Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,987 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
Ratings:
2,987
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
548
For Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, served in a New Belgium snifter (11/09/2012)
Appearance: slightly hazy, golden straw color; you can see through it; started with a finger of thick white head, slowly dissipates after sitting for a minute
Aroma: fruit and floral notes come through the strongest, I think some banana and maybe some green apple?; some of the spice comes through as well
Taste: boy, this is good; crisp and clean; the beer starts with some sweet malty goodness, a hint of the coriander and floral tones; this moves toward a pretty big (and I think quite nice) fruit flavor, definitely banana and a hint of tartness (again maybe apple?); it finishes with a quick punch of hop and is a bit dry/spicy
Mouthfeel: perfect; great carbonation; thick, almost creamy; coats the whole mouth; makes me want to drink more
Overall Impression: I really like this beer; it has great flavor-my first thought was, “it keeps finishing!” as I expected the fruit notes to be the end, the hop at the end was surprising but nice; the fruit notes themselves are very interesting, the banana works really well with the sweetness, and the spice provides a good balance to the whole thing so it doesn't become cloying or overly sweet; if I had to pick a favorite part, I think it would be that transition from fruit to hop...gosh that's nice!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz into a Boulevard tulip

Clear marmalade and straw colored with pilsner-like clarity. A small one finger head that dissipates into a small ring around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing as it is drank down.

Soft and sweet pale malt with a touch of coriander with a bready yeast presence. Some slight vinous notes and esters.

Sweet pale malt, coriander, and slightly bready yeast. Not much more than that, to be honest.

Medium bodied with some stickyness. Low carbonation with fine bubbles.

An okay American interpretation of a tripel. Not very complex.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,987 ratings.
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