Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by DocJitsu:
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mind you, this is not my style. I'm not a Belgian fan. But I had the bartender (the owner's father in law) at Orcutt Brew pour me a small taste first. It was inoffensive, so I had him pour me a pint. It's a crystal clear, light-golden color with a nearly white head. The head attenuates quickly, but sticky lace hangs on the edge off the glass. A lot of banana in the nose with that common Belgian yeast aroma that pierces the olfactory. The beer's mouthfeel is wet and is characterized by a medium body. A pilsnerish start that quickly yields to ripe banana and then tart white grape. There is a bit of that familiar Belgian yeast finish. The thing I find clever about this beer is that everything is mild. Which has caused this non-Belgian drinker to sit and enjoy a pint. Good job New Belgium.
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2012 22:29:49 | More by DocJitsu
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4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.
APPEARANCE: pours a clear straw color with slightly higher amount of carbonation, two finger head that dissipated quickly and left a thin layer of bubbles that lasted throughout, there was some lacing present.
SMELL: molasses, pears, banana and the Coriander spice really dominates with some Belgian funk.
TASTE: the taste follows the nose, it's initially sweet molasses with some spice and funky Belgian bread then some lingering hops, the alcohol 7.8% is perceptible but well disguised.
PALATE: full bodied with higher carbonation.
OVERALL: this is a very good beer and reasonably priced, it's not the best I've had for the style but for the price I would not hesitate to buy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 02:31:15 | More by HoppyBastard
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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