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Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2122
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trippel pours a clear golden color with a nice long lasting lacing head. There is a a rich and spicy aroma, hints of coriander, lots of alcohol. The taste is very crisp, good noticeable amount of spices, hints of orange, good malt backbone. Nice flavors, a tad bit weak. Overall its not as rich as other trippels but has a very nice crisp fruity flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:55:54 | More by vette2006c5r
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date of January 11, 2015 printed on the label. A new beer to me from New Belgium, acquired as part of the spring folly pack. Not a style I am too familiar with, but I am going in with an open mind.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice bright golden amber yellow colored body with lots of bubbles rushing up from the etching at the bottom of the glass. Two fingers of thick frothy white head that falls to about a finger. Good fat lacing abound. Looks nice.

S - Smell initially reminds me of a Berliner Weisse beer almost - sour / cheesy / pungent. Yeasty, grainy, & wheaty. The floral coriander / bubblegum aromas are apparent, but they are much more in the background than I would have imagined. Some honeyed bready malt is also noticeable.

T - Taste is similar to the nose - lightly peppery, yeast-derived fruitiness, bubblegum malt, honeyed bread malts, grainy / wheaty, and some lemon & banana. No alcohol is detectable.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, and clean. Light-bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall, a nice rendition of the style by New Belgium, with a moderate and unnoticeable 7.80%. An approachable take on the style, to be sure, and it has me curious to explore more.

New Belgium Trippel ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:59:27 | More by mfnmbvp
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with an enjoy by date of 1/11/15; into a tulip.
Appearance - golden, clear and bubbly. Thin, white head that leaves a shockingly strong amount of lacing!
Smell - weak floral hops, some spice and some orange and lemon zest.
Taste - there's a surprisingly strong complexity here. Yeast, hops, malts all make an appearance and nothing is overwhelming or underwhelming!
Feel - balanced, refreshing, mild on the palate and very enjoyable!
Overall - I had this once before and enjoyed, though I didn't rate. Admittedly I am rating this after having it on the same day as La Fin Du Monde,so may rating may be skewed. Will try again this Spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 21:01:06 | More by DenverHopHead
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Nugganooch

California

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into my FW Imperial Nonic
Notes from 03/06/14

A: Burnished gold body with some super fine clarity. Has a brassy look to it with visibile carbonation. Fluffy white cloud of suds on top with nice hang time and large swaths of lace left clinging to the glass.

S: Lots of coriander spice on the nose with some lemon pepper and a touch of banana like esters. There are some traces of a grainy malt underneath all of the yeast and spice. Not bad and seems to be pretty on par with the style.

T: Significant coriander spice flavors with some grainy malt character, banana, and bubblegum. Slightly sweetened with a touch of old world hops that bring in some mild bitterness to the table. There is no real trace of alcohol coming through. Smooth and crisp. Peppery spice and gum reaffirms in the dry finish. Clean, balanced, and quite refreshing.

M: The mouthfeel is light in body with a upper level of spritzy carbonation and a nice drying crisp at the finish. Very clean and crisp overall.

D: This is a rather nice and refreshing Trippel with good balance to it. But it is also somewhat unmemorable. I would think if your brewery is the New Belgium you would want to take extra care on this style to make it special. Just my .02 however.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 18:27:31 | More by Nugganooch
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Boozermurfin

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells of coriander, banana, banana bread, Belgian yeast comes through.

Taste is a little boring at first. As I progress through the bottle I enjoy the creamy banana and spicyness more and more. Perhaps it's the alcohol talking. A bit alcoholic for sure.

Mouthfeel is thin as expected. A little too thin I feel even for the style, but I'm not complaining.

Overall, hard to get a solid Belgian trippel for the price you can find this at. It's solid, well done and worth trying. I'm sure ill buy again.

But I'd recommend their Abbey Dubbel if you're looking to find a top notch American Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 01:18:23 | More by Boozermurfin
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OhioRay

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Straw yellow pour. Crystal clear. Dense 1 finger white head which fades relatively quickly. It's purty.

S - Spicy coriander. Some banana. Definitely a yeast character.

T - Bubblegum. Coriander. Spicy. Fruity. Damn that's good. Malty but not sweet. Dry finish. Slight alcohol warmth, less than expected for the strength.

M - Very light bodied. Highly carbonated.

