Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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#984
Reviews:
1,789
Ratings:
4,677
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of Macamah
2.74/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hreb
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cL bottle distributed in the Dutch Caribbean market, clearly not very fresh on the shelf, but still dated best before 12/12/19. Served in a tapered tumbler. Beer is turbid and yellow, within a small amount of white head. Aroma is yeasty and lemony, and maybe a bit of candied citrus peel in the nose. Flavor has a great spice to it, a bit of caramel sweetness, but a very dry finish. Residual carbonation is high, which helps to cut through the thick and creamy body, and elevate the fruity esters. No sign of ethanol anywhere. Not the most complex Belgian tripel, but this is a very, very good beer, not to mention a classic.

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Photo of CisPiece88
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: Best by 09/25/2019, tasted on 01/09/19.

Appearance: This lovely looking triple pours a deep orange/copper color with tons of floating particulate and resultingly little light penetration. It also produced a chunky three plus fingers of fairly white colored head

Aroma: Loads of funky belgian yeast, white grape juice, clove, sweet sugary banana bread, and some light spicy notes.

Taste: Pow, this one is a good deal sweeter than I had anticipated. It starts off nice and dry, almost champagne like with that beauitiful yeast funk but then it turns. Briefly it hits on the apple and pear fruitiness before a large sweetness blindsides and carries through to the finish. I also get various spices throughout. The common triple bubblegum taste rears it head prominently on the aftertaste. As it warms, it dries out a little, just a little and some hoppy bitterness comes forward. Also, when at room temperature, all the different aspects and flavors really harmonize creating a beautifully balanced yet bold triple. Only minimal hints of the abv exist and mainly in the form of warmth more than burn or ethanol taste. The body is nice and full as well. This is a great triple, but what hurts it to some degree is the price, $7 for a 11.2oz bottle is rough when I can get a four pack of North Coast Pranqster for $10.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
12/31/2018

Bottle to wine glass.

Big frothy head. Excellent retention.
Banana bread, fruitcake. Yeast. Light esters.


**

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Photo of Hanhwaeaglesv2
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

원래 세종듀퐁이나 듀벨블론드같은 느낌의 맥주는 좋아하지 않았는데, 베스트말레 트리펠은 맛이 더 정제되었다고 해야되나.. 나쁘지 않게 먹을 수 있었다. 다만 천천히 음미하면서 먹어야지, 빠르게 먹기에는 조금 부담이 되는 맛이다. 거품의 유지력은 상당하며, 탁한 황금빛 액체에 효모 부산물들이 떠 있는게 보인다.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light copper colored and hazy with plenty of sediment floating about. There's a fingernail of dishwater white around the rim and covering most of the top. The aroma is of light Belgian candy sugar and light sweet Belgian malt. I'm tasting sweet light Belgian malt and light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is light, crisp, dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of iftcoach
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of James_Mason
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lisquid
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Amazing tripel! Poured from bottle to Westmalle chalice. I honesty can't believe I haven't had this one before, or at least I haven't written a review.
Classic tripel pour: clear, dark yellow, and effervescent. Lots of soapy foam. Big aromas of banana and bubble gum, bread and yeast cake.
Flavors explode: bubble gum, banana, clove, spice, bread. Sharp and clean. Prickly carb feel on the tongue.
Favor tripel ratings: Tripel Karmeliet, Dragonmead Final Absolution, Unibroue Fin Du Monde, then Westmalle.

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Photo of Eltrandos
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange/yellow, huge white foam.

Honey mead.

Floral bitterness leads off, slightly sticky sweetness. Definitely more of a dubbel or quad guy. Really old bottle though -- January 2017.

Finish is a tad soapy, pretty crisp.

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4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyMoser
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Captain68
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

90,5

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer that is brewed by Belgian Monks. A recipe that hasn't changed in a long time. They know what they are doing when they make a beer. They get all the aspects that makes a beer a beer. Nice head, good smell, nice body, great taste. This is just a classic. High ABV but it is masked quite well.

You get the classic Belgian flavors. You will find yeast, banana, malt, dark fruit, toffee, and sweetness.

A bit expensive, but you are supporting an amazing cause and good people. I'd drink this quite often if I could.

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Photo of hoponit
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsippel
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tb77
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nvr
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,677 ratings