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 #1,255
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
1,893
Ratings:
4,986
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2024
Added:
Nov 06, 2000
Wants:
  496
Gots:
  1,010
Westmalle's Tripel is a clear, golden yellow Trappist beer of 9.5°. The slow brewing process and secondary fermentation in the bottle produce a complex beer, with a fruity scent of ripe banana and a beautiful, nuanced hop nose. The soft and creamy taste, with a bitter touch carried by the fruit aroma, has a lot of finesse and elegance. Enjoy the wonderfully long and dry aftertaste.

Beer connoisseurs sometimes call the Westmalle Tripel the “mother of all tripels”. That's because the first Tripel was ever brewed within our abbey walls in 1934.
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Ratings by bschmidt_37:
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Rated by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

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

Dec 10, 2023
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Rated: 4.64 by Joel5 from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2024
 
Rated: 4.81 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Mar 19, 2024
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Rated by moysauce from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Last had in 2022 I believe? Maybe 2023
Mar 06, 2024
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Reviewed by walser from New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From Wegmans in an 11.2oz bottle with expiry in 9 months. Poured hayzy hay colored into wine glass. Nose of banana w spritz of pineapple on top of hops and malt w crest of sugar. The alcohol is middle tongue and only shows if you go searching for it. Very gently made beer. Everything is very balanced and the ingredients seem fresh and unadulterated. Very very good. Hopefully a brewer in the US tripel craze copies the understatement of this. Thank you Trappists.
Mar 01, 2024
 
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: 4.85 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023