Westmalle Trappist Tripel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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4.3/5
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4,604 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

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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#524
Reviews:
1,765
Ratings:
4,604
pDev:
10%
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4.86
 
 
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A- Pours like sparkling apple cider. Thinner appearance than you would expect from a 9.5% ABV tripel. Mine's cloudy with some floaters.

S - Milder smell than I expected. Just light Belgian spice, honey and maybe some pineapple.

T - Hits the palate bright and prickly like you would expect a Belgian pale to, but quickly delivers on buttery sweet richness. Banana, ginger, light clove and white pepper take center stage. Tart apples and pineapple make an appearance. Gets a little boozy as it warms up, but that only adds to the interest. A creamy vanilla profile also comes trough in the back half of this bottle.

M - big, creamy mouthfeel as it warms up. Long, semi-dry honey finish.

A very nice tripel, but I'm not sure it lives up to the hype. I prefer a couple new world tripels like Long Strange Tripel and La Fin du Monde.

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,604 ratings
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