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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,631
Reviews: 1,575
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 312 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fabriciokramos, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
4.47/5  rDev +4%

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Chimay chalice.

The color is a golden/orange with some nice yellow highlights and a thin layer of head that leaves quickly with no lacing.

The smell is bready with some nice malty sweetness and a yeasty aroma that is common for triples.

The taste is a bit fruity and really is a surprise how much of an orange flavor comes out. There is a waxy citrus flavor that is also a bit malty sweet but gives real rooted flavor that seems very organic and not fake. There is some nice banana flavor mixed with some light lemon or lime flavor.

The feel of this beer is smooth, real, and has such a character all it's own. This may be the best Triple I have had. The sweetness is compact and comes out at just the right times. It feels well constructed as it moves over your taste bud and delights the sense. One of my favorite beers to date.

Duhast500, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

DakotaJim, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Appearance: The beer poured a tall white head made up of many moderately large bubbles that stood atop a slightly hazy gold body. Beautiful lacing is present for a short time, but does not vanish entirely.

Smell: Very light in odor, but also very crisp and fresh. You can smell a light sweetness with some fruity tones and some yeast character to give it a slight amount of fullness.

Taste: Wow! So delicious, wonderful light fruit notes, white grapes and apple. This is really a genuine example for the style, somewhat like a champagne. A slight bitterness and yeasty base balance out the sweetness and provide a full body. Amazingly crisp and well balanced, prime example of the style.

Mouthfeel: More than any other beer I have had this beer carbonation totally enhances the flavor. The champagne like carbonation burns at first, opening your pallet to the flavor and robust body.

Overall: Incredible, so delicious and fresh, and beautiful to behold. For a beer that is so easy to get it is hard to say anything negative at all, a go to for the style and a beer that will certainly be featured in my fridge very frequently.

Siriusfisherman, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

tat2dhllblly, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ATPete, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

chcfan, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

olfolxholme, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bobbydigi, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

peter53, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jophish17, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -44.2%

Must have had a bad bottle as I love Trappist brews but this one was not good at all. Not even going to go through the rating as it was just bad. Skunkyish, stale, not much taste, not good at all. Total waste of money and not even sure if I would even try it again.

FoundersFanatic, Dec 11, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

This beer is absolutely amazing. I write this review as i am being completely overwhelmed by its quality and craftsmanship. Served in a 9.4 oz bottle, it is great for sharing with others, everyone will like it. Make sure to check the bottle, the tripel is a noticeable difference from the other kinds.

sespourteille, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

kayrex, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Hatshep18, Dec 10, 2011
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,631 ratings.