Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.81/5
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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:
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:
#14,771
Reviews:
1,035
Ratings:
3,071
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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Photo of Granuaile
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is nice-tasting beer, although it feels more like a lighter whitbier rather than a classic tripel. Yummy though!

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcall384
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of qcghost
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trippel pours a brilliantly clear light golden color with a wispy white foam on top that laces pretty well.

Clove, honey, apple cider, champagne and white pepper all mingle pretty well at this party.

A lovely blend of ripe pear, sweet honey, nutmeg and clove spices, and a ever so mild soapy finish make for a unique and pleasant taste.

It feels smooth and bright, but has a minimal slickness to it and a good touch if alcohol warmth.

Is this your classic Trippel? Absolutely not, but it is still pretty good. A fun enough beer for me to squeeze into the rotation from time to time. Cheers!

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a single into a tulip, pours a clear light gold with 2 fingers of tight white bubbly head with good retention. Probably served a little too cold, but I was thirsty. All in all, this hit all the right notes: nice gently pungent yeast, cloves, coriander, bready and caramel malts. Finish is moderately crisp and somewhere in between wet and dry. Nothing really pops on this, but nothing misses either, and some nice ingredients shine through. Can't stand up to the best in style, but taken on it's own, it's good.

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Photo of mjurney
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Golden color, a little haze with some particles floating. Full of carbonation. Thick, bright white head.

Aroma:
Sweet pilsner malts, bready, biscuit, vanilla, banana, peppery, a little coriander.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Cloves, peppery, banana, some peaches, with hint of coriander. Sweet pilsner malts, bready, biscuit, honey. Hop bitterness toward the end, mostly floral-spicy. Finish is slight tartness with some dryness. Medium-light bodied, smooth, alcohol warmth.

Overall:
It's pretty good Trippel style ale.

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Photo of Maddcheff
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, bright, golden color with a thin white head and very little lacing.

The smell is pear, apple, some subtle spices, and a little bready yeast.

The taste is malt, spices, banana, and slightly sweet.

The mouthfeel is low/medium carbonation with a dry, lingering finish.

Overalla nice nose but a bit less on the tongue. The spices come through well.

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Photo of Stoutlad
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dh15grub
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickklein9
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kret12
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kjager13
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian candi sugar and yeast are present in the nose along with some faint hints of spices.
T: The taste follows the smell and definitely tastes like this beer is strong with all of the candi sugars, but there is enough spices from the Belgian yeast that mask any sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel seems to be a little spicier compared to other beers in the style and lacks fruity esters but it isn't that difficult to drink and does a good job at masking the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with very little head but plenty of carbonation. Smell is fruity, yeasty and hints of a hefe style brew. Initial taste is crisp with hints of banana and clove with a slight booze finish. The mouthfeel is boozy as well, but very pleasant and drinkable. There is only slight lacing that runs down fairly quickly. Overall a great representation of the style, I would call this a Belgian strong ale

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,071 ratings