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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

2,322 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,322
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 nsabo:
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nsabo

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I feel like this beer has two separate stages of tastes going on, but one transitions so smoothly into the other it’s easy to overlook everything that’s going on and simply enjoy it as is. This beer has a ton of carbonation, and the first taste I’m getting is a mixture of carbonation, a tinge of hops, and very faint lemon. The second taste that finishes each sip and lingers in the aftertaste (and matches the nose) is syrupy sweet malt, some banana, and old bread yeast. I know a lot of sugar is used in this style, but this is still an overly sweet beer, like it has the strong sweetness of a quad without the booziness of one.
I dig this beer a lot and have been drinking it for years, but oddly haven’t paid it much mind. Even though the yeast is the star of the show, I recommend trying their Abbey ale, – funkier yeast, way less sweetness.
(Note: the label touts “bottle conditioned,” but don't make any cellaring plans. I naively stashed some of these away for a while, but even after just 6 months they tasted awful.)

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 04:43:57 | More by nsabo
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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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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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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,322 ratings.