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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: 792
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 52
Gots: 76 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of MoreThanWine


4/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured a 4" head which took a long time to dissipate, and subsequent pours were equally huge. Rich hazy yellow-orange color. Smell is caramel and malt and a little citrus. Taste is more of the same and has some tropical fruit hints as well. Flavor boosts as it warms. Quite a strong beer (10%), salty, with a long slightly burning finish. I definitely see both the Belgian Tripel influence and the American big and bold influence. Thank you to the friend who gifted it to me.

04-10-2011 12:03:57 | More by MoreThanWine
Photo of kgotcher


4/5  rDev +2.6%

Served from Bottle at recommended 50 degrees into snifter type glass

Been saving this only a couple months so probably not as mellow as one that has been aged longer.

white pillowy head, highly carbonated, Good foam and retention, golden/orange hued color.

Nice Head with very good retention.

highly estered and fruity aroma, pear, vanilla, strawberry, slight clove and banana.

warm mouthfeel but with medium body and good carbonation to balance out the finish. Surprizingly smooth given the complex aroma.

Taste is big and sweet with a sharp tang of yeast and clove. The wood flavor is pretty subtle if at all noticable, lends more to an overall mellowing of the flavors.

Finish is pretty smooth and crisp for something this big and sweet. Healthy carbonation definately helps smooth out some of the big sweet flavors in this beer.

Pretty darn good overall, much more drinkable than I expected.

03-28-2011 01:47:34 | More by kgotcher
Photo of angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

Review adapted from notes taken 3/31/2010

Appearance: Golden orange, decent head - very clear for a tripel

Smell: Spices and Belgian yeast funk - it smells like it wants to be aged to mellow out - loads of esters, sugar, alcohol, some pale malts in the background

Taste: I described this as a "yeast explosion" in my notes - very heavy on the Belgian yeast - lots of ripe banana, other esters, alcohol - kind of sweet and kind of tart - a lot of spices, including some that seem like they would be better suited to a pumpkin ale

Mouthfeel: Smooth, moderate body - on the dry side with some alcoholic heat - good

Overall: Heavy on the alcohol and the yeast - should mellow over time, but fresh this is best shared

First off, I must say that this doesn't taste at all like a Samuel Adams brew. I am glad that the Boston Beer Company tried something new with the "Barrel Room Collection." It's interesting. When consumed fresh, this is a good, but not great, beer. I think it would improve with some cellaring.

03-02-2011 00:45:12 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Sam Adams New World Tripel pours a hazy orange with an nice fluffy head. The aroma is pale malt and dry, spicy yeast. The flavor is sweet up front, but dries out quickly, with fruity esters. Tropical fruit is there, as advertised. There is a bit of oak flavor, but it fits in really well, I'm not sure if I would have noticed if it wasn't mentioned on the label. The beer finishes dry, with a mild alcohol burn, but not bad for it's strength.

02-13-2011 06:07:22 | More by ericj551
Photo of SamN


3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Cork snaps out with a loud and powerful *pop* sound. Very little smoke. Poured into a NB goblette. Ridiculously carbonated, a very noisy little beer. Big loose, bone-white head erupts. Fine bubbles, about 1/2 finger thickness, leaves rather spotty lacing behind. Quite visible carbonation, too. Thick active carbonation streams from the nucleation point in the glass. Deep, slightly hazed golden honey hue. Sits well and looks pretty good in the glass. Smell is deep; creamy pears and apples, fresh floral hops note, yeasty smells of banana and cloves. Bit of rubber in there, too, like surgical gloves. Breadiness, a warming type of smell. Taste is less intense than expected; classic tripel tastes of fruitiness, spiced and creamy from the yeasts used with a slight warming finish. Decent malt presence in the middle, blending with the yeast flavors and becoming a little bready. Tastes are too faint and not front and center. Feel is medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Noticeable effect on palette from alcohol, a slight numbing sensation.

Solid tripel, not worth the price tag. Where's the barrel aged oakiness?

02-07-2011 02:39:55 | More by SamN
Photo of danmcg62


3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a Chimay wide-mouth goblet.

A - Pours a nice orangey-brown with minimal head retention.

S - Definitely get a strong tropical fruit scent. Oranges to be specific. Overall nice, attractive smell.

T - Decent taste. Fruity taste upfront. Hints of grapes.

M - Decent mouthfeel. Nothing special.

D - Incredibly drinkable for a 10% ABV beer.

All in all a decent brew. Would certainly have another. Seems like it will pair well with the sausage cacciatore I have brewing in the slow cooker.

