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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,575
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 311 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bobbydigi, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sjones5045, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Seanniek91, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jduprey007, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Long813
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%

From: Premier Wine & Spirits

A: Pale yellow-orange body boasting three fingers of fluffy white head. Retention is great and leaves loads of lacing.

S: Light citrus fruits, spices and yeast. Quite plain.

T: Mild notes of spices, citrus, yeast and some sweet maltiness.

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Very frothy texture and leaves a sweet spicy finish. Alcohol shows up on the way down, but it's not that noticeable.

D: Decent over all, but to mild and plain for my liking.

Long813, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev -7%

mungus, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Hautacam
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours clear with a huge head...like Duvel....makes you wait. Laces and drops to about 1/8" after several minutes. Lots of bubbles...pretty lively.
First whiff is faintly like a pilsner...then mild grainy, earthy, must.
Really complex taste...starts a little tart and yeasty..hay, grain, barnyard-wool , a little sweet malt...hops kick in with lemon/orange, pepper....alcohol shows up, but subtle....yeasty-malt dry finish. Aftertaste is a balance of malt, wool and hop bitter, and it lasts a while after each sip. Alcohol more evident as it warms up.
Mouthfeel is great...medium body...high carbonation.
All in all , a very nice Tripel...unique.

Hautacam, May 27, 2006
Photo of WeedKing4
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%

Sep 26, 2009
small bottle. pours a cloudy orange colour. definately a sipper, not a bad alc.% taste, but you can feel it running through you with each drink, it made me shiver, in a good way. Pretty solid beer overall. Definately worth another try if I come across it again.

WeedKing4, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of gnikola
3/5  rDev -30.2%

gnikola, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kyle86, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Padron4KM
3.45/5  rDev -19.8%

11.2 oz bottle
Pours cloudy orangy/yellow with large chunks of yeast floating about.
I had this bottle sitting undisturbed for three days and poured carefully, yet I still ended up with a lot of yeast.
Head was a decent size but it was short lived.
Aroma was fruity and yeasty and spicy. A little orange peel.
Flavor is spicy, with some floral hop and some citrus zest in the finish.

Padron4KM, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of vickersspitfire
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a snifter, it’s a nice murky dirty blonde color and is topped off with a really thick and creamy head that simply sticks around and will not subside. The lacing is pretty welcoming too! The aroma is nice and complex, but no one smell is over powering. It’s light and floral overall with hints of citrus, malts, various grasses and an ever so mild alcohol smell. It’s got a medium-to-full mouth feel and is remarkably refreshing. The flavor is pretty good and is bitter overall, the spices and malts hit you up front almost as soon as you take a drink. Mild apple notes come through and there is a hint of an earthy flavor as well… the flavor is very impressive and I have to say this is one awesome beer.

vickersspitfire, Jan 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jsnoek, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of jreitman
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Aroma of citrus fruit, possibly orange. Nice underlying sweetness in the aroma. Highly caromanted and a pale gold in color with a white head. Candi sugar flavor and some orange on the tongue. Smooth drinking with a medium body. Overall quite pleasant.

jreitman, Jul 05, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

kspongeworthy, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

J-Bonestradamus, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of mintjellie
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours yellow and hazy topped by two fingers of lacy and fairly retentive white head. Delicate aroma; notes of apricot, wildflowers, honey, green apple, and clove. A little whiff of alcohol adds complexity. Orchard fruits and a hint of banana are joined by a peppery note on the palate, with lemon zest and moderate bitterness in the short finish. Light-bodied and vigorously carbonated. Feels crisp, light, and bone dry. The feel of the alcohol detracts from that crispness just a little bit. A world class beer, deservedly a classic beer.

mintjellie, Apr 16, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%

I love those Belgians but am a little confused with this one. First of all this is an amazing looking beer. A nice pale orange, hazy, with a huge rocky white head. Great retention and that Belgian lace that I love. Smell I didnt much care for. Although there was some yeast, sweet fruits, and bit of bread I thought the alochol was overpowering, this I didnt not expect. When it was first a little cooler, and as it warmed, I couldnt get away from the alcohol. I expected it to be present, but I thought it dominated. The taste was pleasant. Very good Tripel flavor, some fruits and spices, that sweet candi sugar, a bit of grassy hops and that bite of alcohol at the end. Mouthfeel was a little fuller than I expected but still pleasant and overall it was a good, drinkable beer.

bunnyhustle, Sep 11, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

2002 Vintage.

My Dad had this in his basement, at 70 degrees for 7 years, in the drak. My step-sister brought it back for him in '02. He gave to me. I drank it!

A: Hazy, somewhat pale orange. Great head, great lace windows. Just a few floaters.

S: Bubblegum. Citrus. Bisquity, yeasty.

T: Wow. Where to start? Some clove, apple, pear, nutmeg (?). Alot there, but hard to pull out one thing. Works great! Awesome!

M: Medium body. Decent carbonation for age.

D: Smooth as hell. Wanted more, needing to try a fresh one now!! Cool thing is, Dad had TWO of these. I'm gonna wait another 1-2 years, and try again.

KI9A, Aug 12, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar02x, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Steve_Oldrati, Apr 26, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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