Trappist Tripel
Brouwerij Westmalle

Trappist TripelTrappist Tripel
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From:
Brouwerij Westmalle
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #3
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,262
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
1,892
Ratings:
4,982
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 13, 2024
Added:
Nov 06, 2000
Wants:
  497
Gots:
  1,009
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Ratings by Happyyb:
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Rated by Happyyb from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 02, 2023
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Rated: 4.4 by Miles_Nilges from New York

Feb 13, 2024
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Reviewed by Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
hazy gold, thin foam
smell of apples, cider, sugars, some pines.
starts very dry for 9.5% alc, finishes with lingering sweetness.
Feels similar to cider or natural wine, hazy and dry, but with sweetness
O: a great triple, starts dry and finishes sweet. Lacks some funkiness in taste compared to triple karmeliet from Bosteels. Natural-wine-like feeling is what I love about it.
Feb 04, 2024
 
Rated: 4.49 by gongfu from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
 
Rated: 4.4 by Supper1

Jan 30, 2024
 
Rated: 4.39 by modal from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2024
 
Rated: 4.21 by Rodya-CA from California

Jan 26, 2024
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 330ml bottle with a bottled on date of 2-21-22 and a best by date of 2-21-24 into a teku glass at 52 degrees.

Look- Pale gold, moderately hazy, plentiful large visible particulate, white sudsy head, above average head retention, average lacing.

Smell- Ripe banana, floral, apple, medium strength of scent.

Taste- Ripe banana, apple, black pepper, clove, grassy malt character, mildly sweet, medium strength of flavor.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, moderately bitter, highly creamy, mildly sweet, moderately dry finish.

Overall- Not a style that I tend to drink, but this beer is regarded as one of the best of it’s kind. I like to be introduced to new styles in this fashion so I can be assured I’m giving myself the best possible chance of properly assessing the style. That being said, this beer provided a new and interesting drinking experience that was pleasant and enjoyable.
Jan 19, 2024
 
Rated: 2.9 by SeanP99 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2024
 
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hot, high abv flavor. Love it, but would need to try it side by side with my other favorite tripels to know if I prefer this funkier tripel over a sweeter tripel like Fin du Monde.
Dec 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Dec 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.85 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by nunienun from Illinois

Nov 18, 2023
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Reviewed by txaudiophile from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
High quality Tripel but not my favorite. A little thinner in body and more bitter than I like, but it is still highly enjoyable, and you would never know the ABV is this high. A trappist masterpiece, just not the best for me.
Nov 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.36 by Jcreason569 from Washington

Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
33 cl bottle poured chilled into a taster’s snifter. 9.5% ABV. Brewed within the abbey walls. Bottled 24/08/2023, best by 24/08/2025.
Great dense foam pops up over intense gold brew, withdraws to sponge, leaves fair lace.
Aroma is lemon, lychee, touch of honey.
Taste follows, with banana and black pepper in tow. Hop and caramel malt play well together. Not as sweet as many tripels can be. Dry, tingly, peppery, long finish.
Mouthfeel is medium with prickly carbonation.
Overall, lighter than most, better than a few.
Nov 07, 2023
Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 4982 ratings