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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy banana yellow color with a white head. Sweet aroma, a mix of fruity esters / spice from the yeast and sugary bread from the malt, no real hops to speak of. Sweet malty flavor smooths over the warming alcohol notes, there are some nice esters here, banana maybe. There is a nice balance between the bitterness and the body. A good tripel.

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It looks perfect for a tripel...great golden color, very transparent, with a thick foamy white head that laces perfectly with every drink.

S: I pick up some noble hops and coriander spice. Very little scent.

T: The taste is very light. It has light notes of caramel, some hints of coriander, and very light Belgian yeast character, some banana. It's not bad, but I wish there was more character to the beer. It is extremely subdued.

M: The mouthfeel is very light, being grounded only by faint bitterness. It has a fairly wet finish.

O: It's not the best tripel I've had, but it is certainly good that I can pick this up at a grocery store. It lacks a lot of character, and is outdone by many other tripels. If I were at the grocery store, I'd grab a sixer. If I was at a bottle shop, I would breeze right past it.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Appearence: mostly clear and clean, honey color, small head.

Smell: light, sweet yeast, barely nodicable

Taste: a little sweet, little bitter hops, a little coriandar, a little boozey, crisp clean finish

Mouthfeel: light and evaporative. a few crisp bubbles tingling

Overall: Great drinkability since there is not any flavor that is overdone. The flavors are all just a tease, making you want more.
Was surpised to find out ABV was as high as 7.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice ruddy straw color, usual for a tripel. Decent head and lacing

S: Typical tripel. Sweet, with that "funky" aroma of Belgian yeast, hint of the warmness of the alcohol.

T: This is where I was let down slightly. Definitely a drinkable beer, but not quite up to par with the typical Belgian tripel. Average taste, with an off-taste I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Very smooth, silky. Again, typical of a Belgian tripel.

O: A nice offering from New Belgium, giving an introduction to Belgian tripels. Again, a very drinkable beer and very nice, but compared to Belgian tripels, can't quite stand up to them. However, for the price here in the US, one that I will likely be coming back to again.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,036 ratings
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