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Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

2,551 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 68
Gots: 223 | 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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Great Trippel! Bought in a pick six and I plan to
buy more.

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4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with Pale, Munich and Victory Malts. Hopped with Saaz, Liberty, and Magnum hops with coriander.

Pours out to a finely hazy light copper, forming a large rocky whtie head with excellent retention and sticky lacing. Very thin fine sediment of yeast in the bottle. Aroma is wonderful with lots of bananas and cloves, chewy and sticky pale malts with lots of phenolic esters. Carbonation is moderate. Mouthfeel is spritzy and tickles the tongue, filling the mouth with fine bubbles. Medium bodied. Taste begins with mild spicy hops, followed by abundant yeast esters, cloves and bananas, followed by lightly sweet chewy pale malts with slight husken grain character. The finish is spicy and the clean alcohol adds a peppery zest. Slight astringency of lemon pith in the aftertaste.

A world-class triple in my book, this is an excellent representation of the style from one of my favorite breweries. At $7.29 a 6-pack, this is heavenly manna, and were it available in my area, I would drink this everyday. Highly recommended!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle with a best before date of August 5, 2004. Served chilled in a Duvel tulip and enjoyed slowly.

Appearance: Clear honey yellow liquid with a healthy white head of fine bubbles. Head is maintained quite well by a seemingly constant stream of bubbles in the center. Great lacing left on the glass. I have seen better, but not too often.

Smell: Peppery coriander, orange citrus, and medicinal aromas on the nose. Also just a titch boozy, but not horribly so. Grassy herbal hop undertones. A great sniffer.

Taste: Medicinal pepper smacks the palate, but then gives way to a light sweet malt. Clovey flavors and herby hop tastes in the middle. Faint banana esters on the finish. Very very nice.

Mouthfeel: Very dry, crisp and oh-so effervescent. Light bodied, gets that cotton candy mouthfeel as the beer warms.

Drinkability: Wow, this stuff kicks ass. Definitely the best of the New Belgium line I've had so far (a lone bottle of La Folie remains to be consumed on a special occasion). I wish I could get more of this stuff. I like it much better than Allagash's Tripel Reserve. One of the best, possibly the best, American tripel I've had.

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4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After spending a year in London and trying all the best beers that Europe had to offer, I didn’t think that America could ever come close. But I was excited to try New Belgians because of my love of Fat Tire, and I must say that I am impressed.
Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a large head, and takes a long time to settle. The smell is faint, but is like what you would expect with a hint of banana and other fruits. The taste is great, the same with the bananas and fruits with that little peppery kick in the end that I’ve come to love from trippels. Goes down very smooth with little aftertaste, except for a lingering of the effervescing flavor. Recommended to anyone who wants to try a trippel but cant afford the plane ticket!

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.