Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Ratings: 3,009 |  Reviews: 1,015
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to Duvel tulip the beer pours a grainy golden yellow color with a small 1/2 finger white head, some retention and some lacing. The aroma is light with a sweet malt character, a hint of earthy hops, and a light clover banana, not as detectable as I would have liked. The flavor starts with an earthy hop character upfront together with a mild bitterness, the higher abv and heat is prevelant pretty quickly but isn't much of a distraction as it mellows in the middle as the sweet malt balances everything out. Finishes with a gentle sweetness and mild bitterness on the tongue. Some carbonation and lighter bodied considering the big nature of the beer. Overall, not a bad beer but not exceptional. I will likely not be back any time soon.

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Photo of mptorpey
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A light goldn yellow with very little head, poars a little flat.

S:Sweet with some maltness and some citrus.

T: A sweet malty beer with some citrus and corander.

M: A full long lasting feel that lingers over time.

O: A great easy drinking beer that is smooth.

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Photo of djohnse
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - A yellow golden wheat color, very little head formation with just a little lacing left on the top as sipped.

Smell - Little bit of sweet smell from the malts with a bit of the hops coming through. Detecting a bit of banana coming from the glass as well.

Taste - Hop bitterness up front with a bit of the alcohol/(maybe coriander, not a spice I'm all that familiar with) upfront. Next it mellows out with a nice smooth malt coming through, again getting a bit of banana really. Leaves a bitter taste on the tongue for me.

Mouthfeel - Some carbonation which gives it a little body. Leaves a dry feeling in my mouth after not sipping making me keep drinking.

Overall a decent beer but either the style or the beer just isn't up my alley for another go any time soon.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Great golden translucent hue and good lacing on glass

S: Sweet but not too sweet hints of peach and banana.

T: Same as smell, sweet but not too sweet with hints of fruit like a peach and plantain (more gentle than banana). there is a bit of a zing at the end of a drink sort of like a pepper spice. not as complex or exciting as other triples such as Chimay Cinque Cents but not bad either.

M: Can taste the carbonation which isn't idle IMHO for a belgium style Triple

O: Definitely better than average but not something that I will search out if i want a triple given the other amazing belgium triples.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this Tripel from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This brew poured a golden color, clear, produced nice white frothy head, lacing was off the charts. The aroma consisted of fruity peach and a slight hint of spicy coriander. Medium in body, this ale was smooth and crisp, light malted grain, taste of floral herbs, fruity peach and some hop bitterness. Not sure if this a "beginners" Tripel, but this is an excellent tasting brew! Prost!

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 67.6% out of 100 with 3,009 ratings
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