Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,861 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,861
Reviews: 1,591
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 276
Gots: 407 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a HUGE three finger billowy white head. Absolutely amazing head retention and gobs of lacing once the head finally does fade.

Incredible aroma of yeast and clove along with peaches and some bubblegum. Quite spicy but light and almost tropical at the same time. There is some light bread and vanilla as well. A touch of dark fruit and flowers.

Flavor of clove and peaches along with coriander and orange peel. More vanilla and tropical fruit along with a very light touch of biscuit. More perfume and flowers along with a breath of alcohol leading to a warmth in the chest. Very dry mouthfeel that finishes with just a slight bit of stickyness.

Overall, this is perhaps the benchmark for the Tripel style and an absolutely amazing beer. Truly perfection in every sense of the word and world-class.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Hazy straw. Huge fat white head on the pour.
smell: sweet, yeasty, bready...with spice. As it warms and I sniff away...fruit and citrus. Awful lot of good stuff happening in this nose.
taste: a very slight letdown from the nose. Many of the same flavors coming through.
overall: Finally got to try this. Very nice. a bit more alcohol bite than expected (in a good way).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blindly next to St. Bernardus Tripel in a blind test. This was the first tripel I ever tried, and I promptly ranked it 5 in Hads.

A: Nice head that settles down after two minutes. Extremely murky gold color. Carbonation is active, not furious.

S: Brown sugar, booze, cooked apples. Vibrant and strong.

T: Quite sweet and a little hot, but man it tastes great. There's a fig taste at the back end that overlaps somewhat with the dubbel. Best tripel I've tasted.

M: Creamy and full, and a little sluggish with the carbonation compared to Chimay White.

O: Crazily satisfying, the paragon of the style. Substantially boozier than many of the others, and the higher ABV is likely somewhat responsible for the taste upgrade over all others.

The Westmalle/St. Bernardus showdown was the penultimate in a month of tripels, with Westmalle winning easily. Only Tripel Karmeleit vs La Fin Du Monde remains.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,861 ratings.