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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,503 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 227
Gots: 267 | 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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Honus1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 04:32:14 | More by Honus1
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Dufraine

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-17-2012 02:49:15 | More by Dufraine
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chanokokoro

Illinois

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

Poured from a 33 cl brown bottle into a Westmalle Trappist branded chalice

Pours pale, yet deep golden with occasional orangish hues. Thick, fluffy one and a half finger bright white head. Everlasting retention, evident Brussels lace on the chalice. Yeasty, light peppery spice, herbaceous, and light fruit notes. Opens crisp and clean, light fruit including hints of pear and apricot, yeasty esters, hints of white pepper, herbs and hay, accents of richness almost buttery, flora and nectar, and alcohol that occasionally pokes through. Medium-bodied, hints of syrup, yet creamy and silky. One of the best tripels brewed anywhere in the world. World class, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 05:06:23 | More by chanokokoro
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mchen

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2012 00:32:11 | More by mchen
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rhinis23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 22:47:11 | More by rhinis23
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spoony

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (bottled May 15, 2012) into a Westmalle chalice.

A-A timid pour produced about one and one-half fingers of shiny, white foam. The head was dense and stuck around for almost the entire glass. The brew was golden amber in color and mostly clear with considerable carbonation visible in the glass.

S-I picked up green apple, pepper, lemongrass, and an herbal, slightly medicinal alcohol on the nose. Not nearly as sweet as some other tripels I have sampled.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely, i.e., crisp apples, lemongrass and hay, pepper, and a pretty hefty dose of alcohol. Lightly bitter on the finish. No gimmicks or dominant flavors here.

M-The feel was smooth and a little slick. Light to medium bodied.

O-For me, this sum of this beer parts was better than any one component. It was a touch boozy, but the alcohol integrated nicely with the crisp flavor profile. Perhaps this is a good example of old world subtlety in brewing because although no one flavor or aspect of this beer jumped out at me, the whole package worked pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 17:17:32 | More by spoony
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

12-15-2012 07:24:09 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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esullivan880


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2012 07:26:49 | More by esullivan880
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Treb0R

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2012 16:28:28 | More by Treb0R
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2012 02:19:38 | More by ejane
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thesquire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2012 16:06:12 | More by thesquire
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Torch20


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-11-2012 19:58:55 | More by Torch20
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-10-2012 11:13:59 | More by schopenhauerale
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ale207

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2012 07:58:54 | More by ale207
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jsladky

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2012 13:06:38 | More by jsladky
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Andrew4321

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-08-2012 02:43:18 | More by Andrew4321
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

12-08-2012 00:56:52 | More by williamjbauer
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2012 02:21:46 | More by Goldfishman
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berlinpa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-06-2012 23:18:42 | More by berlinpa
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hopsforever

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-06-2012 13:30:17 | More by hopsforever
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CA_Infidel2o9


4/5  rDev -7%

12-06-2012 02:10:51 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-05-2012 22:40:14 | More by jtdolla911
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2012 06:01:25 | More by Sarunas7
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Vogie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2012 05:16:20 | More by Vogie
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-04-2012 21:38:21 | More by drummermattie02
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.