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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: 904
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of viaingo
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of socon67
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gavage
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 1/4" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: citrus, yeast, and some spice comes through to the nose.

Taste: some soft caramel,lemon zest, pineapple, pepper, some yeast, a hint of vanilla, a warming alcohol, and a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crsip from start to finish, with some drying late. Aftertaste is long lived.

Overall: slow drinking beer. It is full of flavor and it is enjoyable overall.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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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 904 ratings.