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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,492 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,492
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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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

10-15-2012 03:52:55 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-15-2012 00:16:13 | More by TaylorK
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larryi86

Delaware

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, dated 7/14/11, poured into a goblet

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Tart apples, yeast, bananas, earthy spices.

T- A lot more bitter than the nose, earthy, tart apples, bananas, yeast, some alcohol, very tasty.

M- Smooth, medium to full body, creamy.

O- A great beer that I can't wait to have again. Trappist monks really know how to make great beer. Really need to seek out a fresher bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 03:49:38 | More by larryi86
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PopGun

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-13-2012 21:48:02 | More by PopGun
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-10-2012 23:39:51 | More by JacobMutberg
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SnowFlowMfg

California

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great example of a triple; probably the best i've had so far.
Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

It appears somewhat cloudy. I figure this is from the yeast left in the bottle. Saw a clump of the "bread" or whatever it is to. Not bad though. Still looks good with a nice tight head.

Smells pretty typical of a tripel; yeasty and kinda funky. However, this one was a little less intense but still good.

Tastes amazing; especially as it warms up. Really refreshing with lots of tripel flavor packed in and minimal alcohol burn and yeastiness. Slight bitterness on the finish to balance it out. Delicious.

Mouthfeel initially was very bubbly with high carbonation but it mellowed out very quickly. It was smooth, thick, and a little oily. Refreshing and crisp. Extremely drinkable.

What a great beer. As others have said before me, this is a tripel by which to judge others. I'm very impressed. Be warned though, this is extremely easy to drink. A great way to put down $6+ of beer really quick.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 08:43:21 | More by SnowFlowMfg
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-09-2012 16:45:49 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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ChaelCox

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-09-2012 13:09:10 | More by ChaelCox
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sixsatana

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-07-2012 12:59:34 | More by sixsatana
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cleonile2000

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-07-2012 02:49:21 | More by cleonile2000
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a foundational beer... I would rate other tripel's according to how this beer tasted. It is a first-class, highly recommended beer and I have only good things to say about it. I purchased this beer from the good ratings here on BA, and I will say that I was not let down. The aroma initially was weaker than I expected, but as the beer warmed up, I was getting a lot of wonderful wafts of Belgian yeast, white-grape, raisin, fig, and a slight bit of funk. The taste was exceptionally smooth and delicious... Will get again in the future.

4.0 for the appearance due to all the floaties in the beer, but I actually like them in my beer. It's hard to knock a beer down because of having "food in the beer".

Copied from gtermi:

A: This beer pours a very nice golden clear body with a half inch white head that slowly fades. As the beer fades, the head leaves a nice amount of lace on the side of the glass. The head also never fully goes away.

S: The smell isn't near as strong as most of the other tripels that I have had. There is a small amount of funk, fruitiness, some grain and even a little bit of alcohol that stings that nose.

T: Now this is an absolutely delicious beer. The tripel is nice and mild, but the flavors seem to come together very well. I get some fruitiness, some "funk", a little bit of grain and some weird random flavors on the back of my tongue. Its far different from most of the tripels that I have had.

M: Now this beer has A LOT of crispness, but it honestly goes very well with the flavors and the carbonation helps spread the beer all over the palate. For some reason, tripels are always insane with their carbonation. I assume its the yeast they use in the beers.

O: This is an all around great beer. I mean there isnt one part of this beer that lacks. I would love to have several more bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 00:33:33 | More by GeckoPunk
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Geoffy

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-06-2012 23:25:16 | More by Geoffy
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay chalice. The beer pours out a slightly hazy orange-gold color. It is quite effervescent with nice bubbles streaming upward. There is a beautiful creamy white head with outstanding retention and trademark Belgian lacing. Then nose has nice fresh-smelling fruity aromas of oranges, bananas, and pears. There is no alcohol and not much of a hop presence.

The beer has a full body and a wonderfully firm, slick mouthfeel. The predominant flavors are fruity and citrusy, but there is a wonderful complex spiciness that balances it out and keeps it from tasting too sweet. The carbonation is just right and complements the spiciness nicely. As the beer moves across the palate, the flavors develop. The fruit flavors start to recede and a pleasant dry bitter, flowery note creeps in. The finish is dry and sustained and accompanies a faint, warming touch of alcohol.

I'm not a big fan of tripels, but I can see why this one is something of a standard. It has just the right amount of sweetness and a perfect blend of spiciness and bitterness to balance it out and keep it drinkable. This is the best tripel I have had yet and the only one I could see myself drinking over and over.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 23:24:30 | More by deadonhisfeet
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kurgan3

Poland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-06-2012 19:11:21 | More by kurgan3
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pbass78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-06-2012 13:56:27 | More by pbass78
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Jetlag767

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-05-2012 21:44:55 | More by Jetlag767
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2012 01:16:55 | More by rydev24
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smt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

10-05-2012 00:10:04 | More by smt
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jasewaaang

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-04-2012 03:24:08 | More by jasewaaang
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-01-2012 18:39:50 | More by dtx00
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Best before May 23, 2014.

A - Pours a hazy gold color with two or thre fingers of frothy white head. Good retention with a blanket of lacing.

S - Lemon peel, ground black pepper, banana, funky yeast. There are also fresh herbs and bubblegum sweetness. Very good aroma.

T - Begins sweet with bubblegum and clove belgian yeast flavors. Biscuity in the middle. Dry on the back end with some lemon and a slightly bitter finish. Very well balanced and easy drinking.

M - Prickly and aggressive carbonation that suits the flavors well. Refreshing with a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied with the alcohol well hidden.

O - One of the best trippels I have ever had. Fruity, sweet, biscuity, and dry. All of the qualities I want in a trippel with great drinkability at 9.5%. For a readily available, relatively cheap option, it doesn't get much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:03:47 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Maiacetus

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -30.2%

09-30-2012 01:07:12 | More by Maiacetus
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2012 23:50:09 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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maping

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-27-2012 01:29:42 | More by maping
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DaveStroud


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-26-2012 19:34:59 | More by DaveStroud
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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