Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

very good
2,986 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Photo of Shatter
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Fugazme
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours quite clear. Golden with copper overtones.

Poured a small head that didn't last. Great lacing.

Nose is very yeasty. Some sweetness and honey. Breadlike and nice.

Nice smooth feel on the palate that bubbles towards the swallow. Somewhat bitter. A bit malty. Taste is a touch metallic.

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Photo of thorkelson
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerceller99
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a drink by date of 11-23-04. Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head. Nice lacing. Smells of black pepper, spices, and corn. Light to medium bodied with a decent mouthfeel. Tastes pretty bland with a grainy, yeasty flavor. Has a slight alcohol bitterness to finish. Below average for a triple.

Not as good as I remember it being some ten or twelve years ago.

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Photo of chickencoop
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Putting all of my nagative feelings about New Belgium, this beer is a pleasant surprise. I'm 2 for 2 on the last NB's (Ranger). This is a very drinkable summer brew, lovely candy coriander flavoring, and an actual beer taste on the end, unlike the onsluaght of this style sitting at your local Safeway. The soccer-moms micro comes through, good stuff.

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Photo of dsl72701
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Beerma
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

whoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this strong! Not very good either. Love new Belgium but this was not good!

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Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color, with a small white head. Smells of sweet honey and coriander. Taste is also honey and coriander. The coriander is quite strong in this, but in a good way. It helps balance the honey sweetness. The beer has a smooth, medium body mouthfeel. Overall I was very impressed with this. One of my favorites from a company that so far has disappointed me. Great job!

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Photo of gmcfarre
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Lucky enough to be west of the Mississippi so that I can sample some fine New Belgium brews!

A - Hazy yellow/orange with intense pillowy and billowy head. Started at 2 inches with careful pour and slowly/unevenly departed. About 1cm left throughout the beer. Lace left in some spots, but not even.

S- Sweet malts, fruity (banana hints), yeasty and floral

T- Very similar to smell, but more intense. Sweet and yeasty with lots of fruits and a bit of floral. Again, banana is most prominent of the fruits.

M- Smooth, not dry or bitter. Nice carbonation tingles the tongue a bit.

D- Alcohol not present at all in taste, but you might feel it after one or two. Divinely sippable.

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Photo of DonDonLongJohn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of naterock
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a smokestack Goblet. Deep Gold iin color with a thin but very attractive head that leaves a thin layer across the top. a slight haze from the bottle conditioning yeast.

smell is robust of estery yeast and hops smells like Saaz or Hallertau Hops. Very attractive nose of coriander and slight fruitiness.

Taste: Array of hop and fruity esters give way to notes of banana and coriander with a yeasty finish. Outstanding Grassy hops with a sweet malt backbone.

mouth is a bit too carbonated but helps support the bittering hops. leaves the mouth a bit dry and longing for another sip. This is truly a superb tripel for being so mass-distributed.

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Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of thefluker
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Groenebeor
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

S: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light golden color, slightly brown. Pretty good 2 finger white head.

T: tastes so smooth- I can't believe this is an ale. It's so clear and delicious.Not too hoppy... just a sweet beautiful malt taste.

M: Pretty good, could be thicker.

D: This could be a session beer - perhaps I'm too extreme but this beer is rather light on the palette.

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Photo of Josiah2729
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into Chimay goblet

A- Golden and clear, medium head with some lacing, small amount of head lingers, some bubbles working their way up after every sip.

S- Bubblegum, coriander, fairly strong alcohol smell for a 7.8 ABV

T- coriander, bubblegum, slight alcohol bitterness, not too much complexity, doesn't linger compared to some other Trippels

M- Smooth, fairly light for the style, some effervescence

O- Decent for the price, if you are comparing to an authentic Trappist Trippel, you will most likely be disappointed.

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Photo of rjs246
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find that most breweries have no clue how to brew a decent tripel. NB, on the other hand, has figured out exactly how to brew a decent tripel, while not going one inch further. This stuff is totally drinkable but also totally unremarkable.

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Photo of MuFugga
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonicdescent
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a gold with a very nice resillient white one finger of head and great lacing.

Smells of bread/belgian yeast, orange peel, and some other spices.

Taste is almost an exact mirror of the smell. This seems like an intro to the style and on the opposite end of a Fin Du Monde.

Dry finish, medium bodied and high carbonation.

Easy enough to drink and a good beginners intro to the style.

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Photo of buddyvelt
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JustinQ
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of prisoner1572
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of cackalacky
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of eire
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,986 ratings.
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