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RATINGS: 3315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
PalCabral (162) - - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy straw blond with a thin head full of tiny bubbles. The aroma is discretely peppery and citrusy. The taste is spicy, bitter and dry. It is quite rustic and devoid of malty sweetness, uncompromising. It’s a cult beer perhaps, but not necessarily a tasty one. The Westmalle Tripel was tasted along with Chimay Blanche and La Trappe Tripel and it scored lowest in all categories, losing by far.


5
Mattseward (14) - - AUG 16, 2017
FThanks yodoydoydoyditdutdyiitdurdutsigxutstididitditdiydo ousojxljdiyddishditihdkhsgk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
k_gadeberg (78) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2017
On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood Pours hazy yellow with small white foam. Lots of co2, very fruity with a long hoppy aftertaste. Easy drinkable, though a high ABV.

4
beermastersasho (39) - - AUG 16, 2017
Westmalle tripel is a little bit too heavy for a triple ale for me. I need more balance. I taste the alcohol... But its creamy in the mouth as it is written. Nice aroma, but I need more. Good with steak, cheese, fruits... I think that women wont like it... it is a really hard trappist ale. For example Tripel Karmeliet is more drinkable and in comparison with rochefort 10, which is QUADRUPEL and 11+ degrees - this westmalle tripel is heavier. Rochefort is more drinkable.

4.1
DavidSvinth (55) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Flot, gylden, lidt uklar i glasset. Let parfumeret i næsen. God fylde, man fornemmer den høje alkoholprocent, uden at det bliver sprittet. Halvtør afrunding. Solid trappistøl.

3.6
KevinReddirt (181) - Midland, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Another happy bring-home 750 ml bottle from an excursion to the Dallas area. Poured into my Chimay Trappist glass it shows an opaque, gold body sharing a bright white, lingering foam. Lifting the glass to smell I detect spun sugar and yellow fruit. Taking a drink, it is quite different from the scent. I get green apple, yeast, a mild bitterness from start to finish. The alcohol is totally concealed. Worth the effort, glad to have a sampling, but maybe I set the bar too high.

3.7
royalbeer (19) - NORWAY - AUG 12, 2017
Thik, very tasteful beer. Light in color. A very good beer. Please, send me another one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
dutchdarthvader (246) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Eerste reactie oké ik beken ik ben een zware trippel liefhebber. En deze trippel heeft alles in de zin van de klassieke (Belgische Abdij) trippel. Wat betreft uiterlijk is deze perfect. Mooi licht troebel geel biertje met een perfecte witte schuimkraag door het goed vertegenwoordigde koolzuur. De geur bloemig fruitig. Proef banaan zit iets zurigs van citrus op de achtergrond. Is complex heeft een volle rijke smaak waar elke keer weer wat in te ontdekken is en ook nog eens met een goeie bitter. Zonder dat er ergens de alcohol overheerst ademt deze trippel een stukje subtiliteit uit. Ze zeggen dat het de moeder van alle tripels is. Dat kan ik niet checken maar het is zeker een (klassieke) maatstaf waar je andere tripels aan kan meten. En dat zegt genoeg.

3.8
peeterk (7) - Haapsalu, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
alcohol, orange, medium bitterness, medium sourness, bitter. Fifth beer of the blind test, most pleasant, clearly strong, reminds champagne. Needs a couple more glasses to give final rating

5
ro_guzman (1) - - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
Superior beer. This is how you expect beer to smell and taste. This is the best beer I have had on this side of the world. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
wilde_joost59 (166) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Have had already many bottles from this beer, but shared a bottle with Rabo yesterday. The color is light, heavy in alcohol, good aroma. In my opinion there are better tripels.


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