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Tripel - Brouwerij West

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij West visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 06-01-2011)
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Reviews by PatrickSwayze:
Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Gentle poured into a glass revealing its slightly hazy yellow amber

S: Ginger and phenolic takes a comfortable seat in your upper nose

T: Not as dry as i was hopping for but the taste is nice, revealing a ginger like flavor with mild to low hops that help excentuate the fruit like flavors

M: Like i said, was hoping for a dryer beer but this one was still solid

O: A solid offering and greatly enjoyed amongst friends

PatrickSwayze, Mar 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a cloudy copper color with a creamy white head that leaves only a little spotty lacing down the glass.
The aroma is spice and a little yeasty funk and a bit of biscuit and citrus.
The taste is quite nice with a bit of banana and spice and a bit of dried fruit along with candied fruit and a decent lingering, light bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is medium, slightly bubbly and sticky.
Overall, a decent tripel that I quite enjoyed.

SD-Alefan, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of 3HovsepiansBrews
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

3HovsepiansBrews, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy apricot-yellow body with a thick cream of light beige that sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles that trail up the glass.

S- The spicy phenol hint blends with a dried yeast aroma and some hints of earthy hops that take on some lemon pith and dry white wine notes in the finish.

T- The dried yeast character has some club soda ester notes and a dry finish with a softly pungent green hop flavor. The after taste shows the pungent hops growing more bitter and taking on a dandelion greens flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a carbonic acid bite in the fizzy finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a well-built Tripel that is mild in yeast character and depth. I prefer Tripels with a bit more fruity ester and some more depth aswellas just a touch of sweetness to it.

rhoadsrage, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of bobWFMU
4.5/5  rDev +22%

bobWFMU, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JamesStreet, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my favorite styles I approach this one with caution. Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a large globe glass. Offers a touch of haze and a good sticky head of foam. Good start...

Nose of yeast and some pils malt, decent balance but a bit lacking in 'brightness'. Decent but not overwhelming yet it does improve with warming.

Taste is a bit sweet for the style yet pleasant. Bit rubbery in flavor given the subdued yeast component and notable residual sweetness. Decent feel with a touch of citrus on the finish. Can't quite close the deal however, needing more yeast esters and a drier finish.

HalfFull, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ocelot2500
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear honey color with a tight, white head that fizzes quickly leaving a sheet of lacing.

Smells of golden fruits and some spice.

Tastes of bright fruits up front with some bread. Apples and pears lead off with a moderate amount of sweetness. This moves into honey and sweet bread notes. Touches of clove and coriander come on the end and add depth.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a fairly standard tripel and nothing particularly special.

ocelot2500, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Hazy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hazy, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +35.5%

CEDAMA, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt, Belgian yeast with light orange and stone fruit juice. Flavor follows aroma with stone fruit juice, sweet malt and Belgian yeast. The taste is an odd combination of sweetness with a finishing dryness. Finishes with lingering phenolic fruit and tripel spices giving a additional bitterness to the hops. Medium bodied. Perhaps a bit astringent in the finish. Overall a lightly flavored, but enjoyable take on a tripel.

LiquidAmber, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Jree261
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Copper and amber unfiltered Belgian style tripel with a dark eggshell foam.

Smell-Spices, toasty

Taste-warm butter toast and a bitter citrus finish.

Mouthfeel-creamy and smooth with a good hot finish.

Overall-Good stuff, the mouthfeel and the finish really stabalize the beer as a whole and make it better.

Jree261, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of EzraAtom
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

EzraAtom, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting @ Wally's. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light-golden with a solid 1" white head which leaves stringers of lace.

N: Sweetish malts, slightly fruity (pears), yeasty, faint booze.

T: Clean malts are on the sweet side, with yeasty fruit and some slight alcohol heat.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Finishes with smooth and silky.

O: Enjoyable take on the style.

wethorseblanket, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of mdwalsh
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright white, large head with a slightly cloudy golden body. Too cloudy to me.

S: A little apple, but not fruity other than that. A little horseblanket or wet dog, maybe more than a little, too much for my appreciation of the style.

T: Wow, nothing wrong here, just absolutely nothing going on. Maybe just a little basic Belgian yeast, perhaps a little tartness, but I've gotten more complexity from an Amber Ale.

M: Despite the head, the mouthfeel is rather flat.

O: Not bad, absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, just also not much to say about it in the "right" category, let alone outstanding or interesting...

mdwalsh, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Wesleyfroda11211
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Wesleyfroda11211, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a: a thick, hazy bright orange with some nice copper & caramel notes in here. 2-3 finger solid slightly off-white head that is seeming to fade as i type this out. nice looking brew

s: sweet pears, banana, vanilla, strawberries, something slightly wheaty, a nice stone-fruit presence, more over-ripe pear. a unique smelling tripel

t: flavor follows the nose pretty well. starts off with the ripe pears and stone fruit. that fades into a nice yeast-spice (pepper and coriander). moves back into some sweetness coming from from the malt. the end of this has just the slightest hint of funk, and a very small alcohol presence

m: its on the lighter side, but quite well carbonated, so fills the mouth

o: what is sticking out to me is the mixture of fruit in here. normally with tripels i'm used to banana and clove. the pear was an interesting little addition here. i don't think this is better than some of the traditional beers of the style, but its definitely worth a try. my one complaint is that it could use a touch more spice presence to balance the sweetness

hopsputin, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of apf
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

apf, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

thatoneguymike, May 13, 2014
Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Azpittil57, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of crhea89
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

crhea89, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a hint of orange and a big white head.

S: As usual for tripels, there is lots of sweet malt with plenty of fruit. Big time banana and pear with just a hint of sweet apples. There are lots of spice notes, too: clove, coriander, and mild pepper.

T: The flavor is very similar with an emphasis on sweet malt/bread and toffee. There is, however, noticeable booze which is the main problem with this beer. Nice spices of coriander and clove along with the same banana and pear fruit notes.

M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty nice beer. The booze is really the only knock on it, but pretty solid.

womencantsail, Aug 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

SocalKicks, Mar 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

HuskyinPDX, Jul 12, 2013
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Tripel from Brouwerij West
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.