Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,660 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,660
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 75
Gots: 299 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 2,660 | Reviews: 980
Photo of kkleu357
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brownish body. Everything about it is that fake candi belgium taste and aroma. It’s probably a good example of an american version of a triple, but I’m just not a fan.

Photo of Austinkrat
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. I didnt care too much for the pronounced banana taste.

Photo of javitale
1.56/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Maybe i'm not a fan of this style ale but i really disliked the smell and taste of it.

Photo of JohnMachiavel
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer tastes lighter than it looks, would buy and drink again. Easy to drink without losing its body and being the same as water.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour grapefruit, heavy coriander, hops, could be more better balanced.

Photo of gnumber9
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All 5s. When I think beer, New Belgium Trippel is a perfect ideal of it. Have i had better beers? You betcha, but to me this is a stellar beverage and is about as close to perfection as one can get at this scale. It is also an excellent beverage that pairs with a meal.

Photo of Gear54
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a snifter.

Smell is spicy with light fruit aromas, yeast and citrus hops as well. Lots of action in the nose.

Taste has yeast and biscuit malts. Nice hop balance makes the yeast and biscuit dough not too overwhelming. A touch of fruity sweetness and alcohol at the end.

Feel is nice. Crisp beer with lots of drinkability.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw with a one finger white, rocky head that disappates quickly. Aroma is floral, spicy, coriander, and bready. Taste is much the same, with some sweetness, bread, spice, coriander, and a floral tonge. Mouthfeel is medium and not overly carbonated. Overall a nice beer and a style I will enjoy trying more.

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - yellow with a great head
Smell - lots of yeAst. I can pick up on the coriander. Very sweet.
Taste - a lot like the smell but with a slight bitterness
Feel - smooth at first with a creaping fizz.
Overall - pretty good but not worth getting again.

Photo of mooseisloose
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Always like a great trippel, this one went great with some pinwheel filet mignonette, so let's give a whirl on the review side. Popping the top I get a breads waft of spiced malt. Pours to a bright light orange with a one finger multi-bubble head. On the taste this brew has a breads, candy and spice, everything nice. Flavor is consistent throughout with a trace of bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. A great food beer and sipper.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good with strong hints of hops.

Photo of Rivarol
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only downside is you'll buy it so much you'll get sick of it.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass. This rather nice Belgian style tripel pours a beautiful, clear, bright golden color with a moderate white head that dissipates to a very thin ring and light lacing. Nose of the usual suspects. Belgian candy sugars, light esters from the yeast, light coriander and spice, and sweet malts all around. Flavors follow the nose nicely with light Belgian candy and light honey flavors blending with light banana esters from the yeast and a mild coriander note to the rear that offers a light bite on the finish. Smooth mouth feel finishes ever so slightly dry. Excellent ale from a fine brewery.

Cheers


Cheers

Photo of Kacross1
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

coriander taste great, smooth flavor

Photo of Jasonm2
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites from New Belgium, Trippel is a tripel style Belgian ale that is crisp, light in appearance, and delicious. Brewed with Coriander, this beer is strong and herbal, bringing in palate-refreshing tones of hops balanced with malt and earth. Not too bitter, the content of Trippel's ABV is hidden by slight tones of wheat, spices, and the traditional European ale flavor. Over time, if the beer sits, it is possible to taste a little alcoholic bitterness, but with a true drinking of Trippel, it will pay you back entirely. This beer does not deserve to be out of the bottle for more than a half-hour, and it demands a quick consumption in order to attain its brilliance. This is not one for the new drinker, this beer resides in the halls of the greats because of its personality and vigor. Sharp in taste, and all of the ingredients being present, this beer demands an audience of great import and knowledge, and is likely to be brushed under by novices in terms of flavor, color, and presentation. When you find Trippel, pick up a pack and enjoy your night, cause you'll never want to pass it up again.

Photo of do_ob
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labeled "Enjoy by 18 OCT 2015". Sampled and reviewed on February 27, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a light, clear golden with a 1 finger white head of foam. Lots of carbonation, definitely fresh. Smells of wheat, pine, citrus, bananas, with some slight hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Unfortunately the taste is where this beer went south for me. It literally tastes like liquefied banana nut bread. There was some citrus and hoppiness in there, but the banana taste is just too overpowering for me, and ruins the rest of the flavors that are present.

Photo of car2052
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy deep golden. Clean white head with significant lacing.
S: Lot of yeasty flavors, most prominently banana, and spice. Sweet malt backbone as well.
T: Sweet light malt forms the base, then comes yeasty banana and spice flavors, a little bit of a rubber taste comes through, and is ended by a alcoholic bite.
M: Medium.
O: Should be called a banana nut beer.

Photo of rjs246
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find that most breweries have no clue how to brew a decent tripel. NB, on the other hand, has figured out exactly how to brew a decent tripel, while not going one inch further. This stuff is totally drinkable but also totally unremarkable.

Photo of hophead723
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is such a unique and complex beer that I recommend going to the New Belgium website to read what they say about it's attributes. Also, don't review this beer if your a pussy because I'm getting the impression from a lot of reviews on this beer that the people reviewing it are expecting something that would appeal to their Budweiser accustomed palates just because it's not a hop forward beer. If you review this beer poorly, you don't like beer at all and you should be banned from beer advocate!

Look: This beer looks gorgeous. It's a light gold color with a slight hazyness because it's from the bottle.

Smell: The smell is very appealing and the New Belgium website sums it up perfectly in a way I would not have been able to: "Phenolic (clove-like, spicy, warm, herbal) slight banana ester aromas."

Taste: The taste is warm, sweet, fruity, and delicious. I am an IPA fanatic but this is a nice and tasty beer. I taste something akin to banana and cream, with just a hint of the zest the coriander imparts on the overall flavor profile.

Feel: This beer has the best mouth feel of any beer I have tried; extremely creamy and soft.

Overall: This is a go-to beer for me. You can buy it year round and it works in any season. I have much respect for it, and very little respect for the fools who rate this beer low because it proves they don't know what a good beer is. If you see a low rating for this beer, the person who wrote the review prefers Budweiser and therefore does not enjoy real beer and shouldn't be on beer advocate! Grab it and thank me. Oh, and by the way, this beer has an astounding shelf-life. The six pack I picked up is good until October 21, 2015! Thank you New Belgium, and keep up the good work.

Photo of CIBoy10
2.09/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just not my thing at all. Did not do it for me. Much better out there. I love just about everything else NB makes but this doesn't cut it.

Photo of Zenvortex
2.01/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25

Pours too clear for a triple - red lights go off / no real head or lacing worth noting / funk smell - farmhouse maybe / no such luck on taste - more like a third than a triple - big disappointment - way too metallic / decent carbonation but who cares at this point / being a BIG Belgian Abby Triple fan I'd say this is almost laughable & would turn folks off to the thought of a triple - bummer dude

Photo of fuhkyou
2.15/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This swill is going to give trippels a bad name. I didn't like it 10 years ago but decided to try it again since it had the chickens on the 6 pack now, lol.
If a cut rate (cheap ass) candy maker decided to make a trippel flavored bubble gum this is exactly what it would taste like. Has a weird, candied tutti frutti taste to it.
Now I have to drink the other 5 bottles... life can suck at times.
BTW: I F'ing LOVE a quality Belgian Trippel.

Photo of TapDat
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

How this has a better rating than Left Hands St. Vrain is beyond me. Not bad but it doesnt have the smell, alcohol content or taste of higher quality Tripels.

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an interesting Trippel

Photo of djchrismac
4.74/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Freaking awesome brew. Totally surprised by everything about this beer.

to view more.
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,660 ratings.