Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.58/5 rDev -59.5%
Sam Adams New World: Quite possibly the most disappointing beer I have tasted in my life!!! This Trippel pours golden with a beautiful head and lace but the beauty stops there! The aroma is strong with herbal and citrus overtones but the taste is over the top in clove and spice with a slight hint of pineapple. The lingering taste on the front of the tongue is comparable to the after taste of dental novacaine while the back of the tongue is left wondering what it did to deserve this! SA needs to go back to what they do best, traditional crafted beers!
10-07-2012 22:18:15 | More by bad-bobs-brew-review
1.69/5 rDev -56.7%
This was my first Triple experience, and although I enjoy Sam Adams on the whole, this one I just don't get.
It tastes like alcohol flat out. I suppose there is some beginning to some fruit tones and you can tell something complex is being attempted, but again, it tastes like alcohol.
Triples of course are made with the concept of using an obscene amount of malts. Ok, fair enough, I love IPA's for their obscene use of hops, but malts, for me anyway just aren't as flavorful. The result is a giant malt taste,,, and alcohol. If you love malt, malt, and more malt, then cheers.
The look and feel is still there, very reminecient of my favorite Sam Adams Barrel Room beer, 13th Hour. The quality is that good. I just simply don't like what's being attempted, but have no problems with the execution.
03-12-2013 08:25:39 | More by FlemingVSKing
2.4/5 rDev -38.5%
750ml bottle poured into a chalice. I purchased this beer well over a year ago, but there is nothing on the bottle to indicate a bottling date, save for a code that reads '0970'. I will look into this. I will also note that this bottle was stored in proper cellar conditions for the duration of its time in my possession.
A: Pours a clear golden-orange color. Even after pouring aggressively barely ant head forms, and what does fizzles out immediately. Minute specs of lacing are the only evidence that it was ever even there.
S: Tart green apple skin and funk right up front. Cider vinegar and barnyard. Strong esters of pear. Subtle yeasty spice. Doughy malt base.
T: Cider vinegar up front in a big way. Green apple tartness is subdued. Malts bring a solid backbone of bread crust, toast, and dough. Honeyed granola and woody vanilla. Pretty sweet overall. A hollow, ghostly spicy hop taste is all thatvremains of the saaz. Funky and fruity toward the back end. Pear esters. Slight spike of alcohol. Drying finish with a light funk.
M: Round and creamy. Unfortunately it is also completely flat. Lack of carbonation makes it seem a little too weighty.
O: I've heard that this is a pretty respectable beer, but this did not withstand the test of time at all. Wild yeasts or 'bugs', intentional or not, really took this beer in the wrong direction. At this point it's more like a very mediocre wild ale an a triple.
07-15-2013 00:20:08 | More by ryan1788a5
2.83/5 rDev -27.4%
Grabbed a bottle of this for the pre Thanksgiving onslaught of drinking. Poured in to a Duvel glass, New World Tripel is a mildly hazy orange color, with a very large three fingers of white heading. Head fades quickly enough. From the smell I detect some dry champagne qualities, some hops, a dusty, cellar like presence, and a tiny hint of fruit. Taste is again, dry, with some pear and apple skin in the finish. Taste can be somewhat soapy at times, but leaves a pretty tasty aftertaste. Body is about medium, and right on target for the style as far as carbonation goes. This beer scores some extra points for the way in which the alcohol is hidden. You really cannot taste that ten percent, though you can feel it after a few pulls. Overall I am a little disappointed considering this came from their barrel room. There is nothing off putting about it, I just find it a little bit boring. It is well balanced, but nothing really jumps out at me that would make me buy it again. Cheers to Sam Adams for this series, but I cannot give this beer a recommendation.
11-26-2009 00:27:35 | More by jamie2dope
2.93/5 rDev -24.9%
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass, temperature at consumption was the recommended 50 degrees.
Appearance - Poured a golden color with a nice white head that settled quickly leaving good, lasting lacing.
Smell - Strong spice notes with a hint of fruit.
Taste - Strong spice taste upon initial taste, with a flat ending. Seems to be missing something at the end. Also has a lot of apple, almost cidery taste. I don't really taste the oak which is disappointing since this is a "barrel series" beer. The alcohol content is well hidden behind the fruit and spice taste.
Mouthfeel - High carbonation makes it tingly in the mouth, which is nice since it is a more fruity beer.
Drinkability - This is not a beer I would want to drink a lot of. For me, its apply taste is too sweet and strong. A hoppy end would have been nice to counter the sweetness. Being a fan of Belgian Tripels, it is good; but their are others that are better.
Its not bad, but I wouldn't recommend it unless it was to someone like me, who is looking to try all types of different beers.
11-27-2009 21:34:39 | More by wenkalman
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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