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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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857 Ratings
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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 55
Gots: 110 | 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:
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 +2.3%

Cramerican, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Resuin, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of DRyan
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in Chimay goblet

A: Bright golden and clear, with a fizzy white head that recedes pretty quickly and laces just a little bit
S: Smells just like a tripple, nothing surprising. Malt and Belgian esters, not much else
T: Pretty standard tripple. Kinda malty-sweet on the forefront, a bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. I don’t get the “funk” SA is talking about in this one, nor the “tropical notes,” it’s a very standard tripple. Not bad, better than some, not as good as others. Very middle of the road.
M: Thin fizziness to the carbonation, tickles the tongue. Pretty thin feeling overall.
D: Pretty easily drinkable, hides it’s 10% well.

DRyan, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pours a golden orange color with a three-finger head that quickly settles to one-finger, then lingers.
S: Apples, pear, malt and spice.
T: Pears and interestingly a very distinct pumpkin taste. That along with clove on the finish make this taste like an interesting tripel-pumpkin ale blend.
M: Creamy with nice carbonation, though at the same time thin with a bit of heat.
O: I'm not getting a lot of the oak-aged characteristics, but this is tasty and is a nice domestic take of the tripel style.

ONUMello, Sep 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Yodo, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

GTB, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of KristenEmeraldGreene
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

KristenEmeraldGreene, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of TownDunkel
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I saw this one sitting on the shelf and I thought, "Wow, Samuel Adams in a big bottle" when i read the description I had to try it.

Appearance - A rusty light orange hue with a nice amount of caramel head on top, very pretty.

Smell - The only spot the beer let me down a little, very alcoholic overtones with no overtones of the delicious taste

Taste - Bam, now thats a hit. Smooth and mellow with plenty of banana, pear, spices, and many high and low notes that come and go over the several seconds.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is perfect for bringing out that nice flavor.

Overall - This is a really nice Tripple. I hope they keep this one around and maybe do some six packs of it

TownDunkel, Sep 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of smalenberg
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - beautiful long lasting Belgian lace. Pour carefully there will be a lot of foam. Slightly orange golden color with a haze if you take the last of the bottle.

Smell - Abundance of fruit and spice.

Taste - Carbonation is nice and crisp, fruit and spice balance wonderfully. Almost tart at times and wonderful sweetness. Great example of the style.

This is a great beer and a worthy competitor to New Belgium's Trippel. This can sit next to any Belgian Tripple and compare favorably.

smalenberg, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bottle, guess I'll call it a bomber, poured into a Duvel tulip. Huge carbonation; 4-finger white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing. The body is a mostly clear golden color. Looks good.

Smells good, too. Light white fruit up front, featuring grape and pear notes. Just a bit of spiciness comes through as well, and blends with some sweetness atrributable to the malt.

The taste is very similar to the aroma, but the peppery-like spiciness from the yeast is much more prominent. The fruit flavors are similar to the aroma, but there is just a slight amount of an oak flavor in the background. I did expect more of the barrel effect in both the aroma (not noticeable) and in the flavor, where it is only a minor player. But, it's not detracting at all.

Medium to light texture in the mouthfeel, with just a hint of alcohol. Overall, this is a solid tripel with some nice Belgian characteristics and a hint of oak.

FanofHefe, Sep 21, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sammy Barrel Aged, I'm hopeful. Cool looking bottle

Opens with a resounding pop! Opens with an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Breadyness, faint pears, apple skins

T: Pears & a bit of pineapple, some boozeyness, a bit of white grape & maybe a liitle juicy fruit. Some oakyness comes through as this warms, slight apple notes, then pineapple, plus winesap apples. Finishes with a bit of orchard fruit crispness, a bit of pineapple & a kiss of white grape

MF: Medium bodied, fairly creamy, nice warming aspects to this

Some barrel aged aspects to to this, but not really wowed by this. Worth a try

russpowell, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of pineapple and tropical fruit notes, as well as some alcohol, white pepper and Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pepper and fruit notes, as well as some chewy biscuit malt. The alcohol is also quite noticeable, which is not a surprise for a beer that is 10 percent. There is also a little bit of oak and vanilla character hidden in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mrosenfeld32, Sep 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

jlenik, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MarkyMOD, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Daniellobo, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of daledeee
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750 ml bottle

Poured into a goblet. Very bright gold clear body with lots of bubbles. Nice white frothy head and lacing.

Nose is slightly spicy and grainy.

Taste is fruity and spicy. Apricot for sure. Is it pineapple? It doesn't have the weird after taste many tripels do but it is not as complex either.

Carbonation is really bubbly and I like it.

This is a well done beer. Not as complex as others but really nice drinking.

daledeee, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

generallee, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

halo913, Sep 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Jwillyb, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

kew, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance - Deep gold body with semi-translucent clarity. Pours long-lasting, massive size head slightly off-white in color, with strong Belgian lace.

Aroma - Complex fruity esters with moderate phenolic spices. Hop aroma is fairly moderate. Esters reminiscent of citrus fruits.

Taste - Wide palate of fruity and spicey characters layered in a strong malt character. Esters reminiscent of oranges and pears. Peppery phenols are present throughout. Well-balanced. Spicey hop character is mild, but present. Bitterness is medium. High carbonation leads to dry finish with no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel - Medium, creamy-textured body that is high in carbonation, yielding a lighter palate than it's SG suggests. Low alcohol warming is present.

Overall - Sam Adams claims it as a barrel-aged Tripel, though it is closer resembling of a Golden Strong Ale due to its SG and a slightly dryer, crisper finish. Overall a pleasing beer if the opportunity is there.

WoogityBoogity, Sep 02, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - transparent gold with a huge, loose, bubbly head that has decent head

S - light malt, alcohol, some fruit

T - banana, some alcohol, faint pepper, clove, some fruit

M - medium bodied, warm, well carbonated, smooth

This is a pretty solid beer. The yeast comes through with some fruit and and faint spices. The banana was a surprise but enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but is expected and doesn't detract from the flavor. I really enjoyed this beer. It's worth picking up.

tdm168, Sep 01, 2012
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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