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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

2,589 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,589
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 Jason_Quad
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Aml42000
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden body with a substantial white head and plenty of lacing.

S- Deep and layered. Peaches, esters and spice box. Hypnotic aromatics.

T- Hops are obvious right away, but yeasty flavors flow through the mid palate and some coriander and orange peel take hold on the finish.

M- Balanced- this has some sweetness, but the carbonation and angular/hard edges keep that in check. A ton of orange flavor lingers, but this is quite clean overall.

O- One of the best examples of domestic Tripel. They have been making this for as long as I can remember. Their yeasts show tons of depth and this masks the alcohol perfectly.

Photo of Andrewtfox
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jonphilipp
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mtrain237
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerbrains
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Two fingers of tight head on top of an almost clear golden colored body.

Smells of oranges, coriander, yeast and other spices.

Tastes bready, spice rack, a really sweet ending.

Soft texture, medium body, low carbonation.

A good drink but a bit on the sweet side for me.

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dmilewsk
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Appearance: This beer pours a straw golden color and is topped with a ½” of angel white head that leaves just as quickly as it showed up.
Smell: It has the typical Belgian spice smell, maybe not quite as much as expected, but there is enough aroma there to make me wish there was more.
Taste: Some Belgians over power with the spice notes this is not one of them. The taste goes along the same line as aroma not quite as much Belgian yeasty spice as I expected but I prefer a taste that doesn’t over power the taste buds.
Mouthfeel: This tends to be a bit the thin bodied side for a trippel but not by much it is rather close to what I expected.

Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sm00thM0nkey
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Eureka
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of swfraser
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of lcplvr
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I discovered this beer recently and because of the reviews I read on this site I thought I would try it. Man, am I glad I did. This is now my favorite beer. The only thing I can think of is the Coriander is what makes the difference. I have never tasted a beer that was so delicious.

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Jamstone714
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of k3bright
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of pants678
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice golden hue with a white head.

Smells spicy but sweet, slight floral.

More sweet like honey than it is citric. Belgian esters from yeast stick out, very earthy. The coriander's perfect, no reason to leave that a subtlety The alcohol's not all covered up, makes for more punch than some of the non-descripts from NB (i.e. Dig, Somersault).

Gritty texture (there's gotta be a better word) and a medium body.

Not a Trappist but a great choice to get a sixer.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is hazy and golden yellow hued. An inch and a half of head leaves plenty of lacing behind. The aroma offers coriander, yeast, sweet fruity malts, alcohol. Some nice citrus flavors meld well with spices. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Decent, but not to the level of the classic authentic Belgian notables in the style.

Photo of g_jenkins
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of RickS95
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden orange, kind of a pale peach color. Very clear, looks nothing like a Belgian. The head is thin and white, but has good retention and lacing.

Smell is much improved over the look with a fruity yeasty scent, some sort of melon, with a spicy backdrop.

The first thing that hits the taste buds is the alcohol. While not overpowering, it's prevalent and noticeable. The spice and hops take over from there, with any fruitiness from the scent not present. Has a slight pilsner malt taste in the background.

Belgian tripels are a bit smoother on the palate. The alcohol, then spices, then hops hit you with this. After you get past that, there is a hint of sweetness deep in the swallow, but by then it's a bit too late.

I'm not impressed with New Belgium as a whole and this beer did nothing to dispel my feelings. It's mostly drinkable as anything bad points are not significant, just merely an average beer of its type, if that.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.