Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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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

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Ratings:
4,536
Reviews:
1,746
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a little pale for a tripel. Decent head and some gorgeous lacing. Retention is solid as well.

The aroma is quite nice in this. It's balanced and lets the spice come through as well as some hops and a really floral aspect to it.

It tastes far more bitter than most tripels I've had to date, but this could perhaps be due to the fact that it's not very sweet at all. One of the things that sets it aside is that it has what tastes like a good addition of lemon zest, only adding to the hops bitterness. I could almost be happy calling this a belgian IPA.

The body is medium to light in fullness, and medium in weight. The finish is dry and slightly sticky. The carbonation was a little overdone, although I feel that way about many tripels.

Overall, this is a solid Tripel and worth picking up. I may stock up on this while the LCBO is stocking it. FWIW, I find La Fin Du Monde is a nicer option for the money, but this is a bit more bitter and welcoming for me personally. This also drinks like nothing which works both to it's advantage and against it while the drinkability is high, but my glass is empty far too fast.

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12 oz bottle best before 6/10/13 poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium hazy yellow with one finger of bubbly white head and a lot of visible carbonation.

S - Clove, Belgian yeast, spice, orchard fruit and light citrus notes.

T - Clove, spice, apple, pear, Belgian yeast and light citrus flavours. A lot going on here and the flavours come together nicely.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

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Pour = light straw, with a golden center. Soft billowy cloud for a head, carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Lacing is sticking to the glass as the head dissipates

Smell = green grapes, Apricots, some other tart fruits that I cant place, maybe some peach and golden raisins. Spicy belgian yeast scents as well.

Taste = effervescent and fruity, you get the grapes and apricots and green apple right up front, I would say it is almost like a fruity champagne, but not dry by any sense and not quite as sweet. Hints of cloves and bananas as well, Wow there is alot going on in this glass.

Westmalle founded this particular style of beer, and you can see why this is the standard by which all other Tripel's are judged. Delicious!!!

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.28 out of 5 based on 4,536 ratings.
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