New Belgium Brewing Company

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New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Ranked #174
Ranked #20,021
3.82 | pDev: 13.09%
Sunday at 08:22 PM
Oct 15, 2001
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Rwoodroffe

4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A golden color with a clear look. The smell is wonderful sweet and fruity citrus with a similar taste. The feel is a bit thin but overall a wonderful sweet trippel.
Sunday at 08:22 PM
Rated: 5 by cybergates from Indiana

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by ZiggyZaggy

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smooth, sweet, and imminently drinkable. A session beer with a (relatively) high ABV? Yes please! It’s so inoffensive as to be forgettable in a sense. That may be its greatest downfall. However, that golden ale look, the Pilsner notes in the taste, and the smooth delivery make this one I will go back to with glee!
Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by shadowmind from Venezuela

4.79/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I bought it and drink it in my home.

When I drank it, it was a very pleasant

Smell: bananas and caramel
Flavor: banana wheat

Overall good carbonation grate smell and taste will have more
Aug 11, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Aug 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Whiteweasel from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Allowed to warm up to around 55-60F.

A: Bright and golden with a thin, ephemeral head but plenty of nice looking sediment.

S: Classic Belgian yeast profile: lots of sweet banana esters, though with less emphasis on the clove. Swirling yields a bright and lemony nose, with some tropical flavors that hit many of the same notes as juicy IPAs. Once it sits for a bit, the herbal noble hops come through. Malty like a German Pilsner. Surprisingly complex, and excellent.

T: Wheat and banana dominate. A slight pale characteristic with a tiny hint of bitterness. Slightly buttery and spicy. Not as complex as the scent profile.

M: Effervescent and vibrant mouthfeel, with a spicy and almost syrupy (though not cloying) finish. No real alcohol prescience, which at 8.5% is impressive.

Overall: New Belgium has made a really nice beer with this one. Sensational nose, though comparatively docile taste. Still, very pleasant to drink. A few weaknesses in a beer that exceeded expectations.
Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chilly 12 ouncer into a fluted glass. Pours proud gold. Nice rich foam. Leaves too soon. Not much lacing.
Nose is fleeting sweetly traditional Belgian style ale with a fruit note. No depth.
Taste starts sweet with hops chasing. Decent length in the mouth.,. sweet, dry finish with moderate alcohol bite.
Mouthfeel is smooth, good enough carbonation.
Overall - It’s a reasonable facsimile of street Belgian.
Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerDaddy85

3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
New Belgium Trippel. A spot on imperial Belgium wit. Lacking chocolate notes that make you kind of want to start chasing down Belgium doubles and trippels. But why do that when you can just get a voodoo ranger?
Jul 08, 2023
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The pour is golden yellow. The taste is orange, banana, along with some light wheat bread character. Cheers! B
Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A bottle poured into a pint glass yields a pleasant looking yellow-orange brew, with a pure white, two finger head. The beer appears quite carbonated, with a strong low of bubbles ensuring a head with staying power, and ample lacing. The one warning sign in the appearance is that the beer seems too clear for a trippel. The nose is good, somewhat as expected. A fruitbasket of flavors emanate... apple, banana, apricot, peach, orange, and mango with hops. The fruits all smell somewhat sour, and bitter. The taste... a bit light for a trippel. The absence of cloudiness foretold this softness, I prefer a bit of fruit mash in this style, which adds both depth and taste. The mouthfeel also reflects this 'trippel light' concoction... on the watery side. Overall, this is a decent beer, everything is good, nothing exceptional. It should have been bolder, it could'a been a contender! It is fine as an occasional beer. At a restaurant with a lousy beer menu, this could be a real winner, but it is not a brew I would consider purchasing again for home consumption. The finest quality of this beer is that it was a 6 pack of 8.5 ABV beer for $10.99, so it is a great value from a buzz perspective.
May 27, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by nunienun from Illinois

May 26, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by Brianito from Tennessee

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3 by db9000

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
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Rated by PseudoRandom from Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This very clear golden ale surprises with interesting and delightful hints of sweetness hiding a powerful punch of ABV!
Jan 21, 2023
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bit too sweet for my palate, but highly enjoyable Belgian Style Ale.
Jan 12, 2023
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Rated by Coreyew628

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
That 8.5% is sneaky. Super aromatic and overall great taste.
Jan 10, 2023
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