Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
3,018 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
Ranking:
#13,239
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
3,018
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
563
Trade:
2
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Photo of briandschorr
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: A nice amber color with a half-inch white head and decent lacing.
S: You do get a bubble gum nose here and there was a slight hint of banana.
T: A strong blend of spice and malts. Not what you would want from this type of beer but still a good taste.
F: Medium body with just enough carbonation.
O: Not the best Trippel out there but a good starter for the new beer geek.

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Photo of Shawn28art
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

8.5 % alc for the same price as for Fat Tire got my attention. Thanks to a grocery store in Houston named Beldon for the sales of various New Belgium 6-package - $8.49 .

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well, I was surprised by this. I expected a pretty lame ale after pouring it. It had almost no head... I mean, for a Tripel, that's just weird. Try pouring a Duvel (not technically a tripel) or La Fin Du Monde.... You have to take it slow... Not this "trippel"....You have to purposefully pour quickly to even get a half inch head...with slippery lacing. Which makes me question if they are even using the right yeasts to make this "Belgian style" beer. Maybe cheaper yeasts? Still, the smell was what you'd expect from a tripel (sweet, bubble-gummy) and the taste was actually good: bready, malts, coriander and spice. Not bad. The feel here was a little lacking for a tripel. Not as much of a dry and champagne like fizzle than you would usually get with a top of line tripel like La Fin Du Monde, which is clearly a superior beer to this one. Still, for the price, this one was distinctly potable.

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Photo of Tomesco
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of bananas, yeast, malt, and mild spices. Tastes of sweet bananas, ground coriander seed, lots of cloves, malt, sweet spices, and Belgian style yeast. Medium+ in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a very impressive take on a tripel.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superfriend
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdeuce
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly the best American Trippel I've had hitherto. Pours a rich golden color. Scents of apricot and corriander on the nose. Appley crumb cake on the taste but with late streaming smooth pears. Full bodied and very strong although the alcohol is hidden. Fantastic offering by New Belgium. I wish they would just stick to their forte.

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

Photo of madelf66
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Monsterbaitor
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Decent American tripel, certainly for the price point. Was one of (if not the first) tripel I had years ago, and decided to revisit after a long while. Pour is a nice, clear, golden color with a finger or so of white head that settles to nothing. Nice amount of carbonation, as expected. Aromas and flavors of banana, clove, candi sugar, bready malt, and spice. Booze is well hidden. Above average.

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Photo of JoeLev
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coloute
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Slight strong after taste. Ice cold

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,018 ratings
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