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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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of philbe311
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth of fluffy off-white colored head with an uneven slanted top comprised of big chunky bubbles... The color is a very pale mix of honey and amber... Very clean... Very clear... 100% Translucent... Moderate carbonation...

S - Textbook... Candied sugar... Belgian yeast... Orange zest... Pears... Golden raisins... Green grapes... Some honeydew... Just a kiss of enticing coriander... Spot on for the style and very inviting...

T - Pears... Grapes... Candied Sugars... A touch of honey... Corriander... Lavender... Light Belgian yeast notes... The flavors are a bit muddled and not quite as pronounced and assertive as the nose would lead one to believe...

M -The lighter side of medium bodied... Fairly dense... Sleek and a bit sticky... Very light carbonation... Perhaps a bit thin...

D - A solid American interruption of the Tripel style... Far from top tier, but a very solid value given the low price tag... Worth checking out, but not something I would necessarily recommend...

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kevinconroy
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-golden nice colour

S-smells great, yeasty, seaweed, coriander

T-Belgian yeast, sweetness then dry finish. Bread, nice spicyness

M-light pillowy

O-average, not bellow and certainly not above. It's worth a try but it isn't unique or anything great

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of kevinjosephlee
4.8/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a glass

A: A very clean and clear yellow-gold with carbonation bubbles escaping to the top to be with their friends in the creamy head. Small whitish head with lacing.

S: Fruity esters and nice hoppy top-notes. Also so phenolics that give a spicy sensation. (Reminiscent of a good weizen.) Some perfumy notes from the hops.

T: The top-notes for this beer are strong peppery phenol and banana-rich fruity esters. Nice Pils maltiness. Uncharacteristic of the style, however, the attenuation seems to be incomplete leaving perhaps too much sweetness behind. It is balanced nicely with the bitterness of the hops, though.

M: Well carbonated leading to tingling on the tongue. Medium body. There is a pleasant creaminess that I presume is due in part to the high alcohol (in combination with the nice carbonation?).

Notes: I haven't been a huge fan of New Belgium's offerings in the past, although I do greatly appreciate their company's ethos and wish to support them. Buying this great beer will have to be how I show my support of their mission. This beer captures the essence of this style.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ZSimon
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely, if unusual, interpretation of a golden Tripel. Hazy pour, with a lasting, sticky head. The nose is where this beer shines. NB's unconventional Belgian yeast strain yields two distinct notes- sulfur and banana, neither of which are mainstays in this style. Totally wild experience, amplified by the juxtaposition of those bold flavors in an otherwise simple, balanced brew. The remainder of the beer is a bit of a letdown, but that's ok. This is one I don't mind sipping, swirling, and then going for the payoff is a big deep whiff.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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