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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,433 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,433
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 214
Gots: 243 | FT: 1
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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Danilo_SP


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 00:03:31 | More by Danilo_SP
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2014 21:42:12 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-12-2014 20:13:41 | More by Gus_13
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-10-2014 22:34:04 | More by wvbrewcrew
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JNewbs

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-10-2014 19:04:29 | More by JNewbs
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ViragS

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2014 09:54:07 | More by ViragS
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amano_h

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

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HoppySeb

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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strangebrew321

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

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jxb345

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Dan114

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-07-2014 02:02:45 | More by Dan114
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csmit942

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-05-2014 15:51:32 | More by csmit942
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

06-05-2014 04:42:19 | More by jcubz
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Taycro

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

06-03-2014 14:06:29 | More by Taycro
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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HuaiDan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2014 22:57:58 | More by HuaiDan
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janubio

Spain

4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330 ml. bottle poured in a Westmalle chalice glass. Good nice head with a lace that seems to last forever. Smell of frutis, lemon grass , alcohol, sherry wine. Spicy. Good carbonation, thick and creamy palate. Taste of fruits, maybe apricots, hints of tropical fruits, some citrus,almonds, spicy. Long dry finish. I understand why this is considered the classic example of a belgian tripel. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 13:52:58 | More by janubio
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tharper178

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-01-2014 12:12:20 | More by tharper178
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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corysmith01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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iCabaLLero

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-31-2014 06:20:47 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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DeanWormer

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's probably not for me to review this beer. I respect the Westmalle Trappist monks, I really do. They have made their own proprietary yeast for centuries, and I've come to love it through Lagunitas' seasonal "Little Sumpin' Wild" offering - an American DIPA paired with a distinctive Belgian yeast. The two come together IMO, to make magic.

So when I found a $6 bottle of the Westmalle Trippel at (of all places) a Kroger, I thought "this is a life experience that I should have." And then, OK, I had it.

The good news is that I can tell that this is a masterful concoction. It's sort of in the same way that I can tell that an operatic soprano is magnificent, though I really just don't care to listen to her. The fact is - I'm a hops guy. I'm an IBU guy. Westmalle Trippel is surely magnificent also, but it's just not me. My wife would like it - it compares more favorably in taste, color and mouthfeel to a champagne than most ales - but there's no bitter and malty interplay, less complexity. It's light, sweet, refreshing, and very, very fizzy.

So I struggled to give fair ratings to an ale that I don't happen to like, but whose achievements are just lost on me due to my own limitations. Nevertheless, I figure that there are probably some IPA aficionados out there who would be intrigued at the opportunity to try a world-class ale and are wondering if they'd like it. My advice - if you like champagne, you'll love this ale. If you love hops, probably not.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 18:53:24 | More by DeanWormer
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,433 ratings.