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Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,582
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 74
Gots: 238 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a light pale yellow straw color. A one-finger head of rather dense, slightly off-white foams sets up with a fair amount of bubbles on top. The head dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving a rather thick ring of lace around the glass and fine lace with a few pronounced bubbles on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a brilliant, almost neon sunrise lemon yellow and clear, showing fine trails of effervescence rising through the center.

S - Esters of light fruit like honeydew melon with noticeable traces of banana, apples, and yeast backed by biscuit malts and light, sweet caramel. As it warms, hints of coriander begin to poke through. There's also some very soft floral notes in the background, like standing next to freshly trimmed rose bushes still wet with morning dew.

T - Very lightly toasted malts mix with subtle toffee, light caramel, and a rather distinctive yeasty spiciness that bends toward dried herbs. Fruit juice of pears and fresh, sweet apples follow. Hints of lemon-drops then appear. Bazooka bubblegum shows up on the sides of the tongue at the end and wrestles somewhat with coriander and clove for attention in the finish.

M - Fizzy and fresh. Good carbonation. Light, but solid body. Very nice structure shows great integration of components. Finish is short, and surprisingly dry and clean. Crisp.

O - This is one tasty beer. Nice range of flavors that favor the malt/fruit nature of Tripels while making sure the finish isn't cloying. It's not terribly complex, and there's just a tad too much spiciness in the finish for me to say this is an exceptional example of the style, but it's quite good and definitely recommended, especially as a gateway to Belgium Tripels.

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T - Heavy spice flavoring, but not overwhelming.
M - Light body and low carbonation. Drinks pretty easy despite the strong flavors and alchol content.
O - Easy to drink despite the high alcohol and strong flavor. A staple beer in my fridge due to its excellent taste and availability here in Texas.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,582 ratings.