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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

2,612 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,612
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 72
Gots: 257 | 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 mdaschaf
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, very light golden color with a large white foamy head on top. It faded slowly, leaving some splotches on top and a ring around the edge. Nice foamy lacing all around the glass.

S: Some Belgian yeast, a little bit of pepper, coriander, and a little bit of grass and fruit.

T: Starts off with the spices, mostly the coriander and a bit of pepper. There is some faint citrus in the middle, mostly lemon. There is some grainy malt and a little bit of banana on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, rather crisp for a tripel. Medium carbonation.

O: A solid beer, easy drinking and nothing offensive. Well worth the $2.99 I paid for the 22oz bottle!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

12 ounce bottle into chalice, best by 11/20/2011. Pours clear, yet cloudy, golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some bits of lacing on the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big banana, clove, pear, pepper, lemon, coriander, bread, bubblegum, grass, light tart grain, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of lemon, pepper, pear, coriander, biscuit, banana, herbal, clove, lightly tart grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of lemon, pepper, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Nice overall balance of flavors with no cloying sweetness as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Very drinkable and smooth for the level of alcohol, but it is a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a damn nice and well balanced Belgian style tripel. Nice flavor profile and complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BenHesk12
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in a bottle from Bevmo, no clue what the freshness is here.

A - classic belgian yellow with a modest frothy head

S - almost nothing here, faint smells of belgian yeastiness

T- NB trippel to me tastes like a good belgian trippel, but just mild and weak. The alcohol coming in at a relatively high 7.8 % here is somewhat overpowering due to the lack of flavors to balance. Drinkable but forgettable.

M - average carbonation, nothing special here but not bad either

Overall New Belgium Trippel is a very drinkable yet mild and plain trippel belgian style ale.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AZbelgian
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep golden color but very clear. Thin white head quickly dissipates to a superfine island of white foam and a thin ring of tiny white bubbles at the edges of the glass. Decent carbonation which rises in a column from the center of a tulip glass.

S - Yeasty aroma with just a hint of alcohol.

T - A bit thin and dry to start. Taste moves into a mild hop character that blends with coriander. These flavors blend with the yeastiness for a respectable slightly spicy finish.

M - Thin to medium mouthfeel. Decent to good drinkability.

O - A decent beer from New Belgium. There are some Belgian-type characteristics but this is most certainly an American beer with a nod to Belgian roots. Not what I think of when I think of Tripel's, but still a decent beer that's well priced and easy to find in the States.

Photo of beagle75
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Very clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Clove phenolics are featured, lending a crisp spiciness. Relatively faint aromatic malt smells like powdered sugar more than honest grain. Fruit is present in trace quantities, more mixed than vinous.

T: Begins dry, with soft pale malt, aromatic phenolics, and aggressive carbonic acidity. Hop flavors are earthy and mild, yet muddled and poorly-defined--probably due to conflicts with savory coriander spice. Slightly spirituous yeast esters await on the far side of acidity's peak. The finish leaves yeast metabolites and mild refined malt to linger, sweetening slightly on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky and abundantly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This beer represents a fair approximation of traditional Belgian qualities, packaged into a relatively palate-friendly product. Nose outdistances actual taste in authenticity and interest, with palate-cleansing acidity being overstated. It could be a better tripel by getting acidity under control while cultivating more phenolic spice and some fusel qualities in the flavor.

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,612 ratings.