Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

very good
2,998 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, freshness date

A- Vigorous pour resulted in a three inch fluffy ivory colored head with great lacing as it deflated. Medium gold color, slightly hazy with a gentle stream of bubbles going up the center.

S- Starts out with a yeasty funk followed by mild corriander spice and then mango/peach notes.

T- Taste is consistent with the nose but surprisingly more on the sweet side than dry and a bit fruity.

M- Carbonation is somewhat lacking, body is on the light side of medium. Smooth.

O- A good domestic Tripel at a reasonable price.

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3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a yellowish golden color with a small white cap that quickly fades, not much on lacing either.

S: Yeast, some spice and bananas plus grains

T: Starts with a nice yeasty spiciness, a little slick with a nice floral hop bite. I picked up banana and a light clove

M: Medium body, a bit slick, well carbonated, rather dry

O: Pretty standard for an American representation for the style

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: This was a bright, pale golden color. It poured with a short lived head that left spots of lace behind.

s: Soft, floral honey, caramelized bananas esters, hints of spice.

t: Muted candi-sugar and honey sweetness up front. The spice at the end comes on a bit strong.

m: a Bit under carbonated perhaps.

o: Not bad, but not one I'd revisit.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow, honey colored body. Somehow I got a very small and faint off-white head. Left some lacing behind but rather boring appearance. Hops, banana, mango and peach all on the nose. Taste was slithering closely behind. Sweet notes from the mango really give this beer a nice kick. Rather on the sweet side then bitterness.
Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Easy to enjoy.

Complex but simple. Has characteristics of both the hoppy and fruity worlds. Reminds me of their other belgian style ale Abbey.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery tasting room. New Belgium does a nice job with this American brewed tripel. It pretty much hits right down the style guidelines. The lean malt body gives a touch of dough and cracker, while the hops are mild with a spicy earthiness. The yeast really shines with subtle notes of pear, black pepper, clove, and flowers. Dry enough too, which many American versions are not.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for 1.99$

Appearance - Clear (but with some floaties) amber colour with an above average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Herbal, corn, banana, coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, banana, corn, and some wheat. There is also some herbal/grassy/coriander notes. It ends with a herbal/banana aftertaste with a slight bitterness.

Overall - Definitely a different tasting Tripel.. It's got shades of a kolsch or saison. I'm not big on herbal/grassy notes in my beer so this beer might appeal more to others. Still very drinkable and worth trying.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,998 ratings.
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