Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
67.6%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 3,011 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
Ranking:
#12,909
Reviews:
1,016
Ratings:
3,011
Liked:
2,036
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
13.39%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
558
Trade:
2
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Photo of cmcquirk
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of bananas, yeast, malt, and mild spices. Tastes of sweet bananas, ground coriander seed, lots of cloves, malt, sweet spices, and Belgian style yeast. Medium+ in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a very impressive take on a tripel.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superfriend
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdeuce
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly the best American Trippel I've had hitherto. Pours a rich golden color. Scents of apricot and corriander on the nose. Appley crumb cake on the taste but with late streaming smooth pears. Full bodied and very strong although the alcohol is hidden. Fantastic offering by New Belgium. I wish they would just stick to their forte.

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

Photo of madelf66
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Monsterbaitor
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Decent American tripel, certainly for the price point. Was one of (if not the first) tripel I had years ago, and decided to revisit after a long while. Pour is a nice, clear, golden color with a finger or so of white head that settles to nothing. Nice amount of carbonation, as expected. Aromas and flavors of banana, clove, candi sugar, bready malt, and spice. Booze is well hidden. Above average.

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Photo of JoeLev
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coloute
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Slight strong after taste. Ice cold

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomV69
1.81/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a golden orange color with bright white head, no retention, lots of lacing and carbonation, beer is clear.

A: Very aromatic, lots of Belgian candied sugar, banana, malt, yeast, bread like aroma, no alcohol on the nose. Not getting any hop notes.

T: Like the nose it has lots of candied sugar sweetness up front, slight bitterness in the middle, lot of complexity in the finish, banana, Belgian yeast, malt, bread, spice from the coriander, all these notes linger in the finish as well along with some sugar sweetness. As the beer warms, there is a slight spice hop note.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish. It's pretty smooth but compared to other tripel beers I've tasted it's not as smooth.

O: A solid American brewed tripel, can't beat the price, $8.99 for a six-pack, not as good as Belgian tripels but still enjoyed it and I'd pick up another six-pack again.

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

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a thick finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated somewhat evenly. Messy lace. The aroma had some citrusy hops playing with some floral hops. And then some banana esters, iced apples, Belgian sugars and spices come in to blend nicely. The flavor leans somewhat sweet with a nice effort of the Belgian spice to gracefully hit underneath. Sly sweet then subtle floral and spicy aftertaste with a quick dry semi-sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability almost sipping quality about it. Medium carbonation. Throaty Belgian-esque sort of burn but due to the spice and not ABV related. Overall, mostly a pretty good tripel by an American brewer. I would have again.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Enjoy by October 1st 2017, so plenty fresh enough.

Clean clear and golden body, good white head with very nice lacing.

On the nose, a little spice and a lotta yeast.

Solid straight up american brewed tripel. A dash of tasty spices, and the yeast is nicely done.

Around medium on the mouth, a little sweet on the finish.

Overall, a very solid American take on a Belgian tripel. I've been waiting for this one to show up on the shelves for some time now, and it did not disappoint this particular palate.

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Photo of cwd
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 67.6% out of 100 with 3,011 ratings
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