Trappist Tripel
Brouwerij Westmalle

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Brouwerij Westmalle
Ranked #3
Ranked #1,254
4.3 | pDev: 10%
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Nov 06, 2000
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Ratings by mfnmbvp:
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.2 fl oz. bottle, bottled JAN 06 2022, best by JAN 06 2024, we're about right in the middle plus a few months. Excited to finally be trying the world renowed Trappist Tripel by Westmalle. Acquired at the local Binny's, I've had this sitting in the fridge for a couple of months..

Poured to Piraat stemware.
A: Pours a nicely crisp golden body, deep in color, rich looking. Pillowy finger point five of creamy white frothy head. Good thick ribbons of lacing. Looks excellent for sure.
S: Good creamy aroma. Notes of orchard fruits, apples, pears, leaves.
T: Taste follows, lots of crisp orchard fruits, green apple, pear. Cidery, with a hot alcoholic bite at the end.
F: Feel is a bit thick & heavy. Well-carbonated, but definitely a beer you will want to sip slowly. Alcohol content is hot & boozy, reminiscent of nail polish remover / booze fumes.
Overall, it was fun to try, and I'm definitely interested in trying more authentic trappist made ales, but Tripels are typically not my thing to begin with. The quality of the ingredients shows, but the booziness killed it for me.

Westmalle Trappist Tripel -----3.75/5
Aug 01, 2023
More User Ratings:
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
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Split a 1.5 with my wife. I probably appreciated it more than she did, but this beer is about as good as it gets. Light color, long lasting head, sweet, fruity, load of flavors. The monks certainly have the formula and process down to a T. Could live with only this every day.
Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by Dethark from England

Oct 27, 2023
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Rated by SGTBeer

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Tripel Perfected.
Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Oct 23, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
Rated: 4 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Oct 15, 2023
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Rated by Rwoodroffe

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Unfiltered golden color, with fruity aroma and taste. Dangerously easy to drink at 9%.
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by Vyacheslav from Canada (ON)

Sep 07, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Fenix2009 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
a: burn copper color with some definite chill haze going on. a touch of yellow towards the bottom, and a really nice 2-3 finger solid off-white head that looks like a coin could rest on it

s: green apples, banana, and clove upfront. cardamom, pepper, and green pears behind that. some grassy grains and malt sweetness as well as some lemongrass and sharp sweet citrus. amazing aroma

t: loads of banana and cardamom upfront. sweet pears and green apple skin along with some pepper spice and sweet grassy grains. a hint of alcohol sharpness is here, but well-hidden. faint clove an coriander in the background as well

m: medium-heavy mouthfeel with strong carbonation

o: fantastic beer, and what i think one of the benchmarks for the style should be. complex, yet drinkable and dangerous
Aug 15, 2023
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