Trappist Tripel
Brouwerij Westmalle

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Brouwerij Westmalle
Ranked #3
Ranked #1,261
4.3 | pDev: 10%
May 25, 2023
Nov 06, 2000
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Rated: 4.71 by selimovski from Belgium

May 25, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by EfecanP

May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Apr 27, 2023
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Rated by stpaulsfinest from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1cl taster at the Zythos festival in Kortrijk. This is a very good tripel. To add there are many good tripels along with many other styles.
Apr 23, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by mystisal

Apr 18, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by MrJones07 from Spain

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by FarmerF from Netherlands

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2023
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Reviewed by DMFF from New York

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Decided to pick this beer up from my beverage center after not having one in about a decade. I remember this being one of the best beers that I had tried in my younger adult years, so I was excited to try it now that my palate has developed further.

L: Pours a mostly clear copper with a 3 finger, fluffy white head that has great retention. Once it does die down, it forms a nice, thick, white cap with a thicker, outer ring. There also appears to be fine pearls of yeast floating within it, which adds to the luxurious appearance. Absolutely gorgeous beer!

S: Incredibly complex nose. Sweet malt, light floral notes, Belgian yeast spiciness, black pepper, apricot, banana. Complex, appealing, luxurious.

T: The flavors follow the nose, yet are somehow even more complex. Sweet malt forward. Then, the beer begins to develop fruity, floral, Belgian spice, black pepper and complex Belgian yeast's really an excellent flavor experience. Easily my favorite Tripel out there.

F: Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with a medium-light body. For a beer that stands at 9.5% ABV, it certainly doesn't feel like it while drinking it, which I almost have to take points off for just because it'll catch up to you quickly if you're not careful. A seriously luxurious, albeit powerful, elixir.

O: This beer is a must try for anyone looking to experience Belgian beer. This is my personal favorite Tripel and it blew me away just as much as when I first tried it a decade ago. Absolutely top tier beer.
Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Re-reviewing after many extra years of beer drinking, invasion experiencing and life experience.

Beautiful deep colour...mega intense and not cloudy like imitations. A little more foamy and less smooth than the best appeared beers out there.

Aroma is mega complex and mystical. Not like a West Coast IPA, but deeper and more spiritual.

Flavour has that unique Belgian tripel maltiness, that is a little too malty maybe. For me the light maltiness of an American West Coast IPA is more perfect. Fruity taste. Elements of Duvel happening. But much more bitter, rougher, less smooth. The taste is highly complex. Every sip is different.

Feel is a little efferfescent...not as complex as the best IPA's and pilsners out there.

My last review 5 years ago, have this about a 4.5 overall out of 5. Now it has reduced to 3.5. There are now IPA's and hoppy pilsners in many countries, especially the US, that supercede Belgian Tripels. Duvel Tripel Hop and Chouffe IPA beers are possibly my favourite Belgian beers currently.
Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Im sampling a cellar temp 33 cl bottle date stampe best before oct 14 2023. Picked up several months ago and in my cellar since. Pouring into my #properlogoglassware chalice.
The beer pours a mostly clear copper to gold color with a fizzy bleached white head of 1 cm. This head fades to almost nothing about a minute after the pour. Several actives streams of carbonation rise to the surface, but dont refresh the foam.
Aroma is some sweet malt with some light fruitiness and a bit of floral honey. I also get some spicy yeast that is sort of black peppery bite and a hint of cloves. Pretty appealing nose.
First sip reveals a light body and smooth texture with fine tingly carbonation. The beer is pretty easy to drink on the physical traits.
Flavor is sort of sweet and fruity up front with some lemon notes and a bit of generally sweet malt. Then some spicy characteristics again cloves and black pepper. Finish is very dry with some lingering peppery bite.
Pretty nice tripel glad to have tried it tonight as part of the first March Madness of Beer!
Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by mjwellman from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a golden straw color with a big head. Smell: spicy, yeast, fruity, Belgium. Taste: clean, crisp with slight sweetness with hint banana/orange with a wonderful feel of carbonation and buttery. Wonderful beer and should be the gold standard for tripels
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4.83 by moonmopus from Illinois

Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 5 by aswaller from Minnesota

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
DATE: January 5, 2022... OCCASION: a basketball night that goes 2-1 deserves something potent and well-crafted... GLASSWARE: Westmalle trappist chalice... pours a dark champagne body framing lazy bubbles below a swiftly disappearing off-white head that rescinds to a smear of an island... lemon, banana, hay, oats, honey, and dry herbs... a sharp allure that would frame rich cheese well... sharp at the teeth, bubbly and agreeable on the tongue, and a bit dry and puckerish on the finish... medium-bodied, fuzzy if not fizzy, and lasting in its lively texture.... banana and Saint Germain, fresh bread, honey, spices, hard fruits, and light noble hops... stately and worth sipping slowly, a great BIG beer to nurse through a long, cold night... works as a dessertif or a celebratif--if that is a thing... an icon worth savoring
Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by RamonaBeer from California

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A classic. The finish is a bit sharp and pronounced. There wasn’t a large head on the pour in a Kasteel goblet. Well-defined apricot aroma with some of the flavor in the taste. Overall, excellent but not outstanding in this style of beers. Bottled: 7/21. Today 12/31/22. There’s age on the bottle. Best by 7/23.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.77 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.82 by LA2ED7

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 5 by AbeO

Dec 16, 2022
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Rated by Hamme from Netherlands

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Simply the best, after this the others taste like water!
Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by Ananabiya

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 25, 2022
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Rated by Ubrewty

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep opaque orange appearance. Thick head which reduces to a thin head and leaves generous lacing. Spicy pungent aroma. Rich taste. Refined feel.
Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by Petemang1

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle into a goblet. Bottled 6/20/22, so 4 months in the bottle.

Looks splendid. Rich dark golden amber body with a strong white head. This persists as a ring and solid covering, impressive given the abv, leaving a layer of lacing.

Aroma of fresh bread and something I cant quite figure out. Nice though.

On tasting, sweetness gives way to a noticable alcohol taste, then a light bubblegum, then a drying sweetness.

Mouth between medium and full, finish faintly bitter.

Overall, very nice tripel. Complex, and the abv seems less somehow. No brainer to have this again.
Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by Netraam

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Schimms from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a 1 Pint, 9.4 oz bottle poured into a Westmalle chalice --

L: Pale yellow with 1 inch fluffy head that will not be shaken.
S: Hoppy-spicy - strong on the nose - definitely a Tripel.
T: Beautiful blend of spicy and hoppy with the candy sugar flavor you'd expect from a Belgian ale.
F: Medium dry mouthfeel with light bubbles
O: There is a reason why this is THE tripel that all other tripels aspire to be. Perfect balance of flavors. If I had one beer on a desert island, it would be this one.
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Light amber with a 2.5" thick, foamy, meringue-like white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing.

Aroma is floral, Belgiany, fruity, toffee, spices, light citrus, light banana.

Tastes is Belgian yeast, cloves, toffee, dried fruits, banana, orange zest.

Medium body, light carbonation. Dry, spicy finish.

A very fine Belgian Tripel.
Sep 17, 2022
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Rated by te99912_123 from Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
gold, foamy.
raspberry, apricot, orange, lemon.
Sep 16, 2022
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