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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

2,423 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 931
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 66
Gots: 169 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

djjumper, Aug 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

buyyourfreedom, Aug 21, 2014
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4.27/5  rDev +12.4%

(enjoy by 28 Jun 2015 - carefully poured into a balloon)

A: damn crystal clear, cheesy gold color... very attractive 2-finger width messy off-white foam... drapes of thin, webby lace to and fro... shows some legs, which seems strange... 4.25

S: smells like a trappist tripel - I wanna say Westmalle... fresh-baked cracker, moderately toasty granola, wonderful mellow spicy phenolics, miniscule fusel booze... a touch flowery, not a ton of overt fruitiness... overall, fine intensity, first-class American-made tripel character... 4.25

T: assertive interplay between toasted and mildly-caramelized, woody malt notes and spicy yeast character - mild black pepper, bubblegum, mild clove... shouts it out loud on the palate... the malt truly comes across like a honey-kissed, whole-grain hors d'oeuvre cracker... lingering, moderately sweetish tone midway though quite, but not bone dry finish... almost pedio/lactic edge to the bitterness... the coriander doesn't really sing like it does in Tripel Karmeliet... alcohol very well hidden... 4.25

M: almost but not quite medium-bodied up front, with a gentle viscosity in the follow through... certainly dry, quiet, but curiously silky finish.. stealth alcohol - no heat, no burn - rinses the tension away... 4.5

O: now that I think of it, this tastes very much like Golden Monkey with a touch more depth and hardness in flavor... it's a very enjoyable beer and I could see grabbing a six-pack once or twice a year - if they sold it in my state!... 4.27?

Bouleboubier, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

Juanraarias, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Skagnetti, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Dgiand, Aug 15, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Benh777, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

cwyeary, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Shane_Talbert, Aug 14, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep clear gold with a nice foamy white head. The head has minor retention but leaves a moderate amount of lacing. The aroma is very reminiscent of banana with just a hint of spice. The taste has the characteristics of a trippel but is somewhat muted by comparison. There isn't a huge amount of fruity esters or spice. They're there, but not prominent. The body has a nice weight on the palate, not too heavy or too watery. This is a good beer, but the market appears to have passed it by.

delta490, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

IrishTank, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dmaradei, Aug 09, 2014
Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.