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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,857 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,857
Reviews: 1,591
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 275
Gots: 397 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottle purchased from Total Beverage, Murfreesboro TN

Appearance: super cloudy orange/gold, large white head that stays, lots of lacing

Smell: intense cloves, citrus, fruity

Taste: Super sweet, lightly malted, probably the smoothest trappist beer i've had. A hint of citrus, and some slight apple and grape with very earthy yeast notes coming through in the finish. A roller coaster of smoothness.

Mouthfeel: Perfect amount of carbonation; let this beer hang out in your mouth for a little bit, so many flavors come through.

Overall: My favorite trappist trippel so far. Perhaps not as magnificient as a Rochefort 10, but the complexity of this one can hold it's own. So smooth and flavorful, this is a very unique, amazing belgian beer that any beer advocate should try.

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4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Beautiful golden hue, nice and cloudy. Pours a super thick white head, with beautiful retention. Excessive carbonation as expected.

S - Bright citrus hop notes, balanced by a syrupy sweetness, spices, a hint of banana; a spectrum of aromas to enjoy and dissect. This is the bouquet of beers.

T - This is what a Tripel should taste like. A malty sweetness is balanced by citrus and hops, small amounts of candi, a toasty malt in the background, slight honey and pear, all wrapped in a flower. In your mouth.

M - It's not as smooth-drinking as a Dubbel or Quad, but the mouthfeel is still nothing short of wonderful. Comes in like syrup, leaves like oil, all the while the carbonation exciting your tongue. The alcohol isn't the slightest factor in the taste or feel.

O - This has long been the Tripel by which I judge all other Tripels, and it has yet to let me down. Westmalle may not make the perfect Dubbel, but I have yet to find their equal with a Tripel.

Bottled May 2012.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,857 ratings.