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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,474 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,474
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
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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jasewaaang

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-04-2012 03:24:08 | More by jasewaaang
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-01-2012 18:39:50 | More by dtx00
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Best before May 23, 2014.

A - Pours a hazy gold color with two or thre fingers of frothy white head. Good retention with a blanket of lacing.

S - Lemon peel, ground black pepper, banana, funky yeast. There are also fresh herbs and bubblegum sweetness. Very good aroma.

T - Begins sweet with bubblegum and clove belgian yeast flavors. Biscuity in the middle. Dry on the back end with some lemon and a slightly bitter finish. Very well balanced and easy drinking.

M - Prickly and aggressive carbonation that suits the flavors well. Refreshing with a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied with the alcohol well hidden.

O - One of the best trippels I have ever had. Fruity, sweet, biscuity, and dry. All of the qualities I want in a trippel with great drinkability at 9.5%. For a readily available, relatively cheap option, it doesn't get much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:03:47 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Maiacetus

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -30.2%

09-30-2012 01:07:12 | More by Maiacetus
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2012 23:50:09 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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maping

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-27-2012 01:29:42 | More by maping
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DaveStroud


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-26-2012 19:34:59 | More by DaveStroud
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: yeast particles create a haze; pale gold colour; thick head has length

Aroma: white grapes; floral; boozy

Taste: fruity, lightly spiced yeast curls around the tongue and alcohol level plainly evident in sting that gathers in the back of the throat; finishes with pleasant and fairly strong spiced hops; some apple, grapes; overall the indiscernible combination of fruity and spicy yeast, hops, malt is not incredibly complex, but nonetheless enjoyable

Overall: a great balance of elements, but not quite as exciting as had hoped for

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:45:13 | More by BGDrock
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-23-2012 15:44:22 | More by 2GOOFY
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Heminoolo

Estonia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-23-2012 12:12:33 | More by Heminoolo
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MGBT


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2012 02:23:36 | More by MGBT
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-21-2012 19:13:47 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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CoverMePorkins

Germany

4/5  rDev -7%

09-21-2012 19:11:50 | More by CoverMePorkins
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ellswrth

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

09-20-2012 00:21:15 | More by ellswrth
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jisom123

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-17-2012 23:49:13 | More by jisom123
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runner_conor


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-17-2012 10:02:31 | More by runner_conor
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 28/09/10, best by 28/09/12. Almost too late!

A: Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge fluffy white head. Fades slowly leaving minimal lacing behind but excellent head retention. Lacing may be a result of bottle age.

S: Lots of yeast with a bit of citrus - lemon mainly. Refreshing grainy bread.

T: Super sharp and strong yeasty, grainy bread. Wow, overpowering really. Funky, I suppose. Finishes with a bit of tart apple, lemon, grass and a metallic twang at the very end which lingers between sips.

M: Fairly heavy but feels medium bodied with high carbonation. Fluffy, crisp flavor.

O: Very strong flavors in this tripel with good balance. However, fairly simplistic having said that. I think bottle age might have something to do with it, perhaps it's past its prime. Will have to revisit someday.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 05:35:22 | More by Dope
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-14-2012 13:57:01 | More by ReeseMax3
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-14-2012 12:37:08 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Veazus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-12-2012 23:37:59 | More by Veazus
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-12-2012 14:00:35 | More by wattoclone
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NorCalBeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-12-2012 04:30:27 | More by NorCalBeer
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-11-2012 00:58:16 | More by brez8791
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gtermi

Texas

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

A: This beer pours a very nice golden clear body with a half inch white head that slowly fades. As the beer fades, the head leaves a nice amount of lace on the side of the glass. The head also never fully goes away.

S: The smell isn't near as strong as most of the other tripels that I have had. There is a small amount of funk, fruitiness, some grain and even a little bit of alcohol that stings that nose.

T: Now this is an absolutely delicious beer. The tripel is nice and mild, but the flavors seem to come together very well. I get some fruitiness, some "funk", a little bit of grain and some weird random flavors on the back of my tongue. Its far different from most of the tripels that I have had.

M: Now this beer has A LOT of crispness, but it honestly goes very well with the flavors and the carbonation helps spread the beer all over the palate. For some reason, tripels are always insane with their carbonation. I assume its the yeast they use in the beers.

O: This is an all around great beer. I mean there isnt one part of this beer that lacks. I would love to have several more bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 06:05:01 | More by gtermi
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mmilyko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-10-2012 03:57:04 | More by mmilyko
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,474 ratings.