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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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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 117 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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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%

Photo of JayQue
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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked (and oddly tapered bottle), shared with Rich and Sam.

Uncorks with a sucking thunk, and pours a pleasantly clear but deep, dark golden colour, with a massive head fed by lots of carbonation. Body is pretty heavy, but fluid, and the carbonation, while slightly static when tilted, it pretty coarse. Some streaking lace. Looks okay.

Nose is odd. Some estery notes, but a rather pronounced wort character as well, and a suggestion of solvent.Yeast notes are rather muted overall, and the sweetness is higher than I expected. There's also a hint of wood, which actually doesn't work all that well with the other things going on. Okay, but not great.

Taste is a little better: here the extra sweetness at least gives a bit of body to hide the booziness. Mild chewing gum flavours on the mid palate with a suggestion of bright hops or spices—perhaps a touch of feijoa. Finish is mild: the spicy note of booze never gets to be too much. In the end, it's pretty tasty, although not as complex or impressive as all the fanfare and packaging makes it out to be.

Feel is pretty good: slick but light, while supporting the booziness so it doesn't get too intense.

Overall, this is fairly solid stuff. I've had Tripels that are almost undrinkable because of the solvent booze, and this is certainly better crafted than they are. This is smooth for the most part, and relatively drinkable. Not something I'd particular go out of my way to try again, but certainly something worth trying once.

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is gold with a massive white head leaving sticky, foamy lace. Decent last as well, somewhat rocky.

Smell is massive sweet esters, bubblegum and tropical fruits. Not cloying though, a little mineralilty.

Taste is similar, big fruity esters, just a touch of sugaryness, and a hint of cereals as well. Solid, but none of the advertised barrel notes.

Mouthfeel is a little oily, full, fine carbonation, medium bodied. Could stand to be a touch more digestible.

Drinkability is pretty high if you like a nice fruity tripel, which I do. Just dry and pithy enough to be legit, and the high ABV is very well hidden. Well done.

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.