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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

2,283 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 66
Gots: 112 | 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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bbkd3b

California

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful golden body, but this is maybe the first 100% clear Trippel I've ever seen in my life. 1-finger head bubbles around the tulip, but fades after a short while and leaves a thin layer floating at the top of the glass. Smell isn't as strong as I'd like it to be - corriander, floral hops, and bread form the body. Any yeast scent is non-existent. As it warms, sharper tones of hops become more obvious with a hint of fruitiness.

A fairly light body carried the corriander tones on to the tongue. Alcohol was effectively hidden by the floral tastes... Unfortunately, it seemed like those tones hid many other flavors. Some thin, hoppy bitterness and biscuit flavors form the underbelly of the brew. Carbonation is light but pleasant on the tongue. A dry finish leaves the flavors lingering in the mouth for a good while after it's all said and done.

Overall/notes - I remember being kind of mum on this a long time ago, and I can see why. It's a good beer, but it pales in comparison to the dozens of other higher-quality tripels out there. Certainly worth a taste, but don't go out of your way to hunt for one.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 03:45:13 | More by bbkd3b
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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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