Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,000 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:
3,000
Reviews:
1,014
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
552
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of hreb
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Trippel from New Belgium in their new style 12oz bottle. Dated enjoy by 29Mar15. Beer pours quite pale yellow in color, crystal clear, with lots of bubbles rising towards a white head which rapidly falls. Aroma isn't too impressive, and what's there is sickly sweet. Flavor is a bit better, with a load of coriander up front, and a smooth off-dry Belgian finish. A good bit of Belgian yeast in the middle, too.

Overall Trippel isn't great as a a Tripel, but it is fairly drinkable, and the taste isn't bad at all. On the other hand the aroma, mouthfeel, and color are somewhat lacking. Splitting the decision is the alcohol content, which is listed at 7.8%, but is masked quite well. I give it a solid B-.

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Photo of Billet
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first Trippel and I am impressed. The beer poured nicely with 3/4" long lasting head. It leaves very nice lacing on the side of the glass. The smell is just wonderful, like sweet cloves. The taste is much like the smell, it starts out sweet with a touch of banana then finishes with a mild spiciness. It is nice to find a beer with a mild sweetness, but not too heavy of a body. I would call this a medium bodied brew. I really enjoyed this one and will definitely be buying some more.

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Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden copper with a frothy ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Pear dominates the aroma, with coriander and bruised apple accenting Belgian yeast must. There's a floral sweetness that counters the lightly bready malt.

Flavor reveals earthy hop character and lightly toasted malt forming the backbone, with soft notes of pear adding complexity. Coriander dominates the aftertaste. The finish is dry, floral, and fairly bitter. Banana esters emerge.

Body is full, with fairly high carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.

Lacks the light character and is far more bitter than most examples of the style. Not as complex as most. I like the pear character. The esters are nice, just somewhat one-note. More bitter than I prefer.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Enjoy by 2 Dec 14 stamp on the label.

Appearance: Clear golden to light amber. Very thin white head with persistent thin strands of lacing. Nice color to look at, but not as much foam as I would expect from a Trippel.

Smell: Yeast with a hint of banana on the swirl. Hint of herb and honey.

Taste: Lots of flavors going on here. Pilsner-like malt, fruity Belgian-style esters, herbal leafy hop bitterness, spiciness at the finish along with some sweetness as well. I'm not picking out the coriander but it could be in there with all the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, prickly carbonation with a nice thickness under it all - not too light and not watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Very tasty. Not much in the aroma department, but it more than makes up for this in flavor and drinkability. I wish I had another one right now, or at least a bigger bottle. Dangerously drinkable - higher ABV sneaks up on you. Paired well with Indian food (vegetable Rogan Jhosh) and I suspect it would pair well with other food as well. I'll have to revisit this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,000 ratings.
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