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

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very good

830 Ratings
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 54
Gots: 92 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Near perfection for a Tripel (my favorite style of beer). I was shocked to discover Sam Adams even out-classed St Bernardus Tripel. This is truly as close as a Tripel can get to perfect for me.

Shadar, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

TerryB, Nov 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

hds272, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

kingstonma, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

homerbunker, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

pma7779, Jul 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Lincolnman, Nov 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

lackenhauser, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

rudy0908, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Joshuabarnardj, Sep 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

DMills, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one hefty bottle with cork and cage, and the cork was not easy to open which I suppose is a good thing if your looking to age it.

A light gold color with amber-ish hues, slight haze and classic rushing carbonation directly from the middle which creates a nearly perfect 2" inch high all-white head showing good activity with slow retention.

The aroma is very complex, zippy and tart fruity esters pop right out with sharp lemmons toned downed by a crispy wheat and bunches of dry-earthy aroma's. Slightly musty wheat and fruits with honey-like sweetness and some vodka type heat. The oak aroma really pops and certainly adds depth to all aroma's along with several spices and pepper! but also in the heat tingle. This is easily one of the most complex aroma's for a Tripel, very bold...worth contemplating for sure.

The flavor is without a doubt sublime. Bold, brash flavor's, crispy honey-sweet malt and a yeasty complexity that pushes the limits. The yeast baffles explanation at first with massive dry earthy tones and musty, spicey...grandma's spice rack!! subtle banana's and cloves, red fruits and a snappy bite from 10% heat. The flavor's eventhough it's very, very complex has a wonderful balance.

The feel is simply amazing with snappy, slightly hot and dry medium bodied feel, good bite and a full, smooth finish. a lushous and wonderful mouthfeel.

This is exactly the kind of brew that I'm all about right now, Belgian Tripel and Farmhouse ale's are "in" for me big time and this one hits the spot. a wonderous brew.

GratefulBeerGuy, Oct 31, 2010
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4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

Co365030, Aug 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

MrJolly, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

This one pours a nicely ruby tinted rich golden color that a nice off white rich head that is long lived, settles slow and leaves good lacing down the glass.

The nose is fruity and pleasant with spiced notes that remind me a tad of all spice, there are nice bread tones and some alcohol. A mild but very pleasant nose here.

The taste is exceptional and definitely fruity, but not overly sweet. The flavor is a nicely done malt with woody notes that has a mild hopped experience that balances nicely with a complex array woody malts and spices.

The mouthfeel is silky and rick as a Belgian style should be, just right for this style.

Overall this is an exceptional offering from Samuel Adams and a real treat. This one is one of the best in their entire line up. I highly recommend trying this one.

AtrumAnimus, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Jwillyb, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

BenBull3030, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Dave7500kl, May 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

berklee555, Oct 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

phideltashaggy, Jul 30, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Very sweet, very mild hops, spice, tangerine, red grape, oak, dried fig, clove. A bit too sweet, but very delicious.

y6y6y6, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

HoistinBrews, Sep 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased today from the Samuel Adams brewery in Boston. Served somewhat chilled in my Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottle #2889.

Body is a nice golden-yellow. A little bit foggy, but almost clear. Some bubbles rise to the top. Head is perfectly white, big but airy, dissipates rather quickly.

Smells of sweet fruit, maybe pineapple; a little bit of "spice" that is typically given from the Belgian yeast stains; and just a bit of alcohol gently coming through. The aroma is strong enough that it could be smelled the moment it was poured into the glass, but it has a lightness or delicateness to it as well. Very nice.

Sweetness hits first up-front, not overly hard, but just a nice passing pleasantness. The 'spiciness' interrupts the sweetness -- that is, it doesn't wait until the sweetness leaves before joining in. It doesn't muscle the sweet away, they are actually pretty harmonious together. Finishes with just a slight warmth from the alcohol that gently brushes over the palate. The more I drink it, the less I get that warming sensation from the alcohol. Just a little sweetness lingers on the tongue. Everything is in such balance. Wonderful.

Body is moderate to light. Carbonation is on the low side, but probably moderate for style. Definitely feels like an easy-sipper. Drinkability is outstanding, as well. Could probably finish the bottle myself given a reasonable amount of time, as long as I had nowhere to drive.

Oh, brave new world with such beer in it!!! Would go back for more, easily. I'm no expert on this style, but this beer was absolutely outstanding for me. Probably the best I've had of its kind, I really can't say what I would want improved upon it.

If you can get your hands on a bottle, I recommend it.

JimmieFrisbee, Nov 01, 2009
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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.