Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
Our Trippel has always been a big, beautiful Belgian-style ale, but in 2015, we tweaked the recipe to include a new yeast variety and even more complex malt profile. This golden beer opens with a bold blast of spicy Noble hops, courtesy of Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh, and gives way to the fruity aromas offered by our traditional Belgian yeast. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts, Trippel is classically smooth and complex, and sings with a high-note of sweet citrus before a pleasantly dry finish delivers a warm, strong boozy bite. Give Trippel a sip to get you smiling.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a chalice at the New Belgium Hub at the Denver Airport

A- Poured an incredibly bright clear golden orange color with tons of streaming carbonation with a nice two finger soapy head with big bubbles that left lots of chunky lace

S- Nice bready, doughy yeast, lemongrass, and coriander notes in the aroma

T- A very nice bready and doughy yeast backbone to this beer, lemongrass, light citrus, coriander, and belgian yeast esters

M- Highly effervescent, lots of carbonation, finishes very dry, just a little bit of alcohol warming

O- This was a very refreshing and well-crafted belgian ale. This reminded me more of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale like Duvel with some nice lemon and citrusy notes.

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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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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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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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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,083 ratings