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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

810 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 82 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.1%

trixdout, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of UDbeernut
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle picked up at the boston brewery during the summer. POP!!! goes the cork. Large white moon crater head with good retention. Reduces to a nice silky cap. Hazy gold shines in my tuluip glass. Nose and taste is full of crackery goodness. Alchohol knocks on the front door. Light spice and pepper. A bit of dark fruit, perhaps plum. light to medium bodied.

UDbeernut, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Stunner97
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- by far one of the most perfect appearances I have seen in a long time, its really just beautiful, nice bubbles stream so nice up the glass and thick foam head stands for long period time just really as flawless appearance you could see

Smell- very nice nose for the belgian triple style, nice yeast citrus tones, spot on for the style, not getting alot the oak but really nice nose

taste- up front starts sweet but has really nice spice on the finish keeping it balanced, nice spice sweetness, and just so balanced really hard even notice a real flaw, if you like this style its real spot on, i dont get alot of the oak but its all coming together in general

mouthfeel- very creamy and very smooth, enjoyable

Drinkability/overall- i have to say really perfectly drinkable and so balanced, spot on beer and one the most impressed I have ever been by sam adams, just really good stuff and I highly recommend trying this if you like tripels, wheres the 10 %?

Stunner97, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a goblet

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow to orange color with ample carbonation bubbles and a single finger of fine white head that lingers nicely and leaves a nice thin layer of lacing on the glass
S: in the nose im sensing pineapple, just as the tag on the bottle indicated, as well as a nice peppery or spicy note
T: a nice taste with pineapple in the beginning and left on the palate at the end, the middle hits with somewhat of a musty character which overall helps to mellow out the extremes on both ends and makes it more balanced
M: a bit heavy on the carbonation although as far as i can tell this is typical of the style, leaves the mouth but a slight amount of tartness
O: a nice brew, pretty good for the style, might be a tinge to extreme on the pineapple notes and carbonation but overall it was a good drinking brew with nice flavor notes and character

BigPlay1824, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a big head rich with carbonation. Big fruity hop character that blends well with a big amount of bubble gum yeast aroma. Flavor is crisp with a fruity/sour tingle upfront. Medium body but rich with bready malt sweetness and bitter/sour apple, bubblegum and tropical fruits. Light refreshing finish with a lot of the fruity hops and subtle notes of yeast lingering. I would gladly drink this often if it was cheaper.

DrinkingDrake, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of fruits and herbs in the nose—pineapple seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has additional hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink considering its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Oct 31, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sam Adams New World Tripel (barrel room collection)

A=apple cider gold

S= faint malt, apple juice/cider,alcohol. quick fading head.

T=malty,oak,apple notes, fresh bread, sweet and tart.

MF= tones of carbonation, full mouth feel, medium bodied.

This is a good beer to have by the fireplace on a bearskin rug with a foxy mama :P. this tripel leaves you with a warm finnish.

Cheers!

mrcarterxxl, Oct 31, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a goblet. A clear golden orange color with a thick white head and sheet of lacing down the glass.

S: Tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, clove.

T: Nice sweet flavor of tropical fruit, clove, Belgian sugar, alcohol and esters. Slightly bitter in the finish to balance out the sweetness.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Peppery with an alcohol burn.

O: This is a good tripel. Maybe not as good as a traditional trappist, but it's definitely a good beer. Worth it to pick up.

Kromes, Oct 29, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white fluffy head with good lacing. Belgian yeast, sweet fruity spices, some apricot aroma fill the senses. Taste of sweet fruity spices, Belgian yeast some light citrusy hops and a light oaked flavor. Palate is a nice crisp medium body creamy with some light carbonation, almost champagne like. Finish is sweet fruity spice notes, some Belgian yeast with a distinct oak barrel flavor and sweet dry ending. Overall a very good complex and flavorful brew. Very nicely done.

Samp01, Oct 29, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a three finger white head that fades slowly and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is full of tropical fruit tones. Pineapple, banana, cream and spiced rum notes. Black pepper and cloves peek through.

The flavor follows the nose with pineapple dominating. Black peppercorns and cloves with a spiced rum burn that barely peeks through. Nice banana flavor on the finish.

