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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

2,635 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 74
Gots: 275 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,635 | Reviews: 969
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a snifter glass

appearance: Orange golden, very clear. One finger and a half head and I poured carefully.

smell: Melons and as it warmed a strong candy aroma of bubble gum reminiscent of my childhood days of Big League Chew...

taste: Yeast taste is big and up front. Citrus and spice on the finish.

mouthfeel: very creamy and yeasty thick. The finish lingers and the thickness hangs around for a while.

overall: A very good Trippel

Photo of Radome
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

A - Rich, golden color with some orange. clear with tiny bubbles constantly rising. Head is white and very thick, made up of tiny, creamy bubbles. It fades to a thin layer, but keeps a thick chunky ring around the glass along with thick lacing.

S - The main component is grainy pilsner malt aroma. Mixed with it are faint almond nuttiness and a spice that I can't identify. In the background are yeast notes you would expect for a tripel, such as bubblegum and black pepper, but they are faint. Hops are almost unnoticeable, but I think there is a grassiness mixed with the spice. Alcohol and sugar are not evident.

T - The flavors match the aromas, with grainy, pilsner-like malt dominating. There is some table sugar sweetness, countered by the spice and pepper. No hops or alcohol flavors. There is some lemon-like tartness in the finish. Flavors are not too rich or complex.

M - Light to medium body. Medium hop bitterness. Low carbonation. Dry finish. No alcohol burn.

O - No flaws, some nice aromas and flavors. Very drinkable. However, it's not as complex or interesting as some tripels.

Photo of Aleks_P
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from bottle yellow/gold and completely transparent, carbonation floating to the top with foamy white head.

Smell: Average, just smells like beer to me. Can't really detect any spices or anything.

Taste: Original reaction is that I didn't notice much but detected a little peppery kick and very slightly noticeable alcohol. Think I enjoyed the beer more with the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light, carbonated and smooth. Enjoyable, good summer beer.

Overall: Above average but not great, I prefer belgians that are heavier and this one just didn't have a lot of distinguishing features. Don't mind enjoying this one on the back porch though.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Russian River goblet.

A: Pours a nice gold color, with some haziness apparent plus some chill haze. Forms a one finger white head with low retention and a good bit of visible carbonation.

S: Fruity esters (banana, apple, grape), lemon citrus, pale malts, mild spices. Sweet and fruity overall impression plus a light boozy character.

T: Follows the nose. Big fruity yeast esters - bitter green apple and banana - with lemony coriander, light cracker and pilsner malts. Sweet with a moderately dry finish, and not overly boozy on the tongue at all.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, and a low alcohol presence for style.

O: I wasn't overly impressed with this one. No real flaws, and a solid beer for the price point. But not what a Tripel can be.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,635 ratings.