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RATINGS: 2999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A strong, dry and spicy trappist ale. The product of a secondary fermentation lasting 5 weeks. This is a complex ale 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 ale, with a great deal of finesse and elegance, and with a splendid long after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Very large creamy white head from the pour. Light body with a crisp spicy flavor. Light carbonation with a clear light gold color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1290) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
pretty solid brew. Is a bit sweet, tad fruity. Pretty smooth for the high abv not sure if its worth the price however, or at least what i paid for it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Murky gold with airy head that dissipates rather quickly. Nice fruity aroma, notably apple and orange. Unfortunately the resr beer does not live up to the aroma. Has some vinegar elements to it. Very lively, heavily carbonated. Dry finish. Good but overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2006
Yellow colour with a huge white mostly lasting head. Aroma of fruits and yeast. Lots of taste. Good palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Hazy yellow color with a nice white head. Excellent, very fruity aroma, some yeastiness. Excellent flavor as well, very fruity and a little spicy. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
Cloudy pale yellow in colour with big fluffy white head. Fruity corrianda on steroids. Supposed not use to these complex Belgium beers, too many local beers to appricate and not challenging the palate. Thanks Santa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1144) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Westmalle has long been revered as one of the great six Trappist breweries dotted around Belgium. It has also long been out of my reach. Now I’ve had my taste. A bitter, dry, raspy taste like the withered hand of the elder tyrant, a foul and offensive flavor with consummate reviling details. The Westmalle Tripel is the nadir of Tripels, a shamed nomad who wanders from palate to palate. Each new tongue marks a new exodus, down the throat and, for me, almost back up. The appearance is the standard straw colored Tripel shade, bubbling into a laconic but active head of white. From that mattress of billowing foam emanates a fragrance of apples, pears, butter and bubble gum. But the taste is horrible, excessively dry and burdened with more alcohol than it can carry. The label tells another story, of a delicate beer meant for delicate consumers, those tried and true beer drinkers out there plodding around the world who have the genteel knack for tasting quality brews. To these men and women, the Westmalle is a scoundrel. It is dressed like a beer of luxury, and smells like a fruit garden, though it reeks of treachery. The Westmalle Tripel is drier than the sun bleached bones of fallen Grecian warriors, more bitter than the spited prince who lost his kingdom, and burns more than the hell fires promised to lick the heels of heathens. It is all the worse for its regal coating, but even without the apocryphal robes of the rich the Tripel is just a poor excuse for a Tripel. Beware this alluring foe of friends, it is only a bottle filled with oft mentioned and fabled assassin’s dagger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
330mL bottle. Slightly hazy yellow gold color, towering rocky white head. Light fruity ester aroma, pineapple and pear. Sugar sweetness cut with a sharp spicy yeast bite. Residual spicy/fruity flavors with a highly alcoholic character in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, dry, and hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2006
pours a standart cloudy golden color. smells of pungent fruity essence, slightly yeasty. taste is quite sweet with lots of pear and some other citrus flavors. not a bad beer but a little to sweet for my tastes, i prefer allagash tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2006
My first Tripel! Poured from bottle into shaker glass (its about all I have). An off-white head sits on a murky golden beer. It’s appearance almost reminds me of a lemon-meringue pie. Highly highly effervescent. Excellent lacing. Aroma is light and citrusy with a little yeast thrown in. A very refreshing beer! I am usually turned off by beers with abv’s over 8% but I didn’t notice the alcohol as being strong in this brew’s flavor. This one inspired my to brew a Tripel of my own.

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