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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,571 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,571
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 240
Gots: 291 | 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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Photo of Axic10

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a light golden color with about a finger width of foam. Head maintains pretty nicely with decent lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, spices and yeast

Taste: Sweat on first contact. Banana, spices and yeast. As the beer warms up it get more and more complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth finish.

Drinkability: A very enjoyable tripel. I would be able to drink this once or twice a week and I don't think I'd be tired of it.

02-12-2010 00:19:05 | More by Axic10
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-25-2014 05:25:09 | More by freemanj
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4/5  rDev -7%

11-08-2013 15:43:12 | More by bccocx
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a tulip glass.

Pours a deep hazy orange, with a giant 3 finger head, decent alcohol legs and total head retention throughout the entire glass. Smells of grapes, pears, apples, banana like scent from the yeast and a light subtle alcohol. The taste is much the same, green grapes, almost a dry Riesling flavor and complexity to it. Full of fruit and carbonation, this beer is great for any occasion. Light in body, lots of carbonation gives it a champagne like feel, crisp, refreshing and very dry. Overall, the Westmalle Triple is one of the best beers in the world for a reason, its delicious and a complete treat, cheers.

01-28-2012 16:49:32 | More by gabedivision
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-31-2013 22:25:51 | More by Carl_R
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2014 02:53:45 | More by corysmith01
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-15-2013 20:39:34 | More by Necronomad
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-24-2011 00:10:52 | More by Joshgonzales79
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-01-2013 18:06:39 | More by Dirty25
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 00:01:26 | More by mikehillman
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3.48/5  rDev -19.1%

Color was a very light yellow with a slightly hazed appearance. Inch and a quarter high white head was pillow like and took a few minutes to fade. Tiny sized bubbles were in abundance. Lacing in rings.

Very sweet fruit aromas. Bananas, peaches and cherries are blended with strength in that order. Earthy yeast is light against the sweetness. Almost nothing bitter to detect.

Sweet taste with a very strong plastic presence. This had an apple taste hidden behind the initial flavor. Despite the fruit, this one falls short of expectation from the aroma.

Decent feel on the sides of the tongue. Carbonation tingles for a while on all surfaces.

Overall a decent brew. This one would work with a plate of lamb kabobs. A solid beer, that pales when compared to others in the style. Try it if you get a chance, but look for others to rule the style.

06-25-2007 00:43:49 | More by RedChrome
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3.78/5  rDev -12.1%

This brew pours a medium head of fine to large sized bubbles that left an excellent lacing and a cloudy yeasty light orange brown body. It has a mild yeast-malt aroma and a strong yeast bread flavor. The mouthfeel is initially tingling but soon diminsihes. This is indeed a very nice well rounded brew.

08-01-2003 22:14:34 | More by TheDM
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%

This came highly recommended, and I really feel like a damn tripel tonight. Call me psyched.

A hazy radiant marigold color in the body, a shimmery soda pop white head clings menacingly.

Aroma is very sweet right up, a little like standing outside of a beehive, honey and earth. The aroma of the grain will smack you up.

A boozy flavor up front. The musty malt comes in right after that with a slightly wheaty and yeasty flavor. The yeasts are aggressive on the finish, which introduces a lot of the bitterness from the hops.

A wickedly carbonated brew, bubbly and explosive.

Tasty and well executed, but boozy and hot.

09-27-2010 02:11:32 | More by cnally
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-24-2012 19:02:35 | More by jmtpi
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-02-2013 04:41:48 | More by foxyaardvark27
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2012 16:28:28 | More by Treb0R
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

This pours a cloudy effervescent gold with a tannish head. There is also plenty of sediment. The aroma is of malt and fruit, and quite pleasing. The taste is almost a malty fruit punch. So many sweet tastes I can't pick them out, with a pleasant alcohol bite. The feel is a medium textured beer with a creamieness to it. This is a very good sweet beer with a nice bite to it. When in the mood it will be one I look for.

08-23-2004 00:30:14 | More by claytri
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4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2012 04:07:23 | More by cjac
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2012 01:27:10 | More by nyrblue2
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-01-2014 13:16:43 | More by ToddBeans
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Westmalle Trappist Tripel, poured into a Chimay goblet.

Beautiful appearance, emits a golden-orange halo of color, hazy and illuminating from the light. Frothy large silky white color head. It maintains and lasts and lasts. Ripe fruits in the nose especially, oranges and honey. Layes of sweet phenols lay across the nasals. With underlays of sugar, cream, vanilla, and spice- reminiscent of a banana pie which is incredibly appealing. Crisp cooked edges borderlining a burnt crust scentalation. Smell is fabulous, and takes you to another dimension.

Taste is tangy and sour upfront, with a mix of belgian candied-sugar malt thrown into the mix. Residual sweetness all the way up until a nice amount of spicy floral hop bitterness, meeting halfway, the sweetness is swept over by the spiciness of the hops. Soon after another sweet wave comes back into play, and balances with the hops, the result is a sweet tangy lingering bitter that transcends the palate nicely. It feels like the flavors are bouncing around all over your tongue, it's definitely a treat. I felt that the mouthfeel was perfect, and the overall drinkability was exceptional. This bottle had to be fresh, the hop character was incredibly strong.

An almost perfect Tripel, it just has so much to offer. This was beyond tasty. I recommend it highly.

09-11-2006 23:38:11 | More by HoustonTX
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Pours a hazy light copper with a frothy long-lasting 2 finger head. Only small chunks of lacing clung to the glass for a short period of time. Nice fruity aroma with some bready/yeasty notes and a slight alcohol detection. Flavors are full and rounded, balancing well. Fruity esters and a nice bready maltiness to balance. Some citrus, maybe oranges or tangerines. Slightly tart, making the back of my mouth tingle. Hints of alcohol also in the flavor. Hop bitterness also comes through, but in a pleasant fashion. Mouthfeel is medium viscocity, tongue coating and nicely carbonated. Overall this is an excellent sipping beer, with the flavors melding and blending so much better as it warms. A definite must-try for any Belgian fan.

11-05-2007 02:36:23 | More by domtronzero
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-10-2013 03:13:28 | More by Alex5
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

I was quite pleased (and suprised) to find this yesterday. I followed a Westleverten 12 with this, and thought this was better. This is my favorite style, and it doesn't get any better. Poured a magnificent head, with good retention. Golden color, great lace. But most of all, a great taste! Fruity, spicy, drinkable, with a helluva punch! If you like Cinq Cents, La Fin Du Monde, Tremens, Don De Dieu, etc., you'll love this. World class, all the way!

01-21-2003 21:52:52 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a thin white head that leaves just a touch of lace. Aroma of banana, passion fruit, clove, and musty yeast. Flavor consists of tropical fruits, honey and cloves, with a dry and somewhat pungent hop bitterness. Has a pronounced flavor of alcohol in the finish. Carbonation is a little too high for my liking, with a light to medium body.

09-05-2003 17:37:28 | More by zerk
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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