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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,470 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,470
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 224
Gots: 256 | 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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Lazerlobe

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 1/3/12, served in a Westmalle chalice.

A: Active clean head and opaque golden body

S: Malus and Pyrus, heather, some crystallized sugar

T: Light Belgian spice, some fruity yeast esters, orange blossom honey, fading herbal hops. These flavors mix about but all simultaneously compliment each other. It's like a circle of people all giving each other back rubs!

M: Medium viscosity but a crisp feeling finish that refreshes the palate

D: Wow, I should take up afternoon drinking and make this my staple.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 03:38:24 | More by Lazerlobe
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agaloco9

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-16-2012 06:34:29 | More by agaloco9
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2013 11:17:29 | More by JRdaSconnie
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RepMichigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2011 04:46:39 | More by RepMichigan
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N3ptune

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

11-20-2013 18:35:44 | More by N3ptune
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halo3one

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-02-2014 03:29:41 | More by halo3one
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Bananaman

Sweden

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice tripel from Westmalle, I'm not a huge fan of their Dubbel, but this one is pretty original and really nice actually.

Hazy light-orange color with a huge white head.

Smells really nicely! Lots of apricot, citrusfruits and some hops.

Taste is really beautiful too. Lots of hops, it's quite bitter actually. Some nice notes of unmatured grapefruit and pineapple. The only negative thing is that the high ABV gets a bit much in the long run.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 16:17:16 | More by Bananaman
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mudbug

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a big fluffy head that sticks around to the bottom
Aroma of lemons, slight wet hay , fresh sea breeze
Taste, WOW Lots going on here, Citrusy up front sweet light maltiness with a nice bitter finish lots of fine carbonation sets off the bomb on the tongue.
A very good beer Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 00:54:47 | More by mudbug
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astebelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-28-2012 01:01:49 | More by astebelton
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rct

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2014 01:23:43 | More by rct
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-03-2013 02:08:56 | More by KellyScottMad
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-30-2013 05:29:16 | More by Ianleesrivette
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JulioH

Florida

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice Belgian beer that packs a punch.

Pours a nice yellow. Foams quite a bit. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, some citrus, and some caramel or alcohol. Taste is very good. It's like drinking a very nice Belgian blond, but with added ABV. The taste of the tripel makes you stop from chugging it down. Body is stringy, light.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 05:11:00 | More by JulioH
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letshaveanother

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2014 22:41:43 | More by letshaveanother
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Update
Last bottle I reviewed was bad I believe from improper storage. This is certainly a very tasty brew worthy of its Trappist designation. A bit hoppier than other tripels, but that adds to its character. Effervescent and full in the mouth, peppery nose, and ripe fruit taste make this a lovely experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 02:02:01 | More by HossMcGraw
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7ways

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, I don't know if I have ever seen a head like this. Poured 10+ minutes ago and there is still a 2 inch head that looks like an arctic landscape. The beer is a pale, pilsneresque yellow. Smells like sweet and spicy citrus, some pear in there too. Quite yeasty.

First sip, I noticed all the fruit from the smell plus a hint of banana. Spicy and herbal, verging on antiseptic. It's a little too bitter for my experience of the style. Or maybe it is just too bitter for me without a massive hop presence to back it up. Also, the alcohol is way too noticeable, but apparently not too much, because I can't stop sipping it.
Wow. After drinking a little more than half, there is still thick foam sticking to the top of the glass. Ridiculous.
It's thicker, but less effervescent, than what I'd expect from a Trappist or any other Belgian.

I don't want another right now, but I'm still going to buy another one. Something tells me that a couple years in the dark will do wonders for this beer. But fresh, I'd go for Orval.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 01:56:58 | More by 7ways
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manahansf

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear shining bright straw color with a creamy two-finger white head. The visibly high carbonation pushes an aroma of sweet malt and spicy phenols out of the brew. The taste is very dry and malty with more phenolic spice and a touch of Belgian sourness. The body is light and allows the drink to flow quickly and the finish also flows rather quickly and ends leaving a bitter and sour taste to linger off. Great brew that packs an undetectable punch!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 03:03:34 | More by manahansf
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olfolxholme

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-17-2011 22:33:50 | More by olfolxholme
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jacobbocce72

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-29-2014 21:24:44 | More by jacobbocce72
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xnapshot

Mexico

4/5  rDev -7%

02-19-2012 01:05:08 | More by xnapshot
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stomioka

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-14-2014 20:37:30 | More by stomioka
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doho95fu

California

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow - Didn't really know what to expect here, I don't have much experience with the style so I had very few preconceptions. Starting off, I think I poured it a little rough because I had a 10 minute wait for the white spongy head to die down. There was thick lacing down the sides (thought I had a soapy glass at first). The color is a dull gold with a cloudy vision. It smells of fruit, spice and alcohol - it really has a strong but pleasant smell. You do not have to stress your olfactory skills here. The taste was fruit again, maybe apricot, with spices like nutmeg and cloves - great. Strong finish and very drinkable for such a strong brew. This makes me want to concentrate on this style for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 06:47:18 | More by doho95fu
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groovy24

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-03-2013 02:39:18 | More by groovy24
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2012 01:32:55 | More by Mattgruv
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bezakjon

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-11-2011 16:45:22 | More by bezakjon
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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