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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

2,419 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,419
Reviews: 931
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 66
Gots: 167 | 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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Photo of disinterested
5/5  rDev +31.6%

disinterested, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of AZbelgian
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep golden color but very clear. Thin white head quickly dissipates to a superfine island of white foam and a thin ring of tiny white bubbles at the edges of the glass. Decent carbonation which rises in a column from the center of a tulip glass.

S - Yeasty aroma with just a hint of alcohol.

T - A bit thin and dry to start. Taste moves into a mild hop character that blends with coriander. These flavors blend with the yeastiness for a respectable slightly spicy finish.

M - Thin to medium mouthfeel. Decent to good drinkability.

O - A decent beer from New Belgium. There are some Belgian-type characteristics but this is most certainly an American beer with a nod to Belgian roots. Not what I think of when I think of Tripel's, but still a decent beer that's well priced and easy to find in the States.

AZbelgian, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Very clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Clove phenolics are featured, lending a crisp spiciness. Relatively faint aromatic malt smells like powdered sugar more than honest grain. Fruit is present in trace quantities, more mixed than vinous.

T: Begins dry, with soft pale malt, aromatic phenolics, and aggressive carbonic acidity. Hop flavors are earthy and mild, yet muddled and poorly-defined--probably due to conflicts with savory coriander spice. Slightly spirituous yeast esters await on the far side of acidity's peak. The finish leaves yeast metabolites and mild refined malt to linger, sweetening slightly on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky and abundantly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This beer represents a fair approximation of traditional Belgian qualities, packaged into a relatively palate-friendly product. Nose outdistances actual taste in authenticity and interest, with palate-cleansing acidity being overstated. It could be a better tripel by getting acidity under control while cultivating more phenolic spice and some fusel qualities in the flavor.

beagle75, Jan 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jhitchco, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

It's taken me way the hell too long to try this little guy... It pours a clear golden straw topped by a little over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, wheat, coriander, orange peel, light lemon zest, and a touch of cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vague sense of sweetness throughout. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a kinda dry finish. Overall, a surprisingly very nice little tripel; maybe not one of the paragons of the style, but an enjoyable example nonetheless.

TMoney2591, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ChefHopMeister, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sd123, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BMBeerhead, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bwyu, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kew, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RobertTheRogue, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

zenwatts, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

HoppedUp13, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mbabble, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jameyclay, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nihilistkid, Jan 17, 2012
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,419 ratings.