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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,503 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 267 | 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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psdonnelly

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-21-2013 04:18:11 | More by psdonnelly
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:14:54 | More by CookstLiquor
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-21-2013 01:49:08 | More by CRJMellor
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amrozga

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 23:20:50 | More by amrozga
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 16:29:15 | More by randylangford
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

01-20-2013 16:02:24 | More by laurastradford
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

01-20-2013 14:09:06 | More by AleWatcher
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-20-2013 04:34:30 | More by seanwhite
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jadeal

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-20-2013 04:33:28 | More by jadeal
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mbunje

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and Caged Bottle. Sythetic cork (last one I had was a real cork...??) Poured into a Tulip-style glass.

A - Pours a big, white, bubbly head which quickly settles down. Lacing is good but it doesn't stick to the glass like an IPA would. Carbonation apparent, mostly clear.

S - Tart Citrus and Funk, mild esters (banana). Impressed that the slight funk is there. It was not expected. When I think of Belgian, this is what I imagine.

T - citrus flavor with a bit of biscuit in the finish. Not too sweet (a good thing in my opinion).

MF - Probably the best thing about this. It's a strong beer but it is lighter tasting and feeling than the ABV. It has a dry finish and is crisp. So impressed here.

Overall - I know it is one of the top 10 trippels of all the world. Just needed a reminder. Dangerously easy to drink, interesting mix of flavors, presents well (corked and caged). Awesome. Definition of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:38:30 | More by mbunje
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 23:04:57 | More by FEUO
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 21:47:24 | More by brystmar
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starlight37

Korea (South)

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 18:08:04 | More by starlight37
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-19-2013 17:19:28 | More by tbryan5
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2013 15:58:48 | More by unclekeith
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 13:57:49 | More by eawolff99
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 05:29:31 | More by Blanco
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kp29

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 04:22:49 | More by kp29
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RWACKO

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2013 01:02:29 | More by RWACKO
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-18-2013 22:20:09 | More by BartMcStout
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rowyn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2013 03:19:12 | More by rowyn
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elec

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-18-2013 02:57:53 | More by elec
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-18-2013 01:35:39 | More by yourefragile
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MudDrinker

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

01-18-2013 00:30:21 | More by MudDrinker
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BILF

Israel

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-17-2013 19:58:33 | More by BILF
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.