Known as the “Mother of Tripels”, this gorgeous beer is thought to be the first example of the Belgian tripel style beer. Golden and slightly hazy, this beer has a fantastic deep fruit and spicy aroma, with banana bread-like flavours and herbal notes to balance the sweetness.
It’s both the original and best tripel beer, and a shining example of how good Trappist beers can be.
Brewery : Abdij Westmalle
Country : Belgian Beer
Style : Triple Beer
ABV : 9.5%
Westmalle Brewery is one of the most famous Belgian Trappist breweries and with good reason. They produce just three beers but are revered by every Belgian beer lover. The tripel is widely recognised as one of the best beers in the world with its unique yeasty aroma and insane depth of flavour. Their dubbel is almost as loved; a deep amber beer with lots of caramel, raisin and almost rum like flavours. The beers are exceptionally well cared for, brewed by the monks as required for the Trappist label, and lagered (cold stored) for weeks until smooth and clear. This brewery sets the benchmark for both the dubbel and tripel styles, as well as being credited with inventing them.