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Westmalle Tripel

Westmalle Tripel

Rated 3.977 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle

Malle, Belgium

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Westmalle Tripel is a clear, golden yellow Trappist beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle (9,5% alcohol). It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional beer, with a great deal of finesse and elegance. And with a splendid long aftertaste. he Westmalle Tripel is indeed called the “mother of all tripels”. This type of beer was first brewed in Westmalle abbey in 1934 when the new brewing hall came into use. The current formula has stayed practically unchanged since 1956, thus more than 50 years. his beer is generally served in 33 cl bottles, precisely the volume of the accompanying glass goblet. The bottles are sold individually, in handy packs of six or in crates of 24 bottles. And of course this beer is served in the better horeca outlets.

ID: 1020 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank162
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank6 of 541
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.007
Weighted Score3.977
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • PALEALERIDER 2104 reviews
    rated 4.0 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a huge frothy white head and has a hazy golden appearance. Very thick lacing. Lively carbonation. Aromas are mostly yeast, malts and orange peel. Flavours are big yeasty and spice notes. Also lots of citrusy and some hints of herbal hops. Full bodied mouthfeel. Quite a lot of bitterness on the palate. Good stuff.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 4.5 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    a cloudy pale orange color and a long lasting big foamy head with a strong hoppiness - notes of cream, orange and endless bitter and dry finish ,nice

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a golden amber with a massive 3 finger head that takes its sweet ass time. Tornado of carbonation in the bottom of the glass. Lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, think honey crisp apples. Slightly spicy hints to this one as well. First taste has spice to it along with a strong hint of what can be described as the aftertaste of christmas cookies. Taste is slightly mettalic also along with its bitterness. Finishes off with taste continuing along with a slight dryness. Also ha s awarm burn as it settles in the gut. This is a damn good looking beer, also very solid. Not a beer for those of us with facial hair.

  • GIVMEBEER 794 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a murky yellow with a wonderful dense white head. Good retention and lacing. Yeast and lemon aroma. Crisp complex flavour. Belgium yeast, spicy, floral and citrus fruit. Smooth, slick and medium bodied. Nice beer.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Initially clear, but when poored out completely hazy golden light orange color with nice foam head. Nice bitter taste with some caramel and orange. High alcohol, but that is not killing taste. Good beer. (Velp 201110)

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice! Of the 7 authentic trappist breweries, this Westmalle Tripel, along with Orval's offering, are the tamest, easiest way to experience the fine religious drinks. This one has a fine carbonation and a little bitterness, which is different, and better to me than a standard lager's hoppy sour taste. A fiue ale with aged cheeses, as well as any fried, oily, greasy foods. I would definitely use this to introduce good friend to the Trappist line of drinks. Standard lager drinkers should be able to appreciate Westmalle, and it won't break your wallet! Recommended!

  • JCF14 157 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    it's golden disorder beer with a thick foam, a lot of micro bubbles, it smells sweety yeast and fruits. in mouth i found consistency, alcohol, sweety yeast, citrus. in end of mouth a good bitterness. it remains long in the mouth.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    What an amazing beer. Tripels can be all over the place, especially with their yeasty qualities but this one was perfect. A beautiful golden pour, slight haze in the glass, topped off with a huge head of tan colored bubbles. A lot of spice and citrusy notes fill the air, along with some floral hoppish scents and sweet grains. The flavor comes in like a nice dry white wine...except flavored. The spice and citrus hit the spot!

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Best by 2012 so there's still plenty of time left within this bottle. A very bready, spicy, and yeasty aroma. Vibrant golden yellow with a medium sized head and spotty lacing. Exceptionally smooth with a very firm bitter bite, totally unexpected and very welcoming. Flavor is biscuits, noble hops, spicy yeast and a very mild and light fruitiness. Not your typical tripel and that's just fine by me.

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Wow, what a shame I never drank this one before. This is for sure the mother of all tripels. Poured out of bottle being golden coloured, forming a nice 1,5 finger head. Aroma has little raisins, some yeast and subtle spices like rosemary and lavender. It goes down incredibly well for a 9%. Full bodied and round. Taste is soft and sweet, bitter a light hoppy bitter kick to it.

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