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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
Ranking:
#521
Reviews:
1,763
Ratings:
4,590
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.86
 
 
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Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Straw coloured with an extra thick frothy head. Effervescent.
Spicy yeast and barley water. Phenols apparent.
A gentle flavour that reflects the bouquet. Some sweetness to start ahead of some pepper. Banana present. Very boozy.
Sparkling on the tongue. Moderate body.
Well constructed but Tripels are not favoured by me.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 fluid ounce brown bottle into glass. Best by date is '18/07/18'.
Body is a beautiful cloudy, golden against the light. Thick, pillowy head settles to interrupted cap. Some thin lines of lacing.
Smell is floral, peach, banana. Some spice in the mix.
Initial taste of sweet sugary notes, followed by floral and fruit notes, some banana late. Spices abound.
Tongue tingling carbonation on mouth feel, rather dry at the end.
Like it, like it a lot.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 1 pint, 9.4 oz into snifter glass.

Appearance- Pours a glowing, dark yellow. Quite cloudy with a thick haze. High, foaming white head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell- Tart plums, Belgian yeast, banana, floral nectar aroma, coriander spice.

Taste- Sweet, sugary malt with Belgian yeast adding with the sweet flavor. Fruit blances this out, with a tartness, such as an unripe white grape or plum that is just not quite ready. Boldness of the fruit flavor picks up, as tartness decreases turning to a banana flavor. As the finish near, phenols are present along with a grassy flavor. Light touches of pepper and coriander spice round off the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel- Medium/heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A fine tripel brewed in the Trappist manner, straight from the source. Lots of complex changes in the flavor profile. Great for a sipping session to finish this pint and a half of a Tripel.

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Photo of mcbridec6
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my fav Belgian Trappist Tripel. Pretty much perfect.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Westmalle Trappist Tripel, 9.5% ABV. Pours pale cloudy yellow with a huge four finger white foamy head that left foamy lacing. Nose is yeasty and a touch of citrus, taste follows, plus some spice, with slight bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. Love these big-head Belgians.

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Photo of jhart96
3.49/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YEGtastes
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful beer.

Appearance: A light yet deep amber hue, light bubbling, healthy light-cream coloured head.
Smell: Very fresh; close your eyes and you're enveloped by a warm spring day.
Taste: just as fresh as it smells, with a lingering grassy aftertaste.
Feel: I'm going to disclaim that I have a rather sore throat, so every swallow feels every bit of Beelzebub's wrath. This beer feels pretty smooth, with a little bitterness grasping the top and sides of the tongue, and lingering for a few seconds.
And I'm sick, so swallowing anything just hurts.
Overall: Trappist beers are always up there in my books. If you have the opportunity to try anything of theirs, do it.

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Photo of huthuty
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Medium hazy yellow with a self inflating head
Smells savory and sweet, with some spice notes
The malt is pulled off perfectly here, often I get a cough syrup after taste from these Belgium style brews but this one is great, I'm actually catching the banana flavor people mention

Overall actually worth the rediculous cost,

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Photo of alex228
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of qcghost
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twinshen
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nobledust
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look - great frothy head from a gentle pour; head retention isn't really there as much as the best trappists. nice lacing. 4

Smell - what beer should smell like. Indescribable. 5

Taste - soft banana, bread, bitter hop finish, but too much alcohol on the back end. 3.75

Feel - Nice full-bodied roundness, but again, offset by an alcoholic lingering finish. 3.25

Overall - Solid trappist ale. Nothing beats Rochefort and Orval for me, but this is a great beer when compared to pretty much all other beers. Not sure it's worth the price tag; Rochefort and Orval are, but this isn't quite up there.

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Photo of hcproff36
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Technosmith
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exiting taste that will be repeated . . . repeated . . . repeated :-)

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Photo of metacog42
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Snifter. Best before July 11th, 2018.

L: Slightly cloudy golden color with a two finger off-white head with perfect retention. Thick lacing.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast, with nice spices and esters.

T: Again Belgian yeasts, with fruity esters and some spice. Just delicious!

F: Light, crisp Belgian carbonation, drying doughy like finish.

O: Another amazing Trappist beer and an all time great for sure.

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Photo of Tschude
3.37/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandy14
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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