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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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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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CommonRider

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2012 13:27:58 | More by CommonRider
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-25-2014 17:43:59 | More by ncelauro
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2013 06:20:05 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Gus_13

Mississippi

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06-12-2014 20:13:41 | More by Gus_13
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ThePeskyDingo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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thestranger99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2012 19:31:58 | More by thestranger99
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-26-2013 07:02:16 | More by Erik-P
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mrj19


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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cletusdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-27-2013 19:01:48 | More by cletusdog
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-26-2013 20:41:47 | More by mizx
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

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

330ml bottle. Best before: 11/7/07.

Bright gold with shades of deep brown. Dense, white head about a finger high with good stability, leading to walls of thin and condensed lacing. Plenty of noticeable sediment scattered throughout this Tripel.

Bright citric fruit: lemon, lime, apple, pear. Semi-sweet Belgian candy with a touch of coconut. A bit of a 'farmhouse' mustiness with a warming wave of sweetened alcohol.

An initial apple, lemon acidity joined by a mellow, candied sugar sweetness. An underlying, biscuit-tinged musty quality followed by a distinct corriander spice. A deep, warming alcohol flavor is accompanied by a brief, sharp acidic quality and a touch of spice. Wonderfully balanced combination of flavors.

Medium bodied; light and highly carbonated.

A nice balance between the many different flavors, and pretty damn drinkable at 9.5%abv. A remarkably clean Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2006 03:12:22 | More by NEhophead
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brdc

Wisconsin

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

Large corked bottle, "expiration" date 10/04/2008.

This is a bright yellow, hazy beer with a creamy head with good retention.
The nose is spicy and alcoholic, cloves and bananas, yeasty and malty.
Taste is similar, spicy and racy, powerful alcohol warming everything, followed by a dry, yeasty bitterness and hoppiness that cleanses the palate and leaves you ready for more.
Lighter body than I expected, easy to drink but dangerously high in alcohol.
I generally prefer maltier, less dry/less hoppy abbey ales, but this one is something to be enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 01:59:10 | More by brdc
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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gleemonger

California

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freemanj

Missouri

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dph147

Pennsylvania

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

Bottle bought from Krogers in Morgantown, WV.

A - golden in color with strong carbonation with a nice white 1.5 finger head, Head retention held up, but not much lacing (I am using a pint glass supplied in hotel room which might be the reason for this).

S - sweet and of wet hay with some citrus tones.

T - sweet tasting with pleasant aftertaste of citrus.

M - very smooth and easy to drink.

D - very drinkable beer. hides alcohol well. Would grab another.

This lighter tripel was easy and enjoyable to drink. I really enjoyed this beer, but at $6 a pop, this might have outpriced itsejf,

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 02:56:08 | More by dph147
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Indiana

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Slovenia

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Illinois

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Nordbier

Georgia

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,484 ratings.