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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,972 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,972
Reviews: 1,618
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 311
Gots: 484 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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Ratings: 3,972 | Reviews: 1,618
Photo of coryhula
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joaombj
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rob_o_rob
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JesusApodaca
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a hazy yellow with orange/brown tint. Lots of sediment. Thick head with great retention and good lacing.

Smell - Citrusy all the way through

Taste - Citrus flavor is not as pronounced as the smell. Hints of caramel. However there is a nasty bite of some off flavor, tastes old.

Feel - Smooth, slightly chalky, slightly chewy, and a bit savory at the finish. Great masking of the ABV too. Very quaffable.

Overall - The flavor didn't really do it for me. I am thinking that I possibly got an old beer or that it wasn't shipped/stored properly since the best by date was 6/8/15. The beer was also very highly carbonated, as it started to foam over the bottle's lip upon opening (I have heard this can be a symptom of a bad beer).

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy dark gold color with a very active three finger head of big bubbles that soon disappear. 

S: The nose is somewhat weak, but that of fresh citrus fruit and cloves.

T: A very appealing mix of citrus, banana (which seems to be a reoccurring theme today), sweet honey, and hops. The 9.5%ABV is surprisingly almost nonexistent, save for a slight warming on the finish.

F: This one feels a bit lighter but still features enough body to satisfy, along with pretty active carbonation. 

O: Delicious. A beautifully crafted balance of sweet and bitter. I'm truly enjoying this glass right now, and it's getting even better as it warms up just a touch. I'll be back to this one again for sure.

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

Best tripel i have had. Beautiful looking, the ripe pear aroma is just perfect and the taste so complex i won´t even begin to try to describe it. World class indeed.

Photo of ssantic
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Krey213
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rainesy
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/3 - Monk's Pub (Downtown Chicago). I enjoyed this bottled beer, but I typically prefer draft beer. The look and smell were somewhat neutral. I like the taste, not as heavy or strong as I expected, but a pleasant beer to drink. I like this beer and would like to find a draft version at some point down the road.

Photo of _MarkG_
4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my Favorites From Trapist

Photo of Olegophren
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjsmith910
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice. very damn nice i say

Photo of Bouder32
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kiro
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jessealmlie
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaiyote
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of middkid45
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LordofthePings
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer probably 3-5 times before. I never quite liked it until this sample today. I think I was getting skunked or old bottles in the past. Maybe the yeast was stirred up a bit? They all had this flavor I didn't quite like, a staleness which was a turn off. I couldn't quite understand why people kept calling this tripel one of the best. Today I had a bottle which was fantastic. This is what a tripel should be. Estery and dry, peppery aftertaste. The color is pale gold, nice white head with good retention. Improves as it warms. Not a fan of the initial smell but this too improves as the beer sits for a few minutes. Overall I loved this bottle, now I know what all the hype was about!

Photo of jwswigs
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,972 ratings.