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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

2,313 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 121 | FT: 0
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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djs467

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-30-2013 16:21:06 | More by djs467
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bigmo66

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've always liked the Fat Tire from this brewery even thought it tastes like dirt. I have also tried a few others and while they were "OK" I don't put them in the same league as other $8-$9 six packs that are available. Store had this Trippel on sale so I decided to try it as I really enjoy this style. Wow, was not expecting this, but to me it tastes like Schlitz Malt Liquor or some of the other corn-squeezins with high ABV. I have had dozens of Belgium Trips and this is not a good rendition whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 18:56:29 | More by bigmo66
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-28-2013 13:33:50 | More by kell50
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-28-2013 03:12:21 | More by lucasj82
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reedtgr

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2013 04:40:45 | More by reedtgr
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2013 00:23:30 | More by sansho
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BucBasil

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a wide-mouth goblet.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, clear with plenty of carbonation inside. Head is 1.5 fingers, foamy, pure white, and leave a solid layer of foam along the walls of the glass.

S: Nice spicy notes all throughout, with some citrus, yeast, apple, honey, and some pineapple. Good smooth bready note to hold things together.

T: Very smooth and really reminds of a real, solid, Belgian tripel. Has some yeast in there. Fruit profile is pineapple and some light fruits. Herbal note in the middle, along with slight bread. Finishes with a bit of honey and some spice.

If this were a blind test I'm not sure I could differentiate this from some real Belgian tripels. Very nice brew from New Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 23:48:13 | More by BucBasil
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DoppelB1

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-26-2013 01:39:09 | More by DoppelB1
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-25-2013 12:08:01 | More by Schlafly33
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-25-2013 08:06:59 | More by muchloveforhops3
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-24-2013 03:34:24 | More by beersvh23
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-24-2013 03:08:26 | More by Garrett092112
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and golden after it settles. Yellowish orange at first pour. Head disappeared instantly.
Smell: Light banana and citrus.
Taste: Light banana, very light citrus, and alcoholic aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Spritsy and bright.

Quite the unusual Tripel. The head is gone instantly, the fruit and floral is quite light, and there is a very clear alcoholic presence in the aftertaste. However, it's a good drink. The taste is quite good. I may or may not get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 03:16:03 | More by TeamMathis
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J_Dub

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-22-2013 21:59:51 | More by J_Dub
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-21-2013 06:33:08 | More by archero
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was my first beer of 2013 (Yeah, I’m just submitting my review now – so I’m late. Big whoop; wanna fight about it?) Appearance-wise, it looks like all other Belgians: massive head, translucent amber body, heavy carbonation and gummy lacing. Enough about that. The nose gets a mild whiff of plum while the palate is plastered with a cloying heft of coriander and scraps of grass and lemon for a rushed finish. There is an airy and crisp mouthfeel that one would normally find in this style.

While I am a fan of New Belgium, we all know that some of the beers can be considered a hit or miss. This falls in the latter category: not bad, but not great; in any case, I’ve had it – no big whoop.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:09:38 | More by jjboesen
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-20-2013 03:49:19 | More by Dweedlebug
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MrBIP

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-19-2013 21:57:34 | More by MrBIP
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trippel a Belgium Style Ale from New Belgium brewery
7.8%abv
A :nice pale golden clear color with and tight white head.

S: Light yeast aroma and mild florals from hops and coriander.

T:Light to moderate carbonation. Taste mild bitterness with spivey banana/coriander flavors with a slight alcohol flavor on the back end

MF: Light to moderate mouth fill, Lightly carbonated.

Overall: A nice mild american brewed Belgium ale

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 02:08:57 | More by CardiacNP
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber ($2.99) into a tulip. This is the leadoff hitter in a week of tripels.

A: The requisite hazy gold, but lacking the glorious frothy head characterizing the best of the style. This almost looks flat.

S: Light bubblegum and indistinct sugary sweetness, but nothing cloying. Pleasant, if a little muted. Intensifies as it warms.

T: All the hallmarks are here, but there isn't a lot of taste memory. Maybe a hint of the cilantro and an initial classic tripel taste, but this becomes muddled and indistinct. Not an impactful taste.

M: Thin for the style and less carbonated than this reviewer prefers.

O: A poor man's triple, but one that scratches the itch, especially given the price points of the best of the Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 13:25:36 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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jik18

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-15-2013 02:39:28 | More by jik18
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2013 01:59:01 | More by Tiernan
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-15-2013 01:12:29 | More by Juno_Malone
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sooner961

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +25%

04-15-2013 01:08:28 | More by sooner961
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swimnadd

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-14-2013 05:15:33 | More by swimnadd
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.