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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,570 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,570
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 239
Gots: 291 | 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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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-15-2013 22:23:50 | More by Jspriest
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7%

01-15-2013 20:28:14 | More by mklisz
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2013 20:02:26 | More by SkiBum22
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -7%

01-14-2013 23:27:46 | More by Hultkrantz
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JimTeal

Nevada

4.99/5  rDev +16%

What can I say that hasn't already been written? Every superlative applies, deep, complex brisk flavors emit from a wonderfully constructed and world class beer. Yes the Monks have hit it out of the park for 100 years with this one. In the last few days I've sampled Westvleteren XII, Rochefort 10 and just to spoil myself topped the trifecta with Westmalle's tripel. In case you are standing in front of the Belgian offerings at your specialty beer store, hurry up and pick one (or 2) up and get ready to enjoy. The other BA reviews of this beer are so accurate, I thought a little irrational exuberance was called for.

01-14-2013 22:25:41 | More by JimTeal
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Clonies720

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy golden color with LOTS of carbonation. A 1-inch head forms immediately and is staying put about 10 minutes after the fact. That's impressive head retention. It leaves some nice lacing as it goes down, but don't count on it sticking around.

Smell: It smells of sweetness, light-colored fruit that I cannot put my finger on, and a boozey-smell that reminds me of champagne. I cannot really smell hops, but let's see how it tastes.

Taste: Clove, banana, spices, esters, and a boozy flavor that warms up along with the beer.

Mouthfeel: Bitter hops are almost non-present at the beginning, but you'll experience them around the end of the beer's flavor. Westmalle Tripel ale has the dry, spicy finish that I crave.

Overall: I could have written another 2-3 paragraphs about this beer, but it's so darn tasty that I hit the major points and skipped the nuances. This is a tasty, fine, and EXPENSIVE beer (Think it was $4.50 or $5 for that one bottle) that one might only buy for a special occasion

01-14-2013 00:58:35 | More by Clonies720
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2013 20:41:26 | More by AlexFields
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mrsimm

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-13-2013 05:16:02 | More by mrsimm
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-13-2013 04:48:37 | More by seeswo
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-13-2013 04:46:50 | More by lupercmda
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runner72

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 22:32:14 | More by runner72
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scarnold8

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 14:30:13 | More by scarnold8
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sirsteve42

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 05:02:05 | More by sirsteve42
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

Appearance: Beautiful golden brew. The carbonation continued to dance in this beer throughout drinking it. About a finger and a half worth of head when initially poured which for the most part stuck around. Enjoyed out of a Westmalle goblet glass.

Smell: Very subtle in the aroma. I liked it because it didn't attack the nostrils which too much of a bready yeasty aroma, but instead made you dig a little deeper to really enjoy the aroma. Some light fruit mixed well with a traditional Belgian aroma, very nice.

Taste: Wow. The front of this beer is a perfect combination of bright fruits, a combination of apple and pears which mixes with the perfect balance of yeast. Sometimes Belgian beers can feel too crisp and dry but I feel this beer got it perfect. The dryness rests on the palette, while the fruit and yeast presence continue to be felt. This beer refuses to stop attacking your taste buds and I love it.

Mouthfeel: Like I said in the taste, the crispness of this beer is noticeable but at the same time does not dominate this beer. It mixes perfectly with the smooth fruits. Wow really awesome.

Overall: probably one of the best Belgian Tripel's your money can buy. These monks are not messing around with their beer. I even think people not used to a Belgian beer would enjoy this, its rounded flavors really are appealing to any audience.

01-12-2013 03:08:27 | More by KFBR392
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2013 06:18:17 | More by hansgruber
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-11-2013 01:46:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-10-2013 23:52:36 | More by pirmannt1
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2013 02:02:31 | More by spycow
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illiniipa

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2013 21:36:02 | More by illiniipa
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jeff1973

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2013 04:06:15 | More by jeff1973
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

01-09-2013 00:39:31 | More by orangesol
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

01-08-2013 20:59:52 | More by Franch
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-08-2013 18:32:40 | More by fredmugs
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benoit917

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-08-2013 02:24:10 | More by benoit917
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,570 ratings.