Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
3,018 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:
#13,254
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
3,018
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
563
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,018 |  Reviews: 1,019
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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CardiacNP
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trippel a Belgium Style Ale from New Belgium brewery
7.8%abv
A :nice pale golden clear color with and tight white head.

S: Light yeast aroma and mild florals from hops and coriander.

T:Light to moderate carbonation. Taste mild bitterness with spivey banana/coriander flavors with a slight alcohol flavor on the back end

MF: Light to moderate mouth fill, Lightly carbonated.

Overall: A nice mild american brewed Belgium ale

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber ($2.99) into a tulip. This is the leadoff hitter in a week of tripels.

A: The requisite hazy gold, but lacking the glorious frothy head characterizing the best of the style. This almost looks flat.

S: Light bubblegum and indistinct sugary sweetness, but nothing cloying. Pleasant, if a little muted. Intensifies as it warms.

T: All the hallmarks are here, but there isn't a lot of taste memory. Maybe a hint of the cilantro and an initial classic tripel taste, but this becomes muddled and indistinct. Not an impactful taste.

M: Thin for the style and less carbonated than this reviewer prefers.

O: A poor man's triple, but one that scratches the itch, especially given the price points of the best of the Belgians.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber from Nick's of Clinton

a: the pour produces a bone-white head of average stature, the beer itself a clear, bright golden in color

s: the nose features a combination of bready pale and crisp pils malts, ample enough to provide a clearly sweet note, yeast, a touch of grassy hop and floral coriander - both quite mild, some light esters with a touch of warm pineapple and apricot

m: carbonation bordering moderate-high, body lighter but with a slight sugary weight

t: sugary pale malts bring bready flavors with moderate notes of floral coriander, balanced with clean pils malt, grass, yeast, some esters with hints of apricot, hops provide a moderate, lightly metallic bitter to the crisp finish

o: a pretty plain trippel, but nothing off and with more going for it than you might expect from a 3.99 dollar bomber, drinks well, alcohol warms the stomach a bit but stays out of the way otherwise

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

NB Trippel is a pretty good bargain. Maybe not th top of the line as far as trippels go, but a nice attempt. It pours a rich gold with a light head that goes away very quickly. Good carbonation in evidence. Smells both bready and spicy. Taste is good, light hop bitterness, yeast and a little peppery. Sweet, but not too sweet. it also hides it's alcohol pretty well. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with above average carbonation. Overall, a good Trippel at a good price. Sure, lots better out there, but for $8 a sixer, tough to beat.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with a solid, almost white head which is dense and nearly an inch thick from a fairly aggressive pour into a standard pint glass. Good lace left behind as the head dissipates to a thickish and chunky film.
Smell is malty with solid notes of banana and spices, especially pepper.
Taste is spot on the nose with solid malt, vanilla, banana, spices (pepper & something else) and a hint of hops.
Full bodied, lightly effervescent, smooth with a nice, mellow, lingering fade to the aftertaste. A solid tripel if not a standout.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JordonHoltzman
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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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,018 ratings
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