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

2,554 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,554
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 69
Gots: 227 | 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%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Shaw
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium arrived in Florida yesterday. Welcome! I'm drinking this from a New Belgium tulip glass given to me more than 10 years ago by my nephew and his wife. Tonight is the first time it's held New Belgium beer.

Pours a lovely golden color with a stark white head than reduces to a chunk in my glass.

Classic Belgian aroma of yeast and coriander.

The taste is spicy and complex, just as I would expect.

Nice chewy body.

Overall a fine trippel. Glad to see New Belgium in the Sunshine State.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of silverking
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- It pours a slightly hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Head retention is great, and lacing is excellent.

S - Banana, and lots of it, also a touch of bread.

T- Banana, Corriander, light bread notes.

M- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O- Pretty damn good.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of JWU
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

A- A beautiful clear gold, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a nice faint lacing.

S- stone fruit, mostly peaches, and a dose of flowers and honeydew. Some mild booze.

T- Belgian yeast (sweet, follows the nose), and a mild hop bitterness up front. Malt is very mild, crackery in nature. Some mild spice from the coriander is present. Mild booziness and heat, but 8.5% is fairly well hidden.

M- light to medium, sweet and slightly dry on the finish.

T- Certainly a straightforward and excellent example of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In my Colorado years this was one of my top few favorites. A dependable strong brew with a tangy taste. I never thought of this as yeasty, and it's a more refined style. Golden and clear in the tall Maredsous glass with a thin head but nice champagne bubbles. Plenty carbonated in the mouth.

It seems kind of sweet on first sip. The spices are a little overly strong. A malt candy flavor. The best feature is how smooth and drinkable this is. It's the ideal late evening sipping glassful. Seamless is the word that comes to mind, even with the alcohol taste.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at-- who cares, you can buy this everywhere. They do a good job of distributing. But I've never seen this on tap, which would be worth watching for. New Belgium makes this the cleanest, most approachable beer in the golden Belgian style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of bmwats
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a chalice.

A: Golden hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Quickly dissipates, leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface and a thick beer ring around the rim. Small amounts of effervescence can be seen rising throughout. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, (the namesake) coriander is prominent, with hints of oregano, and a little honey.

T: Tastes like it smells. Pungent sourdough, with some hints of savory spice, topped with a slight indistinct sweetness.

M: Light yet syrupy. Spicy finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really strong. Nice effervescence, and a decent head with plenty of lacing on the back end. Nose is pungent and bready, with hints of savory spice. Tastes like it smells... light, pungent and bready, with plenty of spice and a slight sweet balance. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,554 ratings.