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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

2,326 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 65
Gots: 131 | 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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BigBarley

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured hard, yields a finger and a half of white head, that recedes to about a half finger and recedes well. Nice lacing. The beer itself is a bright, clear gold with active yeast sparkling all throughout the body. Very good looking tripel, a surprising clarity.

S - Sweet yeasty smells up front, very bready with a coriander and cinnamon texture. Mild citrus notes, but mainly dominated by a wheaty, sweet yeast character. Very tasty smelling.

T - Bananas, sweet coriander presence, and malted biscuit flavor all up front. Sweeter than sweet, not for someone who isn't prepared for a diabetic coma. It doesn't have the same complexity of some Tripels, but it has all the necessary character. And it's not bad, I just don't feel like I could enjoy this taste far past one serving. Altogether pleasant, just sweet as sugar and hard to handle too much at once.

M - Syrupy, lively, thick. Active carbonation, almost refreshing for the body, but doesn't really gel the same way most Belgian ales do. Great feel, but lacking a very important texture I can't really describe.

O - Enjoyable beer, great representation of the style. I feel like it's missing a certain texture, and I feel like the sweetness murders this beers potential for being an all-day drinker, but it has it's charm.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 12:30:11 | More by BigBarley
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Theniz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2013 12:27:18 | More by Theniz
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2013 23:32:01 | More by LambicKing
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-21-2013 03:41:30 | More by RudnicsMEB
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ifixufly

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-20-2013 16:10:11 | More by ifixufly
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2013 23:28:33 | More by WynnO
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PingBob

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-19-2013 04:15:37 | More by PingBob
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-19-2013 02:08:31 | More by MattBreight
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-18-2013 07:34:07 | More by AndrewBV
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MAJ85

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-17-2013 23:05:47 | More by MAJ85
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Dinkel

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-17-2013 14:59:42 | More by Dinkel
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-17-2013 12:19:48 | More by breakingbland
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Hoshymoto

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

02-16-2013 21:39:47 | More by Hoshymoto
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Ford

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-16-2013 19:13:19 | More by Ford
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cheetsmageets

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-15-2013 11:49:32 | More by cheetsmageets
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JPlo

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold color, clear. Diminishing head, but with above avg lacing.

Aroma/Taste: Aroma is sweet and floral. Sweet, floral, biscuity, herbal, spicy. Taste of alcohol in finish. SMooth malts with quite a bitter finish.

Feel: Silky medium body. Finish is average and slightly wet.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 19:36:15 | More by JPlo
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jboswell

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-12-2013 02:58:00 | More by jboswell
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Vlaminck

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-12-2013 01:16:50 | More by Vlaminck
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Kips

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-11-2013 06:25:28 | More by Kips
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-10-2013 04:41:11 | More by justinm4bama
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psmith161

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-09-2013 23:42:59 | More by psmith161
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-09-2013 17:08:00 | More by powdersoldier
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Sinophile

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-09-2013 13:41:07 | More by Sinophile
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Satanic

Texas

1.35/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I like trying all types of beers so I decided to buy a 6 pack of this new beligum trippel. It was without a doubt the most distasteful beer I have ever drank, I would rather have milwaukee's best then this. It has a strong taste of coriander and an alcoholic burn in your stomach from the high alcohol content. I was very highly dissapointed in this beer, so much so I made an account because of all the high ratings it has gotten! It has a floral taste like you are drinking flowers with coriander spice in it, all in all I would never recommend this to anyone! I don't pour it into glasses as I feel it destroys some of the carbonation, so I drank it straight from the bottle- regardless I had to go get another six pack after the first bottle. I do not recommend this to anyone, nor can I imagine why it is even produced and sold at local shops. But if you like your stomach burning and drinking flowers, go for it!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:01:53 | More by Satanic
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-07-2013 22:08:21 | More by Haybeerman
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.