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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,484 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,484
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 258 | 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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CharlieMopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Half-inch head dissipating quickly. Golden straw color with no real lacing to speak of. Looked nice in its Westmalle goblet, but expected a little more to entice me.

S: A medicinal, alcoholic, and citrusy smell. Yeast and hop aromas also play into it, giving the sense of smell an inviting feeling due to the complexity.

T: Sharp yeasty taste with a lemony backing flavor. Alcohol at the forefront, but in a way that was backed quite well with many contrasting flavors. Also, maintained a sweetness that fit in well with the complex array of flavor.

M: Generous carbonation, giving it a nice bite with a dry finish. Very nicely done in terms of its feel on the palate and so many competing elements in the taste.

D: Would love many more of these because of the interesting interplay of taste characteristics, however the abv would definitely keep consecutive orders of this one limited.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 06:15:48 | More by CharlieMopps
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 19:14:59 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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JVan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-20-2012 18:21:16 | More by JVan
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Chemister

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2014 19:01:30 | More by Chemister
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evenKeelD

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2013 16:08:41 | More by evenKeelD
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spoonsock

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 22:09:10 | More by spoonsock
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-11-2013 16:03:52 | More by LincolnHawk
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2013 22:48:39 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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KingSlayer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-21-2013 22:45:35 | More by KingSlayer
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Elprico

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-28-2013 19:57:08 | More by Elprico
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Peter_L

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2014 20:48:40 | More by Peter_L
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flagmantho

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

Appearance: light golden blond color with a hint of opacity. Relatively persistent 1-finger head as a nice adornment.

Smell: fruity, sweet, syrupy yet peppery. There's quite a nice complexity there. There even seems to be a slight hop aroma, so rarely seen in this style. Bravo!

Taste: a delicate flavor, much more delicate than the aroma. Wheat flavors, some of that peppery quality, even a little bready. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Overall, subtle but tasty.

Mouthfeel: creamy, creamy, creamy. This kind of well-integrated carbonation is what I love in a Trappist ale.

Drinkability: a tasty tripel, which in my book is always exceptionally quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 01:57:17 | More by flagmantho
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anthonyFCA


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-27-2012 07:31:59 | More by anthonyFCA
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jamis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-25-2014 17:41:14 | More by jamis
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-05-2012 23:59:12 | More by harrisjohnson
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-26-2014 03:08:33 | More by Jho3325
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 00:56:32 | More by Kmat10
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold color with a bit of haze into my Chimay goblet. Head forms easily and sticks around all the way through. It's white, thick, and fluffy with great lacing.

Aroma is carried by a strong, fragrant, yet simple yeast that has a lot of fruit going on. Pears, apples, and bannanas came to mind first. There are almost no hop notes, but the malt provides a strong base to carry the nose.

The flavor is strong and fruity much like the nose. Simple pale malt with a strong sweetness up front and a semi-dry finish. The flavor that comes to mind first is bannana split ice cream. The yeast is the main focus to the flavor, and is of very high quality. I would like some more hop flavor and a drier finish, but this hits the style dead on. There really isn't much else I'm looking for in a tripel, this hits it spot on.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 23:38:15 | More by jeffthecheff
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kevindp9

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-31-2014 04:09:39 | More by kevindp9
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Jamcrae16


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2012 22:55:10 | More by Jamcrae16
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Etrusco

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2014 02:59:49 | More by Etrusco
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hokieguy95

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-28-2013 17:25:27 | More by hokieguy95
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2014 00:59:07 | More by HoppyBastard2
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2014 01:09:39 | More by MattGrimley
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the 21 beers I brought back from Belgium. Enjoying in one of the glasses i brought back from Brugge as well.


A - Beautiful hazy gold, pours a massive 4 finger head into my De Garre glass. When the head starts to go down it looks like a mountainous cumulous cloud. Average to below average lacing.

S - Dry, and semi sweet. Big on the yeast, hint of fruit. Not as big of an aroma as I get out of other tripels.

T - I love the yeasty goodness of this beer. Fruity with touches of apricot. A very nice tartness along with a slight bitterness at the finish. Has a solid sweet core.

M - Very light on the tounge, big carbonation.

D - The drinkabilty is out of this world for such a potent beer. As of right now, this is my second favorite tripel, only behind De Garre's house tripel.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2007 23:55:23 | More by IPAcraig
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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