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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

807 Ratings
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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ThisWangsChung, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lare453, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of musicman7070
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

musicman7070, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +1%

Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing, looks good. Aroma of sweet malt, Belgian spices, light stone fruit and a hint of caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, apple juice, a hint of exotic fruit, finishing drier with Belgian spicing and hints of saison yeast and wood with faint diacetyl. ABV is covered well but shows up in the finish. Body is light to medium, slightly light for a traditional triel, but active carbonation produces a satisfactory mouth feel. Tastes somewhat like a tripel mixed with a saison. Interesting take on the Belgian style.

LiquidAmber, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Beer21, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.3%

cdwil, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

A- Very nice bright golden color. Body is transparent with some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Thick white head lingers around with some lacing.

S- Very fruity on the nose; pear, citrus, even some peach. Belgian yeast aroma brings a bready aroma too.

T- Very nice. Sweet up front with the fruity flavors coming through, almost a saison type spice note in the middle and the finish is earthy with a touch of oak.

M- Very high carbonation with a crisp bite.

O- Solid offering. A lot of interesting flavors with good drinkability.

stephenjmoore, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Vixie
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a nice copper color with a huge white head. Seeing a lot of bubbles coming up from the D on the bottom of my Duvel glass.

I can smell quite a bit of pepper in this one, along with some malt, yeast, and a bit of alcohol.

Tastes pretty much as the bottle describes, there is a lot of fruit up front, and like the bottle describes, tropical fruit. Has a lot of spice to it, mainly of the pepper and coriander variety. I can also taste a bit of the alcohol.

Feel is nice, pretty much as expected for the style.

One of the better American triples I have had. Has a lot of flavor, and the flavors I associate with the style. About the only thing that I can complain about is the alcohol is not as well hidden as in the best triples, but it is on the high side for the style. Very much worth trying.

Vixie, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Acuity
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Acuity, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Clear gold colored beer with a very tall white colored head.

Smell is spicy and fruity with honeysuckle malt and pepper. Fruity scent is primarily plums. Allspice scent with a little cedar wood.

Starts out mildly sweet with a plum and apple flavor. Spice picks up and I get a lot of apple, with some pepper. Distinct warming in the chest from the alcohol. Little bit of oak without any vanilla. Taste allspice and a little cedar wood. Mild bitterness, a little more hoppy than average.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good Tripel. Don't think the oak actually does anything for this beer.

Zorro, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured from the bottle a big pop off the cork, into a tulip glass.

A real nice orange glowing body, but with a big head produced but very sudsy and shampoo like. Little retention, falls to a very thin soapy collar. Really like this peach and orange body though, and it's almost glowing and crystal like appearance.

Nose is a real mix of sweetness malt, and burning cinnamon. Faint honey, mild clove. I am really liking this cinnamon kick on this from the bouquet. Some slighty stickiness toffee and taffy like.

Taste on the palate brings, mostly at first lots of spritzy carbonation. Fruit forward in the palate matching some tropical notes but mostly seems to be hard to pinpoint through all the fizz. Borderline wine spritzy, but also a little wet.

Overall not bad, you could do a lot worse.

smakawhat, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light haze and a huge, active effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with decent retention. A bit of a darker tripel, but I like it.

Smell: aroma is very perfumey and spicy. There's a nice sweet malt underneath, but the character here is almost more bière de garde than tripel. Decent, but not as clean as I like the style to be.

Taste: big, sweet malt with a good fruity contribution from the alcohol. A bit sticky, which is good. Some of that spiciness remains (sort of a nutmeg, maybe?), but it actually works well in the mélange of flavor. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a mammoth creaminess. This beer is carbonated like crazy, to good effect!

Overall: I like this beer. The aroma is a little bit unusual for my taste, but it tastes good and it ticks most of the tripel boxes for me. It's definitely worth having.

flagmantho, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MightiestBeard, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MikalMick, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a nice big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit is quite dominant with some sweet Belgian malt notes. Taste is really dominated by some notes of tropical fruit with some notes of Belgian malt with light candi sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but too much tropical fruit for my own taste – kind of hard to figure out this was a tripel.

Phyl21ca, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

larbush, Aug 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

MonkeyboyATL, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Piotr_Rasputin, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

smonice, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle into goblet. Approx 6-7 months in my cellar.

A- Slightly hazy golden pour with a creamy two finger off white head. Lacing is okay.

S- Right off the bat is spicy yeast and banana. Slight honey and a little bit of apple and pears.

T- Pretty much the same thing, little sweeter than most tripels I've come across and very complimenting tastes.

M- Almost medium body, very smooth with perfect carbonation.

korguy123, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

mmmmbeer, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Codfish, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Chugs13, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Chisfinest84, Jul 22, 2012
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.