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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

2,383 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,383
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 68
Gots: 155 | 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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Blargimus

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-12-2012 15:25:57 | More by Blargimus
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-09-2012 18:41:31 | More by WestSideAmish
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unclepedro

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-09-2012 18:21:56 | More by unclepedro
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-09-2012 16:23:49 | More by TexAggie011
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tbern007

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours golden, clear with a large, long-lasting head. Lots of lace.
Scent is of yeast, cloves, a bit fruity.
Tastes like yeast initially, moves into fruit, spice, finishes with a quick alcohol hit.
Dry finish but sweet in the middle.
Nice overall. Looks are deceiving and all aspects are better than you would expect.

01-09-2012 03:04:06 | More by tbern007
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-08-2012 15:52:40 | More by MajorBuckeye
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falconxman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-08-2012 06:29:25 | More by falconxman
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-08-2012 04:43:59 | More by rob99er
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towlea25

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-07-2012 23:43:38 | More by towlea25
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desaironak

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-07-2012 23:39:16 | More by desaironak
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Dinkleton

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-07-2012 23:02:05 | More by Dinkleton
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-07-2012 19:57:51 | More by bbadger
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mthalman

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-07-2012 18:44:56 | More by mthalman
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-07-2012 04:26:20 | More by THECPJ
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured into a 16oz Tulip Wine Glass

Appearance - Dark Yellow with a fair amount of haze and modest amounts of carbonation. Head pours a foamy 2 finger width head that slowly dies down. Lacing is pretty good here as well, leaving some sticky traces along the sides.

Smell - Very yeasty smelling with some surprisingly lemon, banana, & grassy smells. I can also smell a slight spicy/pepper tinge, almost like a Saison ale, but not quite.

Taste - Lemons, cloves and bananas are the big flavors here. There is alot of maltiness in here as well, and it gives it a very tasty dimension to the flavor. To top it all off, it tastes fairly sweet as well! The flavor is more Saison than anything else but still tastes wonderful!

Mouthfeel - This is a pretty smooth beer! It's light in body, and the carbonation isn't too intense either! It's also got a very creamy feel to it as well. Overall, it's an easy drinking beer which is impressive it's rather rich and complex flavor

Overall - As stated earlier, this tastes more like a Saison than a Trippel, but it still tastes incredibly good! It tastes great and it's easy to drink. Highly recommended to anyone whose a craft beer lover!

01-07-2012 03:33:21 | More by NuclearDolphin
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JFrankParnell

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2012 14:57:48 | More by JFrankParnell
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livewire05

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2012 04:06:00 | More by livewire05
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Ghizmo

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-06-2012 03:04:05 | More by Ghizmo
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-06-2012 02:58:33 | More by Stoffel
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-05-2012 03:30:17 | More by jordanmckell
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WilsonCecil

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2012 01:06:07 | More by WilsonCecil
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Cellach

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from bottle into a stemless red wine goblet (a very versatile shape for beer - highly recommended). The appearance is cloudy liquid gold, with a frothy head and delicate effervescence. Aromas include clove, cinnamon, allspice, banana, and some kind of sweet fruit, like persimmon. All of this comes out on the palate, with more prominent orange peel and sweet citrus. Very rich. Alcohol is just slightly too assertive, though it does help temper the overall richness. Excellent balance.

I do not hold it against New Belgium that their "Belgian style Trippel" (sic) is nothing like an actual Tripel. It's more like a Belgian-style golden ale, and a damn fine one at that. It's hard to believe that an American brewer is making a really well-done Belgian-style golden ale, bottle-conditioned mind you, that sells for around $1.50 / bottle. In my opinion, this is the best product in the New Belgium line.

01-04-2012 18:45:00 | More by Cellach
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niceonebro

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

01-04-2012 00:23:49 | More by niceonebro
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antique

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a bomber into a glass.

It's slightly cloudy with sediment, the color of honey, and the pour disturbs the carbonation pleasantly. A moderate head disappears quickly, but there's pretty decent lacing.

Smells of lemon, slight honey, weird herbs, strong corriander. The taste follows suit mostly, with a pleasant, medium body that goes down supremely smoothly and leaves a nice, spicy aftertaste that begs for another sip. The subtle lemon flavors come through better once it has sat and cooled to room temperature. It's surprisingly refreshing too, and the alcohol is relatively well-hidden.

I've had it a few times now, and the one time I had it on tap it was much crisper with heavier carbonation that almost got in the way of some of the more subtle tastes. Still, it comes highly recommended.

01-03-2012 03:38:53 | More by antique
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SassyMammaK

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.4%

01-03-2012 03:37:55 | More by SassyMammaK
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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