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

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)

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88
very good

873 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 117 | FT: 3
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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)
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Reviews by ikantspel:
Photo of ikantspel
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a duvel tulip

pours an opaque golden oak color with a lively head that quickly recedes

smells of belgian yeast, spice, and a heavy alcohol presence

dont judge a beer by the smell. starts with a clove and ripe/tart fruit taste. calms down into a dry malty finish

this truly wowed me. glad to see sam adams taking a chance on something this refreshing. now if only they could add this into their variety 12 packs instead of me paying 10$ for a bomber

More User Reviews:
Photo of alphagnome
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of 40451
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of VernonKell
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of deebo
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jondeelee
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bsucilla
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.