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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

2,549 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,549
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 67
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)
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16oz Tulip Wine Glass

Appearance - Dark Yellow with a fair amount of haze and modest amounts of carbonation. Head pours a foamy 2 finger width head that slowly dies down. Lacing is pretty good here as well, leaving some sticky traces along the sides.

Smell - Very yeasty smelling with some surprisingly lemon, banana, & grassy smells. I can also smell a slight spicy/pepper tinge, almost like a Saison ale, but not quite.

Taste - Lemons, cloves and bananas are the big flavors here. There is alot of maltiness in here as well, and it gives it a very tasty dimension to the flavor. To top it all off, it tastes fairly sweet as well! The flavor is more Saison than anything else but still tastes wonderful!

Mouthfeel - This is a pretty smooth beer! It's light in body, and the carbonation isn't too intense either! It's also got a very creamy feel to it as well. Overall, it's an easy drinking beer which is impressive it's rather rich and complex flavor

Overall - As stated earlier, this tastes more like a Saison than a Trippel, but it still tastes incredibly good! It tastes great and it's easy to drink. Highly recommended to anyone whose a craft beer lover!

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

Poured from bottle into a stemless red wine goblet (a very versatile shape for beer - highly recommended). The appearance is cloudy liquid gold, with a frothy head and delicate effervescence. Aromas include clove, cinnamon, allspice, banana, and some kind of sweet fruit, like persimmon. All of this comes out on the palate, with more prominent orange peel and sweet citrus. Very rich. Alcohol is just slightly too assertive, though it does help temper the overall richness. Excellent balance.

I do not hold it against New Belgium that their "Belgian style Trippel" (sic) is nothing like an actual Tripel. It's more like a Belgian-style golden ale, and a damn fine one at that. It's hard to believe that an American brewer is making a really well-done Belgian-style golden ale, bottle-conditioned mind you, that sells for around $1.50 / bottle. In my opinion, this is the best product in the New Belgium line.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a glass.

It's slightly cloudy with sediment, the color of honey, and the pour disturbs the carbonation pleasantly. A moderate head disappears quickly, but there's pretty decent lacing.

Smells of lemon, slight honey, weird herbs, strong corriander. The taste follows suit mostly, with a pleasant, medium body that goes down supremely smoothly and leaves a nice, spicy aftertaste that begs for another sip. The subtle lemon flavors come through better once it has sat and cooled to room temperature. It's surprisingly refreshing too, and the alcohol is relatively well-hidden.

I've had it a few times now, and the one time I had it on tap it was much crisper with heavier carbonation that almost got in the way of some of the more subtle tastes. Still, it comes highly recommended.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Produced a great cap of white froth with great retention. Tons of lace left behind too.

(S)- A light, crisp yeasty biscuit aroma with bits of lemon and spice.

(T)- Similar to the smell. More of that crisp, yeasty biscuit. Some lemon and spice in there too.

(M)- A great carbonation level and a good balance too. Light, but nicely dry on the finish.

(D)- Overall, one of the better tripels coming out of the states I have had in awhile. Most are too sweet and heavy on the candi sugar, but this one has a good yeast backbone and dryness.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glass.

A: Pours a very clear, light golden color with a thin, white head. Thin lacing with visible carbonation.

S: Yeast and spice hit the nose first, the coriander is very apparent as advertised. Lots of fall smells. Belgian-style malts. Thin aroma of citrus fruit.

T: Lots of flavor up front. Rich malt flavor stands out. Nice bouquet of fall spices, cloves, possibly nutmeg, and definitely coriander. You can tell they were really going for a Belgian Abbey. Some good and familiar flavors, but nowhere near the complexity or composition you get from hundreds of years of celibate men dedicating their lives to perfecting the craft.

MF: Rich and luscious. Very nice mouth presence, which holds up the flavor. Thankfully not as syrupy as a lot of American "abbey styles" tend to be.

D: A good American craft beer dressed up as a Trappist for Halloween. Lighter than a real tripel. A solid craft beer that goes down very easily.

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,549 ratings.