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

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88
very good

877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 125 | FT: 3
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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 Arinthos
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must say as a Belgium beer enthusiast i was very suprised this offering was from the Boston beer co.

A- Brilliant clarity, 3 finger head that finishes at a strong thin cover, leaves ample lacing on the glass. Deep amber in color with strong eident carbonation in the center glass.

S- they definately utilized a belgian yeast strain as the charecteristic belgiany yeast aroma is there as well as a sweetness and fruitiness. I also detect a bit of alcohol in the background as well as some vanillin.

T- belgian charecter of mild light clove and subdued bananna as well as passion fruit and other tropical fruits. Very well balalnced thoough a bit sweeter than a true belgian though a solid American offering from a non-traditional belgian brewhouse

M- light-medium bodied and somewhat syrupy. carbonation is wonderfully easil giving the perception of a more full bodied beer.

O- I was skeptical when I bought this and truth be told the bottle sold the product more than anyrhing else. I must say that samuel Adams has done a great job at a traditional belgian style and I would put this as special beer for those memorable occasions that deserve a beer of this caliber though I would be a liar if I would tell you it tops a Westmalle , chimay, affilgem , or a slew of other true Belgian triples but non the less Kudos to the Boston beer co for a damn fine triple !!

Photo of BigInChicago
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DSlim71
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with a finger tall bright white head. The head reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface of the beer and a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lots of sweetness with a good dose of banana and clove. Nice complexity to the aroma.

T: Very sweet with lots of banana and some clove flavors. Again there is complexity to the flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: One of the better Sam Adams beers that I have had - it seems like this barrel room collection is significantly better than the classic products. Easy to drink and enjoyable though not a session beer.

Photo of Suds
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love these bottle on these new Samuel Adam's Barrel Room beers. The beer is a completely transparent, golden, effervescent liquid. The head is small...nearly disparaging after the pour. I was a little let down by the aroma. It's a spice and sugar smell...a bit of pale malt and some tropical fruit and bubble-gum. It's interesting, but a little too quiet. The taste, however, is nice...sweet and fruity, with a background of spice and hard candy. Yeast and some warmth. Relatively full and carbonic mouthfeel. This is an interesting beer, but it really didn't wow me.

Photo of KnightRider
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: An explosive nature of effervesce fills the vessel within a pale pumpkin orange coloring. A monstrous, mushroomy and foamy eggshell white head stands a billowing 3 fingers in height even after an attempted gentle pour as recommended by the label. Sticky clumps of lace are patchy with a good visual coverage on the glass.

S: Peppery dashes combine with herbal and dry citrus/lime. Dry tropical fruitiness. The strength was a bit light and not as sharp or pronounced as hoped for.

T: The flavor was spicy and bright with a tight zing of tropical fruitiness, pineapple, orange honey and spicy cloves. Lime and peppery citrus with some herbal notes are also well noted here. Clean, sharp and very pronounced, unlike the nose the flavor was razor sharp in delivery and very crisp. Nice Belgian pale grain base is also clean and brings a crisp factor along with yeasty contributions of pear coming through as well. Hints of a Belgian candy sweetness are brief but noticeable while things finish off with a gentle peppery citrus fade that lingers along with warm pineapple.

M: bright and razor sharp as with the flavor. Strong presence of carbonation brings out the smallest of flavors while a warm glow of spicy alcohol highlights the inner cheeks. Light bodied.

O: Overall a very bright and sharp flavor wise with a good spicy and fruit laced alcohol presence. Good use of Belgian yeast which is well defined and a strong effervesce brings a tight crispness to the table. A gentle warm glow of alcohol finishes things out. I would revisit this again.

Photo of SFC21
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jbonapar
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We never can get Sam Adams up here in Canada, well, the interesting ones...So purchased this in BackBay Boston.

Pours as expected, a nice light golden clear with a nice foamy head. Smell is spicey. Honey....Cloves....Pepper..

Taste is wonderfull, very "belgian" s sweet orange honey starts with spice building as it sits on your tongue. A tange of alcohol warms the mouth with a bitterness coming through at the end and lingering a bit for the next sip.

Very nice indeed, i'd serve this with some nice QUebec farmhouse cheese.

