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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,793 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,793
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 366 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Peter_L, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

Appearance: light golden blond color with a hint of opacity. Relatively persistent 1-finger head as a nice adornment.

Smell: fruity, sweet, syrupy yet peppery. There's quite a nice complexity there. There even seems to be a slight hop aroma, so rarely seen in this style. Bravo!

Taste: a delicate flavor, much more delicate than the aroma. Wheat flavors, some of that peppery quality, even a little bready. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Overall, subtle but tasty.

Mouthfeel: creamy, creamy, creamy. This kind of well-integrated carbonation is what I love in a Trappist ale.

Drinkability: a tasty tripel, which in my book is always exceptionally quaffable.

flagmantho, Sep 04, 2009
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anthonyFCA, Jul 27, 2012
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jamis, Jul 25, 2014
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harrisjohnson, Aug 06, 2012
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Jho3325, Jun 26, 2014
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Kmat10, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold color with a bit of haze into my Chimay goblet. Head forms easily and sticks around all the way through. It's white, thick, and fluffy with great lacing.

Aroma is carried by a strong, fragrant, yet simple yeast that has a lot of fruit going on. Pears, apples, and bannanas came to mind first. There are almost no hop notes, but the malt provides a strong base to carry the nose.

The flavor is strong and fruity much like the nose. Simple pale malt with a strong sweetness up front and a semi-dry finish. The flavor that comes to mind first is bannana split ice cream. The yeast is the main focus to the flavor, and is of very high quality. I would like some more hop flavor and a drier finish, but this hits the style dead on. There really isn't much else I'm looking for in a tripel, this hits it spot on.

jeffthecheff, Aug 26, 2010
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kevindp9, Jan 31, 2014
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MattGrimley, Mar 28, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 13, 2007
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Rollzroyce21, Mar 18, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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