Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
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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

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

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Ratings: 3,010 |  Reviews: 1,016
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sneaky beer. A sipper for sure. Had it a football party with some friends. We are home brewers, and very critical. Amazing smell, earthy, gardenlike, like I just watered my lawn in the July morning. Looks like a typical straw colored lager, but with a bit more pool of foam atop the glass with legs of lace. Taste is slow to hit, until it hits the middle of tongue and I'm hit with banana and a rinse of rye bread. The taste lingers forever, and then transforms' to light bitter apple. I do not notice the peppery flavor others notice at all, but I don't mind. Sipped like a fine bourbon is the best way to experience it. Not a session beer, it is so sneaky. One of the best beers I can find in my neck of the woods!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Raime
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a finger and a half worth of white head. Left no lacing.

S - Hay, bubblegum, pepper. Mostly bubblegum.

T - Basically the same as the nose. Predominantly bubblegum, slight pepper, quite good as very easy drinking.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite spicy as well.

O - Overall, surprise. I bought this as a palate washer and it was pretty good for a buck fifty a bottle. Good for a trippel, and very sessionable.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow with lots of yeast with a full pour. A finger of head that reduces down to a film on top of the beer. Some lacing. Smell is spices, more spices and corriander. Taste is sweet - some fruit but again heavy spice that are light to begin with and settle towards the finish with a twang on the tougue.

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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%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Tomhet
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden straw hue that is almost completely transparent; it looks like a pilsner, quite frankly. A one-finger eggshell white head dissipates into nothingness before I get a chance to take a sip, for shame. The smell is a piercingly crisp tripel to a tee. Banana and apple are there, blending perfectly with the strong presence of barley, and there's the typical faint dark cherry note hanging around near the end as well; perhaps some peach in there as well. Very fruity with a notable hop presence that I wasn't quite expecting.

The taste is oddly an entirely different beast. The yeast is the first thing to hit you, and the yeast alone. The biscuity character of Fat Tire is definitely present as well, and seems to come in a slightly different incarnation with each sip. The dominating fruit of the aroma is only faintly present in the taste, which, while not necessarily bad, is a surprise. Also, the 7.8% ABV is virtually impossible to detect, as this is very light drinking. Carbonation is medium to high and only serves to up the "refreshing" level that's already quite high. The finish is a mix of a faint banana/peach hybrid and a buttery yeast note that clings to the palate for a bit. Overall, pretty nice, though still just "good"

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of CBrotherton
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Slight lacing on glass, clear golden-orange color with Well carbonated, attractive golden/orange with a quickly dissipating white head, moderate lacing

Smell - Moderate citrus aroma with floral highlights.

Taste - Subtle coriander. Would not have noticed it unless stated on box. Spicy on the tongue well after taste.

Mouthfeel - Lingering peppery taste. Bites in the middle of tongue and dissipates and moves onto the back of the tongue.

Overall - I enjoyed its pepperiness. It does linger for a LONG time. I was hoping for an aftertaste that didn't, well, last for beyond two minutes.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 67.6% out of 100 with 3,010 ratings
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