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Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,321 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,321
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 66
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Has a lot of numbers on the lower left of label. 06OCT13 printed and I believe this means best before ocober 06 2013. Hmm wish it was more clear.

A - Pours out a clear light golden color with a one finger white head that dies down relatively fast. Alcohol legs and lacing clinging to the sides of the glass are left behind. Not many bubbles streaming up like I thought there should be for the style.

S - This beer smells really floral to me, breadiness, medicinal, alcohol, spices. Not sweet at all.

T - This one like the nose is floral, breadiness, spices, alcohol, bitterness, medicinal off putting aftertaste. Alcohol and the medicinal taste I get linger in the background to much for me. Not liking this at all.

M - Starts off sweet for a split second then the dryness comes in like champagne with an explosion of carbonation. Highly carbonated.

O - Not sure about this Trippel for some reason it comes off strong and pungent (in the wrong ways), and not really pleasant with a strong medicinal alcohol flavor that last throughout and lingers. This one rubs me the wrong way for some reason. Sorry NB. Better luck next time, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 00:07:33 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Deep golden hay body is clear with a bit of fine sediment in suspension. a Decent white head with okay retention and little to no lacing.

Aroma:
Bold and sweet. Blast of spice hits the nose right away along with plenty of Belgian yeast character and esters. Earthy hops. A hint of hay and sweet corn, polished of by coriander and a spot of lavender.

Taste:
Follows the nose well, with a healthy dose of earthy hops right up front with honey and coriander playing supporting roles. An almost sour yeast ester is present with some light pepper. Finishes with a noticeable amount of alcohol.

Mouthfeel:
A fairly heavy body for the style and moderate carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

Overall:
A solid beer, although a bit too heavy for style. Great flavor and well worth trying, just don't expect it to be a good companion for a hot day.

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A: poured into a snifter to a pale orange that's almost yellow topped by a small white head that is quick to fade
S: smells of corriander and fruity esters
T: taste is spicy yeast, corriander, fruity esters, some honey sweetness and cracker malt flavor. swallow is a whirlwind of flavors with more fruity esters, spices, slight alcohol, and pale malt
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,321 ratings.