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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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very good

763 Ratings
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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 46
Gots: 66 | 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)
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Reviews by phideltashaggy:
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought this beer from the Boston brewery gift-shop. Served in a standard pint glass (sadly, my Sam Adam's Perfect Pint broke on the way home.)

A-Very bubbly. Yellow color with a fluffy, white head. Lacing was great.

S-Very pleasant, slightly fruity. Relatively light smell, not overwhelming in the least.

T-Very good. I was expecting an overly complex orgy of different flavors, but everything came together very nicely. Somewhat sweet with many fruity lavors that complemented each other nicely.

MF-Fairly carbonated. Even a slight tickle on the tip of the tongue.

D-Very drinkable.

Overall-I am sad after drinking this. Soley because I know it will not be available for purchase again. It was a very tasty brew with many flavors that complimented each other very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 00:19:34 | More by phideltashaggy
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Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep golden-amber color with a huge white colored foamy head. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew, creating that wonderful head on the brew. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a yeasty smell mixed with a nice biscuit malt aroma. Along with these smells are lots of fruit aromas. A slightly sour lemon is one of the greatest, but is complemented nicely by some pear, apple and peach. Some sweet candied sugar and a good deal of a grassy smell along with a light funk and some spice of clove and coriander are there as well, producing a very nice and robust triple aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat bready flavor mixed with a good level of candied sugar and some lighter fruit sweetness. The fruit flavors consist of the fruits that were in the nose, with these growing stronger and stronger as the taste advances, heightening the overall sweetness of the taste to the end. Along with these flavors there is also some spice flavors and a yeasty taste which start out stronger but with them losing strength as the flavor moves on. The brew hides the 10 % abv. very well with only a light hint of booziness coming at the end of the taste. With the fruit growing rather strong at the end, it is nicely balanced by the arrival of a light oaky, hay-like, and grassy flavor, with the overall combination of flavors left on the tongue at the end leaving a nice somewhat fruity sweet, but very easy drinking triple flavor.

Mouthfeel – The body of the is on the average side for a 10 % abv., but rather heavy for a Belgian triple. The carbonation, as the look would have suggested was higher, but was again rather average for a triple. The carbonation was very appropriate for the style with the tiny carbonation bubbles nicely matching the yeasty and fruity flavors of the brew. And while the body was slightly thicker for a triple, it actually worked quite well for the beer as it nicely matched the mix of light grassy, oak, and hay to the sweet flavors well.

Overall – A rather thicker and fruity triple. Certainly not a bad brew to try and one I think most would enjoy.

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750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10% ABV, "Enjoy this ale now or age it to further develop unique flavors."

A - Deep golden amber in color, this dark tripel shows off it's steady carbonation through the clarity of the beer nicely. Its tall and sparkly ivory foam has superb retention, shrouding the glass in lacing as it diminishes.

S - Sweet lemon peel and peach pit give the nose a fruity complexity that leads into white grape and clear rock sugar before slightly biscuity malts create a firm base. New World's complexity runs much deeper though, as clove and traces of bubble gum show off the intricate yeast while virgin oak hints at the time in barrels.

T - Rock candi sugar and crystal malt splash the tongue with initial sweetness that's closely followed by a drier, more biscuity maltiness. Belgian yeast quickly takes over however, sprinkling a bit of white pepper and coriander on the tongue followed by bubble gum and delicate fruit complexities that mirror the aroma.

M - Incredibly smooth even with a prickle of carbonation, this high gravity tripel has a hint of warming alcohol on the finish but certainly not its elevated 10%. Sweetness is calmed by dryness on the finish for a wonderful drinking experience.

O - Samuel Adams New World tripel is a beer to behold; it's rare to come across a state-side Belgian style tripel that can hang with the classics but, this does it and more. Its aromatic and complex aroma leads right into the delicious flavor, finishing out with incredible smoothness that begs to be sipped time and time again. Truly a classic.

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