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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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very good

2,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,516
Reviews: 940
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 67
Gots: 214 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

illini4x4, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of glivengood
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Great golden translucent hue and good lacing on glass

S: Sweet but not too sweet hints of peach and banana.

T: Same as smell, sweet but not too sweet with hints of fruit like a peach and plantain (more gentle than banana). there is a bit of a zing at the end of a drink sort of like a pepper spice. not as complex or exciting as other triples such as Chimay Cinque Cents but not bad either.

M: Can taste the carbonation which isn't idle IMHO for a belgium style Triple

O: Definitely better than average but not something that I will search out if i want a triple given the other amazing belgium triples.

glivengood, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this Tripel from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This brew poured a golden color, clear, produced nice white frothy head, lacing was off the charts. The aroma consisted of fruity peach and a slight hint of spicy coriander. Medium in body, this ale was smooth and crisp, light malted grain, taste of floral herbs, fruity peach and some hop bitterness. Not sure if this a "beginners" Tripel, but this is an excellent tasting brew! Prost!

GossageBrewery, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of ardy007
5/5  rDev +31.6%

ardy007, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ericjubeck, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +5.3%

grubefresh, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Pat, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

NumberNone, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

SteveBrehm, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jcomp21, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Labeerfinder
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy banana yellow color with a white head. Sweet aroma, a mix of fruity esters / spice from the yeast and sugary bread from the malt, no real hops to speak of. Sweet malty flavor smooths over the warming alcohol notes, there are some nice esters here, banana maybe. There is a nice balance between the bitterness and the body. A good tripel.

Labeerfinder, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

nkp765, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It looks perfect for a tripel...great golden color, very transparent, with a thick foamy white head that laces perfectly with every drink.

S: I pick up some noble hops and coriander spice. Very little scent.

T: The taste is very light. It has light notes of caramel, some hints of coriander, and very light Belgian yeast character, some banana. It's not bad, but I wish there was more character to the beer. It is extremely subdued.

M: The mouthfeel is very light, being grounded only by faint bitterness. It has a fairly wet finish.

O: It's not the best tripel I've had, but it is certainly good that I can pick this up at a grocery store. It lacks a lot of character, and is outdone by many other tripels. If I were at the grocery store, I'd grab a sixer. If I was at a bottle shop, I would breeze right past it.

teromous, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

danharrington99, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gilbert, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

MaddDogg84, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

ortie, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sawilliams204, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

justinwright, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of chadn
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Appearence: mostly clear and clean, honey color, small head.

Smell: light, sweet yeast, barely nodicable

Taste: a little sweet, little bitter hops, a little coriandar, a little boozey, crisp clean finish

Mouthfeel: light and evaporative. a few crisp bubbles tingling

Overall: Great drinkability since there is not any flavor that is overdone. The flavors are all just a tease, making you want more.
Was surpised to find out ABV was as high as 7.8%

chadn, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Iowacraft, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

carrollmel7, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of 89Vision
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice ruddy straw color, usual for a tripel. Decent head and lacing

S: Typical tripel. Sweet, with that "funky" aroma of Belgian yeast, hint of the warmness of the alcohol.

T: This is where I was let down slightly. Definitely a drinkable beer, but not quite up to par with the typical Belgian tripel. Average taste, with an off-taste I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Very smooth, silky. Again, typical of a Belgian tripel.

O: A nice offering from New Belgium, giving an introduction to Belgian tripels. Again, a very drinkable beer and very nice, but compared to Belgian tripels, can't quite stand up to them. However, for the price here in the US, one that I will likely be coming back to again.

89Vision, Mar 07, 2012
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,516 ratings.