Triumph Brewing Company
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 353
Beer Avg: 3.68
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 60 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jwc215:
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
My friends and I went here on a Sunday for a relatively early dinner.
Walking into this place - which, by driving by car is not so easy to see at first, because of the thin entranceway - you have to walk down a somewhat elegant, certainly classy, long hallway. The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness. It is trendy, modern and very clean, somewhat formal.
My friends and I were immediately seated at a table. The waiter was very friendly and marginally knowledgeable about beer. He was quick to offer us the option of a sampler. The beers were varied, and some of them, most notibly the rauchweizen, were not so common for brewpubs (IMO - anyway).
The beers were all quite good - a bit on the hoppy side - and all smooth. Only the honey wheat was a bit weak. Otherwise, they were above-average to quite good.
The food was decent. The selection, though limited, was varied. The prices for the beer and food were reasonable, especially considering the area. A friend of mine and I ordered the rib stew and another friend had a hamburger. Again, the food was decent - nothing great - but not bad at all.
We were a bit disappointed that they were not able to fill a growler of the dry stout or the IPA (which was on the hand pump- we realize that it takes a bit longer - but, as the waiter admitted before we said anything - and by simple observation, it was rather slow there anyway.) Be that as it may, overall, it was worth the not-so-close drive, especially for the beers - which was the whole point anyway!
Another thing that was somewhat pleasantly surprising was that the growlers were sealed in plastic.
If you are in the area, or not ridiculously far, it's worth the trip!
07-24-2006 04:24:02 | More by jwc215
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3.33/5 rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I've been going to Triumph for the better part of the last 15 years.
The beer selection hasn't changed much (Bengal Gold, Honey Blonde, Amber Ale, a rotating Stout) and the quality is steadfast.
The food is now geared towards the Princeton U. Hipsters with a more "farm to table" vibe... although I doubt very much of it is sourced locally.
Prices have gone up over the years... mostly as a reflection of the locale.
If hanging out, grabbing an expensive app, and an okay beer is your goal... Triumph-Princeton is your spot.
If you want great beer and locally farmed foods at a bargain of a price... Triumph-New Hope is the better bet.
11-19-2013 20:15:15 | More by hervinjr
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
When in Princeton, this brewery pub is a great watering hole. A pioneer.
Nice architecture, friendly people and staff, high ceilings, pleasant and reasonable food and beer selection. Easy to do small plates as well as dinner. Recommended. Their beers are very good, not great, a bit tame, but their stouts and IPAs rock into the 4+ category.
Try their generous 6 taste sampler flight!
11-14-2013 04:31:57 | More by Act25
Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.