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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: 893
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 58
Gots: 137 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Various ideas that didn't all hang together. Not so drinkable. Nice looking. Sweet, spicy taste and sweet aroma.Spices not what I liked, Saaz hops did not do it for me. It's the style, but it doesn't quite rise to the occasion of those produced in Belgium.

Photo of AgentZero
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice looking beer. Golden colored beer with a large white head. Good retention and left a lot of lace on the sides.

S - Fruity, yeast, slight bit of sourness. There's an amount of grain in here that is a bit detracting.

T - Fruity, mostly in the tropical vein. Some noticeable wood, touch of hops and sourness. Sweet malts, little honey.

M - Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

O - Passable beer, I'm not sure the barrel aging helped this beer though, may have detracted a bit. Drank it easily enough, but one I'll move past and not come back to.

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle split with my grandpa and uncle, who aren't craft drinkers, but it was a hit with them.

A-Cloudy amber orange, two finger fluffy head, doesn't stay around long.

S-Some slight spices and a little wheat.

T-Much spicier than the nose suggests, which is a good thing, a little bit of lemon, slight tartness and a little oak.

M-Light with some carbonation.

O-A decent beer, went over well with the non craft drinkers.

Photo of felixljr
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of peensteen
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy peach/orange colour, pne finger of white head, some lace with decent retention. Smell is of spicy yeast, citrus fruit, mango and pineapple, moderate hop, some subtle vanilla/oak notes as well. Taste is of yeast and vibrant fruit, light candy notes but still quite dry, good bitterness, oak and vanilla finish wih earhy and banana notes in the aftertaste. Med-high carbonation, dry, full body, prickly on the tongue, solid overall feel. Really liked this but for what it costs I would go for something else, very good stuff though, very drinkable.

Photo of SuperSpy
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and golden with a big pillowy off-white head. Beautiful lacing.

Yeasty, spicy and peppery. Earthy with only the slightest hint of raw oak. It smells good but not outstanding.

Light fruits, tropical fruit and spices. Star fruit, pear, pineapple, yeast esters, white pepper and a hint of cherry. Medium bodied, and highly carbonated with a semi-dry finish.

This is an excellent tripel. If it weren't for the 10% ABV I would throw these back all night.

Photo of uno99
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO.

A: Poured into a tulip at 55 Degrees. head foamy, soapy bright white head. lacing is amazing. Head settles into a whispy froth atop the almost clear straw/amber liquid.

S: Great yeast strain here. lots of tropical fruit and spice. quite peppery and garlic. Slight earthiness... from the oak? otherwise oak is not really present.

T: As I'm tasting this; getting my thoughts together I glance at the label, then the BA listing. %10 ABV... holy shit this really hides the alcohol. Anyways, upfront hops and spice fruit comes in mid sip and a dry yeasty and hoppy bite at the finish. Finish is juicy and oily. Long finish.

M: At %10 abv, this isn't super thick, but for a triple its quite juicy and really should be drier.

Overall: I think only my second or third barrel aged tripel, and not my favorite - Still worthy of a taste though as the tropical fruit is really nice.

Photo of GodOfBeer
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice bottle packaging. Also very nice looking beer, thick white head, lots of lacing, cloudy peach colour.

Not much of an interesting aroma, tropical and citrus notes, some alcohol is noticeable.

Tastes herbal and sweet, notes of lemon lime, banana, orange some spices. A nice hoppy finish that balances it off well. The alcohol is very well hidden it's almost scary

Very nice creamy mouthfeel, really lingers on the tongue. Overall a very well done tripel, not the best I've ever had, but still worth a try!

Photo of lackenhauser
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 750ml into a tulip several times over. Cork is an absolute bitch to get out, but is redeemed by a pretty cool and original looking bottle.

Pours an unfiltered, hazy tangerine with some lighter browns throughout. Creamy retention and some big chunk of lace, voluminous 3+ fingers of white head was initially produced. Nose has some peaches and mild tropical notes as the label suggests. Some grassy notes that take on an almost herbal character. Quite nice and no real alcohol which is nice given the ABV. Taste is lightly sugary, drying and alcoholic. More modest tropical notes, peach, tangerine and pineapple. A bit of vanilla with more of the herbal Saaz returning in more substantial amounts than in the nose. A big rip of spice in the finish with more alcohol. Active carbonation, smooth with the alcohol being quite prevalent. Heavy medium body. A nice tripel, but not substantially complex. Too much alcohol for my liking but this isn't bad by any stretch. Not sure how much influence the barrel aging had, as it wasn't too evident in my opinion.

