Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with a little lacing.
S: Light spice notes up front followed by sweet light fruits and some bubblegum notes. Woody tannin aromas bring up the finish with notes of fermenting fruits.
T: Spices here as well along with some light fruit flavors and candy sugar. Light wood flavors bring up a finish along with yeasty bread.
M: Medium-light body with high-ish, frothy carbonation, this beer avoids being too thick, though the carbonation is a bit too frothy.
O: A pretty decent tripel overall. I really wish the flavor had as much depth as the aroma. Still, it's enjoyable and drinkable.
11-19-2012 03:53:15 | More by n2185
4/5 rDev +2.6%
750 ml bottle was shared with friends and poured into a tulip.
This beer poured a one finger puffy head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Typical triple aromas. Spices, vanilla, apple, pear, yeasty esters, and some oak. The taste is along the sane lines with the addition of some tart flavors and funkiness. Beer is smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, and delicious to drink. I have had this beer before and happy to have shared it with friends.
11-11-2012 20:30:16 | More by Flounder57
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
Color: A moist golden, reminiscent of the finest flaxen haired vixen viewed secretly from my tinted Astrovan. Yellowy, but not in an annoying way. An unobtrusive yellow often seen in only the most nonthreatening Sesame Street episodes.
Aroma: Clovey. Appropriately likened to the exhale of a banana smoking clove cigarettes. Very peppery. Maybe a hint of spearmint. I once smelled something like this before, in a time long ago and best left unmentioned. If you were ever there, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Taste: Tastes like it smells. Boy a ka sha! It wouldn't be a far stretch to compare the taste to the product of a human centipede consisting of three Peppermint Pattys, fed of course on York peppermint paddies. Sooo quaffable.
Finish: Spicy. Somewhat peppery, the alcohol becomes more pronounced as the beer warms, but never overpowering. A fine showing.
11-10-2012 21:46:18 | More by Ozapftis
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
Continuing my exploration of the Sam Adams Barrel Room Collection...
Pours out a golden straw color with minimal haziness and two fingers of fluffy white froth on top that lasts for about four minutes but leaves behind a thin foam raft with some minor lacing patterns in the glass with each sip. Medium-high body and medium carbonation levels.
Smells of banana, papayas, starfruit, yeast, and medium-light pineapple / pear with very faint clove. The flavor is similar, but has higher levels of yeastiness, much less banana, clove, and pineapple, and a wispy touch of soured green apple and just the barest touch of oak on the finish. ABV is surprisingly well-hidden for a 10% brew. Once again I find myself with the rare criticism that the beer could use some amplification of it's oak barrel qualities for a better balance. Also, this Tripel seems to have been aged by the brewery itself to the point where the alcohol and spice heat has mellowed out to my personal balance preferences. Meaning that this is one of the very few Tripels on the market that I wouldn't cellar, it's in my desired target flavor profile zone already at retail. Well worth giving a try.
11-06-2012 01:50:09 | More by WastingFreetime
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
750ml into tulip at about 50 degrees. HUGE cork pop, but no overflow.
Pours with a large, 4F soapy white head over a clear, deep golden body with plenty of carbonation flowing up throughout. Spotty lacing remains.
Aromas are traditional tripel - featuring lots of tropical citrus and heavy floral tones. Nice yeast quality. Good malt sweetness enters as it warms.
Soft and smooth on the palate, with a good level of carbonation keeping it clean and not reminiscent of a 10% beer. Flavors include lots of tree fruits - orange peel, lemon, lime, apple, ripe pineapple, and mango. Good level of sweetness without becoming cloying.
Very nicely done here by Sam Adams. Great version of a tripel, at an affordable price, and in a unique and beautiful bottle. Good work by them.
11-04-2012 22:17:44 | More by BeerImmediately
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
Enjoyable alternative to the imported Belgian Tripels, all the flavors are present as described by other reviewers, and I did get the clove but it was not overwhelming, rather I would call it interesting. Overall I judge this a very good American version of a Belgian beer. I lean toward tripels and this one does not disappoint. And at 40% cheaper than the imports, Sam Adams had done me a big favor. Not to be ignored, the high ABV does not ruin the beer, nor does it mask a delightful finish.
10-26-2012 20:48:55 | More by JimTeal
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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