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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

2,619 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,619
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 72
Gots: 263 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinHippie
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jasonm2
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites from New Belgium, Trippel is a tripel style Belgian ale that is crisp, light in appearance, and delicious. Brewed with Coriander, this beer is strong and herbal, bringing in palate-refreshing tones of hops balanced with malt and earth. Not too bitter, the content of Trippel's ABV is hidden by slight tones of wheat, spices, and the traditional European ale flavor. Over time, if the beer sits, it is possible to taste a little alcoholic bitterness, but with a true drinking of Trippel, it will pay you back entirely. This beer does not deserve to be out of the bottle for more than a half-hour, and it demands a quick consumption in order to attain its brilliance. This is not one for the new drinker, this beer resides in the halls of the greats because of its personality and vigor. Sharp in taste, and all of the ingredients being present, this beer demands an audience of great import and knowledge, and is likely to be brushed under by novices in terms of flavor, color, and presentation. When you find Trippel, pick up a pack and enjoy your night, cause you'll never want to pass it up again.

Photo of gppittjk
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Csikic93
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labeled "Enjoy by 18 OCT 2015". Sampled and reviewed on February 27, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a light, clear golden with a 1 finger white head of foam. Lots of carbonation, definitely fresh. Smells of wheat, pine, citrus, bananas, with some slight hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Unfortunately the taste is where this beer went south for me. It literally tastes like liquefied banana nut bread. There was some citrus and hoppiness in there, but the banana taste is just too overpowering for me, and ruins the rest of the flavors that are present.

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chewowman
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCMatt
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of car2052
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy deep golden. Clean white head with significant lacing.
S: Lot of yeasty flavors, most prominently banana, and spice. Sweet malt backbone as well.
T: Sweet light malt forms the base, then comes yeasty banana and spice flavors, a little bit of a rubber taste comes through, and is ended by a alcoholic bite.
M: Medium.
O: Should be called a banana nut beer.

Photo of JLoper
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jayturek
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjs246
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find that most breweries have no clue how to brew a decent tripel. NB, on the other hand, has figured out exactly how to brew a decent tripel, while not going one inch further. This stuff is totally drinkable but also totally unremarkable.

Photo of gatorlove
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seaj11
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerry_jennings
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdrankin
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bfrank8
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaydenP
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead723
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is such a unique and complex beer that I recommend going to the New Belgium website to read what they say about it's attributes. Also, don't review this beer if your a pussy because I'm getting the impression from a lot of reviews on this beer that the people reviewing it are expecting something that would appeal to their Budweiser accustomed palates just because it's not a hop forward beer. If you review this beer poorly, you don't like beer at all and you should be banned from beer advocate!

Look: This beer looks gorgeous. It's a light gold color with a slight hazyness because it's from the bottle.

Smell: The smell is very appealing and the New Belgium website sums it up perfectly in a way I would not have been able to: "Phenolic (clove-like, spicy, warm, herbal) slight banana ester aromas."

Taste: The taste is warm, sweet, fruity, and delicious. I am an IPA fanatic but this is a nice and tasty beer. I taste something akin to banana and cream, with just a hint of the zest the coriander imparts on the overall flavor profile.

Feel: This beer has the best mouth feel of any beer I have tried; extremely creamy and soft.

Overall: This is a go-to beer for me. You can buy it year round and it works in any season. I have much respect for it, and very little respect for the fools who rate this beer low because it proves they don't know what a good beer is. If you see a low rating for this beer, the person who wrote the review prefers Budweiser and therefore does not enjoy real beer and shouldn't be on beer advocate! Grab it and thank me. Oh, and by the way, this beer has an astounding shelf-life. The six pack I picked up is good until October 21, 2015! Thank you New Belgium, and keep up the good work.

Photo of Sethberry
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,619 ratings.