12-16-2010 23:52:56 | More by danmcg62
Photo of MrHurmateeowish


4.68/5  rDev +20%

750ml bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Salem, Bottle number 1180. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow with a good inch or so of persistent off-white head that leaves some very decent lacing. Wood, ripe banana, date, nut, and spice all play parts in the aroma. Ripe banana, apple, pear jump right out, with notes of nut, spice, and malt. Medium bodied with ample carbonation to make this much more drinkable than expected. Complex, delicious, and drinkable. Wow. I'm impressed.

11-24-2010 02:37:44 | More by MrHurmateeowish
Photo of beerwolf77


4/5  rDev +2.6%

Huge thanks to TickFMAndy for sharing this with the tickerazti. Poured from the bottle into my trusty duvel tulip.

A: Bright golden orange hue. Huge white head. Soapy lace and a tiny cap.

S: Spicy belgian yeast. Clove, citrus, banana, cinnamon and just hint of booze.

T: Mirror of the nose for sure. About the only other thing I can pick out that wasn't in the nose is white pepper.

M: Medium smooth body. Lots of bubbles.

D: Overall a very nice American Tripel.

11-13-2010 01:52:02 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of sweemzander


4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color that produced a good foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nice creamy banana and lemon with subtle clove. Some dry spicy wood notes.

(T)- A nice spicy clove with dry woody notes. Good banana and lemon.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very crisp with some good spicy aspects.

(D)- A solid tripel; well-done. The barrel aging helped accent it with some drier wood characters that I appreciated. A welcomed surprise from Sam Adams.

11-08-2010 18:29:50 | More by sweemzander
Photo of ngeunit1


4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

A - Pours a nice hazy gold color with an inch-plus of fuzzy white head. Also some very nice lacing left behind.

S - Fruity and citrus aroma. mixed with just a bit of yeast and hops smells.

T - The initial taste is a mix of the sweetness from the fruit tastes (lemon mostly) and the yeast taste. This is eventually mixed with some honey taste ad a touch of hops. The aftertaste is very sweet and lingers for a while. Overall, pretty well balanced. There is a bit of a bite from the 10% APV.

M - Just enough carbonation helps allow the beer to feel fairly medium-heavy, but still feel smooth and crisp to the tongue.

D - Even given the 10% APV, this beer stays extremely drinkable and feels fairly refreshing, even with the flavors. The lemon sweetness helps a lot.

11-07-2010 22:42:49 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of unclejimbay


3.9/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to Tristan for sharing this on Rare Beer Night for me to save and sample once the timing was proper. Enjoyed on a concert night with PP and enjoyed by us all 4.

Stronger Tripel with "notes of spcie and tropical fruits".
Light in color with short head and retention.
Smells and tastes of a sweeter pale malt base with a sneaky high abv, but a whiif and dash of booze flavor/aroma.
Almost a bit over the top on abv, but still enjoyable for a big boy tripel.
Cool bottle and interesting to search for hints of oak which I searched for but did not find.

11-04-2010 18:44:42 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%

This is one hefty bottle with cork and cage, and the cork was not easy to open which I suppose is a good thing if your looking to age it.

A light gold color with amber-ish hues, slight haze and classic rushing carbonation directly from the middle which creates a nearly perfect 2" inch high all-white head showing good activity with slow retention.

The aroma is very complex, zippy and tart fruity esters pop right out with sharp lemmons toned downed by a crispy wheat and bunches of dry-earthy aroma's. Slightly musty wheat and fruits with honey-like sweetness and some vodka type heat. The oak aroma really pops and certainly adds depth to all aroma's along with several spices and pepper! but also in the heat tingle. This is easily one of the most complex aroma's for a Tripel, very bold...worth contemplating for sure.

The flavor is without a doubt sublime. Bold, brash flavor's, crispy honey-sweet malt and a yeasty complexity that pushes the limits. The yeast baffles explanation at first with massive dry earthy tones and musty, spicey...grandma's spice rack!! subtle banana's and cloves, red fruits and a snappy bite from 10% heat. The flavor's eventhough it's very, very complex has a wonderful balance.

The feel is simply amazing with snappy, slightly hot and dry medium bodied feel, good bite and a full, smooth finish. a lushous and wonderful mouthfeel.

This is exactly the kind of brew that I'm all about right now, Belgian Tripel and Farmhouse ale's are "in" for me big time and this one hits the spot. a wonderous brew.

10-31-2010 23:40:32 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Photo of deltatauhobbit


4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color with a moderately sized white head, fades fast and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a good amount of banana, clove, some bubblegum, Belgian candied sugar, with a moderate yeast presence.

