Trippel | New Belgium Brewing

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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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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a goblet.

Pours a clear medium orange with a tiny half finger head that is quick to dissipate.

Smells strongly of banana, clove, coriander, pear, and some lemon. An overall Belgian-esque quality.

Taste is quite clean and citrusy with pear being quite prominent and the banana/lemon taking a backseat. The overall cleanliness is what really makes this beer for me. I'm not a huge fan of tripels but this one is so dry and crisp with the alcohol barely detectable. A beer I will definitely go back to again.

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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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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into Libbey stout glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear dark yellow/light orange. Minimal bone-white head and lacing.

S: Light, fruity sweetness from the malt and yeast. Fruit hints at green grapes and unripened nectarine. Coriander as well.

T: Strong, dry, fruity sweetness backed up by a good dose of pale malt. Coriander can be a bit heavy, but generally is fine. Alcohol shows up in the finish, with a pleasant bite. Reminiscent of white wine.

M: Fine, dense carbonation, but not so lively as to be annoying.

O: The coriander is a bit strong, but besides that, a solid brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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