Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,986 Ratings
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,986
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
547
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,986 |  Reviews: 1,010
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bcant
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle but into a pint glace (not the best presentation for this style), nice white head with good lacing. Carbonated very well; without excesive gass but enough air to get out the smell and flavor. Aroma is fruity but not syrupy. Graney well balaced flavor witout the yeast tart often found in American Belgium style ales. Round and chewey, you can tell it is strong but would probably not guess 8.5%.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy amber-peach-orange body beneath a short head of white foam that holds fairly well and initally leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is fruity, spicy (coriander?), and yeasty with a bit of hay-like/wheat-ish malt and some mild, spicy hops. It's quick in the mouth with a medium body and delicately effervescent carbonation that lets it pass readily. The flavor, however, is more imposing and tends to linger in the finish. It's spicy and hoppy (also spicy, and floral), and along with a solid bitterness, that helps to balance it's sweetish, delicately candyish, lightly citrus-rind like, and grassy/straw-like maltiness. Surprisingly, the alcohol is well-hidden here, as it's seems to stand out a bit in their Abbey (dubbel). Nicely done, and a perfect after dinner beer - or pair it with some Thai food, stinky cheese, or salad with oil and sesame seeds.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a Belgian fan....but this is a solid beer and would recommend it. The beer poured a clear orange with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries typical Belgian flare with coriander spice. The taste is also typical of most Belgians but this is very well balanced with decent spice. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall the beer is solid for any Belgian fan.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Glibber
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured light yellow/amber with a small 1/3" head that dissipated over time. Nice floral, belgium smell (Munich hops?). Light floral alcohol taste with a nice warming of the stomach and not to overpowering. This is a great low cost Belgian and better than some of the more expensive Belgian style beers I have tried lately.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

Pours a clear gold, with a finger of creamy bright-white head. This maintains some foamy richness around the edges of glass, which leaves back a robust cascade of spotty lace down the sides. The aroma smells of green citrus, a tinge of floral notes, clove, coriander, and some strong banana character which sticks to the sweetness of the malts.

The taste is ripe banana, doughy sugars, coriander, and juicy citric hops with a spicy clove finish. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a lively carbonation that bounces around in the mouth yet is undercut by oily hops that keep this slick as it spreads out in the mouth. The alcohol here is very well hid.

This was nice American take on the style, with a smooth drinkability and well balanced flavors that didn’t run over each other despite the coriander addition. I’m always up for a good Tripel and this one really surprised me.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,986 ratings.
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