O - Excellent brew. Looks beautiful, the aromas hit me the second I started pouring and the flavor blew me away. Will be getting more of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:07:53 | More by OhioRay
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely golden pour, with a clear, glowing body, and a load of very fine Champagne like bubbles forming a frothy head. The smell was wheaty and yeasty, with bananas and clove being quite noticeable. The aroma of coriander could also be perceived upon deeper breaths. The taste was fruity, and malty, with a touch of hop bitterness. Just a perfect balance of spice added a dryness to the finish. Creamy in the mouth with a tingly sensation due to carbonation. This New Belgium showing some of their best craft. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 05:07:39 | More by rajendra82
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NickT2121

Arkansas

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A - kinda aggressive pour into the snifter came off with a fat foamy two finger head. Light golden straw color clear color not a lot of bubbles.

S - grain toasted banana Bread, fruity, malt alcohol Smell. Complex

T - getting a creamy banana alcohol taste, malt lingering in the background. But the bananastays on the tongue all the way tthrough. Slight coriander taste.

M - Light yet creamy no bitterness and creamy finish.

O - great ale, This is the first tripel I've had and is definitely spiking my interest in other tripels

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 19:02:43 | More by NickT2121
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I generally like the Belgian beers, but sometimes they are too cloying, I think this one might be on the verge. I liked it, but its not as good as others, such as Boulevard, that I have tried. I don't know if I would buy this one again, I have had this one several times, but decided to revisit it, and I pretty much got the same result. Its average or maybe a notch below for the style. The originators know whats what. Nevertheless, this is better than most, but not as good as others In my opinion. I am one to drink all styles and as of late, I like almost all of them with the exception of Imperial Stouts, et. al. Anyway, that is my opinion on this one.

A: Alright, kind of golden straw, but maybe a shade darker.

Smell: a bit rancid perhaps, but that is common with this style, a little funk there, but not as much as traditional Belgians.

Taste: Alright, but nothing to write home to mom about.

Mouthfeel: Beer, not flat, but alright.

Overall: Good, nothing special, but a decent gateway Belgian style beer for nascent beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 00:28:46 | More by humuloner22
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whatthehull

California

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a white wine glass

A - lovely translucent copper, 1/6 finger white head and some sugar lacing

S - bananas, coriander, toasted gains and malts, musty, sweet flowers, alcohol, fresh baked zucchini bread,

T - this trippel tastes fresh baked, bananas, orange, coriander, lots of sugar, overly ripened fruits, Belgian style yeast, fruit flower hops, slight booze, slight citrus rind and more overly ripened bananas

M - Full bodied, very nice balance, very nice complexity, medium minus acidity and a well rounded sweet, silky and lovely finish

D/O - This is a great beer. I mean I could drink this all day long and be stoked. I could drink it for a week and be stoked. Great taste, very refreshing and 2 will give you the buzz you're looking for. Well done NB

Final thoughts - Yet another NB I can't believe I haven't reviewed yet! Nice abv at 7.8%, good price on a sixer at around $8 and always tastes great and I am not even a huge fan of the style. But, when it's done well, it's done well!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 22:35:48 | More by whatthehull
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass at Craft Beer Market in Calgary.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of thinly foamy and bubbly ecru head, which renders some rather decent webbed lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of sweet, sugary caramel and pale malt, earthy yeast, ethereal savoury spice, dark, fleshy fruit, and a pear-like alcohol warming. The taste is more lightly toasted pale malt, reduced caramel, soft yeast, muddled orchard fruit (banana sort of standing out after a while), chewing gum, a touch of coriander/clove spice, and a tame lilting booziness.

The carbonation is fairly mild, and barely supportive at times, the body a staid medium weight, and sort of tacky in its smoothness - yet a pushy fruitiness creaminess wends its way in. It finishes mostly dry, the yeast, waning spice, and alcohol colluding as such.

A seemingly American take on the style up front, but those appearances soon drop away, leaving us with an ok in bearing, and not really as complex mimicry of the old-world masters. Agreeable enough, I suppose, given its apparent availability in bottle format around its point of origin - just not up here, tho (yet).

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2014 01:46:47 | More by biboergosum
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Paid a good premium for this one 4 dollars for the single at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - A bit of sediment floaties is ok on this it's rather fresh. The color is a bright orange yellow hue with a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around forever even beyond a thick lace ring.
S - Smells of coriander (obliviously) with mild sugary and fruity yeasts. Not much in the hop department just a simple Trippel Style ale.
T - Quite possibly the smoothest Trippel I have had in a while! Not too sweet or herbal it really captures the taste of bubble gum and sweet malts with mild Coriander spicing. In a way its like a bigger version of a Witbier.
M - Light to medium its very easy to sip.

