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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow, honey colored body. Somehow I got a very small and faint off-white head. Left some lacing behind but rather boring appearance. Hops, banana, mango and peach all on the nose. Taste was slithering closely behind. Sweet notes from the mango really give this beer a nice kick. Rather on the sweet side then bitterness.
Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Easy to enjoy.

Complex but simple. Has characteristics of both the hoppy and fruity worlds. Reminds me of their other belgian style ale Abbey.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery tasting room. New Belgium does a nice job with this American brewed tripel. It pretty much hits right down the style guidelines. The lean malt body gives a touch of dough and cracker, while the hops are mild with a spicy earthiness. The yeast really shines with subtle notes of pear, black pepper, clove, and flowers. Dry enough too, which many American versions are not.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for 1.99$

Appearance - Clear (but with some floaties) amber colour with an above average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Herbal, corn, banana, coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, banana, corn, and some wheat. There is also some herbal/grassy/coriander notes. It ends with a herbal/banana aftertaste with a slight bitterness.

Overall - Definitely a different tasting Tripel.. It's got shades of a kolsch or saison. I'm not big on herbal/grassy notes in my beer so this beer might appeal more to others. Still very drinkable and worth trying.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden copper orange with lots of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. Decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: Some Belgian yeast and cloves along with some hints of banana, coriander, and candied sugar. Sweet malts along with some subtle hints of fruits including lemon, peach, and passion fruit. Also some grassy hops in the background. Smell is on the sweeter side of Tripels.

Taste: Sweet bready pale malts along with some strains of Belgian yeast. Hints of cloves, coriander, banana and candied sugar. Some notes of lemon, orange, passion fruit, and peach. Hints of grassy hops towards the finish. Somewhat herbal. Bready and sweet for a Tripel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet and somewhat syrupy. Very smooth with no heat from the alcohol.

Overall: This is a pretty good Belgian inspired ale. A little too sweet and malty to be a true tripel. Could of used a little more yeasty funk, but what is here tastes good.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour was nice. It left a decent head with a white bubbly film around the rim for 2 minutes. The color was a pale, golden orange. Pleasant carbonation. I used a standard pint glass, which may not be the proper glass, but it still worked. The appearance was a bit hazy/cloudy.The smell was sweet and caramel, with hints of spicy banana syrup. The consistency was slightly syrupy/sticky on my palate. The aftertaste had hints of banana, spice, and bubblegum. It complements pineapple and bell pepper pizza quite nicely.

I have had only a few beers from Belgium. This seems to be a good variation of the style, I think. They do an excellent job creating fine products.

It is very drinkable. If you like Belgium beer, you will like this one.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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