Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel
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Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel

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

Bright golden color with a perfect silky white head. Large bubble rising from the glass.

Tropical and citrus fruits, complex alcohols, mild malts and peppery Belgian spices.

A very complex ale. Amazing flavor profile from 50F to room temp. More subtle tahn most tripels. Doesn't have the huge sweet and tart flavors but rather buttery spices and malts perfectly blended together.

Full body with good carbonation. This is a very good example of the style that is hindered by importation. Much better fresh. I almost don't buy imported beers anymore because they usually have rough lives. This is near a 5.0 in Belgium.

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11.2 oz bottle best before 04/05/13 in a chalice.

This looks cloudy, golden, tonsss of tiny bubbles, beautiful two finger white head, pillowy and sudsy.

Smells of yeast, citrus, grass, malt, and bread.

The taste is initially fruity. The alcohol is present, but not detracting in any sort of way and adds some good character. It is also bready and grassy.

It has a medium body with a great complimentary level of carbonation and goes down smooth.

This thing is just way too good!

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'West-mail Trap-pissed Triple' up next!

Settling into becoming a beer advocate, I've learned that the Tripel is becoming a fast favorite for me. The sweet, crisp bitterness, the high alcohol %, the alluring fumes...it's all just great stuff. So, does this Belgian Trip deliver another swell wallop of brew goodness?


Pours almost soda-like with nice foamy bubbles which settle into a skimming layer of white bubblies. Cloudy orange/mandarin color with some solid, sticky lace as well.

Pungent and wonderful smell that hits like a brick; a brick dunked in potpourri, sprayed with tart fruit and hand-washed in a barrel of spices.

Like the smell we got here a strong sipping Trip that puts an instant smile on that face o' yers. Sweet, spicy, slight citric feel that goes down smooth and creamy, but leaves a warming feel of booze in the back of your gullet.

Drinkability is through the damn roof here. At 9.5% and it being hidden as a motherfucker, you'd be careful to take heed here. I could play beer pong with this beer and be loaded by the end of the first game. It's goood.

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Huge, and I mean huge luscious quickly expanding brilliant white head. Is a light golden amber in color. Not too much lacing. But wow looks fantastic.

Hoppiness and spices, an effervescent maybe esters and fruitiness. Almost overwhelms senses.

The mouthfeel and taste are just outstanding. It has the craziest carbonation of probably any beer Ive tried. It is close to almost champagne mouthfeel. But unlike some, it goes very well and just adds to the greatness.

Again, this is another that goes down quick and is really drinkable, very enjoyable and close to world class. In fact, its up there.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 92.9% out of 100 with 4,566 ratings
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