Overall I am always happy with New Belgium beers they are a tad pricey in my area but always worth the price of admission. A great beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:18:17 | More by DrDemento456
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color, with a small white head. Smells of sweet honey and coriander. Taste is also honey and coriander. The coriander is quite strong in this, but in a good way. It helps balance the honey sweetness. The beer has a smooth, medium body mouthfeel. Overall I was very impressed with this. One of my favorites from a company that so far has disappointed me. Great job!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 14:00:52 | More by brutusmuktuk
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Mojo

Alabama

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - clear medium gold with fluffy two finger off white head, good retention, and good lacing.

S - weak nose but it smells a lot like a wheat beer, coriander and yeast are the dominant notes.

T - raisins, apricots, pears, coriander, and a dry yeasty finish

O - not a fan of Belgian ales, but even so this one is pretty drinkable. Be careful sucking it down. *** NOT A SESSION ALE ***

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 04:35:08 | More by Mojo
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Murphious

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This Trippel pours with a fine foamy white head and deep golden color. Fine bubbles in the carbonation and the head disappears quickly. Aroma is weak, there is a little wheat(?) or floral hint---maybe. Slight funky yeast aroma but faint. Similar in flavor of a weak hefeweizen but with a little corriander. Thin mouth feel. The over 7% alcohol by volume is hidden well, smooth drinker but nothing exciting or outstanding---I would have to be told this was a Belgian-style Trippel in a blind tasting.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:23:52 | More by Murphious
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden color, with a moderate white head, some lacing.

S - Meh. Funk, for sure. A few floral notes. Vegetal elements, grass.

T - Clean, crisp ale, with a hint of the spice, but really quite mild. A few floral notes come through. Apple fruit. Unfortunately, most tastes are quite understated.

M - This is a very crisp, carbonated brew. No lingering. Surprisingly light, given the ABV.

O - It is a drinkable beer, very easy to knock back. Unfortunately, there were few markers that I'd identify as memorable. Not an unpleasant experience, but not particularly inspiring. I might order this if I wanted something clean that would stay out of the way of what I'm eating, but it is unlikely to become a go-to beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:18:19 | More by Tsar_Riga
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

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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Badger6

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip, stamped with a drink by date of 19OCT14.

A: Body is a medium amber color, generally clear with a few bits of something at the bottom of the tulip. Really active carbonation. Pours out a frothy head, that recedes to a nice merengue like layer on the surface, good retention. Lots of lace.

S: Typical triple, belgian yeasts for a lemony citrus and peppercorns. Some maltiness as well. Coriander...it says it on the bottle, and it is noticeable, but not overpowering.

T: Belgian yeast spice right in the front. Citrus, apples, pears, and pepper as well. But, then it gets interesting. Coriander, pepper and some other spices are coming through. It's like they dumped my wives spice rack in this...again, not overpowering, but its there and its noticeable, and it seems misplaced a bit.
leads the brew off which has a pretty big lemon zest citrus and apple/pear fruitiness which melds well with the spicy flavors. Peppercorn, sage, coriander, cardamom and general cooking herb feel. Apple and pear fruit esters. Just a bit of balancing hops and a light hint of grains.

M: Light body with lots of carbonation. Silky smooth feel. Finishes with a crisp dryness.

O: Seems to have a lot of the standard flavors you'd expect in a trippel. The coriander and other yeast spiciness are more pronounced than a typical trippel. Lends a certain uniqueness to this beer. The beer drinks easily and comfortably, especially the nice crisp, dry finish after the complexity of flavors that come out in the body.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 00:58:15 | More by Badger6
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden color with plenty of carbonation. Light white head dissipates quickly to a light halo.

S- Wheat and coriander. Bread aroma from the yeast. Banana nut bread.

T- Wheat flavors prevail. Bready. Bananas. Coriander. Spice. What I would call a holiday beer.

M- A bit over carbonated but light and easy to drink. A bit waxy.

O- I must admit this is not my favorite type of beer. It has its place but unfortunately not with me. I like beer and I can dig this but I won't seek this brew out. Good not great. With a disclaimer - not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:01:51 | More by Emnmarko
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Enjoy by 16NOV14" printed on the bottle.

My pour gets a finger and 1/2 of off-white head. The body is a nice rich amber color. The head takes its time dissipating and leaves a nice bit of fluff up top.

I smell yeast, wheat, and musty grapes.

Yeast, musty grapes and a big coriander taste start it off. Grassy and gardeny hops combine with the continuing strong coriander taste to finish it off.

The mouthfeel is light/medium bodied. It is easy on the carbonation, except for a little bite on the middle of the tongue. It is pleasant and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:11:13 | More by CFHMagnet
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adamette

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle purchased at Walgreens in Mentor, Ohio for $2.99 which is the consistent cost for it any many establishments in town. "ENJOY BY: 16NOV14 2858" stamped on the lower right of label.

