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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

2,273 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,273
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 66
Gots: 108 | 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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mjgrady

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-12-2012 01:55:38 | More by mjgrady
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Andy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An award-winner that doesn't live up to its tall billing. Quickly dissipating white head. Very spicy nose, slight alcohol hints. Flavor is part wheat and spicy, though one would hope for greater complexity

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2002 19:38:06 | More by Andy
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-12-2012 17:06:17 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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lizardkingofpa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-25-2013 20:35:42 | More by lizardkingofpa
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-07-2012 01:05:15 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

New Belgium Trippel Style Ale was served from a 12 oz. bottle. Once settled into a Duvel tulip, the beer was a rich and hazy orange-golden, and was topped by a substantial fine white head that left excellent lacing. The nose was aggressively loaded with coriander, with numerous accents such as cut grass, bitter citrus peel, honey, bready yeast, and flowery perfume....very nice. The taste matched the nose closely. A fluffy, honey-melon malt backbone opened up with powerful notes of wild flowers and freshly trampled grass. These flavors became tainted with doughy coriander and bitter orange peel in the nicely bittered, satisfying finish. A nice medicinal bitterness lingers. I really enjoyed the subdued sweetness level thoughout..very nice, were other trippels can be too sweet for my palate. The body was appropriately fluffy and rich for the flavors. This Trippel was full flavored, tasty, and balanced....a nice piece of work.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2004 05:56:09 | More by HiroProtagonist
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-30-2014 04:29:20 | More by mikerieder
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Combat_Engibeer

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2013 18:41:05 | More by Combat_Engibeer
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce brown bottle. Best buy date clearly printed on label.

Pale - slightly orange - shade of gold. Tiny bubbles, topped by a creamy looking white head.

Fresh nose of saaz hops, somewhat herbal, along with underlying hints of fruit.

Subtle hints of tropical fruit, an omnipresent herbal / spice quality, & a dry finish that warms the throat a tiny bit. Medium/full bodied, moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2004 17:09:34 | More by xgrigorix
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2012 22:17:56 | More by Zbrown2307
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spointon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 12oz brown bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a slightly red tinged deep gold color with a 1.5" white head. The head dropped slowly and left a lot of stickage on my glass.

S= Lots of things going on here. I found malty sweetness underneath a complex array of fruity and phenolic notes. Some spice character in there too. No alcohol aroma present.

T= Biscuity malt sweetness up front followed by a big mass of crazy phenols, fruitiness, and herbal notes. Sort of had an herbal tea thing going on alongside the malt sweetness. Mildly spicy hop note helped to dry the long finish and lend some aftertaste.

MF= Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation level. Good palate cleansing ability.

D= Very drinkable for an 8.5% abv ale. Unfortunately in the world of Belgian tripels, this one is just in the middle of the pack. Still a solid and worthy choice though.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 18:01:40 | More by spointon
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Ry1975

Germany

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-25-2012 17:45:17 | More by Ry1975
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-16-2013 23:44:39 | More by yancot
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-15-2011 16:22:23 | More by ColSanders123
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2014 17:50:02 | More by Latarnik
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pkjorgy

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2014 01:38:16 | More by pkjorgy
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-06-2012 21:46:14 | More by neckbracesub
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Azeotrope

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-04-2014 02:58:09 | More by Azeotrope
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-06-2012 21:18:27 | More by duceswild
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JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-04-2014 19:21:50 | More by JHendu
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOTE: My 12 oz. bottle clearly states 7.8% ABV on the label, and Best Before 01Feb08.
Poured in my St. Feuillien goblet, the Trippel is a hazy golden orange - no decanting that yeast, swirl it up! It had a tall, pillowy white head, which subsided fairly quickly to a thick skim leaving nice clingy, bubbly lace.
The aroma is pretty strong, a nice candi sweetness and hefty spice, more yeast than adjuncts me thinks, although I wouldn't doubt there's corriander and bitter orange peel. Also a bit of pils malt, a nip of booze, and a nice hit from the noble hops, spicey!
The taste keeps it spicy, but is tempered by a soft, sweet malt backbone, and a nice dose of honey, sweetening as it warms. The finish is pretty clean and moderately bitter This is really quite good, but maybe not most complex tripel out there, even served just under cellar temperature, and I'd prefer it a bit more attenuated. Maybe the 8.5% ABV listed was the original recipe, and they've cut the candi sugar for the 7.8% it is now - if so, I'd say bad call, but I've only had these two bottles, so I can't really compare.
The mouthfeel is not bad, starts with a nice effervescence and had a medium body, but could be lighter.
This is relatively drinkable, in that it's pretty tasty and doesn't beat up the palate. Still, it boarders on cloying and is only moderately interesting. I'm not really sure if this would past the blind "American or Belgian" tripel test - I think it's right on the boarder, which in itself indicates success, but leaves room for improvement. I preferred New Belgium's Dubbel, although this doesn't surprise me, as darks are more easily executed. 4's across the board, I think that says it all, 'good'.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 05:28:56 | More by ccrida
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2012 00:29:57 | More by baybum
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JJace26

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-28-2014 01:15:46 | More by JJace26
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Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-04-2013 01:01:54 | More by Erice78
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zeekust

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-31-2013 02:43:06 | More by zeekust
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,273 ratings.