Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.83/5 rDev +23.8%
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.
10-31-2010 23:40:32 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
4.75/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
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.
07-30-2010 00:19:34 | More by phideltashaggy
4.75/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
11-01-2009 00:42:16 | More by JimmieFrisbee
4.69/5 rDev +20.3%
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.
06-02-2014 23:41:47 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.68/5 rDev +20%
750ml bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Salem, Bottle number 1180. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow with a good inch or so of persistent off-white head that leaves some very decent lacing. Wood, ripe banana, date, nut, and spice all play parts in the aroma. Ripe banana, apple, pear jump right out, with notes of nut, spice, and malt. Medium bodied with ample carbonation to make this much more drinkable than expected. Complex, delicious, and drinkable. Wow. I'm impressed.
11-24-2010 02:37:44 | More by MrHurmateeowish
4.63/5 rDev +18.7%
Sam Adams New World Tripel (barrel room collection)
A=apple cider gold
S= faint malt, apple juice/cider,alcohol. quick fading head.
T=malty,oak,apple notes, fresh bread, sweet and tart.
MF= tones of carbonation, full mouth feel, medium bodied.
This is a good beer to have by the fireplace on a bearskin rug with a foxy mama :P. this tripel leaves you with a warm finnish.
10-31-2011 04:42:30 | More by mrcarterxxl
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.