Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of rangerred
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%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

an interesting brew. pours a honey color with no haze at all. crystal clear. good white head but it fades away instantly. smell is yeast and a bit of herbs and spices. corriander the bottle says, but it must be corriander seed, not fresh herb itself, too musky for that. flavor is nice, malty and sweet, like a wheatwine in ways. only sweet at the very end. mouthfeel is not bad, could stand a touch more carbonation to brighten it up. medium body despite its light color, and lighter in the stomach, down easy. sessionable except for its strength. a good beer for an emerging spring, strong enough to keep ya warm, but light enough to want to drink outside.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pure gold with a pinky finger of pure white head. Leaves a fine lace clinging to the glass. Aroma is sweet spiciness, coriander and clove, banana and citrus. No alcohol but just a little perfumy. And that distinctive Belgian yeast character is behind it all.

A nice, full spice flavor, clove and coriander as in the aroma with just a touch of pepper. Citrus comes of as just slightly acidic, in a nice, quenching way. Some small, light malt character. Just a little taste of alcohol and just a little warmth in the gut. Light to medium bodied and high in carbonation. Finished with a champagne like dryness. Crisp.

Nothing necessarily jaw-dropping, but a really solid beer and very easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of denver10
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden in appearance with a half thumbs width white head, that quickly escapes. Taste and smell follow each other pretty well with some belgian yeast, banana, coriander, and grass. Some alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, to my disappointment. A prickly, light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, an okay tripel for the price but not the best for the style. Not much depth to this.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, very light golden color with a large white foamy head on top. It faded slowly, leaving some splotches on top and a ring around the edge. Nice foamy lacing all around the glass.

S: Some Belgian yeast, a little bit of pepper, coriander, and a little bit of grass and fruit.

T: Starts off with the spices, mostly the coriander and a bit of pepper. There is some faint citrus in the middle, mostly lemon. There is some grainy malt and a little bit of banana on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, rather crisp for a tripel. Medium carbonation.

O: A solid beer, easy drinking and nothing offensive. Well worth the $2.99 I paid for the 22oz bottle!

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,084 ratings