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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

772 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
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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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Panama

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-12-2014 01:34:43 | More by dmorgan310
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the corked bottle into a Duvel glass. 6/1

Pours pale gold, relatively dark, with thick heavy white foam. Nose is floral, pepper. Belgian strains. Taste opens with a sweet juicy fruit (tropical tasting) followed by a slow hop burn. Little sweetness sits on the end. Boozy, but very tasty. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 20:41:04 | More by KTCamm
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 00:11:33 | More by MonkeyBread
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-05-2014 17:19:52 | More by IAmHollywood13
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-04-2014 21:42:41 | More by PopnLoads
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-03-2014 01:39:35 | More by dunlap926
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10% ABV, "Enjoy this ale now or age it to further develop unique flavors."

A - Deep golden amber in color, this dark tripel shows off it's steady carbonation through the clarity of the beer nicely. Its tall and sparkly ivory foam has superb retention, shrouding the glass in lacing as it diminishes.

S - Sweet lemon peel and peach pit give the nose a fruity complexity that leads into white grape and clear rock sugar before slightly biscuity malts create a firm base. New World's complexity runs much deeper though, as clove and traces of bubble gum show off the intricate yeast while virgin oak hints at the time in barrels.

T - Rock candi sugar and crystal malt splash the tongue with initial sweetness that's closely followed by a drier, more biscuity maltiness. Belgian yeast quickly takes over however, sprinkling a bit of white pepper and coriander on the tongue followed by bubble gum and delicate fruit complexities that mirror the aroma.

M - Incredibly smooth even with a prickle of carbonation, this high gravity tripel has a hint of warming alcohol on the finish but certainly not its elevated 10%. Sweetness is calmed by dryness on the finish for a wonderful drinking experience.

O - Samuel Adams New World tripel is a beer to behold; it's rare to come across a state-side Belgian style tripel that can hang with the classics but, this does it and more. Its aromatic and complex aroma leads right into the delicious flavor, finishing out with incredible smoothness that begs to be sipped time and time again. Truly a classic.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 23:41:47 | More by BeerFMAndy
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foobula

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date. I've had this for at least 2 years, probably close to 2.5. Orange color with a cloudy haze. 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly. Lots in the aroma: sour, fruity, peppery, some booze. Taste up front is plums & estery yeast flavors. There's also a sourness that's a little puckering. Toward the back I get some booze (a little medicinal), and in the finish more yeast. There's a lot of sweetness as it warms, including some tropical fruit flavors as suggested by the brewer. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Overall I enjoy a good belgian beer and this is a decent representation of the style. But it's really sweet, cloyingly so, and tough to get through a whole 750ml bottle.

EDIT: I think this beer would really shine if the sweetness was balanced with sourness. Also the oak-aging needs to be ramped up, it was detectable only after suggestion.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:31:04 | More by foobula
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-30-2014 18:58:19 | More by tsgooch79
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BucannonXC5

California

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 750-ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: Fuller’s London Pride pint glass
From: VONS in Montecito (Santa Barbara), Calif.
Price: $8.99 (w/ a VONS card)
Purchased: May 23, 2014
Consumed: May 23, 2014
Misc.: Forgot to check the bottle to see if there was a born on date

Poured a caramel, orange, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of pillowy, white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good, thick retention on the top.

Smelled wet Belgian spices, tropical notes, cloves, banana, pineapple, mango, kiwi, honey and faint bubblegum.

Tasted sugar sweet oak, vanilla, tropical notes, pineapple, kiwi, mango, honey, cloves, slight bubblegum and tasty Belgian spices.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish.

Just a really good tripel. I would have it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 05:04:47 | More by BucannonXC5
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 17:12:07 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Std73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-28-2014 14:45:19 | More by Std73
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krh

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-27-2014 01:56:13 | More by krh
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-26-2014 03:37:06 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2014 19:11:23 | More by KevMo84
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Petcha

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2014 14:52:11 | More by Petcha
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-13-2014 20:39:46 | More by Kegatron
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-13-2014 03:05:36 | More by CraigTravor
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-12-2014 00:36:55 | More by Beer4Mike
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Turney

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

05-11-2014 00:41:39 | More by Turney
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hreb

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cork-topped bottle of some ridiculous shape that looked like it was rejected from the cooperage. 750mL, apparently. Man, that cork is seriously in there. And there it goes, off the ceiling. Served in a chalice this beer is orange amber in color and forms a nice, solid, foamy off-white head. Appropriately fruity Belgian tripel aroma. Pear, tropical fruit.

Once in the mouth the flavor is a little bit of a let down compared to that aroma. Yeah, it's fruit, but there's also a dominant bitterness, and it betrays its 10% ABV. Which is not to say this isn't a fine tripel. It's especially good considering it comes from a macrobrewery. It hits all the right notes of tropical fruit, sweet candy/caramel flavors, and it has the best yeast flavors I've ever had in such a large scale brew. But Tripel is a style with some serious competition, and this just isn't anywhere close to the top in that regard. Good thing for the Boston Beer Co., beer isn't a competition.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 03:09:52 | More by hreb
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 02:11:14 | More by Mikus
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 00:30:51 | More by zachpaschal
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle #0472 served in a Belgian sSnifter.

A: Pale and hazy orange-amber in color, with a semi-durable head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: excellent fruity and bready mix. Complex and lightly spicy.

Flavor: various soft and tropical fruits and a multitude of spice notes. Excellent aftertaste brings out more grain flavor and adds a subtle herbal note.

Feel: nice lively body but a bit too hot (not surprising given 10% ABV) despite some aging.

O: a strong tripel that is flavorful, aromatic and complex.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 23:04:04 | More by chinchill
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-05-2014 03:58:59 | More by cwd
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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