1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

791 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 791
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 52
Gots: 76 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 791 | Reviews: 263 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MCDuhamel:
Photo of MCDuhamel
MCDuhamel

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%

Poured from corked and caged bottle into tulip. Beer is amber, crystal clear, with aggressive carbonation showing. The nose is ripe mango, peach, and vanilla. Tropical fruit on the tongue, with pepper, some vanilla, and a noticeable alcohol presence. Slick mouthfeel. Interesting tripel, perhaps a tad rough.

10-07-2012 19:44:41 | More by MCDuhamel
More User Reviews:
Photo of alphagnome
alphagnome

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Appearance:
Deep orange body, light haze and tons of carbonation. On pour, a huge off-white head presents itself but after awhile fades to a slim ring. Light lacing and legs.

Aroma:
Quite zesty! Light maltiness with a pleasant earthy and spiced hop note. Peppery. A citrus sweetness is present and white grape juice. Bubblegum and a hint of clove.

Taste:
Wow - expectations surpassed! Everything the nose sets you up for is present and there is nothing subtle about any of it. Beautiful spice with spot on pepper, clove and a hint of coriander and perhaps a bit of lavender. Although a bit out of style, a nice bubblegum and pear character rounds out the taste. With an ABV of 10%, this beer blows me away! I can detect literally no alcohol at all, it is masked beautifully - however, half way through the bottle... I can definitely feel it!

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium body and gobs of carbonation. Not exactly smooth, but it works well for this. A mild dry finish and not lingering aftertaste.

Overall:
To date, this is easily the best beer I've had from the Boston Beer Co! What makes it so impressive is its incredible balance, well masked alcohol profile, and complex hit to the taste buds. Next time you see this, don't shy away from this due to the fact that it is a Samuel Adams - it's a brilliant beer that must be experienced!

08-01-2014 22:08:24 | More by alphagnome
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

Had on tap today at Hops Burger Bar here in GSO.Poured into a tulip glass a hazed lighter amber with a tightly formed large head that never completely settled.Candied sugar and very mild spiced phenols in the nose.Alot of candied sugar on the palate,some lefay hops and spiced phenols make for a bold flavor profile.This beer is pretty big and bold even for the style,it's not a style I go to often but once in awhile a beer like this is nice to sip on in an empty bar.

06-24-2013 22:39:37 | More by oberon
Photo of Marc33
Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.4%

12-22-2011 20:24:06 | More by Marc33
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

A 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Gold color, a hint of haze. Small white head that nevertheless retained well.
Nice earthy, yeasty aroma. Sweet fruit, a little bit of spice.
The aromas really came together well in the taste. Tropical fruit, cotton candy, clove. Bready.
More substantial in my mouth than I thought it would be.
Good beer. Glad that I stopped at Kappy's because I haven't found this in Maine yet.

07-17-2010 12:44:48 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of 40451
40451

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2012 01:05:04 | More by 40451
Photo of generallee
generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-07-2012 03:30:01 | More by generallee
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-25-2011 06:52:40 | More by TimoP
Photo of VernonKell
VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2012 22:12:25 | More by VernonKell
Photo of mctizzz
mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-29-2014 06:39:11 | More by mctizzz
Photo of tigg924
tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured into a Chimay chalice

Appearance: 1/4 inch head that fades fast, dark gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, apple, citrus, and hay

Taste: Belgian spices, tropical fruit,orange and lemon zest, yeast, and pepper

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with a touch of bitterness

Overall: One of the better tripels I have had lately. I like this because it is not too boozy or bitter but still hits the flavors I expect in a tripel. I will look for this again.

07-10-2012 17:37:54 | More by tigg924
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-05-2014 03:48:35 | More by aquazr1
Photo of Mora2000
Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of pineapple and tropical fruit notes, as well as some alcohol, white pepper and Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pepper and fruit notes, as well as some chewy biscuit malt. The alcohol is also quite noticeable, which is not a surprise for a beer that is 10 percent. There is also a little bit of oak and vanilla character hidden in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

09-16-2012 02:57:46 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Cavanaghty
Cavanaghty

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with about two fingers of white head and medium lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, Peppery, some citrus maybe.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth. Taste of cloves, pepper, and fruity.

Overall. One of the better Tripels I have had. Good brew.

12-12-2012 23:24:42 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of deebo
deebo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-25-2012 03:43:05 | More by deebo
Photo of kingcrowing
kingcrowing

Vermont

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into an 8oz tulip.

Pours a crisp sparkling light golden color with a big fluffy whit head. Nose is very spicy with a log of belgian character and a hint of booze.

This tastes a heck of a lot like La Fin Du Monde, It's got that Belgian yeastiness that Unibroue has in their beers, with a bit of an alcoholic burn. Mouthfeel is big and full due to high carbonation, reminiscent of Westmalle Tripel. It's a decent beer, so far I like the Stoney Brook Red more.

12-26-2009 23:33:52 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of jondeelee
jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

New World Tripel smells rich and malty, with plenty of orange, apricot, and brown sugar aromas to satisfy the tripel moniker, as well as hints of coriander, fig, banana, clove, and vanilla, all atop a toasted grain layer that is reminiscent of a freshly-baked baguette.

On the tongue, the brew continues to be an excellent example of a tripel, with lovely citrus and fruit notes mixed with spices. For the former, there is a good mixture of orange (vaguely orange liqueur-like, actually), banana, apricot, pear, fig, and lychee nut. For the latter, there is clove, coriander, grains of paradise, and hints of nutmeg and allspice. Again, all of this atop a Grape Nuts cereal-like layer of toasted grains, with the addition of slight hints of oak. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, with slightly more spice (as the sugars wear off more quickly), and fades with medium quickness. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium-heavy.

Overall, this is a great beer right out of the bottle, my only complaint being that there is a vague bubble-gum sweetness to the malts. I suspect, however, that a good six to twelve-month aging would remove this sweetness, and make the brew far more complex and satisfying.

08-04-2011 00:58:27 | More by jondeelee
Photo of dogfishandi
dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2011 23:22:41 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of Bsucilla
Bsucilla


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-19-2014 00:56:54 | More by Bsucilla
Photo of rwilde
rwilde

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2013 23:37:10 | More by rwilde
Photo of williamjbauer
williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-19-2012 15:30:00 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle #0472 served in a Belgian sSnifter.

A: Pale and hazy orange-amber in color, with a semi-durable head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: excellent fruity and bready mix. Complex and lightly spicy.

Flavor: various soft and tropical fruits and a multitude of spice notes. Excellent aftertaste brings out more grain flavor and adds a subtle herbal note.

Feel: nice lively body but a bit too hot (not surprising given 10% ABV) despite some aging.

O: a strong tripel that is flavorful, aromatic and complex.

05-05-2014 23:04:04 | More by chinchill
Photo of valkyre65
valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-27-2012 00:28:20 | More by valkyre65
Photo of mrosenfeld32
mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-14-2012 23:12:57 | More by mrosenfeld32
Photo of Beer21
Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-29-2012 03:17:06 | More by Beer21
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.