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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,571 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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
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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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%

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.

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
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peelstreet

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-17-2013 17:23:35 | More by peelstreet
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2013 16:20:46 | More by aorloski
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2013 14:18:00 | More by Josiah2729
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MiguelParreira

Spain

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2013 03:50:57 | More by MiguelParreira
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 03:45:27 | More by NickThePyro
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sevenarts

New York

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Pale, cloudy yellowish orange, somewhat opaque with sediment floating towards the bottom. Good-sized white head that leaves behind a bit of lacing.

S: Smells yeasty and slightly musty, with subdued sugary aromas and hints of sharp, fruity flavors.

T/M: Sweet and sugary up front, with lots of sweet fruit, with the yeast base gradually taking over towards the back end for a dry, moderately bitter finish. Very crisp and refreshing, and the alcohol is very well hidden, just giving it a bit of a warming bite in the back of the throat with each sip.

O: A very good tripel, the originator and benchmark for the style, and it's easy to see why. Big, sweet, and very tasty.

01-16-2013 22:41:12 | More by sevenarts
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-16-2013 06:13:20 | More by bismarksays
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,571 ratings.