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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,584 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,584
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 240
Gots: 298 | 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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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2013 18:50:42 | More by Whiskeydeez
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -6%

Large corked bottle...cork popped about 10' distance! Bottled March 2012.
Pours a large cloudy head that shrinks but hangs around with a full layer in my tulip glass. Some lace.
Golden color...very clear, clean.
Aroma of sweet amber malts, melon rind, black pepper, slight banana esters.
Significant carbonation...big mouthfeel.
Flavors of candy sugar, amber malts, grass, peppercorns, currents, citrus hops.
Let's let it open 15 minutes....
Ahh...this is a tripel with a bite! From what I recall Westmalle devised the Tripel style of beer. I remember 10 years or so ago doing a blind tasting with 23 Tripel-style brews. Ten of us chose our top three beers. The Westmalle came in around #8 or so, with St Bernardus, Watou and Triple Karmeliet taking the top three spots.
So much of a Belgian beer is in the yeast, and I think the esters of this Westmalle include some bitter notes, a burst like peppermint candy, a pungent herbal spritzer & spicy finish. Big, bold and tasty.

01-28-2013 06:17:25 | More by DenverLogan
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

01-28-2013 04:16:11 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Baileux

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2013 22:09:33 | More by Baileux
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rmarks9

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-27-2013 17:44:53 | More by rmarks9
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2013 06:24:39 | More by popery
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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-27-2013 03:45:50 | More by RDW
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2013 02:20:04 | More by NightINgale
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-27-2013 02:10:50 | More by GennyCreamAle
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%

This is a really nice looking beer, a hazy yellow-orange with a fairly fluffy white head. Smell is really nice fruit and Belgian yeast - exactly what a tripel should smell like. Flavor follows the nose - it's slightly sweet with a nice light fruit character up front, but the finish is more earthy and bitter than expected and a get a hint of alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a nice tripel, but the earthy/bitter finish kind of throws off the balance to me. I know it's the original, but I think there are other tripels I like more.

01-27-2013 01:40:00 | More by starrdogg
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-26-2013 22:11:32 | More by shehateme
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-26-2013 20:41:47 | More by mizx
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-26-2013 14:22:56 | More by bsuedekum
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-26-2013 04:24:37 | More by PittBeerGirl
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

01-26-2013 01:23:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

01-26-2013 00:47:05 | More by UncleJimbo
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

01-25-2013 20:24:47 | More by tubbnik
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afksports

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-24-2013 20:03:13 | More by afksports
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-23-2013 17:14:44 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-23-2013 13:27:04 | More by phishbone23
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 12:41:23 | More by gshackles
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 01:29:30 | More by EdelweissDad
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 01:18:16 | More by BeerOps
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2013 20:26:57 | More by ncaudle
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7%

01-22-2013 18:31:14 | More by ejyoung
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,584 ratings.