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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,724 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,724
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 260
Gots: 342 | 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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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nicely, Head is bright and frothy. Aroma is buttery and maybe a little spicy. Taste is complex and does not develop instantly, which I love! Flavor develops from front to back slowly and reaches it's peak at the back of the throat and leaves a little bit of dryness (not too much). Very good balance. I like that it has a high ABV while not overwhelming the balance. I want more!!!

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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The odor was of butter and pepper. You can taste the alcohol at first sip, but it is contrasted with a malty sweetness and full body which distracts from any potential unpleasantness. Hops could be the origin of the spicy flavor and odor, as their bitterness floats above the malty blonde brew. When eaten with cheese, it is reminiscent of hop candy: sweet and floral.

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

-* 11 month old bottle. Bottled on 5/11/11, poured into a Orval Chalice on 4/17/12.

A- Golden yellow body. 2 finger, creamy head with dips and hills which make it look like the Rocky Mountains. Retention was a 8/10 with decent lacing.
S- Mango, crushed bananas, hops in the background, candy sugar.

T- This is where this beer is unique and entirely isolated from its other Trappist friends. Oh so sweet throughout the whole sip, leaving an almost sweet/bitter finish. Finishes with a sour and bitter taste. Mangos, bananas, cracked pepper, candy sugar, bready and biscuity, finishing with a slight taste of booze. Well balanced.

M- Carbonation was surely tamed a bit in the 1 year this beer was kept in my basement. Medium bodied, with a clean, crisp and filling finish.

O- Westmalle has always had a special place in my heart. It's a beer to sit down, relax and just enjoy.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,724 ratings.