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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,731 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,731
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 259
Gots: 345 | 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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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

A – A pale roasted malt colour of very pale amber meets the eye. A single finger of busy head erupts in the glass but this dissipates very quickly to a thin cover and leaves minimal lace. I know some on here have said it leaves large head but this is a fresh bottle poured into a chalice in Holland and it has a sensible head so I feel confident this is the way it is meant to be.

S – The first thing I notice is plum followed by some mild citrus notes possible lemon grass. There is also a good smell of candy sugar pale malts and apricot.

T – The apricot and plum are very evident here. There are some sweet pale malts as expected from the appearance but there is also more complex depth such as spicy booze flavours, some grassy/leafy flavours with a crisp bite.

MF – Medium body with great boozy tingle but really very smooth.

O – A very drinkable number. This is the best triple I have come across by far and although I was once not a fan of the style this has converted me.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 24, 2014
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best before end: 06/08/15

Hazy honey gold with a towering head of lumpy froth that lasts awhile. Aroma is a beautifully smooth blend of doughy yeast, dried fruit, flowers, oranges, spicy phenols, and sugar cookies. A little alcohol hovers over it all, but isn't a distraction. The flavor follows the same plan and further highlights the artful blending of flavors that is bold, yet easy to handle. Spicy, peppery yeast, apple, orange, flowers, and a soft pale malt sweetness all in a tidy, damn near crisp package. Fluffy and dry, not wearing down the palate with sweetness or overbearing yeast...just very pleasant and drinkable for 9.5% ABV. It's been too long since I've had one of these.

wedge, Sep 21, 2014
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A- Hazy orange bright tan pour with some sediment landing in the glass at the end. Head dissipated quickly leaving carbonated bubbles flowing quickly upward.

S- Belgian yeast paired with light citrus fruit and overwhelming bananas. Alcohol is almost completely hidden behind the spices and aromas of yeast and fruit.

T- much like banana bread beers that I have had but with Belgian flair, and a bit lighter. This is a light airy tasting beer that allows the spices and fruit to dominate the palate. As the beer warms, the face will flush and the buzz of alcohol will find your senses. Just an experience, almost great as a one and done kind of drink.

M- almost a champagne like carbonation makes this more of a slow sipper. The complexity of flavors makes this an intimidating beer.

O- not my favorite Belgian style, as I prefer a dark quad. But this beer does a great job being a Tripel, as long as you expect a Tripel. Trappist beers are quite simply the standard by which most other beers should be measured as far as quality of ingredients and passion of brewing. I'm a fan.

FredZ, Sep 21, 2014
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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