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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

2,632 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 74
Gots: 273 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
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: 2,632 | Reviews: 967
Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RossR
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 avitallo
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 Garvey
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 WastingFreetime
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyfromGB
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greencovesteve
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_Mazz
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinHippie
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 gppittjk
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Csikic93
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Kermitthefrayer
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chewowman
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCMatt
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,632 ratings.