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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,645 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,645
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 317 | 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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly orange golden with amazing fluffy white head and perfect lacing. Great banana and Belgian yeast with ever so slight hop aroma. Sweet yeasty flavors with some banana and clove flavor. Its all about the yeast and malt balance here...its amazing. Perfect example of a triple.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

UncleJimbo, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

tubbnik, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

afksports, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

gshackles, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

EdelweissDad, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerOps, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ncaudle, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

ejyoung, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bobv, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

oregone, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

JarMills, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Morpheus
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Here goes. I poured a 330mL into a tulip glass. A surprisingly higher than average level of carbonation - it has been a few years since I let a beer foam over! The brew wasw a lighter color than I expected - similar to a cloudy Americam Lager. It is a color I grew up on.

Inhale the nectar, and I sensed a floral bouquet, sweet cereal smell with a late hoppiness.

Taste: It starts with a bitter hop, replaced by a complex flavor profile, in turn returning to the bitter hop essence.

Mouthfeel: a very balanced texture, not unpleasant at all.

Overall, a very good beer but perhaps a smidgeon too much emphasis on hops.

Morpheus, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DukeX13, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

psdonnelly, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Pours a bright yellow with a big white head. Massive fruity, bubblegum (juicy fruit) aromas climb out of the glass even before you get it near your nose. The taste has a lot of those same flavours, along with a crisp grassiness from the hops. For as sweet as this is, it is nicely balanced by a tart finish. This is an iconic trappist tripel for a reason. Near perfection.

CookstLiquor, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CRJMellor, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

amrozga, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

randylangford, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

AleWatcher, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

seanwhite, Jan 20, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,645 ratings.