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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,647 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,647
Reviews: 1,578
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 318 | 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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Photo of brdc
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.

brdc, Mar 22, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sonofalime, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HawkIPA, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

freemanj, May 25, 2014
Photo of dph147
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,

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

jcugafsu, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MSandahl23, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tmzl, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CSO, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Tellytell, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Nordbier, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ColForbinBC, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mscott1975, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yasky, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bsopko, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At long last I'm finally reviewing this beer. I don't know how many times I've bought a bottle of this intending to review it and then just never did for one reason or another. In any case, glad to finally review this lovely beer. Pours a hazy golden with a glow. Nice two inch fluffy head that fades to a 1/2 inch cap that sticks around for the duration. Nice nose of orange, coriander, and some other herbal aromas. Tastes quite fruity, with notes of orange peel, bitter orange juice, lots of coriander, a bit of lemon, some slight sweetness- not nearly as much as many tripels- and some earthy, herbal bitterness. Delightful. The mouthfeel is a bit tannic and full, especially on the finish. Nice, a very fine tripel, a classic.

Georgiabeer, Jun 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picture perfect pour 2 finger high head atop a hazy golden straw body filling my goblet. The head settled into a thin but layer of foam on the surface. Fine lacing clinging to the walls of the glass great smell of apples, pineapple, mango and some caramel or candi sugars, a bit of spice with a little barnyard funk, just a bit.
The spice comes out more on the palate, some pineapple, mango, a bit of the funk here too. Tatse is pretty true to the nose, thought slightly subdued in comparison. A slight tingle of carbonation, fairly full body, juicy smooth mouthfeel, somewhat chewy with a clean finish with a somewhat citric hoppy aftertaste.

A wonderful beer

DaggerEyes, Dec 15, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

esullivan880, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: big thick creamy two finger tall head. hazy yellow body, plenty of bubbles rise to keep a froth on top.

s: spice, yeast, bread, fruit, malts and alochol.

t: a sweet bready malt body holds this together while being accompanied by spice and yeast with hints of light fruit.

m: starts crisp and lively with a medium to full body feel and good carbonation. has a creamy flow with a sharp dry finish accompanied by a warming feel.

o: the warming alochol seems to dominate this beer, just wish it was better hid.

match1112, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

abex44, Nov 23, 2013
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rcatalano, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

LoveBeerNo7, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bwarren82, Dec 27, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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