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Brewed By: Brouwerij Westmalle (Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle)

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Average Rating:
7.86245

Number of Ratings: 1992

Style: Tripel

Brewed In: Belgium

ABV: 9.50%

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel

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Tasting Notes

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thomas_johnson@baylor.edu profile picturethomas_johnson@baylor.edu - August 2, 2012
Great appetizer beer. Bitter
natedawggg54 profile picturenatedawggg54 - June 18, 2012
The Best
bugs318 profile picturebugs318 - June 18, 2012
Aromawise, I was met with spicy notes exemplary of Belgian yeasts, alongside sweet pears and alcohol. Also golden, but not as cloudy as the Achel, this could be due to topping the bottle, while it was poured with a good and comparably retained/impressive white head. Though there is a complexity of spice and fruits in the flavour, I was a bit disappointed by an excessive booziness and obvious warmth alongside an equally excessive sweatiness to the yeast that - while not bad - were to me less pleasant than its peers offered. Much drier and perhaps better balanced, though with a lighter body and carbonation than their peers that perhaps prevented the masking of the booze. Perhaps it was overhyped for me, but though enjoyable and quite drinkable, I was more blown away by the nuance of the others and wonder if this simply commands its great respect (primarily) on legacy. Grade: B+/A-
lknothe@gmail.com profile picturelknothe@gmail.com - June 10, 2012
Big head, nice lacing. Full body taste yet light color; a little citrusy with a kick.
crloger@gmail.com profile picturecrloger@gmail.com - May 26, 2012
Strong, but great flavors. Spicy and malty, but very good
Rask profile pictureRask - May 13, 2012
Almost perfection
Rask profile pictureRask - May 13, 2012
Whata pint!
klee86 profile pictureklee86 - April 8, 2012
Tastes strongly like alcohol (yeast) otherwise okay, crisp, zesty
KTPavlovic profile pictureKTPavlovic - April 8, 2012
Yeasty very strong - high alcohol
ishkybob profile pictureishkybob - March 27, 2012
Citrus & slight hop aroma, but an awful finish and aftertaste. Possible I got a bad bottle, but cannot recommend. Update: 2nd bottle not as bad, but didn't care for the licorice finish.
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