1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,509 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,509
Reviews: 939
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 67
Gots: 212 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Trippel Belgian Style Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,509 | Reviews: 939 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dav2080
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

dav2080, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of 7Durandal7
4/5  rDev +5.3%

7Durandal7, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of MumboJumbo
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MumboJumbo, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of seydou
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into glass. As much head as you want, based on the pour, and it sticks around and to the glass.

I'm not drinking this side-by-side another Belgian, but it seems easier to drink. Seems lighter (7.8%) at least by taste.

Super carbonated and relatively easy to drink. It tastes complex, even if I don't know what I mean by that.

Would recommend, especially for the price. (I paid $10 for a 6er).

seydou, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

avisong, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Frankieteardrop
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Frankieteardrop, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Rozyravens
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Rozyravens, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Tiriansdoor
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Tiriansdoor, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of PGVG
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +5.3%

sgoro, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw with a white, finger thick head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving behind a fair lacing.

Smell - Floral aromas, as well as bubblegum and banana.

Taste - Sweet and sugary. Syrup like. A bit of spice. Also, a faint presence of NB's trademark nutty bread flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Malty.

Overall - A commendable effort by New Belgium, but belgian ales just aren't my thing. Too syrupy, sweet and malty for my taste.

TheSixthRing, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of sammjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

sammjohnson, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +5.3%

smartassboiler, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden yellow, with a medium sized dirty white head that decorated the glass with a fine web, and stayed until the goblet was empty.

Smell has spice, yeast, bready malts and a bit of fruitiness.

Taste is even nicer, malts balanced with a yeasty tang, spices, and a tart apple skin. The yeast taste lasts quite a while, reminding me of the great taste of this beer.

Feel is smooth, with good carbonation, and easy drinking texture. A little on the lighter side for a trippel, but still nice.

I was surprised by the complexity of this beer. As well, it doesn't have that New Belgium taste I get out of most of their beers, so this was very pleasant. I have no problem recommending this.


Drinkerofales, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of beer348
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very little head when I poured it. Has a nice dark golden color. The smell was alright. Not that inviting.

This is the first Tripel I have tried so I had no idea what to expect. I assume most of them are similar to this one. I think it's a good beer. I would even get it again. Just not what I'm used to.

Tasted okay. Has a decent feel. It's a nice style of beer with a high alcohol content.

beer348, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Tapeboy
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Tapeboy, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of martino_cappachino
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stella artois goblet.

Inch and a half head, bottle-conditioned with very fine sparkly lacing. Head diminishes after a few minutes, except for a few large looming bubbles gathered on the edge of the glass.

Shiny, metallic, dark-devilish yellow. Aroma's of banana, clove, peach and slight orange peel. Solid taste of belgian yeast. Toasted wheat.. and soft cookie-ish texture.

Belgian's are always complex and hard to describe. I feel like I am going to have to review beer again this again. But I like it compared to other Belgian trippel's I've had, and it's much cheaper, bon appetit!

martino_cappachino, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

cfinch2, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Colebug
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Colebug, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Roger415
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Roger415, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Jhatwig
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jhatwig, Apr 02, 2012
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,509 ratings.