coming. Getting some great lacing

S: Catching subtle hints of sweet fruit(pear, maybe some apple, grape and lemon zest), spice and bread with some serious boozy notes

T: Follows the nose quite nicely. Biscuity, sweet fruit, spice and booze. This beer gets a tad bit sweeter as it warms up along the way. Complex, tasty and very drinkable

M: Medium bodied and very effervescent due to the ample amount of carbonation. Boozy tones coat the mouth on the aftertaste

O: A very tasty triple. A very complex yet subtle beer at the same time. Wont pass this up next time I see it on the shelf

dcloeren, Apr 13, 2011
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mychalg9, Sep 30, 2013
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YeastEnthusiast, Mar 31, 2013
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DWheeler379, Apr 21, 2014
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dasmusik, May 28, 2013
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OleDixie, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Bottle provided as a generous extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!

A - This is a very pretty beer, dark yellow, almost amber colored. A snow-white, 1.5-fingered head rests softly on top with excellent retention, lasting well over halfway through the duration of the beer. Lacing is great as well with tightly gripping foam latching on to the glass. Out of all the Trappist beers I've had, this has some of the most carbonation rushing from the bottom of the glass as multiple nucleation points spout out bubbles at a rapid pace. One of the best-looking Trappist beers I've had so far.

S - The smell is light and very enticing. A little bit of spice, but the fruits really take the stage here. Grapes and bananas fill the aroma and smells similar to champagne. Malts, some Belgian yeast, and a little alcohol help round everything out.

T - The taste is a nice representation of the notes in the aroma, with the grapes coming through much more strongly. The malts lead and bring a nice sweetness, a bit of candied sugar, and a solid amount of spice. Then the grapes really shine. As the beer finishes, the bananas, phenols, and a bit of alcohol come through. Really tasty beer here!

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with high carbonation. Nice, dry, spicy finish.

D - Drinkability is high. Not incredibly complex but the grape in this beer is addicting. Really easy to drink and at 9.5%, this will definitely creep up on you.

nhindian, Mar 06, 2011
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dspinler, Jun 21, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,795 ratings.