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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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very good

2,585 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,585
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
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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2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought a case of this beer to a weekend cabin trip, and by the second night I was totally sick of it. I thought it might be a good session beer, but I'm not sure what I was thinking at 7.8% ABV!

At any rate, it's a fairly decent representation of the style, just a little two-dimensional in flavor though. Lots of yeast and fruit come through on the nose and in taste, but not much else. Appearance and mouthfeel are average.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a golden amber, nice carbonation, small white dissipating head and light lacing. Aroma of slightly sour fruit with light malt, Belgian spicing. Flavor is sweet malt and light fruits, with a somewhat tart, light fruit and spice finish. Medium bodied. A dry, moderately pleasant light triple style without much complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a darker straw color with a large amount of clarity, surprising for a tripel. Lots of tiny bits of yeast float in the body, though. The head is a one finger offwhite color with nice enough retention. A solid amount of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Quite spicy - there's a lot of clove, coriander, and black pepper on the nose, with the candied sugar only having a small aromatic role, and the malt backbone being almost entirely neutral.

T: Sweet to start, before the spice character helps to neutralize the sweetness somewhat. There's a decent amount of coriander, black pepper, and cloves on the finish. A bit of a phenolic character also exists, one that thankfully doesn't overwhelm the palate with plasticky flavors. In addition it becomes almost savory after a while, once the biscuity NB yeast profile kicks in. Not my favorite beer in the world, but quite good, I must say.

M: Fairly light, with a nicely neutral finish. Reasonably well carbonated - not too harsh or too mild. Somewhat dry in general.

O: A good tripel. It gets bonus points for being so easy to find in my area, and for being quite drinkable. All in all, one of NB's better regulars.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, 7/29/12
Boulevard snifter

A: Pours out a clear pale yellow color. Lots of carbonation. Three fingers of fluffy white head. Lots of lacing.

S: Lots of Belgian cahracter: yeast, clove and the coriander. It's very clean smelling.

T: Right in the tip of the tongue, you get that Belgian yeast spice character: coriander, clove, and orange peel notes. I always look at tripels like beefed up wit beers with more malt backing and a touch more ABV. On the close, it's fairly dry and you still taste that spice bill.

M: Medium bodied.

O: B+. not my favorite in the style but not bad and price point is nice.

Photo of vkv822
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Clear golden body with foamy white head. Dissipates to leave thin foam across the top, moderate lacing.

Lots of coriander upfront, with some light fruity backing.

Fairly sweet on the palate, with just a bit of coriander thrown in. Extremely faint alcohol notes in the finish.

Medium-light body, appropriate for the style with medium-low, foamy/prickly carbonation.

A decent enough beer, just a tad bit sweet in the taste for my liking, but still enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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