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

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 123 | 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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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Golden in color, mostly clear with a slight haze
S- Mild hoppy aroma with hint of fruit sweetness
T-Slight bitterness, though mostly sweet, this brew has a strong flavor of spices with notes of citrus fruit that brings an even balance to this uniquely complex beer with the basic characteristics you've come to know from Sam.
M-Medium body with a high carbonation
O-Crisp taste with a warming sensation that radiates in your chest (thanks to the 10% ABV) this is a transition beer perfect for February and bring you into the spring. Its spices are reminiscent of a winter warmer, yet its fruity flavor and crispness pull you out of hibernation readying you for a beautiful new spring. High drink-ability, however, it would be a shame to do anything other than sip and enjoy yet another delicious Sam creation.


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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a nice golden amber, and head retention... Are you kidding me. This brew has a head that wont quit. Nice thick frothy white head. Good lacing.

S: Strong Belgian beer at work here. Pronounced banana and clove aromas amidst a bit of pear and apple. There's a mild fruity hop in the background, but the malt and yeast take the stage. Surprisingly there's little alcohol notes in the aroma. Some wheat malt fills in the gaps.

T: The Belgian flavors are evident but not overpowering. A bit of wheat and sweet fruit comes through. There's a bit of an acidic bite to this beer that adds to the sour-like spice tang. I detect a background note of the hops which seems to be of some noble hop, hallertau or fuggle. It's just enough to balance the big malt flavor.

M: Medium to full body beer with a medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.

O: If you like Belgians, this is a beer you have to try. It's very multidimensional with a lot of layered flavors, but make no bones about it, it's a Belgian beer. I like the fruity sweetness that is well balanced with the right amount of bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellowish orange with a short white ring of head.

S: Tripelesque spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg), orange, funky Belgian yeast and oak in the nose.

T: The same spices from the nose dominate the flavor, along side funky Belgian yeast, oak and orange peel.

M: Medium bodied, average carbonation, perhaps a bit harsh.

O: A great tripel. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I like the admixture of oak in this one. I think most beers do better with a bit of oak.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Good American take on a Tripel. Pours a hazy light copper color from a corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. Nice color, big bubbly head that seems frothy when the bubbles die down. Very good head retention for a beer of this strength and some lacing on the sides of the goblet.

Nice aroma of Belgian yeast, some spices and light fruit (apples and pears).

Flavor is good as well. There is some citrus here, tropical fruits to go along with the traditional apples and pears fruits. The Belgian yeast is prominent too as is a little spiciness, mostly black pepper.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. The flavors blend well and the alcohol is practically non-existent.

Very drinkable. A good American version of a Tripel.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold/amber color with a huge off-white head that persists and leaves some nice lacing, lots of nice bubbles.

The aroma is spicy - coriander, cloves, pepper, fruity -bananas, plums, apples, etc., with an overall yeasty, malty background and hints of alcohol.

The taste is peppery, slightly sweet, lots of mixed fruit, mango, bananas and citrus, a touch of vanilla, hot biscuits and finishes with some floral hops, cloves and alcohol warmth. Plenty of complexity, if a little less subtle than belgian tripels, maybe verging on winter warmer.

Medium bodied, smooth and dangerously easy to drink.

Overall a very nice americanized attempt at this style, well worth a try.

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.