Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,988 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:
2,988
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
548
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,988 |  Reviews: 1,010
Photo of Tohibii
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is just pound-for-pound the best tripel for the price on the market in North America - at least if you're seeing it for $9 a 6-pack like I am. If it's more like $10.50 for you, that would give pause as there's some good options within that price range, but for me its pretty well the default go-to beer which I then spice up with some 4-packs of more expensive numbers for variety's sake.

While I could certainly list a number of others that I like better, I'm never disappointed by this one and it's an absolute steal at that price.

It's not particularly sweet, being more yeasty with a sharper spice note; credible complexity and mouth feel while being true to the style (not like one of those Belgian IPA's pretending to be a tripel or sugar in a bottle with a lot of alcohol).

Yes, if you don't mind spending, get La Fin Du Monde or Allagash or Weyerbacher or something like that. I certainly get those as well, but in conjunction with good old New Belgium Trippel rather than instead of it. Saves a good bit of money and this one always satisfies.

Great job by New Belgium here.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pale amber color with a small foamy head and clinging lacing.

S: Fruity esters, ripe banana, and coriander.

T: Peppery spice and coriander predominate. Lot's of other subtle flavors I can't quite pin down. Some alcohol noticeable in the finish. There is a lingering bitterness at the end.

F: Moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, and almost seems to "bite" a little between the carbonation, alcohol, and pepper flavor, no in an unpleasant way, though.

O: I'm starting to come around to coriander in beer, but I am still not a huge fan. I get a ton of coriander in this beer, but I wonder if it sticks out to me a lot because I don't really like it. Coriander aside, I really like this beer. It is pretty complex and you can notice a lot of different flavors if you really try to parse it out. This is the first trippel I have had and look forward to trying other examples of the style.

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Photo of pajfuwen
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ashmothma
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeB
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of david_kruggel
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaloricCactus0
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Clear and golden. One-finger head that dissipated slowly.

S: Banana and (possibly) other tropical fruit. Some spice. Very yeasty aroma.

T: Bittersweet apple with clove and other spices.

F: Very "full" on the tongue (for this style of beer). Somewhat effervescent, with a nice, mild aftertaste. Crisp and moderately dry.

O: Admittedly, I'm not a fan of this style of beer, but New Belgium makes solid brews, and this one is no exception.

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Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger cream colored head nice retention and lacing. Clear bright golden in the glass. Smells of juicy fruit, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast. Taste is initially sweet then the yeast kicks in with the bubble gum, fruity taste, spicy dry finish. Mouthfeel is great, feels thick and viscous. Great bargain tripel.

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Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

while not a Fat Tire fan, I am a big Ranger and New Belgium fan, and they mastered this affordable Tripel.

A) Pours a crystal clear, fine bubbled yellow gold with a 1 finger head and pinpoint carbonation. A bit of dotty lace and lasting head, but not as much as Belgian native.

S) Aromas of coriander, ripe banana, grass, bread pudding, vanilla, and mystery spice cabinet.

T) Peppery carbonation, white pepper, followed by banana, vanilla, mango, and more coriander. Taste slides around on your tongue with multiple facets. Complex, bright.

F) Peppery, oily, bright, lively. Alcohol well-hidden. Good slick feel that's drying in the finale despite the yeasty fruit.

O) This is a 4 for value and intensity. Try 6.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wingnut93
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one comes in a bright yellow, substantial haze throughout, 3/4" white head. Aroma had that familiar alcohol bite in a tripel, and a little bit of sweetness, not a ton of spice or phenols on this one.

Some nutmeg and partial spice rack comes out in the taste. Alcohol still prominent. Seems like a lot of wheat here? Why? Seems like all yeast and alcohol here, almost nothing to discuss in terms of malt or hops. Coriander, mild sugar and alcohol.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pencilelitist
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first beer of this style, it's interesting and reminds me of a stout but I just don't like the flavor profile as much.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,988 ratings.
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