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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,631
Reviews: 1,575
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 312 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HoppyBastard2, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MattGrimley, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

IPAcraig, Jun 12, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JCam9981, May 28, 2013
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CommonRider, Aug 10, 2012
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ncelauro, May 25, 2014
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Rollzroyce21, Mar 18, 2013
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Gus_13, Jun 12, 2014
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ThePeskyDingo, Sep 26, 2013
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spycow, Jan 10, 2013
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JKV96, Sep 30, 2013
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thestranger99, Nov 23, 2012
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Erik-P, Oct 26, 2013
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mrj19, Jun 29, 2014
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cletusdog, Oct 27, 2013
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AR_Rios, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mizx, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

NEhophead, May 11, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

brdc, Mar 22, 2007
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Sonofalime, Aug 29, 2014
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HawkIPA, Jan 30, 2014
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gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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freemanj, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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,

dph147, Feb 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jcugafsu, May 06, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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