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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

2,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,516
Reviews: 940
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 67
Gots: 214 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of ABVerageJoe
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Gold, little bit of a white head, nothing major and did not seem highly-carbonated.

S- Floral, smelled like a cabinet of spices was poured into my beer. Corriander/clove combo strong.

T- Smooth and clean, easy to drink with not a lot of bite at all. You just pour it in your mouth and let it slide down the throat-hole.

M- Creamy and smooth. Dangerous smooth at 7.8%.

O- Overall I drank 5 of these over about an hour because of their smooth drinkability. I was gone. I think it gave me indigestion and caused a lot of burping, even though it didn't seem very carbonated on the way down. Good beer, but I would rather get something else next time instead.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-20-2011 19:26:52

ABVerageJoe, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jamminjoe, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of frankdetrell
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought as part of a 12 pack 4 style variety box. Served from a bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance is of a golden color. Sufficient head forms with medium retention, slowly decreasing into a nice, thin lace.

Smell is sweet, typical for a tripel. Hints of banana and wild plants can be perceived. Strong clove taste with the obvious hint of coriander lurking in the background. Sweet and medium bodied, softly carbonated, and quite easy to drink, despite its fairly high alcohol level.

Great version of a belgian tripel with the nice twist of the coriander at a very good price.

frankdetrell, Dec 27, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought in an Maryland beer store 6 pack. Poured from a bottle to a glass.

Appearance is golden in color. Seems very bubbly with a descent amount of head when poured into the glass.

The smell is slightly sweet like a flower of maple syrup. Very similar characteristic to other Belgium triples.

The taste is good a little more dry than what I would expect from other Belgian Triples. Slight bit of corriander taste but no real citrus common to other like beers.

Mouthfeel does not strike me as anything above ordinary with the slight distinction of a Belgian triple aftertaste. This beer weighs in at 7.8% abv which is slightly lower than other triples.

Personally this doesn't stand out as a triple. Id prefer the allagash or possibly longtrail. The fat tire is a much better choice from this brewer.

Ryanm1, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GolamKovach, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

spamages, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

zbooks, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of confer
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- About a medium gold, crystal clear and bright white head.
S- Sweet trippel smell a little perfumey.
T- Starts with a classic sweet tripel taste but the finish is a not as good alcohol taste and at only 7.8 this was a bit surprising.
MO- It is okay. I guess I am not as big a fan as mos, of New Belgium. So many better Trippels around.

confer, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of TownDunkel
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A gift from my sister in law at Christmas, can't beat beer as a gift!

Appearance - A beautiful light brown with carbonation bubbles that flow to the top. Almost reminds me of the light brown crayon as a kid. Weird Right?

Smell - Best smelling beer I have had yet! The coriander mixed in really boost the smell of this beer. A medium ale smell that is kicked by it's herb infusedness.

Taste - For an ale, it is full bodied! The taste is superb, reminds me of a light shiner but with a harmonious aftertaste of herbs and coriander.

Mouthfeel - A full bodied ale if there ever was. Not perfect but it definately is close.

Overall - A wonderful beer that I will by steadily now. I had this during winter but in the summer I think it could even be better! Try this one!

TownDunkel, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

fox227, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

AJN136, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

campofapproval, Dec 20, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- clear golden with small white head. decent carbanation

S- very fruity like with corriander being very strong on the nose

T- sliky and smooth with spicy hops and orange fruits like clementine.

M- creamy and rich thoughout the whole mouth

O- a very good amercian version of a belgium tripple. very good price at $8 a sixer.

dankster, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

goodfella3000, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Dunkelhund, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Belgium Trippel: Despite the popularity of Fat Tire, it is the Belgian style beers that New Belgium brews that are the hallmark of the brewery. The New Belgium Trippel has a clear golden body and ample frothy head. The aroma is mild, but hits all the notes expected of a good Tripel. The flavor is similar. You get the classic Belgian flavors: chewy bread and yeast covered with the gumball sweetness, but they are subtle. The warming alcohol is present throughout, especially at the finish. The New Belgium Trippel is a great sipping experience, but beware, a few will have me feeling it the next day.

iSip, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kegmasterxlarge, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kcbaby, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bacher468, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

dowen44, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Heretic42, Dec 19, 2011
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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