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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: 903
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 59
Gots: 141 | 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 Doppelbockulus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +2.3%

Photo of BelgianBeerHog26
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -7.4%
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 +8.2%
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%
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 -23.3%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +15.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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
3.46/5  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 +15.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +15.1%

Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of peensteen
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +0.5%
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
4.23/5  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 +27.9%

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +11.3%
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 +2.3%

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.