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

2,686 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,686
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 80
Gots: 323 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,686 | Reviews: 986
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours crystal clear gold under a 2” fluffy white foam collar that grips the side of the glass as it goes down. S: Fruit, coriander, traces of banana, peach, light bread, perfumey hop. T: Bread, biscuit, citrus, spice, peach, banana, pepper. F: Highly effervescent, above medium carbonation – medium body made larger with the carbonation. Slight warming. O: A nice Belgian style trippel.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Straw yellow to light golden in color. Fruity, estery, dry, belgian-style aroma. Hops are noticed, but they are not profound.

Flavor is gentle up front leading to a perfumy, plummy, strange flavor with tart accents. Not quite sure to what to make of the flavor here. Again, hops are noticed but not in any kind of profound way. Flowery taste, possibly rose petals or something. It tastes like its a got a splash of some woman's perfume in it.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated while still having that slick, Belgian feel to it. Nice beer, just not a personal favorite.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear gold with a thin, creamy white head that recedes quickly.

S: Aromas of coriander, biscuit, caramel, cream, honey, grass, banana, and spice fill the nose.

T: Notes of coriander, cream, biscuit, caramel, honey, banana, vanilla, grass, allspice, clove, and nutmeg fill the mouth. The finish is smooth, offering delicate, lingering notes of spice, vanilla, coriander, and banana.

M: Full in body and smooth. Carbonation is firm and prickly. Alcohol is incredibly restrained.

O: An excellent tripel, this ale is amazingly sophisticated for an American take on an Old World style. Very highly recommended.

Photo of Safa1
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Easy to drink. Real easy to drink and drive solid abv to boot. Not sweet like a draak or Piraat. But it is a style not a Belgium ale. I suppose there are rules. This is an American triple Belgium ale. It is awesome and crisp/refreshing as opposed to a true Belgium ales syrup sweet yeast bomb triple. If you switch from dipa to abby to moose drool in the same night then this will sit much better than a true Abby/Belgium ale. Great beer. Almost perfect.

Photo of jtaylord
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite alcohol content, it's an easy drinking tripel.

Photo of Deatherage
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just can't get enough.

Photo of kkleu357
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brownish body. Everything about it is that fake candi belgium taste and aroma. It’s probably a good example of an american version of a triple, but I’m just not a fan.

Photo of Austinkrat
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. I didnt care too much for the pronounced banana taste.

Photo of javitale
1.56/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Maybe i'm not a fan of this style ale but i really disliked the smell and taste of it.

Photo of JohnMachiavel
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer tastes lighter than it looks, would buy and drink again. Easy to drink without losing its body and being the same as water.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour grapefruit, heavy coriander, hops, could be more better balanced.

Photo of gnumber9
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All 5s. When I think beer, New Belgium Trippel is a perfect ideal of it. Have i had better beers? You betcha, but to me this is a stellar beverage and is about as close to perfection as one can get at this scale. It is also an excellent beverage that pairs with a meal.

Photo of Gear54
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a snifter.

Smell is spicy with light fruit aromas, yeast and citrus hops as well. Lots of action in the nose.

Taste has yeast and biscuit malts. Nice hop balance makes the yeast and biscuit dough not too overwhelming. A touch of fruity sweetness and alcohol at the end.

Feel is nice. Crisp beer with lots of drinkability.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw with a one finger white, rocky head that disappates quickly. Aroma is floral, spicy, coriander, and bready. Taste is much the same, with some sweetness, bread, spice, coriander, and a floral tonge. Mouthfeel is medium and not overly carbonated. Overall a nice beer and a style I will enjoy trying more.

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - yellow with a great head
Smell - lots of yeAst. I can pick up on the coriander. Very sweet.
Taste - a lot like the smell but with a slight bitterness
Feel - smooth at first with a creaping fizz.
Overall - pretty good but not worth getting again.

Photo of mooseisloose
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Always like a great trippel, this one went great with some pinwheel filet mignonette, so let's give a whirl on the review side. Popping the top I get a breads waft of spiced malt. Pours to a bright light orange with a one finger multi-bubble head. On the taste this brew has a breads, candy and spice, everything nice. Flavor is consistent throughout with a trace of bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. A great food beer and sipper.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good with strong hints of hops.

