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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

2,424 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 931
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 66
Gots: 170 | 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 tdawgydog
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Don't get much New Belgium stuff in NY so I'm always eager to give some of their brews a shot while traveling. On my latest trip I found myself in Texas with a co-worker. I bought a six of the Wit and he the Trippel so we split them.

A- Pours very clear and golden almost the appearance of a lager.

S - Nose is a little stuffy, I do catch the faint of Coariander along with a slight whiff of something sweet.

T - A pretty decent Trippel. I personally prefer the Belgian brewed Trippels but have no gripes about this home grown brew.

D - Doesn't go down like a 7.8% ABV brew. Very smooth.

M - A good American Trippel. New Belgium does yet another good job with this brew.

Big fan of this brewery. Hoping to try some more before I depart TX.

tdawgydog, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of Kips
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Kips, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of jspaner
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jspaner, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of mikediesel124
3/5  rDev -21.1%

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of danadeny
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slighly cloudy, dull yellow body. Nice head, the bubbly body and head last untill the beer is gone. Smells malty, slight freshness, no hops. Tastes malty throughout, little hops, tart and spicy. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and bubbly. Drinkability is good, but overall it's not my favorite tripple, too heavy on the malt.

danadeny, Feb 25, 2005
Photo of beerdhabelly
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

beerdhabelly, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of bgramels
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bgramels, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Hophead420
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hophead420, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of meatmallet
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color. Has a medium sized white head that quickly settles to a film quickly. I notice lots of suspeneded sediment in my glass.

Smell: Has a great honey and floral aroma. I also pick up bubble gum and spices and a bit of pepper.

Taste: Tons of different flavors in this beer. Lemon, honey, pear, and a spices. Also a very light alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Heavy carbonation and very crisp. Comes off very dry. I was surprised by this because I never expect much from American versions of Belgian style beers.

meatmallet, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of Bagman007
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden orange coloring, fairly clear with a little bit of head.

S- Initially a strong malty scent followed by alcohol and finishing off with a little hops.

T- As with the scent it starts off malty and then there is a strong taste of alcohol. Can't really taste the hops in this though.

M- The strong alcoholic taste causes what many describe as "bitter beer face" Has a strong feel, but somewhat smooth.

D- Fairly drinkable. Would have it as a session beer, but 2 or 3 wouldn't be bad.

Overall the taste of alcohol is a little strong for me. Not enough hops and kinda malty. Disappointing offering from New Belgium.

Bagman007, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of boku56
4/5  rDev +5.3%

boku56, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of nwatson
3/5  rDev -21.1%

nwatson, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of mbabble
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mbabble, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Nyskizy
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Nyskizy, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of vancean2
4/5  rDev +5.3%

vancean2, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I generally like the Belgian beers, but sometimes they are too cloying, I think this one might be on the verge. I liked it, but its not as good as others, such as Boulevard, that I have tried. I don't know if I would buy this one again, I have had this one several times, but decided to revisit it, and I pretty much got the same result. Its average or maybe a notch below for the style. The originators know whats what. Nevertheless, this is better than most, but not as good as others In my opinion. I am one to drink all styles and as of late, I like almost all of them with the exception of Imperial Stouts, et. al. Anyway, that is my opinion on this one.

A: Alright, kind of golden straw, but maybe a shade darker.

Smell: a bit rancid perhaps, but that is common with this style, a little funk there, but not as much as traditional Belgians.

Taste: Alright, but nothing to write home to mom about.

Mouthfeel: Beer, not flat, but alright.

Overall: Good, nothing special, but a decent gateway Belgian style beer for nascent beer drinkers.

humuloner22, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Chaosfiend, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

RusImpStoLuv, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

slym, Jul 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Klif, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

guillemiro, Dec 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Bamarooster, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jlivings757, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of cleonile2000
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

cleonile2000, Jul 05, 2013
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.