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Tripel - Brouwerij West

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84
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 24
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

a77cj7, Monday at 07:14 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ImperialStout, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
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 groleau
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

groleau, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
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
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

Kevinpitts, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

bobWFMU, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

2GOOFY, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

sizemorer, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

thatoneguymike, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Tafyob41, May 12, 2014
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  rDev +8.1%

Wesleyfroda11211, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

greymalkin, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

thkrb99, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

KC9LDB, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Azpittil57, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Updated from a 3.75 'Had' score. 500ml poured into a Fantome tulip.

Appearance - Dark orange beer with a good finger of white head. Ring and patchy cap remain after some time.

Scent - Caramel apple, toasted bread, yeast, bits of grapefruit, some red grape.

Taste - More banana, clove and spices here. Yeast, toffee and grainy malts. Still some apple and pear going on, some potent earthy hops. Kind of a pilsner vibe underneath Belgian yeasts and fruits. A bit boozy.

Mouthfeel - Decent body with sufficient carbonation, maybe a little overly spiky+foamy. Light booze warmth but not bad.

Overall - Not the most put-together tripel I feel, but good.

Chico1985, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

crhea89, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

koes0024, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

eulerthegrape, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

vermilcj, Aug 25, 2013
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Tripel from Brouwerij West
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.