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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

2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 66
Gots: 108 | 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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ardy007

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

03-18-2012 00:33:06 | More by ardy007
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-16-2011 21:02:54 | More by horrorspecialty
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trisweb

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-27-2011 07:17:33 | More by trisweb
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NjalThorgeirsson

Colorado

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-07-2014 05:33:39 | More by NjalThorgeirsson
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lear456089

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-24-2013 00:51:53 | More by lear456089
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ThePAYeti

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-21-2011 23:06:18 | More by ThePAYeti
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.95/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A golden color that reminded me of the beers I used to drink. Smell of carmel and chocolate. Taste of strong chocolate. Mouthful is a feeling like no other. Goes down very smooth and drinkabity is a wonderful for a day of crinking with the good friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 17:37:45 | More by yuenglingfan101
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IPhantom

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another celebratory pouring (welcome to the East Coast) into a bellowed pint glass. Hazy golden, more yellow than I expected, with a slowly dissipating pure white head. Great persistent lacing that forms cloud patterns. Smells like canteloupe on rye toast...which doesn't sound that good when I write it down, but it totally is. Taste follows suit--any number of combinations of fruit and grain come to mind. Best way I can put it is something almost like pineapple upside-down cake with like a Campari glaze. Utterly captivating. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nice carbonation and a slight bitter aftertaste that isn't at all unpleasant.

People go ape for Fat Tire, but having had it, this might be the sleeper big dog out of New Belgium's regular offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:42:18 | More by IPhantom
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MOShepp

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice clear golden color with some layers of orange. Two finger frothy off-white head with good lacing and head retention. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles present.

Aromas of yeast, cloves, cramel and a floral scent, maybe roses. The smells are pretty big and beautiful.

Tastes of grapes, apples, yeast, cracked black pepper, and toffee. The hops a wonderful and are matched perfectly with the malt and yeast. This is well layered and almost perfect, every tastebud gets to take part.

It's tingly and spicey on the tongue with a buttery feel to the back of the throat.

I could drink this stuff everyday. It's so smooth and so well balanced and multilayered, that you can't put this stuff down. I'll buy again, and again,....

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 17:39:32 | More by MOShepp
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have found my long lost love....A long, long time ago (1995 or 96)..i was in Colorado on business...didn't know a lot about micros at the time...I picked up a bottle of something that I thought was the greatest beer I had ever had....I couldn't remember the name...now tasting this, I think this is the one....and I like it just as much now....

This is an awesome tasting tripel..sweet sugar cane, honey, a touch of banana and bubble gum....but never oversweet...that's where the saaz hops enter the equation adding a nice subtle balance and spicy finish....

I really like this beer..One of the best trippels I've had...Nose is only average to slightly above average but everything else is fantastic...body is firm and tight....a nice alcohol spiciness on the long finish...

A must try beer in my opinion...

Thanks Bditty for really making my day....

(Note to self: acquire more of this to cellar along with their dubbel..)

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 05:32:01 | More by ZAP
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If certain steps could be taken to improve my happiness, and that of doubtless others, I can assure you that one would be to get more of this fantastic brew around and about us, in unfailing supply!
Appearance: a slightly hazy, bright golden hue, and a large, luscious creamy white head, that remains for a spell, then dwindles.
Aroma: an explosion of fruit and spice, a gorgeous blend, a veritable fruit salad up in the nose! Tropical fruits, mango, banana, peach, apricot, citrus: yup, all that! A heavenly delight, swimming in sparkling sweetness!
On the tongue, a burst, no a blizzard of hoppiness, a dervish dance on the tongue, flooding the senses! Excellent, generous texture. Rich, sweet malt, though never to the point of cloying. Candied, honeyed sweetness and spice abounds in this happy ale, and the flavor lasts and lasts, every portion of the experience compounding it's overall effect.
One of my favorite American beers. Now why doesn't Trippel have the cult status of Fat Tire, that's the next topic for the Armchair Philosophers Club...

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 01:22:57 | More by feloniousmonk
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent trippel. It pours a dark golden colour with a huge head of frothy white foam. Aromas are that of a classic triple. Spicy, boozy, yeasty, malty, hoppy, zesty, magnificent. The taste is a wonderful melange of the classic Belgian triple aromas rolled into one wonderful ball of contradictions. The mouthfeel is lush and creamy and the drinkability is excellent. Whoa! 9%abv, you could have fooled me! One of the best domestic triples available on the west coast...for sure!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2003 18:08:14 | More by francisweizen
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kevinjosephlee

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a glass

A: A very clean and clear yellow-gold with carbonation bubbles escaping to the top to be with their friends in the creamy head. Small whitish head with lacing.

S: Fruity esters and nice hoppy top-notes. Also so phenolics that give a spicy sensation. (Reminiscent of a good weizen.) Some perfumy notes from the hops.

T: The top-notes for this beer are strong peppery phenol and banana-rich fruity esters. Nice Pils maltiness. Uncharacteristic of the style, however, the attenuation seems to be incomplete leaving perhaps too much sweetness behind. It is balanced nicely with the bitterness of the hops, though.

M: Well carbonated leading to tingling on the tongue. Medium body. There is a pleasant creaminess that I presume is due in part to the high alcohol (in combination with the nice carbonation?).

Notes: I haven't been a huge fan of New Belgium's offerings in the past, although I do greatly appreciate their company's ethos and wish to support them. Buying this great beer will have to be how I show my support of their mission. This beer captures the essence of this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 17:52:59 | More by kevinjosephlee
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justinwright


4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-08-2012 05:31:40 | More by justinwright
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bpprovost

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

01-02-2014 01:52:50 | More by bpprovost
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25%

09-30-2013 02:45:44 | More by lisahope27
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Smell is pretty much what I had expected; loads of fruity, banana esters mixed with a bit of coriander and alcohol.

Very light colored and clear in the glass. Small head with little staying power.

The taste here is very, very sweet. Loads of fruit, banana, and some bubble gum flavors as well. There's also a small amount of coriander perceptible as well. The finish is very good, with minimal alcohol apparent and with just a slight bite from the hops...but very minor. Lip smacking sweetness is there on the finish and lasts into the aftertaste.

This is a VERY tasty tripel. I'm very impressed with New Belgium, as usual. This could definitely be a go to beer as far as tripels go.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 01:56:46 | More by NODAK
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-14-2014 16:40:47 | More by WckdVbz
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poogas

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +25%

12-12-2011 00:38:19 | More by poogas
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SteveKuhl


4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-11-2014 22:47:15 | More by SteveKuhl
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largemouthdmb


4.75/5  rDev +25%

11-10-2012 22:01:19 | More by largemouthdmb
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dblyman

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-05-2013 01:33:58 | More by dblyman
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Renae

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +25%

08-04-2012 19:57:14 | More by Renae
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-29-2012 02:01:18 | More by gleemonger
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Escsolo

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +25%

08-26-2012 05:49:20 | More by Escsolo
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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