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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

2,300 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,300
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 116 | 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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ZoomanCru

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trippel – Belgian Tripel (7.8%) - New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Pours a dark straw color with a slight golden hue. Clear as a bell. Big two finger head rises and falls pretty quickly. Almost no retention at all, but some high thin lacing all the way up.

Smell: Determinate belgian funk dominates nose with hints of ripe fruit such as banana and peach. Subtle hints of wilting flowers. Esters really strong with some alcoholic volatility lingering in the background. Slightest hints of grassiness, like sweet hay. Hints of very refined honey.

Taste: Taste essentially follows nose with some exceptions. Foretaste is sweet with hints of apricot and persimmon. Slight black pepper spiciness in the true taste that lingers after the swallow. Coriander comes through nicely, and doesn't overpower. Hints of biscuit malt manage to somehow sneak through the overwhelming yeastiness of this brew to compliment the heavy fruit like esters. Little bit of volatility on the aftertaste, but for a beer thats got such an elevated ABV, it hides it pretty well, and to some degree even compliments the other flavors. Lingering honey like sweetness on the aftertaste, maybe just a little bit too sweet.

Mouth: Solidly medium bodied with some pretty heavy sweetness that sticks to the tongue. Carb is pretty heavy, which helps to lift the heavier flavors from the palate, making the next sip all the more refreshing.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Tulip. 2/6/14.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:43:30 | More by ZoomanCru
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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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