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Triumph Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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452 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

138 Nassau St
Princeton, New Jersey, 08542
United States

(609) 924-7855 | map
triumphbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
50
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
452
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.87/5
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
99
pDev:
12.92%
 
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Reviews by ithacabaron:
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3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Not a bad brewpub, if you can find it.

I actually stumbled upon this place by accident while walking down the street. It looked interesting, so my friends and I went in for a pint and a little dinner. there is about 100 yards between the front door and the actual pub, taken up by a long corridor.

From the front, you'd think it would be a small place, but the end of the tunnel opens up into a giant, three-story high room. For atmosphere, I must say the place is really novel to look at. The bar is on the ground floor, above which rises three floors of fermentation tanks and kettles behind glass. It was a very neat "cross-section" of a brewery, almost like what you would see in a book as a diagram. Hop bines line and climb the walls around you, and the smell of fresh malt and yeast is in the air. Very neat. Seating is on three floors as well, with an open staircase leading you from level to level. Definately cool looking.

Unfortunately, this is where the coolness stops, and the blah kicks in. Service is reasonably friendly and fast, but not terribly knowledgeable about what they're pouring. That, or it's just that the beers this place serves aren't that wowing either, which is the truth. Just your standard brewpub lineup, a seasonal ale here and there, and none of them all that especially impressive (in my opinion). The Irish Stout has promise, but served on nitro, loses any hope of showing it.

Food is decent, but a little over-processed, and a little expensive, considering the quality.

All in all, great architecture (if a bit sterile), and it has great promise, but it has failed to live up to it so far. That being said, it was packed, so people must like something they're doing.

I just want to see this place take it to another level, because I know they can, and as they're "the only game in town" in Princeton, I'll keep coming back.

Don't travel to get here, but if you're in town, stop by.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Moestavern
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.18/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

8/14...worthy stop right across the street from Princeton. Split level open space. Large selection of brews on tap, with an eight beer sampler availability. Everything well poured and the staff aptly described the characteristics. Was impressed with the quality of the brews. Good food menu, aiming for slightly upscale and certainly creative.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

The 7 beer sampler for $13 is a bargain. Decided the hand pump ESB was best offering.

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Photo of Markasawicki
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

You'd hope for more from such a cool looking place. A bit disappointed for sure.

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Photo of RexBanner
2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

The menu looked good but the actual food didn't live up to the hype. The beer wasn't much better.

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4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, NJ
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 452 ratings
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