Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.35/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 22:08:24 | More by alphagnome
3.96/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The beer pours a decent amount of white and bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a clear dark copper that looks very nice but does not quite seem to match the style. The beer leaves some lacing on the glass. The beer has a very fruity and herbal smell. The fruit smell is very tropical with hints of lime and bits of banana and strawberry. There also bready yeast notes. The beer taste is similar to the smell. The same tropical fruit notes such as lime, banana, and strawberry mixed with bready yeast. The taste also has a slight hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel has biting carbonation and smooth feel. Overall, a decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 00:02:30 | More by HattedClassic
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 04:05:11 | More by Darkmagus82
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.