Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,556
Reviews:
1,750
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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440
Gots:
878
For Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice looking beer, a hazy yellow-orange with a fairly fluffy white head. Smell is really nice fruit and Belgian yeast - exactly what a tripel should smell like. Flavor follows the nose - it's slightly sweet with a nice light fruit character up front, but the finish is more earthy and bitter than expected and a get a hint of alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a nice tripel, but the earthy/bitter finish kind of throws off the balance to me. I know it's the original, but I think there are other tripels I like more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly orange golden with amazing fluffy white head and perfect lacing. Great banana and Belgian yeast with ever so slight hop aroma. Sweet yeasty flavors with some banana and clove flavor. Its all about the yeast and malt balance here...its amazing. Perfect example of a triple.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a one and a half inch white head over a yellow-orange body with thick lacing that hangs around for more than a few minutes. Nose of malt,, banana, spice, and as it warms a bit, candied fruit comes out. Taste follows wonderfully with a clean and smooth richness that is so, so good. 9.5 % abv is pretty well hidden. Nice feel and overall a joy to behold!

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.28 out of 5 based on 4,556 ratings.
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