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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

2,308 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,308
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
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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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-21-2013 19:44:44 | More by brutalist
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Beestin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-06-2014 23:28:27 | More by Beestin
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blitz134

California

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow body with a slight golden hue to it. Nice light 1" white head on the pour, reduced down slowly. Lots of carbonation bubbles rush to the surface. I left the yeast in the bottle so the pour was nice and clear. A little lacing is left on the glass.

Nice aroma. Light straw and some lemon and pear aromas come out. A touch of pepper and corriander. Belgian yeast comes out to finish it out. Pretty typical of the style with no apparent faults.

Straw with some slight graininess forms the malting for this one. Belgian yeast comes out and compliments this well. Flavor lacks some of the fruit the aromas hinted at. Finish is grassy hops with the slightest flicker of bitterness. Pretty good flavor, not super complex and lacks that spicy element I associate with the style. On the upside though, no signs of the alcohol level and nothing that totally turns me off to this one.

Mouthfeel is okay. Medium bodied but a little overly carbonated. Flavor coats the mouthwell but the prickly carbonation beats it away.

Okay drinkability. A good example of an American produced Triple and another solid offering from New Belgium. Easy enough to put down.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 03:29:56 | More by blitz134
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-23-2011 09:29:56 | More by LSUPT
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kshankar

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden with a nice foamy head. Recedes to a nice cap.

Aroma is on the milder side, yeasty with a hint of the coriander.

Taste is yeasty, and sweet. The coriander comes through as well, but I'm not sure whether I'm tasting it because the bottle says its brewed with it, or because it is actually a major flavor component.

The mouthfeel is medium, carbonated well. Pretty drinkable. Coriander or not (didn't really taste it as much myself), it's a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 00:50:33 | More by kshankar
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2013 18:20:34 | More by wmobley
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-05-2013 06:30:45 | More by Luiz0930
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-15-2012 20:10:44 | More by crob3888
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Theniz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2013 12:27:18 | More by Theniz
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Quaffer

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Kind of an amber, orange color, this beer at least looked like a Belgian sitting in the goblet. It had a dense, white head that left patches on the surface after it settled down. There was a nice amount of lace left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Well, this brew smelled like a Belgian, too. There were fruity aromas, mixed in with a little bit of spice. Not a lot of bitterness was present, but I could smell the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin, but fairly smooth.

Taste: This beer started with just a hint of fruity sweetness, but then immediately it dried out. A biting, almost puckering bitterness emerged along with a strong alcohol flavor. However, as the beer continued to warm up (over an hour out of the fridge), those intial fruit and malt flavors grew stronger and provided a much more balanced flavor.

I think New Belgium did a pretty good job on this beer. I could have sworn by the aroma that this beer had been brewed overseas. I just think that they need a little more flavor up front to balance out the strong alcohol and bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2003 12:13:57 | More by Quaffer
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pentathlete

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From babydoc via BIF18. Thank you.

Pours a coudy dark orange with minimal head and slight bubbling. Using the New Belgium goblet that babydoc sent also (thanks again...excellent box of goodies.) Nose is honeydew and Belgian yeast. Taste profile matches with carbonation tickling the tongue and a crispy finish. Mouthfeel is medium with a little thinning at the finish. A big beer that is incredibly drinkable. I love this brew, probably more so because it is not readily available to me. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2005 23:48:17 | More by pentathlete
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-22-2014 03:06:45 | More by Eastside151
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2013 12:45:25 | More by Asics
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J_Dub

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-22-2013 21:59:51 | More by J_Dub
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BeerAngel

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow/orange color with a massive off-white head. The smell is of fruity esters with a trace of yeast and alcohol. A combination of peach, grapefruit, yeast and a warming alcohol make of the combination of flavors in this nice American-made Tripel. It is a light to medium bodied brew that finishes a slightly sticky-dry. Overall good brew! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 18:40:37 | More by BeerAngel
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-21-2012 21:44:26 | More by poppyjohn
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-26-2012 21:26:48 | More by Matthew607
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instinct2

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-22-2013 20:23:55 | More by instinct2
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-26-2013 05:37:35 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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beertaster13

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably the best tasting tripel I've ever had. Pours a nice off cloudy orange/gold with an off white head that is 2 inches thick and is very potent. Lacing is incredible, will foam down the glass after every drink. The smell is very fruity, melons wet the nose and a nice raspberry hop kick brings up the end. The taste has a nice blend of yeast and sweet malt upfront. Slight caramel taste. The hop bitterness is perfect, you get the pucker then the nice blend of peach taste. Honey is also detected. Feels medium bodied and refreshing, a very drinkable tripel, the 8.5% is very hidden. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2004 23:45:53 | More by beertaster13
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1fastz28

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a lighter golden color from the bottle with a small bubbly head, carbonation dances as bubbles rise in the glass. smell is good, has a slight skunkiness to it,not sure if this is an old beer or just a part of its aroma, regardless has that distinct yeasty aroma to it, almost has a grape aroma to it, its very unique. taste is great, just has an awesome flavor, the high carbonation of belgians i think are my favorite because it just dances on the tongue and i like it. mouthfeel and drinkabily are high.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 05:27:01 | More by 1fastz28
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best before date: 18 August 2006. Sampled from a six-pack I procured while visiting family in Nebraska over the holidays. Golden amber haze with frothy off-white head. Sniffing reveals pears, apples, pineapples, yeastiness, and the faintest hints of cilantro and white pepper. The taste is assertively fruity -- sugary sour apples, almost like Green Apple Jolly Ranchers. There is also a strong Saaz hop kick with cilantro notes and a yeasty bread flavor. Slight mineral finish. Sparkling and juicy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable. Another strong offering from New Belgium that I wish I could find out here in the East.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2006 04:20:13 | More by orfeu
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-05-2012 23:11:23 | More by SonOfKyuss
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SGToliver

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-20-2012 23:56:49 | More by SGToliver
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Kornoms

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-12-2012 20:59:28 | More by Kornoms
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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