Photo of SebD
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrusy and tropical fruit, yeast, spices and bananas.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice citrusy and tropical character, yeast coming through, lemony spices, a bit of bananas and a slight boozy taste as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of Stocean1
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was pleased to find this one at the LCBO. After finally dislodging the cork I poured a big two finger head into a pint glass. The head is a pillowy bright white with huge retention and plenty of thick lacing. A half finger collar remained throughout upon a semi-cloudy amber body with an orange hue.

The armoa is yeasty, plums and tropical fruit, candied sugar, cloves, sweet malt and banana.

The taste follows the nose with floral hops, pineapple and pear notes, lemon and cloves, passion fruit with a subtle oakiness. In the aftertaste there is a peppery quality and as it warmed some ethanol came through. Had this as a four but as I write this I have upped it to a 4.5 given the interesting complex flavours I have noted it deserves the bump.

This is a medium bodied well carbonated brew. Although I would not characterize it as boozy, the ABV is definitely felt throughout. A little bitter on the back end this is a dry sweet brew with the feel of champagne.

This is an excellent tripel that I sipped and savoured for two hours. This is a complex brew that was ideal for the cold winter night I drank it.

Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of viaingo
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Tripel Ale
Color: Golden Hue and foggy.
Body: Lightly carbonated. Very light.
Head: Thick white head that lasted a long time. It really accentuated the flavor of the tripel.
Taste: Very sweet and crisp. Very fruity, malty with a hint of vanilla. A bit tarty.
Aroma: Very sweet and fruity smell. Light hops but great clear aroma.

Overall this was a great tripel ale. I loved how light and fruity it was. I am now in love with dubels and tripels. I just now have to hunt down a quality quad and try that. Cheers!

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Bierman9
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up today at The Drinkery ($9.95). I normally don't spend that much for a bier, but I had a coupon ($30 for $15) so I said "wtf!". I love the notes on the little tag hanging on the bottle... "A Belgiam yeast strain adds tropical fruit and spice notes...". I should tell Peet of Take One in Maastricht about this. He laughed at me when I was there, saying I should go to a candy store (for the tropical fruit) or a Thai restaurant (for the spicy character) when I described what I like about Tripels. Ha!!

The cork was a touch troublesome coming out of the bottle, but my strong grip got 'er done. I guess I excited the bier a bit, as some foam spewed slowly out of the top. I slowly poured a bit into a Rapscallion goblet. This one is a striking, bright golden, albeit a touch hazy. Carbo is plentiful and aggressive, and the head is fluffy and fine, a white layer of about 3/4" lasting very well. Lacing is also decent, though not top-shelf. There is a distinct spiciness to the nose, as well as the expected fruitiness. The feel is fairly smooth despite the carbo, which adds a light airiness and slight prickle on the tongue. The body is a solid medium; no more, no less.

The flavor starts off with some crackery malts which lend a solid level of sweetness; not a lot, but something very much in line with the style. Fruitiness is pleasing, with some pear, green apple and a touch of pineapple present. The yeast does indeed contribute spiciness to the proceedings here, and it is quite pleasing. It has a subtle bit of peppery action present. It is dry in the finish, and the oak-aging is quite subtle, perhaps contributing a smidge of vanilla. The 10% ABV is scarily well-hidden, too. If this was perhaps in the $6 range, it would be a frequent guest in my fridge (and my stomach). At $10, well.... maybe not. Without regard to cost, though, this is very well-made and quite flavorful. Prosit!!

4.35 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Photo of Kbogac
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy yellow with a big white head. Foam lasts a while but eventually melts into a ring. Smell is very fruity. Reminiscent of fruit cocktail. Taste is also sweet and fruity with an unusual finish. Out of place. Maybe a spice? Nice mouthfeel and carbonation.

Overall a nice beer. Great effort by Sam Adams folks. But thre are a lot of better Tripels out there.

Photo of codon2004
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pour is orangeamber. White foam that dissipates quickly on top. Clear and tiny bubbles of carbonation are seen. For what its worth, the bottle is impressive with a wire basket and cork.

S - Smells like the syrup of a Delmonte fruit cocktail. Very sweet scent and with notes of cherries, pineapples, and peaches.

T - Sugary sweet. Gives way to flavors of fruit. All sorts of fruit are noted. Has a sugary medley like like a bowl of Fruit Loops cereal. Perhaps my only gripe is that it is a bit too over the top.

M - Crisp, surprisignly light bodied for the ABV and style. Minimal carbonation.

O - I loved how BBC did a domestic version of a belgian tripel and had enough of a twist to make it stand out. I'd hope this would make a return at some point. I'd try it again. And I'm now curious as to the other Barrel Room series beers.

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.