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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#954
Reviews:
1,784
Ratings:
4,665
pDev:
10%
 
 
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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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Photo of mikeycibelli
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

Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnt-orange with two fingers of white foam that has a moderate retention rate. Aroma is Belgian yeast spice, clove, bananas, butterscotch and orange zest. Flavor profile is more butterscotch with a yeasty, spicy finish. Clove and bread are evident. Mouth feel is velvety, with a spicy finish. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a full Trappist triple ale that holds up well.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 11.2oz bottle.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sally-the-drinker
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light brown color, with a thich foam when poured into a glass. Not carbonated beverage that flows smoothly. Has light bourbon and sweet notes to the flavor with a nice aftertaste. Would drink with thick heavy foods, like meats or soups.

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Photo of Rileford
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of golf4collet
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryG7
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell and feel are smooth. Even while drinking it, the high ABV isn't noticeable due to the smoothness. Like so many other Belgian tripels, the cost makes it only good for the occasional treat.

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Photo of VikingDAB
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rdmcnrmk
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled on: 11/23/16
Best Before: 11/23/18

A: Amber colored beer that is translucent with a slight haze. A frothy, white head upon pouring that disappears over time, but that leaves a good amount of sticky lacing along the side of the glass. Minute bubbles of carbonation are visible throughout the entire drink.

S: The nose is sweet. Banana bread, overly ripened banana, butterscotch, toffee, burnt sugar. The alcohol is present.

T: The flavor is sweet, but there are some different things going on that prevent it from being too sweet for me. On the tip of the tongue you get similar notes found in the aroma, including the sweet banana, butterscotch, toffee, burnt sugar, nutmeg spiciness. While these flavors also carry throughout the palate, I am also getting some brighter notes of pear, some date, dried apricot. There is also a prominent bitterness, which prevents the beer from becoming too sweet.

M: Nice creaminess to the feel, with some moderate carbonation. The carbonation is not prickly, but rather it is more smooth. Warming presence on the palate and stomach from the alcohol.

D: Overall, this is a highly drinkable Belgian Tripel. It has some sweetness to it that is somewhat, although not completely offset by brighter, fruiter notes and bitterness. At $10.99 for a 750mL, I would make this a go to over the course of an evening any time. I picked this up today along with a couple others beers that I have not had in a number of years. I am glad that I decided to revisit this one.

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4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle brewed on Aug 1, 2017. Pours a golden color with great head. Smells of yeast, banana, and spice. Medium feel with lots of carbonation. Taste is bready and fruity with hints of nutmeg, cloves, and floral hops. Outstanding!

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Photo of RayCannata
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,665 ratings