Medium and nicely carbonated with a slick finish

Overall, a very enjoyable and interesting beer.

JayS2629, Oct 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a nice clear golden amber color. It has a fluffy 3-finger white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass. There is also a steady stream of visible rising carbonation bubbles.

S - There is a nice belgian yeast aroma right off the bat. There are also some nice scents of light fruits, bread malt, a touch of spices, and a mild hop aroma.

T - The taste starts off with some sweet bready malts. there are some nice fruit and belgian yeast flavors. Also, There is a mild hop flavor and an earthiness. The finish bas some dryness to it, and there is some lingering sweetness and belgian yeast flavor.

M - This has a medium body and higher carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice feel to it. There is tingling from the spices, and a little bit of earthy hop bitterness. There is some dryness on the back end as well.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is really nice and I have no problem having glass after glass. I think this is a nice example of the style and a really nice beer overall. The ABV is hidden really well, I never would have guessed it was 10%. I recommend trying this one, I enjoyed it.

JizackFH, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of SkitzIrish3
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$10 pickup from the new Hy-vee in Dekalb. Great selection there.

Pours a deep, hazy gold with a dense layer of foam and moderate carbonation.

Great Belgian yeast smell comes in under the tropical fruit aroma.

Prickly feel in the mouth from carbonation and high ABV. Tasting banana esters which are fantastic. Some tropical fruit in the taste as the nose suggested.

I haven't had too many tripels, so maybe my ratings are a little high, but I think this is a high quality brew.

SkitzIrish3, Oct 23, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color, very bright and lively. The white head is small for the style and dissipates into a light ring. The color is spot on but the head is disappointing.

The aroma is sweet from the candi sugar and has some nice clove, bubble gum, and pepper notes. Pretty good representation of the style. Not super strong but nice.

The taste is sweet from the candi sugar as well. There are notes of green apple, hay, clove and light coriander. There is some grassy bitterness in the end.

The feel is light and very carbonation; it actually burns a little. Luckily the carbonation doesn't take away from the flavor. The carbonation does give the beer a crisp feel which is good for a style that could be syrupy if poorly made. Mostly sweet on the palate but does have some tart and bitter notes.

This is a really nice tripel. I am surprised. It might be a tad too sweet and the carbonation is very strong but it is one of the better made American made tripels.

Gmann, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had to try this beer being a huge fan of tripels. The look of this beer is right. When the head is dissipates a bit it turns to a meringue like foam. with decent lacing. The smell is big pepper, perhaps too much for my tastes. But, the taste is more complex, sweet honey, husk, a bitter alcohol taste and yes some pepper. Overall, a good show, for a beer that is rarely reproduced correctly outside of Belgium. A must try for tripel fans. At the price (i paid $10) though, there are better originals. And I am unsure why a brewery like Sam Adams cannot undercut an import, because I would probably drink more of this beer.

OttoPeeWee, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of JoeBloe
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i grabbed 2 of these along with 2 13th hour bottles without knowing anything about this release, or the 'barrel room collection' -nice looking bottles - I had the first with a bunch of friends the other day- and am currently working on the 2nd bottle today - pours that nice straw color and puts up a nice pillowy head that muffin-topped my glass - aroma of spice and belgian yeasts, bananas and alcohol - taste matches the nose with the yeast up front followed by the tropical fruits and zesty citrus with some light bread-ey notes in the finish - and some heat from the abv -mouthfeell is a little zesty and prickly - and sticky - yet clean! - and what a nice buzz! this one's alright!

JoeBloe, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of gestyr
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 Ml bottle poured into tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow almost orange with a very thick long lasting head. Plenty of lacing left behind when the head finally dissipates.

S: Fruity up front with spicy and malt undertones. Almost a "Juicy Fruit" gum scent.

T: Fruit and spices followed by an alcohol warmth that follows it down your throat. Also has a candy sugar like taste.

M: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. You know it is there.

O: A very likable beer. Nice and warming. Goo example of the style.

gestyr, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of mikeg67
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, fruit and some alcohol. Medium, creamy, crisp body. Flavors are very complex: fruit, yeast, a lot of spices, herbal hops and some woody notes. Long, spicy finish. Excellent brew.

mikeg67, Oct 01, 2011
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.