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Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000

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

Pours golden, I did not add the yeast so it is not hazy.
White head, and good visible carbonation.
Nice lacing. Good retention.

Smell is banana and spice. Not unlike a weizen.
This website mentions apricot and I have to agree there.
Underlying aroma's of citrus and tartness, like green apple.

The taste starts out with tart fruits (citrus, banana to a lesser extent) followed by spice and malts ending with a rather assertive bitterness. You got the sweetness, tartness, the bitterness, a hefty malt character and many many other flavours all put together in a rather well balanced beer. Very complex also but rather easy to drink at the same time.

Now this with only a few flakes of yeast added, about half a beer left with the rest added. The bottle says drink without the yeast...

It looks as if the banana aromo on the nose is a little more intense. It might dull down the flavour a little but if you pour everything from the start it is not that much of a difference.

It is quite crisp and drinkable and hides the 9.5% quite well.

The body is medium, perfect for such a beer.
Adding the yeast after drinking half of the glass makes it feel thicker. Medium carbonation.

Great beer and only €1.32 a bottle at the local supermarket. I will have many more of these.

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

Pours a beautiful light golden hazy color with a super head of white. The smell is bread and lemony goodness. Lots of floral, fruit and yeast on the taste with some dry hoppiness on the finish. Great carbonation and dryness leaves a very clean feeling on the tongue. I can see why this is the Tripel standard. Excellent brew.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,576 ratings
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