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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,898
Reviews: 1,600
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 287
Gots: 429 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (best by date of 31/08/11) into a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy orange color that I can barely make out shadows through the beer. There was an initial two fingers of white foamy and soft head that started to dissipate to maybe half a finger, but clinging heartily to the inside of the glass. Tons of small bubble carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass.

Nose has a nice yeasty spiciness, but most surprising was the alcohol presence. This is a fairly strong tripel. Malty and spicy.

Taking a sip, the soft but ample carbonation tickles your tongue with medium body. Coriander and peppercorn spiciness, some golden raisin fruitiness, and a biscuit sweetness. Alcohol presence as it warms up in your mouth, but not too overpowering. Nice dry floral hoppy finish as it goes down.

Fairly drinkable but the alcohol presence does warn you to slow down as you take a sip. One of the best tripels in the world.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit unusual in the flavor profile, but I liked it quite a bit. Poured a slightly hazy golden peach with brisk carbonation. Sharp and peppery, with a touch of acidity and brineyness, like green olive brine. A bit of fruity yeast balanced the brine, and smoothed things out for the finish. Very engaging.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-pours a golden hay color with a respectable head, solid two fingers at least. lots of yeast solids floating about, still clear otherwise.

S-trappist funkiness, subliminal spiciness bombards my nose. slight old banana bread notes in there as well.

T-Complex and deceptive. Occasionally the alcohol reminds you its there, but mostly it is masked by the perfectly balanced malt and hop profile. The Belgian yeast really shines through on this one, gloriously engaging both the nose and taste buds each sip. Mildly sweet, funky, yet not very bitter. I'm sure the hops must be there though to balance the high gravity of this brew.

M-Smooth and silky. This brew coats the entire mouth and really feels nice. You could even possibly extend this to include "throatfeel", because the smoothness really continues even after each swallow.

D-Like all big belgian pales, this is way too drinkable. I want a sixer, and I want to drink this classy beer in the most unclassy way possible.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,898 ratings.