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:
4,534
Reviews:
1,745
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
432
Gots:
869
For Trade:
6
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of endovelico
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful pillowy head, showcasing great retention and obstinate lacing. The color is amber to light gold with noticeable yeast haze.

S: Medium to medium high intensity. Rounded, elegant and complex. Upfront: Banana, Clove and Orange Blossom. Back: Roses and Bubblegum.

Taste: Medium to medium low intensity. Clove, Banana, Bubblegum. The holy Belgian trinity in perfect harmony.

Palate: Low bitterness. Small yeast bite. Medium bodied. Medium low to low carbonation. Chewy Texture. Velvety finish. Short lingering yeasty, banana gum aftertaste. Wheres the alcohol?

Overall: To try this is a must. It's super complex and elegant. This is definitely one of if not the best Triple I've had and one of the best beers overall I've had. And this is coming from a guy who isn't even into Tripples that much.

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Photo of Jordantb313
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JOrtt
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mick303
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

330 ml bottle with freshness date poured into a wine glass, produced a lovely soft head, really great retention. Colour is a bright medium gold. Leaves a nice film and good lacing.

Smell has some exotic fruit, pineapple. A lot of juicy fruitiness. Biscuity malt, nice florals coming through. Some hidden hop bitterness, all flows so inextricably together, changing all the time. Fantastic.

Taste is a fruity start some sugar/honey sweetness, nice really firm bitterness, fruity malt, biscuit, pineapple. So much going on, yet very few of the flavours stand-out too much, fruity apple, some fresh citrus hops. Some dry hops toward the end. The finish is dry and malty. The balance is pretty spot-on. It seems to be constantly developing, great complex flavour.

Mouthfeel is great, a classic tripel. Unbelievably drinkable for the 9.5% without any hot alcohol, just a noticeably big body feel to it. A hefty beer, yet performs exceptionally. Warming on the way down.

Lovely Tripel. Crazy drinkable and delicious. It flows together pretty seamlessly, I wouldn't have objected to the taste being a bit more aggressive on the palate, but it tastes great, the alcohol is hidden and has a good complexity. I quite like this beer, bit of a pricetag but its definitely worth trying.

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Photo of indie81
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BlackLotus
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a St Bernardus chalice.

A- pours a hazy light orange with a ridiculous off-white head (poured 3/4 head and 1/4 beer!). 1 finger head remains with thick walls and clumps of lacing higher up on the glass.

S- big citrus aromas (lemon and orange), bready notes, honey and lots of spices.

T- light malts, homey, lemon, spices, and bitter lemon rind with slightly metallic taste.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Fairly light and smooth at 9.5%.

O- nice tripel, bitter citrus rind grows on you or mellows as it warms.

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Photo of jmann40
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of emsjf
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of HollyHops
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of aszatk01
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tastyville
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nicely, Head is bright and frothy. Aroma is buttery and maybe a little spicy. Taste is complex and does not develop instantly, which I love! Flavor develops from front to back slowly and reaches it's peak at the back of the throat and leaves a little bit of dryness (not too much). Very good balance. I like that it has a high ABV while not overwhelming the balance. I want more!!!

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of IPA4LIFE
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ProblyAboutBeer
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The odor was of butter and pepper. You can taste the alcohol at first sip, but it is contrasted with a malty sweetness and full body which distracts from any potential unpleasantness. Hops could be the origin of the spicy flavor and odor, as their bitterness floats above the malty blonde brew. When eaten with cheese, it is reminiscent of hop candy: sweet and floral.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.28 out of 5 based on 4,534 ratings.
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