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Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.81/5
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3,036 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,006
Reviews:
1,023
Ratings:
3,036
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
571
Trade:
2
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Photo of RedboneBeer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by a very tasty beer. Mine poured clear from a bottle , tho New Belgium says it should have been hazy. No worries because the big nose and taste more than made up for it. Bananas, coriander and cloves combining for a delightful treat that went down easily - too easily.

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Photo of Bammer21
2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Beer pours a hazy yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Decent Trippel flavor not one of the better of the style but a good price. Smell is citrus and fruity. Nice and smooth going down. Overall not bad.

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Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

This is a great beer for the money. Originally, I thought New Belgium's Trippel was on the weak side. While it wasn't bad, it didn't have a lot of character and was quite forgettable. Well, they tweaked the recipe back around 2015, and this is now a great domestic version of a Belgian Trippel (especially when you factor in the price! - Typically under $10 for a 6-pack where I live.) It has a nice straw-like color, a sweet, fruity aroma and a nice malty character with some playful fruit flavors. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the style and like saving some bucks!

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Photo of schoolboy
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been a little enthusiastic about exploring New Belgium brews before going to Snowmass this winter, where they have a ski up New Belgium Ranger Station. This is one of the more cost effective examples of the style.

It pours a crisp, clear golden color, with very light head. The aroma is a nice yeasty blend. The taste is a bit harsh, malty and yeasty. It would benefit from some mellowing out.

Recommended. This trip is a reasonable representation of the style and an exceptional value.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.11/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of csmrx7
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Turbo
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer if you like the style. I'm not a big fan of it, reason for lower rating.

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Photo of MaltinBarley
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth, but lacks depth and commitment. I'll call it "a budget friendly Trippel".
It should appeal to those who are exploring Belgian beers. A nice dip into the shallow end of the Belian Trippel pool.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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