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Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of a 12 pack variety pack with many other New Belgium beers. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a sniffer glass.

A- Pours a clean light amber/golden with an absolutely wonderful 2 finger white head. It is quite creamy and sticks around a while. Huge carbonation bubble. Terrific lacing. A nice looking beer IMO that has a lot of the characteristics you can expect in a Trippel.

S- Dank yeast, musky, wet closet. Some spice and lots of phenolic notes. There seems to be some clove and citrus here, but you have to dig deep to get it.

T- Upfront bitterness from earthy hops. Followed by spicy flavors. Some coriander and herbal Belgian yeasty notes. Small amount of banana. Fairly smooth. Warm, sweet finish. Quite sweet actually.

M- Light to mid body. Smooth and creamy, but yet still wet feeling. Touch of alcohol in the finish, but pretty well hidden. Lots of carb as expected from this style. Goes down quite easily given the abv.

O- I know i am all over the board here, but it is certainly enough to further my curiosity into this style. I don't love it, but it certainly has me interested to step outside my comfort zone of classic American craft styles. I didn't care for the smell, but the look, taste and feel were all very enjoyable. I tend to be a harsh grader compared to most. And it is a reasonably priced beer at 8% abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Poured into a snifter, light orange amber color with a thin white head that had bubbles on top that stay.
Smells of spice and floral notes.
Spiciness and Belgian yeast character rule the taste.
Light mouthfeel and well carbonated.
Overall I really like this beer and I am to a big Belgian guy. Very drinkable beer for the high alcohol content.

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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. Virtually no head, hint of cloudiness, medium-amber liquid with bubbles fizzing up from the bottom of the glass. You can smell the yeast on this thing from like a foot away, and the closer you get, the more floral it gets. Flavor is really nice: sweet, a little spice, and you get the floral and yeast from the nose. Well-hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is nice too, with good carbonation, slick, and a light shock to the palette from the alcohol in the background. I won't lie to you, this isn't the first time I've had this beer. It's one of my go-to's for a tripel, and probably an easy favorite for me from New Belgium.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,027 ratings
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