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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
Photo of jbonapar
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +15.4%

Photo of atr2605
4.42/5  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
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
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
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
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
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -23.1%

Photo of polkaishot
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +2.6%
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 -10.3%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of iMilky
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BelgianBeerHog26
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured unto a tulip.

Appearance: Looks good, semi-cloudy golden ale, with a thick white head roughly 2".

Smell: Comes off light I do mean you can smell fruits but really disappears after a second or two from removing the glass from you nose.

Taste: Little sweet, taste of yeast is pretty good. I do taste some spices kind of like your spicy orange taste but light.

Mouth: Medium-heavy carbonation. It is almost perfect when your trying this tripel out. Pours hard but drinks easy.

Overall: This really is a pretty damn good beer. Yes it may come off light to some but it is very tasty towards the end. The "taste" of alchohol for a 10% abv level beer is not quickly evident, when you drink it though you will definitely feel it. I like it and personally I think most true beer connoisseurs will agree. Cheers to all!

Photo of jwc215
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange-amber with a thick head that soon collapses.

The smell is very fruity/tangy - lemon-orange with some herbal notes and a whiff of alcohol. A "Belgian" yeast character is in the background.

The taste is herbal/floral and citrusy. The malt is subtle. It has a medicinal/aspirin-ish dryness in the finish.

It has a zesty feel. Alcohol noticeable. Dryness lingers.

It's a tough style, and this is a hoppy version of it. I didn't get much of the oak aging from it. Still, it went down well was enjoyable. A unique offering from Sam Adams that is worth checking out!

Photo of ujsplace
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Poured a hazy golden colored brew with a massive white head that leaves nice lacing and a fat chunky island on top of the brew after the head recedes.

Smells of bright fruits; pineapple, apricot and possibly some green apples. Also can pick up clove, faint hop bitters, bready yeast and spiciness. Nice nose.

Initially spicy up front; peppery, hop bitters that gives way to a big sweet fruity middle that definitely tastes of candied malts and fruit - all very similar to the smell. Finishes nice and crisp with a sour note.

Medium bodied and well carbonated.

Good stuff from Sam Adams. Would easily try this one again. Subtly different enough from a traditional tripel, which alone makes it a nice change from Sam Adams. Pretty big flavor here.

Photo of LeRose
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with friends on New Year's Eve. Served slightly chilled - around 50 degrees or so in tulips.

Huge and long lasting head on the pour. Kind of a copper color, slightly cloudy. Very nice looking glass of beer.

Expected a big whiff of alcohol on the nose but not so. Nice hop aroma, tropical/citrus-like fruit aromas, maybe a little banana note in there as well. I didn't get much of a grain aroma.

Loved the flavor - the alcohol is hidden extremely well. Nice balance to it between the fruity flavors and the hops kicking in a little bitter on the back end. Liked the carbonation level, but couldn't drink a lot of it with that much CO2. Good to be sharing! since i think it could be a little "bloating". A little astringency/drying at the end which was nice. Since we split it amongst four people, the volume was just right to be refreshing and keep it interesting.

Update: This beer does NOT age well. Had a ten month old bottle that was not good at all.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into a SA perfect pint glass, clear golden pour, long lasting big white head, lots of lace. The aroma is spicey, cloves, light bannana, fruity. The taste has light clove, fruity, drying finish. The body is medium, high carbonation, well hidden ABV. I enjoyed this, drinks more like a strong Ale than a tripel. I did not notice any oak, not sure how much the barrel aging affected this beer.

Photo of MtnDewd
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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