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Tripel | Brouwerij West

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75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij West
California, United States
brouwerijwest.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoubleJ on 06-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,477
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
75
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of Tomesco
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow pour with slight haze, small 1/3" white head. Aroma of alcohol and yeast.

Taste, boozy. I guess almost every tripel is. Some fruity yeast esters, more bitterness than expected despite not tasting anything in the way of hops beyond said bitterness. Yeast doesn't do the traditional banana, comes in with some apple and pear like notes. Some sweetness, didn't find the carbonation as high as most tripels.

Tough style to make in this region and have people think you have something to offer beyond what Belgium brings to the table.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber colour. Smells fruity, fruity yeast, earthy hops, grainy malts. Tastes fruity and grainy throughout, like it smells, and honey notes.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A bright peach tinted gold pour produces a lacy, rapidly dissipating 1” white foam collar.
S: Stone fruit – peach to apricot, citrus, more general fruit, traces of brown sugar, hint of floral.
T: Fruit, peach, orange, spice, tropical, biscuit to bread crumb, light caramel, coriander, some hard candy and banana with a mild herbal bitterness.
F: Very creamy medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: A very easy to drink tripel.

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Photo of Synthetrix
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlHungus
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly true to the style, but some different fruit flavors linger.
Gotta love experimentation and change.

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Photo of travolta
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A cloudy orange color with minimal retention or form, but very nice lacing.

Nose: Orange cream popsicle, some peach, pear and spice.

Taste: Perfectly crispy for a tripel. I taste lime and chemical citrus, an alcoholic finish. Not as malty as I would like, but well balanced. You can taste that attention is paid and this is a quality brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of hopsputin
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a: a thick, hazy bright orange with some nice copper & caramel notes in here. 2-3 finger solid slightly off-white head that is seeming to fade as i type this out. nice looking brew

s: sweet pears, banana, vanilla, strawberries, something slightly wheaty, a nice stone-fruit presence, more over-ripe pear. a unique smelling tripel

t: flavor follows the nose pretty well. starts off with the ripe pears and stone fruit. that fades into a nice yeast-spice (pepper and coriander). moves back into some sweetness coming from from the malt. the end of this has just the slightest hint of funk, and a very small alcohol presence

m: its on the lighter side, but quite well carbonated, so fills the mouth

o: what is sticking out to me is the mixture of fruit in here. normally with tripels i'm used to banana and clove. the pear was an interesting little addition here. i don't think this is better than some of the traditional beers of the style, but its definitely worth a try. my one complaint is that it could use a touch more spice presence to balance the sweetness

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Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a cloudy copper color with a creamy white head that leaves only a little spotty lacing down the glass.
The aroma is spice and a little yeasty funk and a bit of biscuit and citrus.
The taste is quite nice with a bit of banana and spice and a bit of dried fruit along with candied fruit and a decent lingering, light bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is medium, slightly bubbly and sticky.
Overall, a decent tripel that I quite enjoyed.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bobWFMU
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sizemorer
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.67/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber/coral head with a crisp ivory head.

Aroma: Notes of grapefruit, raspberry, caramel, and 'earthy grape' - is how I would best describe it.

Taste: The aforementioned fruits come through with a spicy and earthy backbone.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with fairly light carbonation.

Overall: Considering that this was my first from Brouwerij West, and that I have had better Tripels, I found this to be quite enjoyable. However, I would have enjoyed a bit more carbonation. All in all, very good.

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Photo of Wesleyfroda11211
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Tripel from Brouwerij West
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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