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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

2,370 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,370
Reviews: 925
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 67
Gots: 150 | FT: 1
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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thesquire

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-12-2012 15:53:29 | More by thesquire
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WilsonCecil

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2012 01:06:07 | More by WilsonCecil
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Thanks to mymrnngjckt for this one.

Pours a honey golden color, somewhat hazy with about an inch of off-white head. Head retention is pretty solid, leaving a patchy lace and a bit of stick.

Smells of citrus, tropical fruit and maybe some peach, yeast, some honey like sweetness and with a good dose of saaz hops.

Taste has a nice sweetness to it that underlays all of the other flavors, which include yeast, some spice, and a subtle fruitiness that isn't as prominent as in the smell. Also slightly phenolic and the saaz hops give a snappy bit of bitterness. Nicely balanced and quite smooth. Mouthfeel is creamy with a bit better than medium body, and light carbonation that makes it smooth on the palate.

This is a tasty, easy drinking and pretty striaghtforward tripel. Nothing surprising here, just a well crafted brew. Very nice.

01-29-2008 00:42:09 | More by number1bum
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-28-2012 00:21:09 | More by MacStinson
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greyghost86

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-12-2014 19:02:37 | More by greyghost86
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mitchfor3

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Nice label, pretty bottle.

This is the first trippel I have ever had, believe it or not, so take this with a grain of salt. I'm still getting the hang of the whole Belgian thing.

Pours a transparent copperish-gold color. Nice thick head leaves pretty lacing.

Fruity esters dominate the nose. Smells rich and complex.

Tastes like it smells - prominent fruitiness, yeast present but not overwhelming, hint of alcohol, but overall the 8.5% tucks itself under the complex flavor nicely. I'm enjoying this one.

New Belgium is undoubtedly a great brewery and this is yet another quality offering.

08-19-2006 06:02:21 | More by mitchfor3
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americanbelgian

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-28-2011 17:52:49 | More by americanbelgian
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2011 22:49:49 | More by kjkinsey
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-18-2013 20:52:29 | More by doowhat
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naturallight1

Nevada

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2013 03:46:04 | More by naturallight1
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skyisland

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-16-2014 14:29:08 | More by skyisland
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2014 20:10:41 | More by carlmoberg
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aubuc1

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

dated best before march 2012

Pours a very clear rich golden with a white head.

Very floral, sweet with a belgian yeast/biscuit.

Taste is like the smell. Floral, rich fruity and very smooth. Sort of a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is a nice tripel. Not too different than la fin du monde (maybe not quite as good).

07-04-2011 23:56:29 | More by aubuc1
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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-14-2013 20:48:49 | More by mcrawford
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alexAK

Alaska

4/5  rDev +5.3%

On first glance, it pours a honey-like color reminding me a bit of a lager, but there's more depth. Lacing is fine. Aroma is well balanced hints at some of the yeast and hop character.

A very clear taste. The yeast is a little upfront but still light. I'd almost go for a little more depth but I've no real problem either. A faint hint of malt smoothness.

The beer is well carbonated so it feels a little bubbly in the mouth. Keeps it's character though.

Whilst abroad I used to go for the Leffe trippel, and as drinkable as the Leffe was, the alcohol is better masked in this brew. Still at 8.5 abv it'd be wise not to imbibe too quickly.

12-12-2004 01:41:22 | More by alexAK
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-08-2014 14:43:38 | More by Jack_Frost79
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-19-2011 15:53:42 | More by bmur112
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-18-2012 01:03:49 | More by SourAddict
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hardrock

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-07-2013 22:27:22 | More by hardrock
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-12-2013 00:11:42 | More by JackMcAwesome
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thejuno

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2011 17:48:59 | More by thejuno
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-28-2013 18:24:08 | More by FilumDee
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2013 15:22:39 | More by MSandahl23
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-28-2013 20:23:24 | More by DMc8ride
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MichaelBuck

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-06-2012 01:33:31 | More by MichaelBuck
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,370 ratings.