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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: 893
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 58
Gots: 138 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009

Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Mumps
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden color, with moderate carbonation. Thick white head with long retention.

Pleasant vanilla/fruit smell, hints of pineapple and light floral sugar. Almost doesn't smell like beer.

Taste is nothing short of incredible. Sweet floral and tropical hints (as described by the bottle) with a back taste of vanilla and oak.

Mouthfeel is balanced, with a nice carbonation and good thickness. Its refreshing and satisfying.

Overall I love this beer. I've tried most of the Barrel Room Collection, and so far this is still my favorite. I am seriously considering buying several and letting them age, see if it can gets better.

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3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a nice hazy looking light amber color. It looks like an apple cider almost maybe a little lighter. The head is a nice two fingers high with lots of activity and stil some solid retention. The lacing is about average.

S= The smell is a nice funk wih some spicy pepperyness. There is a little bit of a granny smith tart apple sort of smell in it with a spicy clove sort of aroma buried in there.

T= The taste is big on the pepper character and there is a nice sort of wheaty character to finish. There is a nice spice character that is typical of a tripel. The cosmic mother funk is a little hidden and actually falls in the back a little with a funky sort of finish.

M= Well carbonated.

O= This is a solid beer but not the best tripel by any stretch. The funky character is nice but it's a little too quiet. The oak doesn't come through at all and I just don't get "barrel aged funky tripel" from it. Maybe my expectations were a little high seeing as how I've loved the other two I've had from this series.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Kevin73
3.51/5  rDev -10%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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