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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,575
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 311 | FT: 1
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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tmzl, Oct 26, 2013
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bsopko, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

At long last I'm finally reviewing this beer. I don't know how many times I've bought a bottle of this intending to review it and then just never did for one reason or another. In any case, glad to finally review this lovely beer. Pours a hazy golden with a glow. Nice two inch fluffy head that fades to a 1/2 inch cap that sticks around for the duration. Nice nose of orange, coriander, and some other herbal aromas. Tastes quite fruity, with notes of orange peel, bitter orange juice, lots of coriander, a bit of lemon, some slight sweetness- not nearly as much as many tripels- and some earthy, herbal bitterness. Delightful. The mouthfeel is a bit tannic and full, especially on the finish. Nice, a very fine tripel, a classic.

Georgiabeer, Jun 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

picture perfect pour 2 finger high head atop a hazy golden straw body filling my goblet. The head settled into a thin but layer of foam on the surface. Fine lacing clinging to the walls of the glass great smell of apples, pineapple, mango and some caramel or candi sugars, a bit of spice with a little barnyard funk, just a bit.
The spice comes out more on the palate, some pineapple, mango, a bit of the funk here too. Tatse is pretty true to the nose, thought slightly subdued in comparison. A slight tingle of carbonation, fairly full body, juicy smooth mouthfeel, somewhat chewy with a clean finish with a somewhat citric hoppy aftertaste.

A wonderful beer

DaggerEyes, Dec 15, 2007
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jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
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esullivan880, Dec 14, 2012
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a: big thick creamy two finger tall head. hazy yellow body, plenty of bubbles rise to keep a froth on top.

s: spice, yeast, bread, fruit, malts and alochol.

t: a sweet bready malt body holds this together while being accompanied by spice and yeast with hints of light fruit.

m: starts crisp and lively with a medium to full body feel and good carbonation. has a creamy flow with a sharp dry finish accompanied by a warming feel.

o: the warming alochol seems to dominate this beer, just wish it was better hid.

match1112, Jan 01, 2012
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abex44, Nov 23, 2013
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rcatalano, Jan 06, 2013
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acjones, Mar 25, 2013
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JLeet, Jan 30, 2014
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jplopez21, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured into a chalice, this greeted me with a big white head.

The brew is hazy gold in color. The head sticks like hell to the sides and stays with you through the whole session.

Aroma is of lemon tea, a little bready, and floral.

It's taste is quintessential abbey style. Faint flavors of fruits (bright fruits in this case). Leafy and tart. A little boozy. The taste really matures by the minute as this warms...more so than any other beer I've had.

Mouthfeel is on the crisp side, but smoothes out (obviously) as it warms.

This not only is tastier at room temperature, but its drinkability also improves at higher temperatures.

This went well with a hard Italian cheese and some pistachios that I had. I bet it would also go well with some crusty bread and oil (possibly sprinkled with basil).

Amazing how much its character changed and improved with every passing minute. It left me really wanting another, even though at first I thought the drinkability was on the low side.

Definitely a fantastic tripel.

jbertsch, Apr 14, 2010
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justfinish, Aug 14, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.