Taste is rather soft on the tongue, the light carbonation explodes and makes it almost fluffy although it can be a bit much, the banana and candied sugar are at the forefront along with a light fruitiness to it, very slight oak presence in the aftertaste that hardly contributes much, the strength is well hidden at first but after awhile you can start to feel the slight burn-y tingle.

A much better offering than the American Kriek, only have the Stony Brook Red left to go.

10-30-2010 00:13:56 | More by deltatauhobbit
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

From the bottle no. 1180. Sampled on October 7, 2010. The pour is a highly carbonated pale yellow with about two inches of fluffy, bubbly head that slowly diminishes. It is not as murky as you might think. The aroma on this one is more wheat-like, yeasty, and lightly hopped along with the remnants of the oak barrel. The hard liquor scent is not all that evident. The taste also hughlights the wheat and yeast with more of a hard liquor feel on the tongue than on the nose. Overall it has some good qualities and of the three Barrel Room Collection beers seems to be the milder despite its 10% ABV.

10-07-2010 23:51:45 | More by puboflyons
Photo of brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev 0%

750ml bottle.

Pours hazy gold with an inch-plus head of dense white froth. Really nice sheets of ringed lacing throughout the glass as well as a solid skim coat.

Aromatics are laced with husky malt, drizzeled honey, toasted oak, and a hint of char. Clove, bannana, and bubblegum are all present in addition to oakey tannins and a touch of cut grass.

Light bodied with a crisp, minerally mouthfeel. A bit of syrupness in the finish.

Biscuity malt with a sweet undercurrent and spicy phenols lead off the palate. Vanilla, char-rubbed oak, and a fusel nod follow through. A whisper of juniper or other botanicals adds an unusual flair.

Finishes with lingering honey-drizzeled biscuits, vanilla-steeped oak char, and a gin-like bite.

Tasty enough but a bit odd for a Triple. The oak would be nice without the char character, and the spicyness adds a strange twist which really isn't needed in a great Triple. Lacking the classic softness found in the great Triples as well. Perhaps some softening of the water would help.

10-04-2010 00:07:21 | More by brewandbbq
Photo of coldmeat23


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees, allowed to freezer chill for approx 25 minutes before pouring
Thanks to ShogoKawada for the hook-up!
Shared with my friend Rich, who loves Sam Adams beers.

A very nice looking tripel. Nice, bright, golden yellow color with serious orange tinting. A head of about three-fingers worth of rocky white foam. It recedes to about 1/4" surface covering film. The lacing is very good and mildly sticky.

Big hints of bananas. Lots of belgian yeastiness. Bready. Nice hints of spices. Very nice oak notes.

Taste follows the nose. It brings along an unexpected hint of hops. The bite is obliterated by sweetness though. A big dose of sugary sweet honey-ness, is not really a great thing.

A medium-to-almost full body with a nice, medium level of carbonation. Nicely smooth with a good amount of creaminess.

The high (10.00%) abv is not percieved as heat and seems to be well-hidden, at first. I believe that to be the component that is making this one taste so sweet, though, upon second thought.
It's easy enough to drink, but I wouldn't want to do more than just one or two.

09-21-2010 21:06:55 | More by coldmeat23
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

A- Yellow/orange with a huge white airy head

S- Perfect for the style. A little fruity malts, spice.

T- Fruity, some piney hops finish. I really enjoy the balance

M- Light, though the heavy side of light, good carbonation and a definite warming from the alcohol

D- Great representation of the style. Goes down very easily.

09-16-2010 18:35:10 | More by aepb1
Photo of jzeilinger


4/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Pours a straw orange color with minimal head that subsides quite quickly to a very thin and delicate ring.

S - Pears, graham cracker, and Belgian spice.

T - Taste is quite surprising, very good. Pears, Belgian spice, apples, and tropical fruit. Presents a sweet and tart zing on the front of the tongue and has a mild warming on the way down. There's a noticeable oak tannin that becomes more evident about 1/3 through the bottle, it's an excellent accentuating flavor.

M - Medium to heavy body, mild carbonation on the tongue with a tropical fruit and Belgian style yeast aftertaste. Somewhat chewy and leave a zingy tropical tartness on the tip of the tongue.

D - Extremely drinkable.

Nice job, Sam Adams.

08-27-2010 04:18:56 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of Stigs


4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

750ml bottle, shared. served in Chimay chalices.

A - poured with about a third of an inch of loose bubbly just off-white colored foam, eventually settles to a thin film which sticks around for most of the drink. the beer is cloudy, deep gold in color with some floating stationary sediment.

