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:
#20,894
Reviews:
1,056
Ratings:
3,148
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
630
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,148 |  Reviews: 1,056
Photo of defunksta
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look- A dark, but clear orange color
Smell - The sweetness is potent and defines itself.
Taste - The taste is sweet with a good amount of coriander. The alcohol is recognizable, but not too strong and well hidden.
Feel - The feel is average. Moderate to low amount of carbonation. Could use more.
Overall: 4. This is a good Trippel. The sweetness is slightly overbearing, but the coriander and alcohol presence is strong. Would prefer less sweetness and the alcohol better hidden, but it is an enjoyable brew. For the style it is a solid representation and at a favorable price.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djnaz003
1.76/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

It seems as if it's advertised as Belgium beer with the price tag of an imported beer but taste like a domestic, product of Fort Collins, CO.

Not a good beer to buy. Not in terms of quality, taste, or bargain. But it does have 8.5% alcohol content.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 4/6/12: Pours a clear peach juice gold yielding 1+ inch of off-white, short-lived head which leaves abundant lacing as it recedes. Aroma is light bready malt, fruity with Belgian yeast esters of white fruits and a little citrus; hints of barnyard funk, coriander, spice and faint mineral are in the mix. Taste is apple, peach, citrus, sweet bread, banana, clove, spice a hint of coriander. Finishes dry with a nice little bitterness developing joined by a light astringency in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation, smooth with a peppery prickle. Moderately complex and very nice.

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

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

Photo of shreead
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rseanchardy
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looked great when I poured it and that's about it. Very disappointing smooth crispy clean but a bitter after taste.

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Photo of Razorback66
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SonnieJ
4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too bad, but nowhere near as good as some of the great actual Belgium offerings. But....it's $10 a six pack so what else can I say? Overall, a decent brew but not up to snuff with their Abbey which I really like.

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Photo of BCB76
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ndrwmngn
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ccamic78
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Trippel from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,148 ratings