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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,632 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,632
Reviews: 1,576
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

JarMills, Jan 22, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%

Here goes. I poured a 330mL into a tulip glass. A surprisingly higher than average level of carbonation - it has been a few years since I let a beer foam over! The brew wasw a lighter color than I expected - similar to a cloudy Americam Lager. It is a color I grew up on.

Inhale the nectar, and I sensed a floral bouquet, sweet cereal smell with a late hoppiness.

Taste: It starts with a bitter hop, replaced by a complex flavor profile, in turn returning to the bitter hop essence.

Mouthfeel: a very balanced texture, not unpleasant at all.

Overall, a very good beer but perhaps a smidgeon too much emphasis on hops.

Morpheus, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DukeX13, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

psdonnelly, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Pours a bright yellow with a big white head. Massive fruity, bubblegum (juicy fruit) aromas climb out of the glass even before you get it near your nose. The taste has a lot of those same flavours, along with a crisp grassiness from the hops. For as sweet as this is, it is nicely balanced by a tart finish. This is an iconic trappist tripel for a reason. Near perfection.

CookstLiquor, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CRJMellor, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

amrozga, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

randylangford, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

AleWatcher, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

seanwhite, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jadeal, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Corked and Caged Bottle. Sythetic cork (last one I had was a real cork...??) Poured into a Tulip-style glass.

A - Pours a big, white, bubbly head which quickly settles down. Lacing is good but it doesn't stick to the glass like an IPA would. Carbonation apparent, mostly clear.

S - Tart Citrus and Funk, mild esters (banana). Impressed that the slight funk is there. It was not expected. When I think of Belgian, this is what I imagine.

T - citrus flavor with a bit of biscuit in the finish. Not too sweet (a good thing in my opinion).

MF - Probably the best thing about this. It's a strong beer but it is lighter tasting and feeling than the ABV. It has a dry finish and is crisp. So impressed here.

Overall - I know it is one of the top 10 trippels of all the world. Just needed a reminder. Dangerously easy to drink, interesting mix of flavors, presents well (corked and caged). Awesome. Definition of the style.

mbunje, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

FEUO, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

brystmar, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

starlight37, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

unclekeith, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

eawolff99, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Blanco, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

kp29, Jan 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

RWACKO, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BartMcStout, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rowyn, Jan 18, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,632 ratings.