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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,945 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 1,611
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 303
Gots: 460 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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

Anyone like La Fin Du Monde? So do I and this tripel is better! Pours a little darker than other tripels i've had, almost orange like an IPA. Mine was bottled 10/30/07, so got a bonus to find one a year old! Fantastic taste, very sweet, with a slight hop-bite, and very smooth. Could drink this all day if not for the ABV! If I could drink $10 beer every day, I would hope they all had such a quality taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my favorite goblet after warming the bottle up to about 45F

A - Beer pours with a thick creamy head which dissolves leaving some extensive lacing in the glass and a hazy golden color.

S - Lots of fruit and spices on the nose including apples, pears clove and pepper. There is also a grainy aroma in this beer. Overall this smell is very nice.

T - A strong taste of fruity spices and pepper that seems to smooth out over time. There is also an interesting balance of bitterness and sweetness that also has a dry taste.

M - Aggressive front end that smooths out at the end of the taste. There is some nice moderate carbonation and a dry finish to this beer.

D - Westmalle is a very drinkable Tripel that I would highly recommend. This is one of the finest Trappist Tripels that I have had the pleasure to drink. Well done!

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

Pale gold, crystal clear (without yeast). Big, snow white, foamy head. Soft peaks. Meringue like lacings.

Sweet lemon and candy sugar on the nose. Powdery yeast. Alcohol. Hint of spice (coriander?)

Citrus bitterness up front, nice, balanced hop profile. Pine. Barnyard malt. Peppery spice on the back of the tongue. Warming alcohol in the finish.

Refreshingly crisp for the strength.

Excellent tripel, I prefer it with food.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this at Sunsinger (which is actually a wine bar) in Champaign IL after looking at rehearsal dinner spots with my parents and my fiance's parents.

A - Cloudy but vibrant gold hue with pepper flake yeast chunks at the bottom of the glass. This is topped with a small but tight one finger white head that eventually reduces to a thin cap and leaves quite a bit of lace on the glass.

S - Light honeyed hop notes with some zesty grassy qualities and some nice yeast aromas. Not as intersting or assertive as I expected. Smells good though.

T - Sweet honey up front with some waffle-like malt flavors and a bit of astringent alcohol noticable right up front. A nice metallic aspect reminds me of the way that blood tastes.... odd, but interesting.

M - Vibrant carbonation and medium bodied with some drying astringent alcohol on the front of the tongue. Swishing it around your mouth produces a foamy and lush feel, and a warmth from the alcohol shows up during the long-lasting dry finish.

D - Great! 9.5% be damned...this is a session beer! (A really short session).

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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