Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
67.6%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 3,010 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:
3,010
Liked:
2,036
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
13.39%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
557
Trade:
2
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer really falls in line with what has been said before. It does seem to have a very "Belgian" flavor to it, even a hint of banana like an Abbey ale. It is quite enjoyable on it's own, nice spicy hints, and even a fairly tangy bit of mouthfeel.

But the real beauty of this Trippel is in food pairing. I first tried it with Indian dishes, Chicken Tikka Masala (curry tomato cream sauce), Bengan Bharta (curry eggplant) and Palak Paneer (spinach and cheese cube curry), and this beer's flavors absolutely locked in and came alive as well as in perfect balance with the Indian curry flavors. It is truly amazing, most likely because of the coriander, it is one of the main spices in almost all Indian food. Try it sometime, it is a treat for the senses!

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2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Well carbonated, attractive golden/orange with a quickly dissipating white head, moderate lacing

S- Very pleasant citrus bouquet that unfortunately is not indicative of the subsequent taste.

T- Were coriander not mentioned twice on the bottle I doubt if my palate would have registered it. The overwhelming signature of this beer is certainly pepper. The peppery aftertaste sits prominently on the back of the tongue like a bookmark.

M - Pleasant but unable to overcome its general spiciness.

O- Much, much too peppery. Its militant spiciness makes it untenable as a session beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A score from my last visit to my aunt & uncle in D.C. I am headed there this weekend for the Lichtenstein exhibit at the National Gallery of Art and in order to reload, I need to jettison some of the backlog.

From the bottle: "Gracefully complex with alluring depth, our bottle-conditioned Belgian-style Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander."

My initial pour got me about a finger of solid, bone-white head that slowly fell, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a deep gold with NE-quality clarity and both Midas and Croesus could be seen licking their lips. Nose was at once sweet, spicy and musty if you have the capacity to reconcile such a concept. There was a honey-like malty sweetness along with some sort of spice, all overlain by the mustiness of the yeast. Whew! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a riot of flavors on the tongue. It started out with a flowery perfuminess, giving way to a slight spice, followed by a yeasty dryness that was not really expected. Finish was quite dry, not to the point of gasping for air, but close. The price-tag ($4.49) is insane for how good this is! Phew! There is a stamp reading "29Jul12" but I did not see any lees if it were truly "bottle-conditioned". Man, this not only held up really well, but could have even sat a bit longer. Worth a try!

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