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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,591 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 242
Gots: 301 | 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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bdeast1

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 20:43:56 | More by bdeast1
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shoop12

Georgia

4.97/5  rDev +15.6%

Slightly lighter in appearance than most Tripels drank recently with a nice cloudy golden hue and 1 finger white head.

The aroma is very refreshing with a touch of malt but overall hint of yeast and fruitiness.

Taste is out of this world with the sweetness of the malts quickly fading and touches of pear and yeast quickly building with a refreshing, smooth, and crisp finish for a Tripel with 9.5% ABV.

To me, this beer is at the top pf the list for Tripels. It exemplifies the perfect combination of malts, yeasts, and hops.

Truly world class!

12-06-2011 20:19:49 | More by shoop12
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 16:00:59 | More by Lantern
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thedamnscott

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 04:07:43 | More by thedamnscott
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 03:35:12 | More by Mtnbeerman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2011 22:10:04 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-05-2011 04:44:55 | More by barnzy78
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ejw127

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

12-03-2011 22:19:46 | More by ejw127
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Paincane

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Cloudy golden pour with creamy white head leaving moderate clinging lacing in Globe glass. S: Yeasty bready malt with hint of citrus
T: Malt, sweet up front with spicy middle and slight ethanol warming finish.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel throughout.
O: Extremely smooth beer that is simply delicious. Will surely seek out again.

12-03-2011 01:27:22 | More by Paincane
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BrendanDouglas

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2011 23:00:23 | More by BrendanDouglas
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falcon1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2011 01:45:51 | More by falcon1
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 23:58:34 | More by rekel
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uturn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2011 22:45:37 | More by uturn
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 19:30:19 | More by kjkinsey
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7%

12-01-2011 07:50:52 | More by AlexChillton
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 06:59:38 | More by Diomede
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%

A: Hazy yellow pour into my St. Bernardus goblet with about a finger of white head. Large bubbly lacing runs down the side of the glass for only a fleeting moment before plunging back into the beer.

S: The aroma is full of clove and bananas, some booze, Belgian yeast and candied sugar. Pretty typical of a tripel, balanced, but not overly impressive.

T: The taste is really spicy and fruity. The booze is nowhere to be found, and the typical warming alcohol feeling seems to be missing, which is really surprising considering the ABV. Very sweet, the taste seems to be just not up to par with other Tripels I've had.

MF: A bit over carbonated with a light body. Dry finish.

O: This was good, and a pretty decent baseline for the style, but it just didn't blow me away. It just seemed too plain.

12-01-2011 04:13:02 | More by russwbeck
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2011 02:40:09 | More by brandoman63
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claaark13

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev 0%

A trade for some +/- 5yr old Belgian bottles yields a '99 bottle of this guy as an extra. Thanks David. 33cl bottle opens with a hiss and poured into a modern Westmalle chalice.

A - Loos great. Pours a dark orange, little bit of murkiness even before I accidentally let a little bit of dregs slip by. Thick foam head turns into a thick lacing that coats most of the glass. It really can't look any better for the style. And for a '99????

S - Clove and banana. The spices are still evident, and there is some sweetness as well. The aroma is very, very nice.

T - Very complex flavor for the first few ounces. Sweet, then slight bitterness, then cardboard, then sweetness returns with some dryness. Spices can be tasted once the cardboard goes away, which is in the back 1/2 of the flavor. The flavor is actually better than I'd expected. Although it does die for a moment in the middle, the way it picks back up with completely different flavors is incredible. After a couple sips, the end provides almost a caramel flavor. Very interesting.

M - Medium body that feels slightly thick but with a nice amount of carbonation, boarderline perfect for the style.

O - I am somewhat surprised of how well this has held up. I've had their Dubbel of the same age and it was...well...not good.

12-01-2011 01:11:19 | More by claaark13
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-30-2011 20:00:56 | More by Daveychu
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BamaBeachBum

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-30-2011 05:27:23 | More by BamaBeachBum
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maxk

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-29-2011 12:16:18 | More by maxk
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

11.4 oz bottle poured gently into an oversized wine glass so as not to disturb the yeast.

A: Golden straw-colored appearance, very inviting. One finger of bright white head with nice velvety retention on the sides of the glass.

S: Minimal sweetness up front as I have come to expect with my experience with many American Belgian-style ales. Definitely some hay and/or sagey qualities.

T: Starts with a mild belgian sweetness. Some undertones of Chardonnay in the middle. Finishes with an appropriate and refeshing bitterness.

M: Lots of carbonation, however quite smooth.

Overall: Very very good. This is one I will have again. I am currently going to finish the last couple ounces left in the glass, including the yeast.

Thank you for reading my first beer review, salud!

11-29-2011 01:58:17 | More by beerbiatchMD
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

11-28-2011 20:12:51 | More by deapokid
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Raebies

Australia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Holding the bottle up to the sunlight, I can see the cloudy beer with little flecks of yeast floating around inside. Pale cloudy yellow in the glass, lots of light fizz that settles quickly forming a firm head. It smells very crisp and clean, light fruityness. Reminds me of orval, without the barnyard funk.

Perfect level of light sweetness, not as sweet as other tripels. Slight tang, but smooth tasting. The warmth of the alcohol comes through without a boozey flavour. It's fairly close to perfect.

11-28-2011 07:48:56 | More by Raebies
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.