skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate; I had this one last christmas and I was quite impressed by the superb palate, which is better than the dubbel. Furthermore; fruity and spicy nose. Golden yellowish, cloudy colour, lasting head. Typical tripel taste; spices. Spicy mouthfilling aftertaste. Great!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy, fruity nose with some banana, hazy golden body with suspended yeast, big head. Soft, fruity body with spice; noticeable alcohol in the finish. The alcohol presence knocks the score down a bit, but this is very good.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful gold color. Yeasty, toasty, spicy nose. Shows up Westvleteren 12 that I had before it with it’s yeasty folds of citrus and cheese (camembert, brie) on the bright side and spicy and tobacco on the other. Like Affligem but much brighter. A top 3 or 5...
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy white head. Brilliant golden-yellow colour avec sediment. Light fruity/yeasty aroma. Alcohol is slightly apparent at the finish. More full bodied and not nearly as dry as Chimay Blanche.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 Pours a very cloudy, pale yellow color with chunks of yeast floating around. Has a very big white head and leaves a good lacing effect. Strong aroma of hops and spices. Starts out sweet, has some hop flavor in the middle, and finishes sweet with a slight hop twang. The first couple of sips have a warming alcohol effect. Great beer.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To be honest it doesn’t rate highly on the Trappist Scale but still beats most beers hands down.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nothing wrong with this tripel. Hits it right on the head
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i´ve only recently come around to liking westmalle. i probably prefer the double, but this feels like a real indulgence, so rich
rette (6) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
for evaluation of this grand beer, one sould consider the 75cl. version. not only is the beer - oxigen rate different, this trippel is also selected from the best casks in the brewery.
it tasts softer and is more agreeable
i like the small bottles too, anyway
jazz88 (2465) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A day for celebration, so why not have a Westmalle Tripel! A big white foamy head on a cloudy yellow/orange body. What I enjoy about this Tripel is everything it does not do. A lot of Tripels just overwhelm the senses and make it hard to drink. The nose has orange, clove, citrus, and grass. A nice smooth flavor. The best Tripel I have had.