Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

Westmalle Trappist TripelWestmalle Trappist Tripel
BA SCORE
4.3/5
4,573 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#515
Reviews:
1,756
Ratings:
4,573
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.86
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
887
Trade:
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Photo of MKV
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: nice golden color, fair head
Smell: grain, mostly. Almost like bread
Taste: a wonderful palate, dominated by the grain flavors but well complemented by some fruity sweetness. Some spicier notes as well.
Feel: a decent mouthfeel but nothing spectacular. Has a tendency to leave too bitter of an aftertaste, though I've only found this when I've had it straight from the bottle.

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Photo of Kevinkluge
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thatguypaulie
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am just ending a week in the Netherlands. I saw this in the supermarket nearby for 1.75 e per 11 oz bottle. About $2. I really enjoyed it. I like that in NE they sell all beers individually and without a markup vs a 6 pack. A great beer and a great country. I will look for it back in the states. (Note: single pint bottles of weihenstephaner hefe weis sell in NE for $2.20!)

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Photo of Remen
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of awffles
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gianluca88
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flyingcar28
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a clear light golden color with a nice head that lasts a bit. Add the yeasty bottom and it becomes a cloudy light amber, still with a nice head. Scents of fruitiness and bread permeate the nose. The mouth gets some pepper and yeast, which amplifies, unsurprisingly, with the addition of the yeasty bottoms. Alcohol is definitely present, but in a pleasant way, along with the breadiness, particularly after the yeast is added. Yum!

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Photo of BluesBreaker_89
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Steadily poured into a Rochefort chalice. Pale golden yellow with a one finger white head. Lots of carbonation and very clear. After a few sips I poured in the yeast, which gave a more cloudy (and overall better) beer.

Scents of banana, cloves, caramel, malts and fresh baked bread.

Up front, I get flavours of pepper, spices and Belgian yeast. There are some hints of alcohol at cellar temperature, with a fairly strong bitterness, similar to that of lemon rind, but more malty with only a hint of the fruit's flavour. Once the yeast is added from the bottom of the bottle, the beer becomes sweeter and more balanced, with a bread sweetness, some biscuit and toffee...

Good carbonation that helps the flavours materialise on the pallete. A lovely Tripel overall.

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Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DTBush
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spezz
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I3eer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gyro555in
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into teku, 2 finger cream colored head recedes to 1/2 finger and hangs around a while, nice lacing. Opaque bright golden in the glass. Smells of Belgian esters, juicy fruit the most predominant. Initial taste is Belgian sugar, .alt sweetness followed quickly by the yeast, juicy fruit, maybe some pear. Finish is spicy and dry, perfectly done, all residual sweetness is cleaned up on the finish. Great beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance started out closer to a 3 finger white foamy head that quickly settled to a one and a half finger head and held adequately for a good "tripel." It had a good hazy yellow/golden orange colored body with a fair amount of stringy lacing a bit all over the place. The smell had some slight wheat, nice fruity (probably closer to a "pear" aroma), and a bit of yeast. The taste was a wheaty maltiness with a slightly yeasty iciness I get when I normally do most tripels, yeasty wheat aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat super dry, wow, never had a dry tripel, but ok, no worries, honestly really doesn’t affect much in my opinion, but probably about a medium in body, fairly sessionable. Carbonation seems good for the style and for me. Overall, this was kinda wheaty for a tripel, but hey who’s complainin’, good tripel that I would have again, get it if you see it.

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Photo of Alpha-Leader
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cycle69
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,573 ratings
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