1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. 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.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 68
Gots: 223 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Trippel Belgian Style Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,550 | Reviews: 943 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ortie
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of sawilliams204
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of justinwright
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of chadn
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Appearence: mostly clear and clean, honey color, small head.

Smell: light, sweet yeast, barely nodicable

Taste: a little sweet, little bitter hops, a little coriandar, a little boozey, crisp clean finish

Mouthfeel: light and evaporative. a few crisp bubbles tingling

Overall: Great drinkability since there is not any flavor that is overdone. The flavors are all just a tease, making you want more.
Was surpised to find out ABV was as high as 7.8%

Photo of Iowacraft
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of carrollmel7
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of 89Vision
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice ruddy straw color, usual for a tripel. Decent head and lacing

S: Typical tripel. Sweet, with that "funky" aroma of Belgian yeast, hint of the warmness of the alcohol.

T: This is where I was let down slightly. Definitely a drinkable beer, but not quite up to par with the typical Belgian tripel. Average taste, with an off-taste I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Very smooth, silky. Again, typical of a Belgian tripel.

O: A nice offering from New Belgium, giving an introduction to Belgian tripels. Again, a very drinkable beer and very nice, but compared to Belgian tripels, can't quite stand up to them. However, for the price here in the US, one that I will likely be coming back to again.

Photo of neckbracesub
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of robieobie1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Whiskeyjack
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

Photo of Troville1990
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of philbe311
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth of fluffy off-white colored head with an uneven slanted top comprised of big chunky bubbles... The color is a very pale mix of honey and amber... Very clean... Very clear... 100% Translucent... Moderate carbonation...

S - Textbook... Candied sugar... Belgian yeast... Orange zest... Pears... Golden raisins... Green grapes... Some honeydew... Just a kiss of enticing coriander... Spot on for the style and very inviting...

T - Pears... Grapes... Candied Sugars... A touch of honey... Corriander... Lavender... Light Belgian yeast notes... The flavors are a bit muddled and not quite as pronounced and assertive as the nose would lead one to believe...

M -The lighter side of medium bodied... Fairly dense... Sleek and a bit sticky... Very light carbonation... Perhaps a bit thin...

D - A solid American interruption of the Tripel style... Far from top tier, but a very solid value given the low price tag... Worth checking out, but not something I would necessarily recommend...

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of EddieJoe
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kevinconroy
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-golden nice colour

S-smells great, yeasty, seaweed, coriander

T-Belgian yeast, sweetness then dry finish. Bread, nice spicyness

M-light pillowy

O-average, not bellow and certainly not above. It's worth a try but it isn't unique or anything great

Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of kevinjosephlee
4.78/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a glass

A: A very clean and clear yellow-gold with carbonation bubbles escaping to the top to be with their friends in the creamy head. Small whitish head with lacing.

S: Fruity esters and nice hoppy top-notes. Also so phenolics that give a spicy sensation. (Reminiscent of a good weizen.) Some perfumy notes from the hops.

T: The top-notes for this beer are strong peppery phenol and banana-rich fruity esters. Nice Pils maltiness. Uncharacteristic of the style, however, the attenuation seems to be incomplete leaving perhaps too much sweetness behind. It is balanced nicely with the bitterness of the hops, though.

M: Well carbonated leading to tingling on the tongue. Medium body. There is a pleasant creaminess that I presume is due in part to the high alcohol (in combination with the nice carbonation?).

Notes: I haven't been a huge fan of New Belgium's offerings in the past, although I do greatly appreciate their company's ethos and wish to support them. Buying this great beer will have to be how I show my support of their mission. This beer captures the essence of this style.

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.