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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,490 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 264 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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12-27-2012 18:10:12 | More by
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz into a dfh snifter

A: pours a hazy golden orange with a massive three finger head, that takes a long couple of minuets to dissapate. Leavses rings of lacing all the way down the glass.

S: smells nice and fruity, apricots/oranges, lemon...like a delicious apple juice

T: a touch of caramel like sweetness then the citrus and apple like notes, really nice, reminds me of apple cider with some lemon and grapefruit very very tasty.

M: nice and lush with creamy medium carbonation... Great silky velvety mouthfeel.

O: this is an excellent beer, nice and sweet, but not overly so with great fruit notes, and a great mouthfeel, excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 03:43:06 | More by PeterIngemi
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-26-2012 20:36:15 | More by jduprey007
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2012 17:59:24 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 23:11:06 | More by Patrickbrusil
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WagTailAle


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-22-2012 18:02:46 | More by WagTailAle
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bmf0

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

12-21-2012 15:43:07 | More by bmf0
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-20-2012 16:11:58 | More by Pecan
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heygeebee

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Won't try to add too much here given review volume, and tripels are quite difficult to review.

Look is wonderful completely cloudy amber gold. Three finger head

Smell and taste are lemons in the main Belgian yeast as well. Balanced hops on back palate. Integrated and complex flavour.

Delightfully carbonated. Little alcohol warmth.

World class beer.

But you knew that.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 08:41:40 | More by heygeebee
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2012 06:08:19 | More by Cramerican
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Twincrasher


3.45/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice haed, dissipates quickly with little lacing.

S: Apricot and esters of banana and citrus fruit.

T: Simlar to above. Grapefruit and saison style almost. Alcoholic.

M: High alcohol makes for dry finish. High carbonation.

O: Good fro this type. Tripels not always my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 22:00:50 | More by Twincrasher
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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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Honus1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 04:32:14 | More by Honus1
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Dufraine

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-17-2012 02:49:15 | More by Dufraine
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33 cl brown bottle into a Westmalle Trappist branded chalice

Pours pale, yet deep golden with occasional orangish hues. Thick, fluffy one and a half finger bright white head. Everlasting retention, evident Brussels lace on the chalice. Yeasty, light peppery spice, herbaceous, and light fruit notes. Opens crisp and clean, light fruit including hints of pear and apricot, yeasty esters, hints of white pepper, herbs and hay, accents of richness almost buttery, flora and nectar, and alcohol that occasionally pokes through. Medium-bodied, hints of syrup, yet creamy and silky. One of the best tripels brewed anywhere in the world. World class, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 05:06:23 | More by chanokokoro
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mchen

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2012 00:32:11 | More by mchen
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rhinis23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 22:47:11 | More by rhinis23
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spoony

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (bottled May 15, 2012) into a Westmalle chalice.

A-A timid pour produced about one and one-half fingers of shiny, white foam. The head was dense and stuck around for almost the entire glass. The brew was golden amber in color and mostly clear with considerable carbonation visible in the glass.

S-I picked up green apple, pepper, lemongrass, and an herbal, slightly medicinal alcohol on the nose. Not nearly as sweet as some other tripels I have sampled.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., crisp apples, lemongrass and hay, pepper, and a pretty hefty dose of alcohol. Lightly bitter on the finish. No gimmicks or dominant flavors here.

M-The feel was smooth and a little slick. Light to medium bodied.

O-For me, this sum of this beer parts was better than any one component. It was a touch boozy, but the alcohol integrated nicely with the crisp flavor profile. Perhaps this is a good example of old world subtlety in brewing because although no one flavor or aspect of this beer jumped out at me, the whole package worked pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 17:17:32 | More by spoony
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

12-15-2012 07:24:09 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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esullivan880


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2012 07:26:49 | More by esullivan880
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Treb0R

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2012 16:28:28 | More by Treb0R
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2012 02:19:38 | More by ejane
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thesquire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2012 16:06:12 | More by thesquire
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Torch20


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-11-2012 19:58:55 | More by Torch20
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-10-2012 11:13:59 | More by schopenhauerale
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.