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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

2,588 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 74
Gots: 239 | 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 Zenvortex
2.01/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25

Pours too clear for a triple - red lights go off / no real head or lacing worth noting / funk smell - farmhouse maybe / no such luck on taste - more like a third than a triple - big disappointment - way too metallic / decent carbonation but who cares at this point / being a BIG Belgian Abby Triple fan I'd say this is almost laughable & would turn folks off to the thought of a triple - bummer dude

Photo of fuhkyou
2.15/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This swill is going to give trippels a bad name. I didn't like it 10 years ago but decided to try it again since it had the chickens on the 6 pack now, lol.
If a cut rate (cheap ass) candy maker decided to make a trippel flavored bubble gum this is exactly what it would taste like. Has a weird, candied tutti frutti taste to it.
Now I have to drink the other 5 bottles... life can suck at times.
BTW: I F'ing LOVE a quality Belgian Trippel.

Photo of Sidnapolis
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TapDat
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

How this has a better rating than Left Hands St. Vrain is beyond me. Not bad but it doesnt have the smell, alcohol content or taste of higher quality Tripels.

Photo of Mlawrence
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schoon
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an interesting Trippel

Photo of IPA1978
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmoody17
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThatsStout
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanRaphael
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djchrismac
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Freaking awesome brew. Totally surprised by everything about this beer.

Photo of AleHunter805
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwalaballa
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Certainly more complex as it warms.

Photo of LennyBound
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark orange. Minimal head. Nice bubbles. Nothing terribly special.

Smell: Little to no smell. Perhaps a little spice.

Taste: Interesting coriander aftertaste, however initial taste is pretty bland.

Feel: Quite weak.

Overall: Interesting beer. Quite drinkable. However, there are much better trippels on the market.

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

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

A not-so-usual clear orange pour, small white head, quick to some poor bubbles here and there.
Smell sets it back on track, big coriander and clove, with some faint funky pinches. An almost bubblegumy fruitiness (apricot, apple, pear, light quince, banana), glazed in honey but also extra some malt sweetness, without being too much.
Mouthful of banana and apricot, sticky sweet with lots of honey and some light caramel. The banana is really strong, kinda sugar coated, not the best kind of sweetness. Apple and pear are pretty low, with a faint acidity that's totally overwhelmed. Some coriander, citrus peel, pepper and clove try to cut off the sweetness, even some mildly funky herbs, but the finish is still syrupy.
Aftertaste has sugars, apple peel, bit of blond fruit, citrus peel, soft spices. Medium body, feels prickly just because of the spicy yeasts, otherwise it's almost flat.
A sweet Belgian-style ale that unfortunately can't hold a candle to the ones back in Europe, not to mention tripels in particular. Too syrupy sweet, overimposed spiciness. I might be too harsh, it's decent, but i expected something.. smarter.

Photo of derhardt
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.75/5
Pours a fairly clear light orange. Minimal to no head. A sparse amount of carbonation bubbles rise slowy to the top. I would have liked more head on this beer.

Smell - 3.75/5
A bready, spicy, saison-esqe smell. Some alcohol smell as well as bananas. Overall, a nice smell, the bready/spiciness is nice.

Taste - 4/5
Breadiness and spiciness, bananas, some alcohol, a small amount of hops. Some malty sweetness. Overall, the beer is moderately sweet, and fairly spicy. Not my personal favorite style of taste, but it seems like it pulls it off well.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
The beer is very crisp. There is a very light amount of medium-strong intensity carbonation. The beer has a medium-light body.

Overall - 3.75/5
This tasted in between a saison and a tripel. The saison taste is not my favorite (nor is the trippel for that matter), so in terms of my personal taste preferences, this isn't a beer I would often drink. But it seems like a well-made beer, which would be greatly enjoyed by those who love the particular styles involved.

Photo of EstefanJones
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Das_Reh
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. There was a bit of grain husk in my bottle!

Golden ale with more clarity than most trippels I've had, even after adding the sediment. Smell was of bubblegum, coriander, banana and a hint of vanilla. Taste follows the aroma and was very bubblegum forward. Hop bitterness is very low. Quite sweet.

Overall, a decent trippel, but not quite as good as a true Belgian.

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

The appearance is golden with a thin sticky bright white head. The nose produces tones of Belgian yeast, bubblegum, wheat, grains, smoke and hops.

The flavor is grainy at first, than bubblegum-like sweetness, Apple juice, pear and then ends twangy, yeasts and dry.

Never been a big fan of Trippels but I found this easy to drink and lacking that awful clove.

Photo of CraigP83
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light brew with very thin head, lots of carbonation bubbles rising. Not much odor, really need to stick your nose in to get that "trippel" odor. Slight floral taste mixed with belgan wheat , alcohol flavor bites you at the end and then fades into some weird aftertaste. I'm not overly impressed

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.