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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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88
very good

919 Ratings
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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 58
Gots: 153 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009

Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.
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Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 290
Photo of Gear54
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle into a snifter

Beer is opaque yellow/orange with 1 finger of white foam and thin lace left behind.

Smell is clove and bananas also get yeast, malts and hops.

Taste is bitter with banana and spice. Nice yeast but not too much to make it unsinkable. Also a bit of sugary sweetness

Overall not bad. Feel leaves a bit to be desired. I would like flavors to stick around a bit longer. This beer could be more smooth as well.

Photo of hambone
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light amber with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - belgian yeast, banana, clove, spicy hops, tropical fruits, spices, bready malts, hint of oak.

Taste - Begins with the belgian yeast (banana, clove, spices) the goes into the tropical fruit, spicy hops, and malts. The oak is there but barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Sticky finish with pleasant lingering of yeast.

Overall - Good on Sam Adams for delivering a good example of this style. Was hoping the belgian yeast was more prominent. As well, I was hoping this brew would of showcased more of the oak flavours.

Photo of Dirtydee5
1.4/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Terrible beer it was a drain pour sadly.

Photo of kkazemi
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MHJeff06
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Belgium style Tripel. Not better than actual Belgium Trappist though. Solid deal when buying barrel room set of 3 from Costco. Very balanced and easy drink. Will continue to buy but not my go-to beer

Photo of Juice-O
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bugcatcher
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraytb
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great taste, Loved the Fruit notes I was getting off both the taste and smell.

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbhbell00
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badgustav
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is not strong as many triples, but the flavour makes up for it, containing the familiar banana notes, combined with toffee and a sour under note. For the price, this is a remarkable deal and enjoyable drink.

Photo of reptile3141
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItalianPisces84
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass.

The first thing I noted upon pouring this ale was the thick, rich head which immediately accumulated. It lasted a medium amount of time before giving way to some bright white lacing. The beverage itself is a deep gold color, nearly a light amber, and as cloudy as one would expect from an ale of this sort. The fragrance is of sweet malt, some fuits and spices, and a bit of yeast.

Though there are a multitude of small, rapidly rising bubbles in the ale, there is little carbonation in the mouth feel. The mouth feel is instead mostly sticky but not viscous. Similarly, this is a rather sweet ale for a Belgian/Belgian-style Tripel, but not overly so. The sweetness rapidly fades into the spice and smoke undertones, which linger longer on the tongue.

Overall a solid beer, though not at all superior to Victory Golden Monkey, which is a cheaper and very, very similar ale. Next time I throw down $12 on a belgian/belgian-style ale, it will be for La Chouffe, not this one. Still, all in all a good beer. Worth a try.

Photo of brywhite
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.