Trippel Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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2.15/5 rDev -43.4%
I've always liked the Fat Tire from this brewery even thought it tastes like dirt. I have also tried a few others and while they were "OK" I don't put them in the same league as other $8-$9 six packs that are available. Store had this Trippel on sale so I decided to try it as I really enjoy this style. Wow, was not expecting this, but to me it tastes like Schlitz Malt Liquor or some of the other corn-squeezins with high ABV. I have had dozens of Belgium Trips and this is not a good rendition whatsoever.
04-29-2013 18:56:29 | More by bigmo66
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from the 12oz bottle into a wide-mouth goblet.
A: The beer is a deep gold color, clear with plenty of carbonation inside. Head is 1.5 fingers, foamy, pure white, and leave a solid layer of foam along the walls of the glass.
S: Nice spicy notes all throughout, with some citrus, yeast, apple, honey, and some pineapple. Good smooth bready note to hold things together.
T: Very smooth and really reminds of a real, solid, Belgian tripel. Has some yeast in there. Fruit profile is pineapple and some light fruits. Herbal note in the middle, along with slight bread. Finishes with a bit of honey and some spice.
If this were a blind test I'm not sure I could differentiate this from some real Belgian tripels. Very nice brew from New Belgium.
04-26-2013 23:48:13 | More by BucBasil
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance: Clear and golden after it settles. Yellowish orange at first pour. Head disappeared instantly.
Smell: Light banana and citrus.
Taste: Light banana, very light citrus, and alcoholic aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Spritsy and bright.
Quite the unusual Tripel. The head is gone instantly, the fruit and floral is quite light, and there is a very clear alcoholic presence in the aftertaste. However, it's a good drink. The taste is quite good. I may or may not get this again.
04-23-2013 03:16:03 | More by TeamMathis
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
This was my first beer of 2013 (Yeah, I’m just submitting my review now – so I’m late. Big whoop; wanna fight about it?) Appearance-wise, it looks like all other Belgians: massive head, translucent amber body, heavy carbonation and gummy lacing. Enough about that. The nose gets a mild whiff of plum while the palate is plastered with a cloying heft of coriander and scraps of grass and lemon for a rushed finish. There is an airy and crisp mouthfeel that one would normally find in this style.
While I am a fan of New Belgium, we all know that some of the beers can be considered a hit or miss. This falls in the latter category: not bad, but not great; in any case, I’ve had it – no big whoop.
04-21-2013 01:09:38 | More by jjboesen
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,372 ratings.