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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

807 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 54
Gots: 81 | 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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Photo of HattedClassic
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a decent amount of white and bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a clear dark copper that looks very nice but does not quite seem to match the style. The beer leaves some lacing on the glass. The beer has a very fruity and herbal smell. The fruit smell is very tropical with hints of lime and bits of banana and strawberry. There also bready yeast notes. The beer taste is similar to the smell. The same tropical fruit notes such as lime, banana, and strawberry mixed with bready yeast. The taste also has a slight hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel has biting carbonation and smooth feel. Overall, a decent beer.

HattedClassic, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of TubaDan
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

TubaDan, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep golden-amber color with a huge white colored foamy head. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew, creating that wonderful head on the brew. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a yeasty smell mixed with a nice biscuit malt aroma. Along with these smells are lots of fruit aromas. A slightly sour lemon is one of the greatest, but is complemented nicely by some pear, apple and peach. Some sweet candied sugar and a good deal of a grassy smell along with a light funk and some spice of clove and coriander are there as well, producing a very nice and robust triple aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat bready flavor mixed with a good level of candied sugar and some lighter fruit sweetness. The fruit flavors consist of the fruits that were in the nose, with these growing stronger and stronger as the taste advances, heightening the overall sweetness of the taste to the end. Along with these flavors there is also some spice flavors and a yeasty taste which start out stronger but with them losing strength as the flavor moves on. The brew hides the 10 % abv. very well with only a light hint of booziness coming at the end of the taste. With the fruit growing rather strong at the end, it is nicely balanced by the arrival of a light oaky, hay-like, and grassy flavor, with the overall combination of flavors left on the tongue at the end leaving a nice somewhat fruity sweet, but very easy drinking triple flavor.

Mouthfeel – The body of the is on the average side for a 10 % abv., but rather heavy for a Belgian triple. The carbonation, as the look would have suggested was higher, but was again rather average for a triple. The carbonation was very appropriate for the style with the tiny carbonation bubbles nicely matching the yeasty and fruity flavors of the brew. And while the body was slightly thicker for a triple, it actually worked quite well for the beer as it nicely matched the mix of light grassy, oak, and hay to the sweet flavors well.

Overall – A rather thicker and fruity triple. Certainly not a bad brew to try and one I think most would enjoy.

Darkmagus82, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Brutus627
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of JJChrist
3/5  rDev -23.3%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
4/5  rDev +2.3%

bernat1971, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

WesM63, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BrunEngr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BrunEngr, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +2.3%

emwild12, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dmorgan310, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

KTCamm, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MonkeyBread, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of IAmHollywood13
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of PopnLoads
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

PopnLoads, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of dunlap926
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

dunlap926, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of foobula
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

foobula, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of tsgooch79
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tsgooch79, May 30, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

BucannonXC5, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 28, 2014
Photo of Std73
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Std73, May 28, 2014
Photo of krh
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

krh, May 27, 2014
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Swettenham_Shire, May 26, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.