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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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very good

809 Ratings
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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

djaeon, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

PeteRiz, Dec 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

muskie4817, Dec 13, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with about two fingers of white head and medium lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, Peppery, some citrus maybe.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth. Taste of cloves, pepper, and fruity.

Overall. One of the better Tripels I have had. Good brew.

Cavanaghty, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nikbullet, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

jjd315, Dec 12, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been dipping my feet into the Belgian-style ales for a little while now. My first was Brooklyn's Local 2, a Belgian Dark, which was fairly interesting, and improved days after I had first opened it and recorked it. My next was Chimay Red, a solid and tasty beer, without a doubt, that needs no introduction or special treatment. Next I tried Chimay Triple, which I had hoped would be a more robust version of the Chimay Red, turned out to be a different experience entirely - hoppier and more bitter than I had expected. It also benefitted from being recorked and set to warm and breathe for a bit.

The same can be said for Sam Adams' New World Tripel. Call it blasphemy if you wish, but I preferred this brew over Chimay's Triple both directly out of the bottle and after recorking and allowing to warm and breathe.

Appearance - A light honey yellow, with a decent amount of haze. Despite what I read from other consumers, I found my pours, regardless of type of glass and aggressiveness of pour, to lack any solid head or intricate lacing.

Smell - Honey. Subdued, oaky honey, with hints of wheatgrass and other earthy, herbal notes as well as some apple, pear, and pineapple. At the start there is, unfortunately, a bit of fusel alcohol notes but they fade as the glass warms and you continue to drink.

Taste - Very good. Honeyed herbs hit the nose first, while apple and pear notes dance along your tongue in the middle, while the finish is a long and satisfying combination of strong clove accented well by white pepper and drying oak.

Mouthfeel - Appropriately medium-bodied, on the light side, this beverage drinks smoothly with even a little creaminess to fill the palate.

Overall - This is a superbly crafted and blended beer, that benefits well from its time in the barrels and hides the high alcohol content quite well. Some may find the oak nuance to be too subtle, but I found that it was just enough to influence the beer very positively and in several key aspects of the drinking process. You get it a bit in the smell, a bit in the initial taste, a bit in the middle taste, and it pairs superbly and most strongly in the finish with the great clove effect. Overall, this is quite the above-average brew, and I would recommend it to any that enjoy Belgian style ales.

BradenMK, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

JohnK17, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of Belgian anything, particular tripels, quads and other Trappist inspired strong ales. So I was keen on trying Sam Adam's version. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with this particular attempt. Appearance wise the beer looks great. It pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber with a sturdy white head and lots of lacing. I even like the bottle. However the flavors are overly exaggerated. It is overly hopped, overly spiced, and overly sweet. As such it is a very heavy beer with a syrupy mouth feel. The strength of the flavor was truly pallet killing, like I had just eaten something very salty. Perhaps they were trying to mask the high ABV for a tripel; 10%. Indeed, the medicinal flavor of the alcohol is almost non-existent. But whatever the reason the result is an unbalanced, pallet killing flavor that I personally found more confusing than complex. The flavor was not objectionable but it was definitely hard for me to savor. And I like strongly flavored beers.

Kevin73, Dec 09, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New World Tripel pours a deep and hazy orange. A thick 2-finger head shows off some lasting foaming action, leaving behind an ample amount of lacing.

This is one of the fruitiest tripels I’ve ever dealt with. Tons of tropical fruit hits you in the aroma, along with sweet malts, Belgian yeasts, and whiffs of alcohol.

Beginning with a nice tartness, the flavor falls back into that same sweetness picked up in the aroma; candied sugars, pineapple, cloves, pepper, and a light vanilla. There is a noticeable alcohol presence and a slight oak character in the finish.

It has a light-medium body; very smooth and with a lingering dryness, also, an enjoyable and long-lived aftertaste. This is definitely a beer to sip on since there is so much flavor happening. New World Tripel is part of Samuel Adam’s Barrel Room Collection; a series of beers made with Sam Adam’s specially-made wild yeast and aged in oak brandy barrels. I don’t get much of this oak-barrel flavor and it makes me wonder if the aging process really accomplished much. Either way, still a crisp and flavorful beer

kristiekatk, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

buschbeer, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mendvicdog, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

oriolesfan4, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

duceswild, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

bkrbdan, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mhaugo, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nquigley16, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

irishgreensoda, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

justinm4bama, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

shigg85, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a large, white, 3-finger head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a decent trail down the glass.

S: Fruity and spicy Belgian yeast aroma.

T: Crisp and fruity Belgian candi flavor.

M: Medium boy with medium carbonation.

O: Very good tripel – worth a try.

ckollias, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The color of honey. Mostly clear. Fat fluffy head on the pour that recedes but a thick swath remains.
smell: Yeasty, tropical fruits, bready, a hint of sour.
taste: Not as rich as the nose but the nice integration redeems. Without the nose I don't think I'd think Tripel.
overall: Nice brew. Don't detect the barrel aging.

cindyjeffsmith, Nov 30, 2012
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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