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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,905
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 291
Gots: 436 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Lots of violent creamy foam that rises tall in my goblet. Beautiful, bright golden orange. Thin layer of foam remained consistently and uniformly around the top of the beer the entire time I drank this beer

Aroma - citrusy and spicy

Taste - peppery complex and smooth with hints of fruits that crackle. You can definitely feel the alcohol on the back.

Mouthfeel - thick and chewy but very smooth throughout

Drinkability - truly a remarkable beer and I expected nothing less from the Trappist monks. Solid, incredible aftertaste that dominates the palate and remains long enough to evoke wonderful memories so you remember to have another.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled 8/5/04 from a bottle marked "Best Before 5/16/04." After a medium pour, a good half of the chalice fills up with a huge, pure white head with small, persistent beads; almost a meringue-like quality. Vigorous carbonation currents rise through the center of the glass. Unfortunately, lacing is not as spectacular as the head itself would suggest. Color is a bright, brassy, golden-orange. Very subtle in the aroma department... grassy hop smell plays well over sweet--rather than dry--champagne aroma and sums up with a citric pithiness. Herbal (sage, basil (?)) elements are found yet deeper in the nose. Nosefeel is almost ethereally light, airy, and dry. Flavors are also firmly balanced: initial light, honeyish sweetness; main body of citrus peel and a barely bitter grassiness; finishes something like mandarin oranges and herbal tea (?!). (Trying to search for individual flavors... could this almost be too delicate?) Mouthfeel is warm without being alcoholic, smooth other than a touch of carbonation, and utterly dry in the finish. A superb sipping beer. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1003rd Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
11.2 oz

Best buy 26/5/12
Purchased single 11.2 from Bevmo, Chino Hills

App- A very hazy cloudy yellow with a bit of wheat/golden mixed into it. The head was a pretty potent and standing firm 2 fingers of off white. Was a little curious as to why this produced no cling or lace.

Smell- A bit peppery on the nose with a lot of wheat, yeast, dough and earthy behind it. A few whispy notes of string booze come up as well on a big pull.

Taste- A very classic and large Belgian Tripel. A lot of layers on this one with some dank green apple, white pepper, wheat and yeast on the flavor. I really enjoyed it and apprecaited the flavors and tingle of the 9.50 coming on strong at the end.

Mouth- A medium body Tripel with a medium prickly/bubbly carbonation level. The residual flavors are boozy, apples and pepper mixed with some fizzy yeast.

Drink- One of the classics. I can see why it's so highly rated. Been a long time since I had one of these so was nice to come back to a classic. Will always come back to this Tripel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: When poured from a bottle into a tulip glass, had a rich amber color and a thick texture. There was a big, big head and lots of lacing.

S: The aroma consisted of yeast, some malt, apples and spices. Very balanced and never obnoxious.

T: The flavor had lots of apples, Belgian yeast and spices. Nicely done, crisp, with a certain sharpness to it.

M: Highly carbonated, with a smooth finish.

D: This is a very drinkable beer. Everything here seems to be done in proportion.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,905 ratings.