Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,998 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:
2,998
Reviews:
1,013
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
552
For Trade:
2
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Photo of JoeLev
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coloute
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
4.11/5  rDev +7%
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 +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomV69
1.81/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a golden orange color with bright white head, no retention, lots of lacing and carbonation, beer is clear.

A: Very aromatic, lots of Belgian candied sugar, banana, malt, yeast, bread like aroma, no alcohol on the nose. Not getting any hop notes.

T: Like the nose it has lots of candied sugar sweetness up front, slight bitterness in the middle, lot of complexity in the finish, banana, Belgian yeast, malt, bread, spice from the coriander, all these notes linger in the finish as well along with some sugar sweetness. As the beer warms, there is a slight spice hop note.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish. It's pretty smooth but compared to other tripel beers I've tasted it's not as smooth.

O: A solid American brewed tripel, can't beat the price, $8.99 for a six-pack, not as good as Belgian tripels but still enjoyed it and I'd pick up another six-pack again.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a thick finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated somewhat evenly. Messy lace. The aroma had some citrusy hops playing with some floral hops. And then some banana esters, iced apples, Belgian sugars and spices come in to blend nicely. The flavor leans somewhat sweet with a nice effort of the Belgian spice to gracefully hit underneath. Sly sweet then subtle floral and spicy aftertaste with a quick dry semi-sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability almost sipping quality about it. Medium carbonation. Throaty Belgian-esque sort of burn but due to the spice and not ABV related. Overall, mostly a pretty good tripel by an American brewer. I would have again.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Enjoy by October 1st 2017, so plenty fresh enough.

Clean clear and golden body, good white head with very nice lacing.

On the nose, a little spice and a lotta yeast.

Solid straight up american brewed tripel. A dash of tasty spices, and the yeast is nicely done.

Around medium on the mouth, a little sweet on the finish.

Overall, a very solid American take on a Belgian tripel. I've been waiting for this one to show up on the shelves for some time now, and it did not disappoint this particular palate.

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Photo of cwd
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not as bad as I expected it to be. A bit boozy, diminished phenols and esthers but overall decent nose and mouthfeel and solid flavor profile, not too bad NB

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Photo of jbehlar
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mustangdon
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kotocar
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer took me by surprise.

It definitely has that Belgium yeast to it. However, it isn't as "smooth" as real Belgiums. It does an amazing job at hiding the 8.5% alcohol. The taste has some spice and pepper in it. I will come back to this beer as I am doing it from memory.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebee
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agentuso
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Auslaender
2.16/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As a lover of belgian trippels, who just returned from a six-year stint there, I was really looking forward to this beer. Ironically, my experience with this "belgian-style" trippel was nothing like a belgian trippel. Clearly off when poured it from bottle into wine glass. Nice amber color but it was clearly filtered. No head developed, even when swirled the remaining bit from the bottle to the glass. I was also expecting a spicey aroma, however it just wasn't there. The taste was very weak and unidimensional. Nothing like the complex taste of a true Belgian trippel. I would prefer that they gave this beer another name.

My experience seems to be quite different from the others, so I am going to give this beer another shot. Maybe the batch I got was mishandled during distribution.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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