Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel
BA SCORE
4.3/5
4,573 Ratings
Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel
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
Ranking:
#515
Reviews:
1,756
Ratings:
4,573
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.86
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
887
Trade:
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Photo of Technosmith
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exiting taste that will be repeated . . . repeated . . . repeated :-)

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Photo of metacog42
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Snifter. Best before July 11th, 2018.

L: Slightly cloudy golden color with a two finger off-white head with perfect retention. Thick lacing.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast, with nice spices and esters.

T: Again Belgian yeasts, with fruity esters and some spice. Just delicious!

F: Light, crisp Belgian carbonation, drying doughy like finish.

O: Another amazing Trappist beer and an all time great for sure.

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Photo of Tschude
3.37/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandy14
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pegelstrand
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 33cl bottle (Best By Date: 28 June 2019...bottled on 14-16 June 2017) into an Affligem signature, short-stemmed chalice.

A - The beer pours a beautiful, slightly hazy golden color with a full 2-fingers of a frothy white head with strong retention. (5.0)

S - Flowers, Peach, Pear, Orange, Banana, Honeysuckle and a slightly spicy note in the background. Absolutely no hint of alcohol. (5.0)

T - Confectionary sweetness up front with that floral and fruity notes found in the aroma to finish things off. The flavors dance on the palate after each sip, yet the beer finishes quite dry. (5.0)

M - Full body with creamy carbonation with a dry, hoppy finish to make this the perfect aperitif to a full-course meal. The drinkability is remarkable with absolutely no hint of alcohol. (5.0)

O - There are absolutely no faults with this Tripel. This is the gold standard by which to measure all others who call themselves Tripels. Having the opportunity to have it both fresh (up to 6 months) and aged (6+ months), both are stellar but fresh is the best for Westmalle Tripel. At 1.85Euro a bottle in Belgium (grocery store price), it should come as no surprise that the employees are restocking the shelves regularly. (5.0)

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Photo of mollykats
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntomich
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewVenture2
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very pale in color, which I find to always be an interesting contrast to the high ABV. Peppercorn, biscuity, and a bit metallic which I find is very common in transit beers.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a shaker pint bottled in 2009.

A: Huge thick fluffy white head that goes on for days and sticks around. Body is a bright dirty yellow fairly murky body.

S: Lots of Clove and banana with maybe just a faint tinge of hop astringency.

T: Light banana clove malts a little honey finishing with a nice banana bread like taste.

M: Super high carbonation very lively on the tongue.

O:This beer isn't reinventing the wheel, but it is a satisfying tripel and fairly easy to drink at 9.5% ABV if you can get by the massive head that never dissipates.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A classic tripel, but a few points subtracted for an overly carbonated mouth feel, which is not optimal for my taste, but that mellows off after a little while though. One of the must-try Belgians, and after a year or so of obsessing over quads, a reminder that the Tripel has many joys of its own.

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Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powdersoldier
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good carbonation. Head retention was significant. Nose is pine, citrus peel, hoppy, bread. Reminds me somewhat of an IPA. Taste is caramel, bread, lemon, bitterness. Overall, really good, although perhaps a bit bitter for me. Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of bhawk1
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Warren2621
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,573 ratings
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