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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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very good

2,417 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 931
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 66
Gots: 167 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

bomber from Nick's of Clinton

a: the pour produces a bone-white head of average stature, the beer itself a clear, bright golden in color

s: the nose features a combination of bready pale and crisp pils malts, ample enough to provide a clearly sweet note, yeast, a touch of grassy hop and floral coriander - both quite mild, some light esters with a touch of warm pineapple and apricot

m: carbonation bordering moderate-high, body lighter but with a slight sugary weight

t: sugary pale malts bring bready flavors with moderate notes of floral coriander, balanced with clean pils malt, grass, yeast, some esters with hints of apricot, hops provide a moderate, lightly metallic bitter to the crisp finish

o: a pretty plain trippel, but nothing off and with more going for it than you might expect from a 3.99 dollar bomber, drinks well, alcohol warms the stomach a bit but stays out of the way otherwise

blackie, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

SFNC, Apr 11, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a clear golden yellow with a solid, almost white head which is dense and nearly an inch thick from a fairly aggressive pour into a standard pint glass. Good lace left behind as the head dissipates to a thickish and chunky film.
Smell is malty with solid notes of banana and spices, especially pepper.
Taste is spot on the nose with solid malt, vanilla, banana, spices (pepper & something else) and a hint of hops.
Full bodied, lightly effervescent, smooth with a nice, mellow, lingering fade to the aftertaste. A solid tripel if not a standout.

PorterLambic, Apr 10, 2013
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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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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

apf, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

fredmugs, Apr 09, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -11%

Bought as part of a 12 pack variety pack with many other New Belgium beers. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a sniffer glass.

A- Pours a clean light amber/golden with an absolutely wonderful 2 finger white head. It is quite creamy and sticks around a while. Huge carbonation bubble. Terrific lacing. A nice looking beer IMO that has a lot of the characteristics you can expect in a Trippel.

S- Dank yeast, musky, wet closet. Some spice and lots of phenolic notes. There seems to be some clove and citrus here, but you have to dig deep to get it.

T- Upfront bitterness from earthy hops. Followed by spicy flavors. Some coriander and herbal Belgian yeasty notes. Small amount of banana. Fairly smooth. Warm, sweet finish. Quite sweet actually.

M- Light to mid body. Smooth and creamy, but yet still wet feeling. Touch of alcohol in the finish, but pretty well hidden. Lots of carb as expected from this style. Goes down quite easily given the abv.

O- I know i am all over the board here, but it is certainly enough to further my curiosity into this style. I don't love it, but it certainly has me interested to step outside my comfort zone of classic American craft styles. I didn't care for the smell, but the look, taste and feel were all very enjoyable. I tend to be a harsh grader compared to most. And it is a reasonably priced beer at 8% abv.

Bosoxfan20, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured into a snifter, light orange amber color with a thin white head that had bubbles on top that stay.
Smells of spice and floral notes.
Spiciness and Belgian yeast character rule the taste.
Light mouthfeel and well carbonated.
Overall I really like this beer and I am to a big Belgian guy. Very drinkable beer for the high alcohol content.

JordonHoltzman, Apr 04, 2013
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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.