Photo of jimelee108
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of atr2605
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white foamy head with great retention
S-honey, banana, pineapple, and distinctive belgian yeast
T-the honey comes through at first with the fruitiness quickly stopped by the hop bitterness followed by a nice spiciness and finishes quite clean on the palate
M-Medium-light bodied with high carbonation
O-A really good beer. I was a little worried going into this because of some of the other Boston Beer Company specialty beers but this one was on point. Well done

Photo of biegaman
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

No sediment from the bottom of the bottle was needed, this beer's complexion was murky from the get-go. Still, it managed to emit an orange-golden ember that by all accounts should be classified as 'light'. Its head is stacked like Lego, one layer above the last, and the lacing it leaves set's like mortar into the glass. Permanent.

The aroma gives me good reason to believe that this beer might just be worth the fancy bottle it's been packaged in (to say nothing of the corresponding price tag). It boasts a refreshing acidity, like fresh-squeezed lime, a peppery spice, orange zest and plenty of toasty but pale maltiness. It has it 'going on' in the conventional (and every other) sense.

The spiciness in some tripels falls like a boulder but in this example it's mere pebbles that roll down the mountainside. Part of this is owed to the massive presence of tropical fruits: lime, lemon, pear, pineapple. Herbaceous grassy notes, stale marzipan and dry hay are also large slices of the flavor/mouthfeel pie. It is semi-dry yet lively, above all delicious.

The beer not only has a wine-like alcohol strength but also a somewhat wine-like acidity too. New World almost emulates a Sauvignon Blanc, registering similar levels of lime zest and green pepper, both in flavor and pH. Sweet pea, green grass and melon are not far off the mark either. If not Belgian, one might guess it as Kiwi. It's a wine/beer crossover.

Most American tripels are 'Belgian' in character only in the same way that the Olive Garden is Italian. Everything about Samuel Adams' New World Tripel, however, is unequivocally Old World. It is malty and phenolic, quaffable yet complicated, boastful yet refined. It is, in truth, pretty much all you could ask for in a tripel. And it deserves a lot of lovin'.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma is crisp, fruity and yeasty with a hint of butterscotch and a bit of alcohol bite. It pours a beautiful, bubbly, clear amber with a very thick and fluffy white head. Crisp, mouth-filling flavor has a firm fruity component that is mainly apple with a note of banana, along with butterscotch and malty notes, a hint of caramel, and an alcohol bite that gets your attention without being fierce. Full-bodied texture has a fair amount of fizz and leaves a crisp, fruity, malty finish. GO PATRIOTS!!!!

Photo of phishsihq
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New World Tripel comes from the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection, and makes it way to the consumer in a barrel-shaped bottle. The brew pours a hazy, pale gold with a rocky white head that eventually settles down and provides a solid lace. A lemony spritziness intermingles with hints of clove, spiciness, and a little funk from the Belgian yeast. Very slight malt tones are backed by tropical fruitiness, spice, and yeast. A high level of carbonation is met with a medium body in this very good tripel. Possibly the best beer we have enjoyed from the Boston Beer Company.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pale straw yellow with an orange glow and two fingers of thick fluffy white head with good retention.

S - Citrus, clove and Belgian yeast aromas up front. Some floral notes in the background and a good bitterness is present.

T - Clove, spice, citrus and a very warming but not overwhelming alcohol presence. I don't get the oak at all. Light floral notes in the background.

M - Medium body, smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of IBUdaddy
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of polkaishot
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a sweet, pale malt scent along with a very fruity Belgian yeast character. I'm not getting much oak aroma, but the esters may be drowning it out. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with excellent yeast notes and bit of oak character in the finish. It's an easy drinker even at 10% abv. . The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious beer. It's about as easy a drinking Belgian tripel as I've ever tried.

Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

26oz+ barrel shaped bottle
A) Pours with a big head that sticks around. Tight creamy and sticky on the drink down. Clear bronze body with active CO2.
S) Subtle cloves. Raisins. Banana.
T) Banana. Caramel notes. Hints of raisins and dark fruit. Cloves in the finish. The alcohol is masked quite well allowing the complex flavors to shine through.
M) Fizzy, yet creamy. Medium light body. Alcohol warmth.
O) A delicious tripel. I would definitely have another.

Photo of Moose34
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Infinium Tulip. It is an orangey golden color with persistent bubbles rising from the bottom.

It smells very good, I can now confidently say my nose is working because there is a good intensity here. Similar smell to the Infinium, but with roses and smashed oranges; it is great.

The flavor is among those rare Sam Adams beers that are exceptional. I immediately get spices and yeast. It is like someone brewed a beer with potpourri, a few dashes of cookie or pie spices and a bunch of good yeast. This is a triple in a similar fashion that the St. Bernardus regular and Watou Triples are.

Feels like a champaigne in the mouth, slightly dry with a low density froth with large bubbles.

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.