Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by ZoomanCru:
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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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
86 out of 100 based on 2,300 ratings.