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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,906 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,906
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 291
Gots: 436 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, mostly mild orange and lemon. Pepper. Mild alcohol. Mild floral hops. Sweet light malts.

Appearance: Pale hold in color. Cloudy. Some larger bubbles slowly rising from the bottom. Medium white head dissolves slowly leaving lots of lacing and a thin layer that doesn't want to go away.

Taste: Bold well-rounded flavor. There's those esters in orange and lemon. Some clove and mild pepper spice. Mild phenols.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation. Mildly drying.

Overall: Bold yet easily drinkable. Starts with the bold bittersweet fruits and ends with a light malt flavor. Never harsh.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a chalice

A: pours a crystal clear light straw yellow color with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles and a finger of fizzy and fine bubbled pure white head which lingers beautifully before dissipating and leaving a beautiful amount of lacing which literally covers the whole side of the glass
S: a very nice tartness and brightness which i would compare to green grapes
T: definitely finishes with a noticeable spiciness from the yeast, the beginning is nicely fruity and bright, the middle hits with a nice smooth maltiness which is very briefly followed by a slight alcohol bite which sneaks in just before the spiciness at the tail end, truly enjoyable and spot on for the style; after allowing the beer to warm up just slightly i have begun to see just the faintest hints of banana peel which hit just after the fruitiness in the taste
M: fizzy carbonation hits the palate a bit aggressively up front but is then backed off by a smooth creaminess which slides into a bit of a sticky and dry feeling which lingers on the palate long afterwards
O: top to bottom this beer is spot on for the style, its really incredibly well rounded and has wonderful depth and complexity on the palate

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of frankiepop
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by stating that this is a damn good beer. Wonderful appearance as richly colored golden orangy look without much translucence. Big white foamy that looks gorgeous on top.

There's nothing wrong with the aroma, I just didn't catch anything strong or distinct just a little citrusy.

But Westmalle delivered flavor galore on the first taste. Citrus orange apricot and sweetness with a touch of maltiness & nice contrasting alcohol or hoppy bitterness that provides a perfecting balance.

This is a very refreshing beer in the classic Belgian tradition. This brewery makes a helluva dubbel and tripel. Niiice.

I drank this beer to the counds of Francisco Lopez' and the sounds of his Costa Rican rain forests.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting to try this. Good mood + desire to try expensive beer = buying expensive beer.

A - Pours a beautiful golden hazy body that leaves a surprisingly brief presentation of a rather sparse head that is quick to dissipate.

S - Has a rather pungent aroma of alcohol and white grape up front, but all-in-all is very fruity. Very estery, clove-like...awesome.

T - This is indeed a very strong tripel, stronger than any other I have had. Not sure if it's a "Trappist" thing or not, or if it just particular to Westmalle. The strength subsides in a rather modest subtle sweetness yet the heaviness maintains.

M - Rather loose and mobile, but I would want it any other way.

O - I try not to contextualize this beer considering where it is from; what goes into it. Of course, it's a very enjoyable beer - a prized possession. Economically speaking, it isn't exactly something I can get every weekend, but I don't regret making this a treat for myself.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,906 ratings.