Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by smttycty:
4.18/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Golden straw with a good rice-white head, but it's the thick legs that linger on the side of my snifter after swirling that really stand out. The nose came up with mellow some bright fruit sweetness like pineapple and lemon, and hints of butter and clove.
A faint sense of diacetyl was present in the taste as well, but not off-putting. Overall profile was smooth, mellow, suggesting muenster cheese and white grapes. Alcohol was present in the warming but the 7.8% ABV is craftily hidden on the palette.
The medium to full body is perfectly matched to the overall smoothness. The touch of bittering in the aftertaste dissipates to a clean dry finish. New Belgium is fast becoming my favorite domestic. Well done! (Note: before submitting I see many are getting a big hop profile and other characters that I am not. The freshness date on mine does not indicate a stale bottle, but I will check this brew again. Either way, this one I loved!)
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2007 22:18:33 | More by smttycty
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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 2,299 ratings.