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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,522
Reviews:
1,740
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter at cellar temperature, as is proper, duh.

Now that's just absurd. When I pour this stuff, the massive four-finger head of white fluff forms so fast that it fills my snifter more than any actual liquid does! Once it died down a bit and I began the second pour that was necessary to get a decent amount of beer in my glass, the head then proceeded to build into a hill rising above the rim of the glass. Huh. The beer itself is a fairly dark golden-orange.

In the aroma I get more hops than I usually expect out of Belgian things. There are a whole lotta enticing hops and bread to smell here. Definitely some citrus as well, and maybe even a bit of sweet mango or melon. Lovely.

It tastes like tart green apples and lemons at first, moving on to become increasingly hoppy and bready in the finish. The hoppiness here isn't as bitter as an IPA, but it does keep this from being as sweet as other tripels. While it's malty as expected, it really does have a pretty strong, slightly resinous hop flavor. Tasty!

The carbonation is high, but the effervescence doesn't harass the tongue. Somehow good Belgian beers can do this...

A teriffic tripel.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.28 out of 5 based on 4,522 ratings.
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