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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,503 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 267 | 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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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2013 04:19:10 | More by jplopez21
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

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

Poured into a chalice, this greeted me with a big white head.

The brew is hazy gold in color. The head sticks like hell to the sides and stays with you through the whole session.

Aroma is of lemon tea, a little bready, and floral.

It's taste is quintessential abbey style. Faint flavors of fruits (bright fruits in this case). Leafy and tart. A little boozy. The taste really matures by the minute as this warms...more so than any other beer I've had.

Mouthfeel is on the crisp side, but smoothes out (obviously) as it warms.

This not only is tastier at room temperature, but its drinkability also improves at higher temperatures.

This went well with a hard Italian cheese and some pistachios that I had. I bet it would also go well with some crusty bread and oil (possibly sprinkled with basil).

Amazing how much its character changed and improved with every passing minute. It left me really wanting another, even though at first I thought the drinkability was on the low side.

Definitely a fantastic tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 01:43:01 | More by jbertsch
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justfinish

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-14-2013 10:33:00 | More by justfinish
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2012 14:52:40 | More by Slatetank
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Saind

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-06-2014 11:36:50 | More by Saind
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-08-2013 13:46:19 | More by bauermj
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-17-2013 15:57:26 | More by bmmortale
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littlebeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2013 07:43:28 | More by littlebeer
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xgrigorix

Michigan

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

Brown bottle, 33 cl size. Best by date printed on label (not that its relevant).

Bright yellowy orange colour, clear, with a slight chill haze (even at cellar temp). Topped by a humungous creamy white head. Tons of sticky lace left clingly to the glass.

Grassy, herbal, oranges, slightly funky, and the merest whiff of alcohol.

Sweet malt greets the tongue, followed by candied oranges, grass, herbal flavours (sage?). Quick, clean, very dry finish leaves a mineral flavour to linger as the throat warms from the high alcohol. Medium bodied with rugged pinpoint carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2004 17:14:45 | More by xgrigorix
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

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

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, mostly mild orange and lemon. Pepper. Mild alcohol. Mild floral hops. Sweet light malts.

Appearance: Pale hold in color. Cloudy. Some larger bubbles slowly rising from the bottom. Medium white head dissolves slowly leaving lots of lacing and a thin layer that doesn't want to go away.

Taste: Bold well-rounded flavor. There's those esters in orange and lemon. Some clove and mild pepper spice. Mild phenols.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation. Mildly drying.

Overall: Bold yet easily drinkable. Starts with the bold bittersweet fruits and ends with a light malt flavor. Never harsh.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:50:48 | More by soulfly1492
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Aclmin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-15-2013 02:45:00 | More by Aclmin
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MiguelParreira

Spain

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2013 03:50:57 | More by MiguelParreira
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 05:27:01 | More by Burt
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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-01-2013 20:27:03 | More by WTKeene
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Dogoatus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2014 14:25:01 | More by Dogoatus
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sephyrott

Spain

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-25-2014 11:56:57 | More by sephyrott
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armock

New York

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

A - Poured a hazey orange color with an off white head that leaves some lacing

S - Is of fruit, spice, yeast, and alcohol

T - Starts with some fruit and finishes with some spice and alcohol

M - There is a lot of carbonation in this beer.

D - Your going to want to take your time drinking this one its a sipping beer

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2008 14:54:01 | More by armock
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elink00

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-06-2013 05:59:09 | More by elink00
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2012 20:58:21 | More by AlexM
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 04:19:27 | More by dataylor21
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 21:06:39 | More by tbeckett
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2013 20:42:55 | More by CoCambria
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wdf210

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-13-2014 19:51:50 | More by wdf210
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-17-2012 19:33:12 | More by King_KongDCO93
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-22-2013 02:39:18 | More by AMCPhD
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.