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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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nico_freespirit


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2012 22:10:06 | More by nico_freespirit
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750mL bottle, born on 03/15/2012. Split into tulips.

Pours a vibrant, hazy yellow color with golden and orange hues. Roughly two inches of pure white, fluffy head develops; it leaves a nice, frothy coating on the glass as it settles. The aroma is of wheat, straw, white pepper, lemon citrus, a bit of tart orange, funky yeast, and some acidic apple notes. It tastes of light grains (straw, hay, wheat), some grass, lemon and orange citrus, sour apple, funky yeast, and a hint of clove. No surprises here, it tastes how you would expect from the aroma. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and a hint acidic. A clean, but almost prickly finish from the carbonation livens it up. Overall, a great beer that is always worth returning to.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 22:31:22 | More by eclipse54
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-15-2012 02:06:26 | More by t0rin0
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-13-2012 21:33:02 | More by mtbdonn
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robmoak

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-13-2012 17:18:21 | More by robmoak
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Envelopes

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-13-2012 15:26:27 | More by Envelopes
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kanno


4/5  rDev -7%

11-13-2012 02:15:35 | More by kanno
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-11-2012 18:46:02 | More by SadMachine
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djl9701

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

11-11-2012 03:14:39 | More by djl9701
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-09-2012 09:19:49 | More by Dank26
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marvmoreno

Philippines

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-08-2012 06:44:59 | More by marvmoreno
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-08-2012 03:54:15 | More by Michigan
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-07-2012 03:15:23 | More by andthevolcano
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redleg64

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-07-2012 02:08:42 | More by redleg64
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DannyHartman


4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I pour an 11.2 oz. bottle into a room temperature pint glass, a massive 2-3 inch head (with good retention) appears atop a hazy and beautiful yellowish/orangish/gold brew.... There's very visible sediment floating throughout the drink due to the Belgian yeast in the bottle.... Plentiful lacing is left behind during the drink.

I take a whiff and immediately get funky Belgian yeast.... Following that, I get fruitiness like that of banana and a hint of apple.... There's even lemon citrus in the nose.... Sweet and spicy.... I love it.

As I'm sipping, spicy Belgian yeast hits the taste buds first.... There's also banana, lemon, a touch of honey sweetness, and a spicy apple cider flavor.... Delicious.

Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation to release all the flavors and spice on the palate.... Nice, smooth, and crisp with every sip.... Leaves a delicious lingering aftertaste.

Overall, I'm partial to Belgians.... I love them !!.... This is a truly perfect representation of perfectly balanced complexity that the Belgians are known for.... I love this beer, and will continue to enjoy it like I have for years past.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 23:08:11 | More by DannyHartman
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-05-2012 20:03:00 | More by JakeDebus
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Bellonc

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2012 13:18:29 | More by Bellonc
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peagasus

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

11-02-2012 15:29:43 | More by peagasus
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip

Appearance
Cloudy gold with 3 fingers of loose white head.

Nose
Orange juice, lemon, grassy noble hops, husky grains and some bubblegum.

Taste
Pretty spicy! Much more than what was detected in the nose. Hay and coriander along with pinches of clove, peppercorn and lemon zest. Orange juice, honeydew melon, barnyard and husky grains. Pilsner malts, earth, and dried grass. Touches of bubblegum.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp, spicy, dry and warming.

Overall
Very earthy and spicy. Very easy drinking at 9.5%. Very tasty stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 14:31:55 | More by justintcoons
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7%

11-02-2012 06:18:50 | More by chippo33
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-02-2012 01:14:13 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-30-2012 01:47:45 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-28-2012 22:19:59 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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BklynTerp

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-28-2012 22:19:44 | More by BklynTerp
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge, bubbly, dense bright-white head on a hazy, burnt/dirty gold colored beer. Lively carbonation without being effervescent. Big chunks of lacing. Retention is crazy.

Smell: Banana, ester, spicy Belgian yeast, and some sweet pale malts. Bready and snappy. Big ripe fruit with apple coming through the back. Nice building clove spiciness. Backing alcohol. Vaguely waxy.

Taste: Clove laced banana and esters. Belgian yeast for days. Ripe banana, apple skin, clove spiciness with some bubblegum thrown in for good measure. Earthy and slightly dirty. Building alcohol warmth as the beer warms. Bready. So much yeast. Pale malts add some sweetness. Toasted malt backing is unique. Cloyingly Belgian. Raw honey edge. Phenolic, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light with a solid, yet moderate carbonation. Lingering spiciness coupled with a moderate dryness.

Overall: Find "yeast bomb" in the dictionary. It's a picture of this beer.

So much yeast it's distracting. Each sip is a sharp punch of yeast aggression. Nice malts and carbonation make it drinkable, but the yeast hits so hard for so long it loses out overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:35:50 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.