Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#553
Reviews:
1,772
Ratings:
4,623
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.86
 
 
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Appearance:
The beer pours a beautiful and clear gold color. The white head is fairly fluffy and lasting despite having been poured several minutes ago and drunk several times.

Smell:
I get yeast, Belgian sugars, and a hints of apricot as well as a slight hay smell.

Taste:
Whoa. A really complex taste that I can only begin to guess what's in it. So far I've found honey, apricots, a bit of toffee, sugar, the yeast, and general sweetness.

Mouthfeel:
Crispy with an odd velvet, fluffiness.

Overall:
A fine Tripel and one of the best I've had. I might buy another one of these down the road as soon as I finish the other beers in my closet.

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

It comes in a hazy golden color. A big white fluffy head that just sticks compared to other tripels.

A very fruity aroma without the breadiness of other tripels. Bright oranges, citrus, just a big pop of fresh citrus fruits. A wet hay, big on wine white grape. Some biscuit malt sweetness. It’s very floral.

The flavor does not follow through as much with its big fruit aroma. There’s still some peach and cherry flavors along with white grape and apple skin. There’s not much carbonation. There’s a biscuit breadiness. There’s a slight booziness in the finish of this. It really does stand out from other tripels because of this alcohol that hits you. Despite that, it’s a really clean and a very dry beer. Highly recommended for white wine lovers.

I had this blind taste tested with Chimay and La Fin Du Monde. This came in second, with La Fin being first. This is however where you want if you don't prefer sweet and fruitiness, but want some more strong flavors with booze, bitterness, and vinous flavors.

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Served in goblet glass
appearance-cloudy hazy gold with good carbonation and thick 2 finger sized head. Which dissipates quickly

Aroma -fantastic nose of banana and dark fruits aalmost like rum soaked raisins and figs.

Taste -malt and banana dominate then out comes the dark fruits on the finish held up with just enough hops and a lovely alcohol warmth.

Mouth feel -very creamy and coats the tongue in a fantastic way.

Overall an outstanding Abbey trippel which is almost too easy to drink for its strength. Superb.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,623 ratings