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Tripel - Brouwerij West

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
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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5/5  rDev +35.1%

CEDAMA, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

jadejaws, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber/coral head with a crisp ivory head.

Aroma: Notes of grapefruit, raspberry, caramel, and 'earthy grape' - is how I would best describe it.

Taste: The aforementioned fruits come through with a spicy and earthy backbone.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with fairly light carbonation.

Overall: Considering that this was my first from Brouwerij West, and that I have had better Tripels, I found this to be quite enjoyable. However, I would have enjoyed a bit more carbonation. All in all, very good.

MV_CHI-NS, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

bobWFMU, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

FeliciousDoyle, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

sizemorer, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Jree261
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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 impending
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-

500ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy mid tone orange, yellow tinged dense head receded fairly quick to a cap which retained nicely, ok lacing.

Aroma is of sweet summer fruits, spicy with a touch of camphor plus a surprising pleasant note of dirty old sock.

The flavor is full and deep, evolves over a significant range. Sweetness stays in check as does the mildly dry twang before the aftertaste which too evolves significantly, into a lingering minor bitter. Medium full bodied smooth mouthfeel.
very nice
cheers
jd

impending, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
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
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Wesleyfroda11211, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

SocalKicks, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

PG2G, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

brentusaurus, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

RichH55, Mar 18, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%

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 LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hazy, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

EzraAtom, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

apf, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

zeff80, Aug 03, 2013
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CDCNAM, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

thkrb99, Mar 24, 2014
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Tripel from Brouwerij West
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.