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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: 918
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 58
Gots: 152 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009

Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.
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Ratings: 918 | Reviews: 289
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip. Pours an orange hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a two inch, rocky, white head. Some spots and strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses light, fruity esters, candi sugar, a hint of spice and a grassy quality. Taste follows nose; however, its all comes together a bit muted. There's a bit of alcohol bite at the finish and there is also a slight earthiness and a suggestion of pit fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium n consistency with a lively carbonation and a residual tingle at the finish. Overall, a surprisingly solid tripel that hits all the style markers.

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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 !!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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