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Tripel - Brouwerij West

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 25
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:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 06-01-2011

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 25
Photo of travolta
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A cloudy orange color with minimal retention or form, but very nice lacing.

Nose: Orange cream popsicle, some peach, pear and spice.

Taste: Perfectly crispy for a tripel. I taste lime and chemical citrus, an alcoholic finish. Not as malty as I would like, but well balanced. You can taste that attention is paid and this is a quality brew.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of hopsputin
3.91/5  rDev +6%
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

Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bobWFMU
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sizemorer
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
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.

Photo of Wesleyfroda11211
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of greymalkin
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of thkrb99
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Chico1985
3.64/5  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.

Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of crhea89
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of eulerthegrape
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Tripel from Brouwerij West
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.