Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#569
Reviews:
1,777
Ratings:
4,641
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.86
 
 
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Photo of chitoryu12
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazy gold with an average white head.

Smell: Spicy fruit. Plums, orange, a tiny hit of hops, and sweet bread.

Taste: Malty and bittersweet. Noticeable spice and fruit notes from the smell.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and heavy carbonation.

Overall: Complex, well-balanced, and surprising.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfagella
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afeo
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one should be a go to. Like, ordering a double meat, w/ onion, mustard instead of spread, add chile pepper at In N Out, go to. Like a Josephine Skriver centerfold, there is nothing wrong with this thing. Luscious, supple, buxom...

Pop the cap and give it a pour, my children. It doesn’t get better than this.

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Photo of Catalinmunteanu
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcrech
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites

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Photo of Anacross
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer! Very fragrant: sweet, floral and fruity. The taste is of fruit like rich pears with a delicate sweetness. Nice honey notes. Beautiful head and lacing atop a slightly cloudy yellow body.

This is one of those beers that sometimes makes you think you should just stick with the classics!

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Photo of jdurey
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Three fingers of head that lasts and lasts. Beautiful color- slightly cloudy, golden, opaque. Smell has clove and banana, some biscuit. First thing to hit the tongue is a bit of fruit. Reminds me of a hefe. Alcohol is well hidden here. Slightly warming aftertaste. And is that grapefruit? Mouthfeel is well balanced, not too carbonated or watery. Did I mention this is a beautiful beer? Reminds me of Duvel but tastes a bit lighter, believe it or not. This was an outstanding drink. Wish I could afford to have it more often.

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Photo of Chilmer
1.51/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4l
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Permenter
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After trying a large number of beers while in Belgium and The Netherlands, this was my all time favorite.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timon
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn this is good and just pure joy and happiness. Amazing head. Large, white and lasts forever--very tasty too. Beer looks like god's piss, like liquid gold and just a bit hazy (god has good piss). Tastes like apples, pears with a hoppy IPA-like grapefruit finish. Just lovely stuff.

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Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Golden and hazy in the glass. A billowing white head with great retention and lacing. The aroma featured the yeast, floral esters, clove, and candy. Bright flavors on the palate: some bubblegum, slight banana, and some clove. Rock candy finish. Dry and medium bodied. Outstanding.

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Photo of pdcleff
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillNJ
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

damn good

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Photo of mrfosters
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 04/14/18, best by date on label 12/04/18 . Poured into a goblet at 50 degrees. Aroma was typically bready and yeasty with various spicy tones my nasal abilities could not really pinpoint. Two fingers of foam that dispersed to a white film by the finish , not much lacing. Very well balanced so , nothing , not alcohol , malt , hops or my imagination dominated. There was a slight tartness and i believe a peppery after taste, or, was that my imagination? Anyway I love this , and , I think I need to do a head to head with Chimay Cinq ,just for fun.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,641 ratings