A Miller Lite appearing translucent body under an all too brief white merengue like head which dissipated within about 10 seconds to a thin layer. Not too impressive on the appearance really. 2.5

S Some Belgian yeast and certainly some sweet malt but also that coriander which was mentioned on the label is up front as well. meh. 3.0

T I am happy to report that the taste "makes a comeback" from the smell for me. The sweet malt is up front and the coriander takes an appropriate back seat. The Belgian yeast is nicely distributed. Good, solid Trippel. 4.0

M Moderate. Full due to the sweet malt but thinned out by a light presentation. Repeated sips revealed to my attention a light, light syrupy residue inside my mouth. 3.5

D/O Drinkability is quite high due to interesting tastes (Tripels are my favorite style BTW) and the quite affordable price tag. Overall this is a very solid tripel at an attractive price. 3.5

Notes: While this is not a world class Tripel it is a solid one. For me it surpasses Fat Tire as far as the New Belgium lineup for my level of interest. I would LOVE to get a hold of their "Lips of Faith" and other famous craft beers!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 04:43:42 | More by adamette
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from the 22oz bottle into a large goblet glass. The body of the brew is a clear, light golden hue and a frothy, creamy white cap rises to about one finger. Head retention is pretty good and a thick, creamy ring results after it falls. Thick sheet of lace at the top with some spotty drizzling down after that.

S- Belgian yeast is the emphasis as one might expect in a Tripel with a strong Belgian yeast spice, peppercorn and lemony citrus feel. Slight bit of aromatic maltyness to balance once it warms.

T- Belgian yeast spiciness leads the brew off which has a pretty big lemon zest citrus and apple/pear fruitiness which melds well with the spicy flavors. Peppercorn, sage, coriander, cardamom and general cooking herb feel. Apple and pear fruit esters. Just a bit of balancing hops and a light hint of grains.

MF- Highly carbonated light to moderately thick body. Has a pretty creamy and silky smooth feel. Finishes with a bitter hop and yeast spice on the palate.

Somewhat standard Belgian yeast spiciness is most of the beer but not in a bad way. The coriander is pretty subtle to me compared to many other Belgians without coriander even added but this might be a good thing. A nice overall interplay between spicy yeast and citrus/fruity notes.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 02:14:34 | More by cbutova
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Clear golden (lager-like) pour, white laced head.

S - Bready, yeasty funk on the front. Green apple and white peaches follow.

T - Starts with apple and banana sweetness mellowing to a buttery flavor. Finish of coriander and banana esters with some bitter hoppiness.

M - Fine, abundant carbonation with tongue coating flavors.

Surprisingly pleasant. Wish it was bottle conditioned, but overall a good representation of the style. A light version and great entry-level tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:26:04 | More by REDAMI
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Brenden

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew is bright orange, completely clear, with a brilliant gold flair to it. The head is pure white, a fluffy full finger in height that sits there without much movement or detraction for the course. Lacing is deposited in patches.
In both the aroma and the flavor, the gentle spicing is forward, definitely a soft coriander note. It's more earthy than sweet in both regards, subtle notes of something very soft like peach and/or overripe pear and a ghost, perhaps, of banana sneaking its way through. Otherwise it has, for the most part, a combination of both clean and raw (perhaps rustic is the better word) to it. Something lingers that's almost green, a very easy kind of light bitterness to it, not vegetal but almost.
The body is light, almost medium with a certain depth to it. It doesn't have the range of the master Belgians, but it's only just short. It's lightly crisp, very well carbonated in terms of adding a bite and a flow without overdoing it, and an almost fluffy smoothness into the end, just a little chalkiness to the body from yeast.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 21:55:26 | More by Brenden
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: I poured a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle into a glass. The head is short, but lacing is pretty good. Fair retention.

Smell: Lemon, coriander, general yeast. The alcohol is well concealed in the smell, but there's nothing in the aroma that is particularly special.

Taste: This is not offensive at all, but the flavors are mild. This is a tame trippel, one in which the alcohol is hidden but also one in which there's not a whole lot going on.

Mouthfeel: A bit thinner than I would have liked, and a touch more carbonation may have been helpful, but this beer finishes clean and goes down dangerously easy.

Overall: For $2.99 for 22 ounces, this is a good bargain, although I can't say that this is a particularly interesting beer. As I've said, this is tame and the flavors aren't too bold, but this is a session trippel if there ever was one.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:11:08 | More by DeFaz
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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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