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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,736 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,736
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 259
Gots: 346 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gotta say this is definitely very good. I would not go as far as to call it world-class, but it definitely beats most brews out there. First off, it is overly sweet. If you like sugary beers, then this is definitely world-class. It is smooth and goes down real easy and I think the biggest appeal to this beer is that it can go with any meal.

ronniebruner, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sweffin, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a super,hazy,murky orange with a serious 3 inch,meringue-like,bone white crown that had excellent retention and left concentric rings on my tulip glass.

S-Dry spice(clove,cardamom,white pepper),blonde tobacco,dried flowers and toffee.

T-Golden raisin,pear,clove,candy sugar and floral qualities similar to honeysuckle and lavender.

M-Medium bodied with great complexity and depth of flavor.Slight,fruity alcohol burn.

D-Good drinkability with an extremely well-maintained ABV.

StlHopHead77, Mar 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

prokopt2, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

deadliest, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of grub
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one from jaxon53 as part of the Brews N' Tunes Summer Tour '07. thanks jason!

330ml bottle, best before 03/01/08.

pours hazy deep yellow with a big fairly dense white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of lace behind.

aroma is nice. bit of honey sweetness. bubblegum. very light non-clove spice...can't quite pick it out, but it doesn't smell like clove. big bready malt. hint of alcohol. bit of tangerine fruitiness. bit of floral hops.

taste is great. light alcohol. big bready malt. light honey and caramel sweetness. light toffee and butterscotch. more bubblegum. cardamom, and maybe a little clove lurking in the edges. medium-low bitterness level. some earthy hops, and a bit of floral character too.

mouthfeel is good. fairly high carbonation level. fairly light bodied with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is good. the carbonation level is just a touch high for my liking, but it is very well balanced and quite enjoyable. a good representation of the style.

grub, Aug 10, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

LouderThanDevil667, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle poured into goblet. Best before date on back label.

Pours a cloudy yellow that is translucent and a firm one finger of white, frothy head that retains well. Little bits of lacing stick here and there on the side of the glass.

Nose is heavy on the malts; some biscuit, lots of fruit esters that range from banana to peach. Some clove and mildly alcoholic.

Taste is less fruity sweet as the nose; more pronounced clove and alcohol, some malty biscuit, little bit of barnyard funk, some apple and pear flavours, finishing long with a lingering grassy bitterness and a touch of alcohol.

Medium body, with a touch of grainy feel, nice bubbly carbonation and a long, dry finish.

Great tasting, relatively easy-drinking beer. Alcohol is not hidden, but it's well integrated. A pleasure to drink.

nighthawk, Jan 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Danny1217, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of joeskirkie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz. bottle with a very unassuming tan label that really gives it that "Trappist" feel. It's contents greet my chalice:

It's so hazy even while pouring. A dirty blonde body towing the line between translucent and opaque with a thick white head that clings to the glass.

An peppery sour apple aroma with just the subtlest hints of citrus and tart.

Carbonation right away it's the first thing you get, then you taste that wonderful tart sour apple and maybe some pineappley (fake word, I know) citrus.

I can't really detect the alcohol on the tounge, just in the head afterwards. A wonderful brew.

joeskirkie, Nov 18, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hallertau, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JamesClever, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dsm45, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bumchilly25, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Andonato, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of TStandley13
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Great creamy white head with good retention. Appearance was a cloudy golden color, slight orange tinge.

S- Sweet tasting with a definite smell of alcohol. Very malty smelling.

T- Alcohol taste is present. A great mixture of spices and sweets. Almost a cidery type taste with a slight aftertaste of cinnamon.

M- Feels great. Good warming effect and carbonation.

D- Easy to drink, though alcohol taste can get to you after 3 or 4. Definetely enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

TStandley13, Apr 18, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hmph, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NHhomebrewguy, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ale207, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HollyHops, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dmcjr23505, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PeakedInHighSchool, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MercerTraieste, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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