Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

very good
2,985 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just reviewed Red Hoptober by the same brewery, it was outstanding. Lets have at this one. Poured into a snifter.

A: Is the color of honey gold with a tinge of orange, with a short off white head that fades quickly,

S: Sweet, fruity aroma, smells of bananas, white grapes, and brown sugars as well as yeast, barley, wheat and hops

T: Is quite sweet, tastes a bit like honey, vanilla, and yeast, with a follow through by hops, although it's mild.

M: Well carbonated, with a medium body. Great balance and smoothness with a nice follow through with hops and booze.

O: Overall, this is a quality brew, another great blend from New Belgium. Really enjoyed the smell, really came off as bananas to me, I really like bananas and banana bread. This is a great beer for the fall season, its light and crisp with warmth at the end, great for the colder season.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brilliantly clear, deep golden hue. Excellent head formation, thick, creamy slightly-off white head, good head retention. Moderate Belgian lace. Fresh, appealing, pleasant, nose. Milder than expected. Medium to medium-light body. Lingers nicely. Pleasant hop notes on the palate. Less coriander on the nose and palate than expected. Colloidal cloudiness on the last pour that stays suspended in the beer. Still tastes great. Moderate carbonation. Very tasty ale. The ABV is not evident - it is light and bright, not warm and vinous. Perfectly balanced. Would definitely repurchase.

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12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Rich, hazy gold color with a healthy white head that dissipates slowly. Nice lacing on the glass. A very inviting presentation.

S: Sweet and spicy. Significant coriander scent up front, with sweet and fruity (banana, citrus) aromas also present.

T: Remarkably smooth and crisp. Sweet on impact, with a spicy finish. Surprisingly drinkable for the ABV. There is definitely a coriander aftertaste, but it doesn't linger too long and wouldn't seem to be objectionable or offensive unless you simply don't like the taste of coriander. The taste could certainly be improved with some complexity to the flavor profile, but I wouldn't say that it is "lacking."

M: So smooth it's almost buttery, and not just because the color resembles melted butter! The carbonation is healthy, pulling out the flavors in this brew. Very pleasant.

O: Well done -- a solid performance from New Belgium. I tend to favor beers with a lower ABV, but between the flavor and mouthfeel of this brew, I didn't spend much time fretting about the 7.8%. The significant coriander flavor and aftertaste might be a deterrent for some, affecting drinkability, but I found it a well-balanced and enjoyable beer.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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