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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 261
Gots: 351 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ebin, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of herman77
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best by 12/10/13

A: Somewhat hazy golden yellow with some orange hues to it. Huge bubbly eggshell white head. Lots of soapy lacing

S: Pear, white grapes, lemongrass. A tiny bit of clove, yeast and just a small hint of hay/barnyard.

T: Very complex, new flavors with each sip. Lots of lemon citrus with some spice yeast, white grapes, more pair. Some Champagne like tastes as well. A bit of medicinal flavors on the backend (in a good way).

M: Medium body. Judging by the huge head when pored, I thought this would have really high carbonation, it is actually pretty average. Maybe the age reduced the amount of carbonation.

O: Very nice world class Tripel. Not quite as good as La Fin Du Monde, but pretty close. Good drinkability and the ABV is hidden well. Would like to try a fresher bottle, this was probably sitting at room temp for a long time at the liquor store.

herman77, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Sam21
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle poured into tulip at cellar temp. Best by 5/2014.

A- The beer pours with a slightly hazy golden body and a quick expanding head that is beautifully white, soft, light, and creamy. The retention is outstanding and is being constantly fed by a very active carbonation. Big thick bands of lacing are left on the glass all the way to the last sip. 

S- The aroma is both softly spicy and fruity, which speaks to the yeast's influence. Soft sugary bubblegum, overripe banana, and cloves spice are nicely balanced by lightly tangy citrus malt tones. As the beer warms, the aromas show soft tropical fruit notes. 

T- The palate carries the same balance. Subtle citrus, overripe banana, and clove open up. The sweetness (reminds me of lemon peel, mango, and papaya) builds into a crescendo for the finish, which hides a touch of alcohol that is so well integrated that I feel like I am reaching by even mentioning it. The finish is dry and lively as the carbonation cuts though the sweetness leaving nothing but a lingering memory and a touch of bitterness. The hops are in perfect balance to the sweetness and add an overwhelmingly refreshing zip. Really well done. 

MF- Effervescent, light, and possessing of a nice juiciness as it rolls around the palate. It accentuates the flavors in the best way possible and really showcases this beers innate beauty. The carbonation is very full, extremely soft, and smooth. 

O- This beer is a real experience for those that enjoy Belgian/Belgian-style beers. The balance, complexities, and approachability are expertly done. At 9.5%, this beer is big, but is so soft and smooth. The integration of sweetness, yeasty spice, and hop bitterness is a work of art deserving of meditation, contemplation, and conscious enjoyment. I'm a big fan of Belgian beers, so take that into account, but this is one of the best Tripels I have come across thus far. 

Sam21, Feb 24, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful pillowy head, showcasing great retention and obstinate lacing. The color is amber to light gold with noticeable yeast haze.

S: Medium to medium high intensity. Rounded, elegant and complex. Upfront: Banana, Clove and Orange Blossom. Back: Roses and Bubblegum.

Taste: Medium to medium low intensity. Clove, Banana, Bubblegum. The holy Belgian trinity in perfect harmony.

Palate: Low bitterness. Small yeast bite. Medium bodied. Medium low to low carbonation. Chewy Texture. Velvety finish. Short lingering yeasty, banana gum aftertaste. Wheres the alcohol?

Overall: To try this is a must. It's super complex and elegant. This is definitely one of if not the best Triple I've had and one of the best beers overall I've had. And this is coming from a guy who isn't even into Tripples that much.

endovelico, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

330 ml bottle with freshness date poured into a wine glass, produced a lovely soft head, really great retention. Colour is a bright medium gold. Leaves a nice film and good lacing.

Smell has some exotic fruit, pineapple. A lot of juicy fruitiness. Biscuity malt, nice florals coming through. Some hidden hop bitterness, all flows so inextricably together, changing all the time. Fantastic.

Taste is a fruity start some sugar/honey sweetness, nice really firm bitterness, fruity malt, biscuit, pineapple. So much going on, yet very few of the flavours stand-out too much, fruity apple, some fresh citrus hops. Some dry hops toward the end. The finish is dry and malty. The balance is pretty spot-on. It seems to be constantly developing, great complex flavour.

Mouthfeel is great, a classic tripel. Unbelievably drinkable for the 9.5% without any hot alcohol, just a noticeably big body feel to it. A hefty beer, yet performs exceptionally. Warming on the way down.

Lovely Tripel. Crazy drinkable and delicious. It flows together pretty seamlessly, I wouldn't have objected to the taste being a bit more aggressive on the palate, but it tastes great, the alcohol is hidden and has a good complexity. I quite like this beer, bit of a pricetag but its definitely worth trying.

mick303, Feb 23, 2013
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
94 out of 100 based on 3,752 ratings.