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:
4,536
Reviews:
1,746
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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432
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869
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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Over my entire three week european excursion, this beer alone stands out as the best. It's like drinking honey from heaven. Heady Topper may be the only beer that I feel is superior to this beer, however it is hard to compare the two obviously.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An honest beer brewed from prime ingredients.
More than eighty years after its creation by the famous master brewer Hendrik Verlinden (1866-1940) Westmalle Tripel is still one of the best tripel beers ever.
By far my favourite Trappist beer, IMHO much better than Westvleteren.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a turbid deep yellow to amber with a nice lacey head. Looks beautiful and enticing.

S- What a lovely smell! Fruit esters followed by a little hop spice with a dose of breadiness and tinges of yeast. Little bit of booze in the nose that mixes perfectly with the other aromas. The smell gets more intense as you let this beer warm.

T- A little dry up front, then bready with banana yeast and Belgian-candi undertones, some fruit esters and a hint of hops. A very complex, incredible assemblage that ceases to amaze and just gets better the longer the beer sits.

M- Incredible. Crisp, perfect amount of carbonation, not at all syrupy. Just delightful.

D- This is truly the mother of all tripels, and currently my favorite ale to rock on. It's just done so well. The mix is fantastic, and for being 9.5% it really goes down smooth. The vibe of it is great if you have a few too. Grab a 750ml, a chalice, and sit down and enjoy it all to yourself. This beer just opens up the warmer it gets, so let it chill and you will ride this brew to heaven.

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