S - crisp grains, lemon peel, belgian yeast, juicy green grapes, some subtle must and a faint grassy hop finish. just about classic for the style.

T - begins with some lingering strong belgian yeast, fruity grapes, coriander and lemon peel. alcohol is noticeable yet adds a certain awakening quality to the beer. some clove, piney hops, and crunchy grains round everything out.

M - medium body with sharp playful carbonation, kept in check by robust flavors and alcohol presence.

D - liked it, not the best Tripel but a solid take on the style. missing some of the barrel aging. packs quite a punch, glad this is being shared.

08-22-2010 01:51:12 | More by Stigs
Photo of RankRefugee88

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams glass.

A - Nice beautiful golden body, thick white head. Bubbles constantly rise to the top of the glass. A bit cloudy.

S - Smells nice, fruity, malts and hops are noticeable in the smell. Bit of a stale taste, but not in a bad way. This beer has been aged in barrels.

T - I like this beer a lot. Has a lemony zest to it, kind of like a saison, but better because it's a pale ale. Lemon and other fruits are noticeable, pepper is too. Tastes are balanced well.

M - Very nice. Warming on the palate, thicker than I expected, very smooth.

D - Drinkability is pretty good. Aged so I don't know how many glasses I would want to drink.

I like this beer. I went to the Sam Adams brewery in boston and I'm glad I picked this up.

08-21-2010 00:59:15 | More by RankRefugee88
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New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a thick, white, three fingered head, fades to a thin layer (should be poured slowly) and leaves some lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is clear amber. Light oak and fruit nose. Flavor is slight sweet fruit and oak, the higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $11.95 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

08-19-2010 22:44:46 | More by jdhilt
Photo of JoKo


4.25/5  rDev +9%

Poured into Samuel Adam's Tulip glass

Appearance: Bright golden, immensely carbonated, cloudy, poured a 2 inch thick head that lingers for a few minutes leaving lacing down the side.

Smell: Some fruit, citrus

Taste: Fruit notes, particularly citrus, spiciness, clove notes, some hoppy pine notes, this beer is very complex.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is thick, the beer lingers around the palate after each sip.

Drinkability: Fairly easy drinkability, well crafted brew very well representative of the style.

08-10-2010 18:34:57 | More by JoKo
Photo of Casey10


3.9/5  rDev 0%

Wow a gret representation of the style. I purchased this back in November of last year from Winchester Wine and Spirits in MA. I am so glad they were willing to sell this to me. After 9+ months how is this beer doing. It is really nice.

The beer has a sweet candi sugar taste as well as a big belgian style tripple taste. Hopefully Sam Adams keeps/continues this series as it is a exciting continuation of thier beers.

08-05-2010 02:08:13 | More by Casey10
Photo of phideltashaggy


4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Bought this beer from the Boston brewery gift-shop. Served in a standard pint glass (sadly, my Sam Adam's Perfect Pint broke on the way home.)

A-Very bubbly. Yellow color with a fluffy, white head. Lacing was great.

S-Very pleasant, slightly fruity. Relatively light smell, not overwhelming in the least.

T-Very good. I was expecting an overly complex orgy of different flavors, but everything came together very nicely. Somewhat sweet with many fruity lavors that complemented each other nicely.

MF-Fairly carbonated. Even a slight tickle on the tip of the tongue.

D-Very drinkable.

Overall-I am sad after drinking this. Soley because I know it will not be available for purchase again. It was a very tasty brew with many flavors that complimented each other very nicely.

07-30-2010 00:19:34 | More by phideltashaggy
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Review from notes taken 6/5/10

This corked and caged bottle was picked up back in February when I visited the brewery. Number on the lower back of the bottle reads: #0060.

The new world triple pours a hazy golden color with 2 fingers of white fluffy head. Pretty decent retension and a ton of lace clings to the glassware. The aroma of this brew has spicey yeasty notes with lots of fruity character like pears and apples. Belgian style phenols come into play with more notes reminescent of banana and clove.

Taste is in line with the aroma. Spicey notes from the yeast coupled with banana, pear, apple and a big alcohol presence both in flavor and warmth. Medium to light feel with a moderately high level of carbonation. The finish of this brew is a bit dry with some oakiness noted in the aftertaste. As it warms, some minor notes of clove come out in both the flavor and aroma. Lingering yeast character is left residing in the mouth along with a taste of banana, clove and pear. The warmer it gets the more the oak and dryness is exaggerated along with some spiciness that is not directly identifiable but all together is enjoyable.

07-26-2010 19:22:34 | More by stakem
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.