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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,792 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,792
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 365 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

flyersfan900, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

martinlauridsen, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

GeoffreyM, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

tom10101, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

stevenpiers, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of DIM
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a: This was an almost perfectly clear, shining golden color. It poured with a massive, bright white head that was oddly made up of bubbles of various sizes.

s: Pears and apples sauteing in candi sugar with soft, dougie yeastiness. Absolutely sublime.

t: A bit drier than other classic examples of the style. Soft sweetness up front, tasting of very ripe pears, pastry dough, and some subdued candi sugar. The finish is a long, dry, pepeppery yeast note.

m: So soft and feathery.

o: A wonderful beer that took me way too long to try. Paired nicely with Cypress Grove's Purple Haze chevre.

DIM, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

camelgar, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

seakayak, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ShaneFudge, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful hazy orange hue yields a tall fizzy bright white head. Tons of carbonation and an almost unfiltered appearance this is a gorgeous brew.

Hints of pear, apple, clove, wine and honey are found in the nose. The wine like smell gives a Chardonnay like scent.

The taste is tangy, sour and almost vinegar like. Some citrus or fruitiness but the tanginess is overbearing. A bit acidic and metallic there's hints of pear in the backdrop. Just too tangy for my palate, perhaps this is not my cup of tea, but I must say I'm disappointed in this Tripel.

KYGunner, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mustelid, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Quackus, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

freditoj, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of abijen
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first review on this site.
I had this beer on bottle. It might be my favorite trappist triple.
Lovely mouthfeel, full body, an average carbonation and a nice long bitter finish.
This beers has a great appearance. A golden color and a nice white frothy head.
It is not a beer that I always wants to drink cause of the quite high ABV.

abijen, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Lukass, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

JimmyCop, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mecmd, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Abnrml, Mar 12, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super meringue head.

Initially found it difficult to nose through the intensely thick head. Even after subsiding, still having difficulty getting much off the aroma. Mainly getting yeast esters. I recall the dubel from the same brewery being much more intense in this category.

Tastes of champagne laced with honey, chamomile tea with undetyong bitterness.

Warm and slight carbonation on the mouthfeel.

artdob, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

sbanacho, Mar 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ssalamone, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

outoffocus, Mar 09, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,792 ratings.