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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

872 Ratings
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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 116 | 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:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009)
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Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Various ideas that didn't all hang together. Not so drinkable. Nice looking. Sweet, spicy taste and sweet aroma.Spices not what I liked, Saaz hops did not do it for me. It's the style, but it doesn't quite rise to the occasion of those produced in Belgium.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a slight chalky flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of fruits and herbs in the nose—pineapple seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has additional hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink considering its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stronger than the average tripel, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room) New World treads on the ground of stronger Belgian-style pale ales. The stronger alcohols bring new and exciting life to the style while bridging in an oak taste that gives a glimpse into medieval monastic beer taste.

New World opens with light to medium amber, or burnish gold colors. A softly embedded haze diffuses light and creates a highly attractive glow. The beer simply looks like honey to me. But the creamy cap consists of both tight and loosely knit bubbles that looks of foamy class. And with its tremendous staying power and ornate lacing patterns, the beer certainly fits the bill of a well built tripel, though I have seen many at lighter colors.

Floral, grassy, grainy, and perfumy- the Belgian inspired scent is all that's promised. With one whiff there's the rustic scent of grain, grass, and dried fruit. In the other, there's the more finesse notes of flowery bouquet, honeysuckle, and the aroma of a fresh spring meadow. Laced with honey and clove notes, the fruit and spice interplay goes on and on...

Sweet flavors kick off with a bang. Honey, powdered sugar, and the grainy-sweet taste of pilsner malt shine. A light toasty backdrop, maybe of Oktoberfest fame, rises to support the cracker-like pilsner taste. An extension of floral aromas create an impression of flowery honey taste that's backed by the clove spice, white pepper, celery and aniseed or fennel. Additional esters of pear, apple, pineapple, and peach just keep the complexities coming. It seems that I find a new taste with each and every sip.

Medium bodied despite its heavy octane, the strong ale carries a marked amount of sweetness that's greater than in most classic tripels out there. But still, the exuberant carbonation springs from the tongue and lifts the sweetness and breadiness with ease. Despite its oak aging, the beer cleverly avoids the wood derived astringency that plagues many of these more finesse beers. Yet there's an impression of weight that resists the bubbles and weights on the tongue in finish for a honeyish, oaky, and toasty aftertaste of balance.

But it's that slight malty-sweet taste and residual malty weight that keeps the ale anchored to the richer Belgian-style strong pale ales than it does a tripel. I need a drier malt backbone and more earthen hop bitterness to qualify as a strong tripel contender. Still, the beer is no slouch and earns its spot in my heart and in my glass!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a nice big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit is quite dominant with some sweet Belgian malt notes. Taste is really dominated by some notes of tropical fruit with some notes of Belgian malt with light candi sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but too much tropical fruit for my own taste – kind of hard to figure out this was a tripel.

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:single finger head with nice lacing and excellent lacing on a hazy golden amber body.

S: syrup, sweet citrus, corriander.

T: spices, lime, belgian yeast, corriander, citrus mostly plantain. this one is definitly very belgian and not too sweet.

M: high carbonation and light to medium body.

Overall: usually some of these beers disappoint me but this one is actually very good with excellent belgian character without being too sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as part of the set when I went to the Brewery Last year. This brew pours out as a hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head that had a pretty good retention. The aroma of the beer is basically like any other Tripel out there but not quite as strong smelling. There is some spices the come through and there are also some fruity scents too. The funk level on the nose isn't very high. The taste doesn't give off much funk either from the wild yeast. The fruity flavors taste decent for a Tripel and the spices do the same was well. The mouthfeel was light to medium and was fairly easy to drink. Glad I got to try it!

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Hops Burger Bar here in GSO.Poured into a tulip glass a hazed lighter amber with a tightly formed large head that never completely settled.Candied sugar and very mild spiced phenols in the nose.Alot of candied sugar on the palate,some lefay hops and spiced phenols make for a bold flavor profile.This beer is pretty big and bold even for the style,it's not a style I go to often but once in awhile a beer like this is nice to sip on in an empty bar.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass.

Big ups to connecticutpoet for this bottle!

Part II of my Barrel Room Collection odyssey. Get some. It pours an ever-so-slightly hazy amber straw topped by a seemingly perpetual finger of white foam. The nose comprises plenty o' clove, banana, nutmeg, black pepper, watermelon, wheat, wet hay, a tiny bit o' horse blanket, and some cantaloupe. The taste follows, with the banana, cantaloupe, and clove taking preeminence. A touch of oak is in the background, bringing with it a very light ray of vanilla. The body is fairly light, with a light carbonation (very light for the style) and a very smooth feel. Not a bad tripel, overall, but nothing to get too excited about. I don't think the barrel aging did all that much for it.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the quality here is enormous, its rich smooth creamy beer with a vibrant Belgian yeast strain and a ton of grain character at its base, but for my palate, it was too sweet to drink much of, although that doesn't at all diminish my appreciation for it. hazy blonde, obviously viscous, but also supremely well carbonated, amassing a several inches high white impenetrable head on top. the nose and taste show a ton of candy sugar left over, oats in the body, and the oak adding a vanilla and pear sweetness to this thing. its sweet double jeopardy, but I still dig it for being as enormous as it is and not showing its booze, for bringing oak into the fold so well, and for offering a beer this good at such a fair price. round in feel, huge body, sticky sweet, but its aided in drinkability by all the bubbles. wheat is fresh, yeast is amazingly bold in flavor and capacity to survive the potential energy of this thing, and expressive in a new way for a Belgian tripel. while not my personal favorite, I really admire this beer, and indeed this entire barrel room project from sam adams.

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/20/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains honey, caramelized malts, some Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There’s a mild alcohol sting. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are other Tripels that I would pick first.

Photo of nickfl
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a golden body with light haze. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves good lace.

S - Musty, earthy malt character with notes of guava and black pepper.

T - Light funk up front with women tropical fruit. Pineapple, guava, and pomegranate in the middle. The beer finishes with lots of resinous black pepper, pineapple, and more light funk.

M - Mediumthick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The only complaint I can come up with is that it finishes a bit on the sweet side, aside from that it is complex and wonderfully fruity with a rich black pepper note throughout. One of the best Sam Adams beers I've tasted.

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