Photo of Rivarol
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only downside is you'll buy it so much you'll get sick of it.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass. This rather nice Belgian style tripel pours a beautiful, clear, bright golden color with a moderate white head that dissipates to a very thin ring and light lacing. Nose of the usual suspects. Belgian candy sugars, light esters from the yeast, light coriander and spice, and sweet malts all around. Flavors follow the nose nicely with light Belgian candy and light honey flavors blending with light banana esters from the yeast and a mild coriander note to the rear that offers a light bite on the finish. Smooth mouth feel finishes ever so slightly dry. Excellent ale from a fine brewery.

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Photo of Kacross1
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

coriander taste great, smooth flavor

Photo of Jasonm2
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites from New Belgium, Trippel is a tripel style Belgian ale that is crisp, light in appearance, and delicious. Brewed with Coriander, this beer is strong and herbal, bringing in palate-refreshing tones of hops balanced with malt and earth. Not too bitter, the content of Trippel's ABV is hidden by slight tones of wheat, spices, and the traditional European ale flavor. Over time, if the beer sits, it is possible to taste a little alcoholic bitterness, but with a true drinking of Trippel, it will pay you back entirely. This beer does not deserve to be out of the bottle for more than a half-hour, and it demands a quick consumption in order to attain its brilliance. This is not one for the new drinker, this beer resides in the halls of the greats because of its personality and vigor. Sharp in taste, and all of the ingredients being present, this beer demands an audience of great import and knowledge, and is likely to be brushed under by novices in terms of flavor, color, and presentation. When you find Trippel, pick up a pack and enjoy your night, cause you'll never want to pass it up again.

Photo of do_ob
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labeled "Enjoy by 18 OCT 2015". Sampled and reviewed on February 27, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a light, clear golden with a 1 finger white head of foam. Lots of carbonation, definitely fresh. Smells of wheat, pine, citrus, bananas, with some slight hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Unfortunately the taste is where this beer went south for me. It literally tastes like liquefied banana nut bread. There was some citrus and hoppiness in there, but the banana taste is just too overpowering for me, and ruins the rest of the flavors that are present.

Photo of car2052
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy deep golden. Clean white head with significant lacing.
S: Lot of yeasty flavors, most prominently banana, and spice. Sweet malt backbone as well.
T: Sweet light malt forms the base, then comes yeasty banana and spice flavors, a little bit of a rubber taste comes through, and is ended by a alcoholic bite.
M: Medium.
O: Should be called a banana nut beer.

Photo of rjs246
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find that most breweries have no clue how to brew a decent tripel. NB, on the other hand, has figured out exactly how to brew a decent tripel, while not going one inch further. This stuff is totally drinkable but also totally unremarkable.

Photo of hophead723
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is such a unique and complex beer that I recommend going to the New Belgium website to read what they say about it's attributes. Also, don't review this beer if your a pussy because I'm getting the impression from a lot of reviews on this beer that the people reviewing it are expecting something that would appeal to their Budweiser accustomed palates just because it's not a hop forward beer. If you review this beer poorly, you don't like beer at all and you should be banned from beer advocate!

Look: This beer looks gorgeous. It's a light gold color with a slight hazyness because it's from the bottle.

Smell: The smell is very appealing and the New Belgium website sums it up perfectly in a way I would not have been able to: "Phenolic (clove-like, spicy, warm, herbal) slight banana ester aromas."

Taste: The taste is warm, sweet, fruity, and delicious. I am an IPA fanatic but this is a nice and tasty beer. I taste something akin to banana and cream, with just a hint of the zest the coriander imparts on the overall flavor profile.

Feel: This beer has the best mouth feel of any beer I have tried; extremely creamy and soft.

Overall: This is a go-to beer for me. You can buy it year round and it works in any season. I have much respect for it, and very little respect for the fools who rate this beer low because it proves they don't know what a good beer is. If you see a low rating for this beer, the person who wrote the review prefers Budweiser and therefore does not enjoy real beer and shouldn't be on beer advocate! Grab it and thank me. Oh, and by the way, this beer has an astounding shelf-life. The six pack I picked up is good until October 21, 2015! Thank you New Belgium, and keep up the good work.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,686 ratings.