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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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3,752 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 261
Gots: 351 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of BobZ
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml 11.2 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Foamy head, and a nice amber/yellow, very nice lacing which remains throughout the beer.

Smell: Spice and some hops announce themselves right away.

Taste: Sweet and rich up front, floral hops and bitterness at the finish, great flavor very well balanced.

Mouth feel: Smooth and creamy for a tripel, very nice sip after sip.

Drinkability: Again, so well crafted, you could easily drink a case.

The "mother of all triples", a truly great beer, but you have to love the hoppy finish.

BobZ, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of MsRif
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -7%

earlholman, May 14, 2013
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cletusdog, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Franch
4/5  rDev -7%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Axic10
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a light golden color with about a finger width of foam. Head maintains pretty nicely with decent lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, spices and yeast

Taste: Sweat on first contact. Banana, spices and yeast. As the beer warms up it get more and more complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth finish.

Drinkability: A very enjoyable tripel. I would be able to drink this once or twice a week and I don't think I'd be tired of it.

Axic10, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of celticfutblclub
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

celticfutblclub, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CanisMajor
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

CanisMajor, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Treb0R
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Greasy, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mikehillman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mikehillman, May 26, 2013
Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev -7%

cjac, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of RedChrome
3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color was a very light yellow with a slightly hazed appearance. Inch and a quarter high white head was pillow like and took a few minutes to fade. Tiny sized bubbles were in abundance. Lacing in rings.

Very sweet fruit aromas. Bananas, peaches and cherries are blended with strength in that order. Earthy yeast is light against the sweetness. Almost nothing bitter to detect.

Sweet taste with a very strong plastic presence. This had an apple taste hidden behind the initial flavor. Despite the fruit, this one falls short of expectation from the aroma.

Decent feel on the sides of the tongue. Carbonation tingles for a while on all surfaces.

Overall a decent brew. This one would work with a plate of lamb kabobs. A solid beer, that pales when compared to others in the style. Try it if you get a chance, but look for others to rule the style.

RedChrome, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of kyle86
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kyle86, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of TheDM
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a medium head of fine to large sized bubbles that left an excellent lacing and a cloudy yeasty light orange brown body. It has a mild yeast-malt aroma and a strong yeast bread flavor. The mouthfeel is initially tingling but soon diminsihes. This is indeed a very nice well rounded brew.

TheDM, Aug 01, 2003
Photo of cnally
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This came highly recommended, and I really feel like a damn tripel tonight. Call me psyched.

A hazy radiant marigold color in the body, a shimmery soda pop white head clings menacingly.

Aroma is very sweet right up, a little like standing outside of a beehive, honey and earth. The aroma of the grain will smack you up.

A boozy flavor up front. The musty malt comes in right after that with a slightly wheaty and yeasty flavor. The yeasts are aggressive on the finish, which introduces a lot of the bitterness from the hops.

A wickedly carbonated brew, bubbly and explosive.

Tasty and well executed, but boozy and hot.

cnally, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

darcange, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of freshflesh
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of claytri
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a cloudy effervescent gold with a tannish head. There is also plenty of sediment. The aroma is of malt and fruit, and quite pleasing. The taste is almost a malty fruit punch. So many sweet tastes I can't pick them out, with a pleasant alcohol bite. The feel is a medium textured beer with a creamieness to it. This is a very good sweet beer with a nice bite to it. When in the mood it will be one I look for.

claytri, Aug 23, 2004
Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar02x, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev -7%

TWStandley, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Bobbydigi
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bobbydigi, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of kingjohnh
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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