Trippel | New Belgium Brewing

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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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Ratings: 3,116 |  Reviews: 1,049
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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%

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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%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

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Trippel from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,116 ratings