Trippel | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Trippel has always been a big, beautiful Belgian-style ale, but in 2015, we tweaked the recipe to include a new yeast variety and even more complex malt profile. This golden beer opens with a bold blast of spicy Noble hops, courtesy of Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh, and gives way to the fruity aromas offered by our traditional Belgian yeast. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts, Trippel is classically smooth and complex, and sings with a high-note of sweet citrus before a pleasantly dry finish delivers a warm, strong boozy bite. Give Trippel a sip to get you smiling.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,659
Reviews:
1,052
Ratings:
3,133
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
624
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,133 |  Reviews: 1,052
Photo of sjdevel
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - nice golden color and crystal clear. Carbonation was decent, but head receded quickly and was not very active afterwards
Smell - nice yeast, malt, bread, and some spice. Some orange/citrus come through. Smells sweet.
Taste - slight hop bite at first, then the Belgian yeast comes in powerfully. Orange kicks in quickly and is sweet at first. Powerful spice and more yeast next. Dries out and leaves a very pleasing aftertaste.
Feel - medium bodied - a bit flatter than I like, but still some activity left
Overall - Very good beer. Would have scored better with me if it had more carbonation. I enjoyed it - good Belgian yeast flavors and the right amount of spices.

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Photo of tylerjin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of 23 Sept 2018. Sampled on September 13, 2018.

It pours a slightly cloudy looking medium amber-brown with a quick lasting fizzy white head. Little to no lacing.

However, the aroma is an array of characters including coriander, clove, pear, dark fruits, sweet roasted malts, and a Belgian yeast strain. No booze on the nose.

The mouthfeel is medium to full with a chewy and smooth texture.

The taste starts as a sweet malt delight but it is quickly usurped by coriander, clove,bold herbal notes, pear, and perhaps a hint of alcohol. But overall, I enjoyed it and found it to be relevant to the style.

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Photo of EAR
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zopiac
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LuckyJohn
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RayCannata
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keithmurray
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden color with white head

Smell - ginger, coriander, apple

Taste - apple,pear, ginger, coriander

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy upfront, tangy finish

Overall - decent tripel here, worth a shot

Price point - $1.99/12 oz single

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

Photo of Afeo
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jr5639
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer will put lead in your pencil and hair on your ass!

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Photo of DrewTheBrew
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GlennWB
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kimlhurst
1.49/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bohuggabee
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

they rebranded this beer. its got nicer paper on the label, costs a dollar more than the others. i've not had it before, but remember the cock on the label and thinking, why would i try that? its more like fat tire used to be than fat tire is now...while fat tire tastes like a watered down mess now, this beer keeps the thick flavor and satisfaction throughout the entire bottle again. it leaves my lips sticky like fat tire used to, and its 8.5%. unlike most strong beers, you don't taste the alcohol, but you know its there. its a real ale, and when you start to feel it, there is enough flavor to keep you tasting it...unlike fat tire now, which turns into a watering hole.

i found myself feeling good after a beer. something that the rest of the brand's name sakes stopped giving me. 1554 was my favorite, but now feels like a budweiser...

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HungarianCount
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trippel brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 8.50% This Tripel pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of this brew, is rich with sweetness, mild spices, grains and malts. There is a hint of hop bitterness at the end of smell as well. There is a lot going on in this brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg,and clove. You also pick up on the smooth garins and malts, along with mild hop bitterness. Trippel is a well put together brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.50% ABV in this brew. The body of this brew is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel of Trippel is Spicy, Rich, Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give this brew a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. New Belgium Brewing, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of mmva321
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: A cloudy and deeply golden color with a bunch of carbonation on display. I got a thin layer of off-white head that leaves a quickly dissipating lacing along the glass as I drink.

S: A smooth but bitter hop aroma with notes of sugar and citrus around it. There's a little funk as well. I feel the aroma is a bit weak, but I like what I can detect.

T: There's a blunt barley taste, but this beer is very well rounded and I love the surrounding flavors. Smooth, vanilla-like sugars, malts, yeasty-heft, apple and citrus and a nice, underlying bitter hop character.

F: Smooth, crisp, bubbly and with the right amount of heft. Very good for the style and bolder flavors on display here. It's very refreshing and leaves no dryness afterward, which is very good for a beer as alcoholic as tripels tend to be.

O: Refreshing, smooth, strong and vibrant and varied flavors. A solid tripel.

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Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,133 ratings