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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,489 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,489
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 263 | 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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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 19:22:08 | More by ElGallo
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 09:17:26 | More by ithinkimasofa
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 06:30:16 | More by hyuga
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MrVonzipper

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 05:41:53 | More by MrVonzipper
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 05:10:28 | More by LSUPT
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 04:50:26 | More by patm1986
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shatnerosmotic

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 04:48:29 | More by shatnerosmotic
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BearsDitkaBears

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 00:26:20 | More by BearsDitkaBears
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 00:01:53 | More by Elfastball7
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Hokenfloken

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 23:48:25 | More by Hokenfloken
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2011 21:28:27 | More by Adamostella
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 21:06:39 | More by tbeckett
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2011 18:45:27 | More by nanobrew
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 18:05:24 | More by beerwolf77
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 16:49:42 | More by JAHMUR
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CellarGimp

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 16:46:05 | More by CellarGimp
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 16:13:31 | More by celticfutblclub
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2011 10:01:31 | More by avaldivia
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 08:30:40 | More by Thehuntmaster
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 08:28:14 | More by bombadil
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caninedevotion

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 07:01:24 | More by caninedevotion
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber-gold color, strong lasting foamy head

nose: spices, herbal notes with sage and orange zest fruitiness

palate: differing from the smell this has a strong malty character, with sweet notes, very austere and in the beginning an extremely bitter aftertaste ... the latter smoothens after 30' in the glas

P.S. 1: tasting from a RIEDEL Burgundy glass (which I suppose proved a good match: underlines the sweet notes)

P.S. 2: although this had a "best before 11/15/12" on the tag (I was tasting it on 11/10/12), I am pretty certain, it would keep another 3-5 years of cellaring, thus adding to smoothness ....

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 13:29:40 | More by Daredevil
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GLM0011

Alabama

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Boozy at the end of every drink. Similar to the Duval but more fruit flavor in there. Not as fruity as the LaFIN duMonde which to me can be overfruity. Crisp drinkability.Very very nice. A new favorite because it takes the best qualities of other similar beers but with more balance. Complex this beer. The aftertaste is very refreshing. Its a pretty beer to look at. Overall this beer is truly awesome.Highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 20:13:45 | More by GLM0011
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a sexy golden yellow color with a littlew bit of haze and a nice white cap

S: Fruity esters, whiff of light spice and light banana, hint at spice, pears perhaps

T: A nice little spiciness balanced out with some lighter pears, aples, booze and even a banana.

M: Medium body, crisp and clean

O: Tasty and a pleasure to drink!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 02:01:23 | More by barleywinefiend
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 fl oz bottle into a 50 cl mug. Best before end: 16/02/13. Authentic Trappist Product.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a huge pillowy white head.

Smell: Flowery aroma with a strong yeast smell. Very nice.

Taste: Strong ale flavor. Spicy yeast taste with sour alcohol flavor bordering on a white wine.

Mouthfeel: Thick mouthfeel. Strong aftertaste.

Overall: Fantastic Trappist tripel. Look forward to more of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 21:19:16 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,489 ratings.