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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,970 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,970
Reviews: 1,618
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 310
Gots: 484 | FT: 5
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Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Ratings: 3,970 | Reviews: 1,618
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ksimons
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-a cloudy golden orange with three fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale malts, citrus, honey, spices, and yeast

T-pale malt, lemon, light fruit (pears, apricot, peaches), light bitterness, and high spices

M-medium body, high carbonation, light bitter finish

Overall an amazing triple. Perfect amount of carbonation and spicy flavor

Photo of Giggy
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Lightly golden and cloudy. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. Nice thick whit head that sticks to the side of the glass.

S: Spicy/bready/yeasty. Slightly floral. Can smell the alcohol.

T: Alcohol burn. Slightly sweet on the tip of the tongue and slightly bitter on the back of the tongue after swallowing. Easy to drink but not fast.

M: High carbonation. Light body and dry.

O: Nice balanced Tripel.

Photo of DruC4
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ncehreli
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of wookievath
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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

I have been drinking as much Belgian styles as I can find locally, but am too cheap to drink many of the beers actually from Belgium.
For Fathers day, I treated myself to a Rochefort 10 and this Westmalle.

This beer certainly has the intangeables that help out the score. So many Belgians begin with a noce head- only to lose it in minutes. This beer had a huge 3" head on it, and it stayed near a quarter inch through most of the beer. The beer was a cloudy and straw colored. The bouquet was wheat and light.
The taste was light and refreshing. Hundreds of tiny bubbles on the tongue. Bananas, grain, a little alcohol warming. really easy to drink for 9.5% as I expected, and it is easy to see why this is considered world class. Darn good.

Photo of Danobold
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of agaloco9
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of animortician
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MaltLover001
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A beautiful semi-opaque golden color. A gorgeous head that lasts a very long time. Some microscopic sediment floating around, but too small to hinder the look.

Smell – A very nice spicy honey scent with some graininess and a nice touch of booze.

Taste – An nice spice with a slight sweetness, bread, and a good boozey flavor.

Mouthfeel – Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Smooth.

Drinkability – This is a great tripel; one of my favorite.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Glev91
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A real big off white long lasting head rests above a almost clear particle filled golden honey colored well carbonated beer.

A well balanced nose with a multitude of smells coming through, cloves, banana, grains, yeast, prunes, grapes, and light spices.

Grains are mixed with light fruits and lighter spices to give this beer a well balanced easy to drink taste that isn't weak at the same time.

A medium bodied beer that seems to have a very slight syrupy quality that lends itself to a light dry aftertaste that has quite a bit of a lingering quality.

I could drink quite a few of these, if your buying, a little pricey compared the bulk of the beers around here.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Keegan
3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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