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

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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3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a snifter:

A - Pours a fully transparent orange/gold color with a thin, 1.5 finger head. Retention is rather poor, but the head leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Banana and spicy (wouldn't necessarily pick coriander) esters, solid malt foundation, pear, and a bit of perfume. Nicely complex.

T - As the nose predicted. Big yeast esters, spice, banana, heavy malt foundation, and a bit of bitterness on the finish, from both hops and the alcohol. Nicely done.

M - Biggest weakness of the beer. Starts out nice and coarse, but finish too slick and smooth.

D - Not perfect by any stretch, but it's one of the better standard offerings from New Belgium. Definitely worth a try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: True and clear golden ale look with a large light tan head that has a good strong retention.

S: A very light scent in general but the coriander spice fragrance comes out with a slight clove banana type aroma.

T: Has a truly unique flavor. A lot of spice comes to play in this beer. The coriander is very strong but it is blended with a flower, and banana clove flavor presented over the backbone of a wheat ale that is the basis for the other elements.

M: Very creamy and almost thick hold with a bitterness on the tail end that lingers.

O: This beer isn't one I could drink consistently but it is a very good flavor loaded beer. Probably best enjoyed on a rare purchase basis but a great belgian ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden and clear hue with a one-inch steady, foamy head; lacing is pretty good

S: Grainy up front followed by banana, apple, coriander, pepper, alcohol, pear, candi sugars--this starts off a bit slow but gains tremendous momentum and after a while the aromas come alive--this beer smells fantastic

T: Not as much complexities in the flavor as I expected after smelling the beer: dry fruits and grains still do a nice dance together but as I said, the complexities of the aromas do not follow through; though as the beer warms the alcohol and dry fruits increase in prevalence

F: Carbonation is pleasant up front, followed by a vinous dryness that I appreciate in my trippels

O: A good American trippel; not the standard by any means but a pretty nice one nonetheless, especially considering the price tag

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light fizzy head, clear but sediment golden wheat color, lots of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Nose sweet golden Belgian malts, light spices, touch of light candi sugar, fruit with pear, apricot, apple, hint of booze and esters, light juicy malts.

Taste is semi sweet, juicy golden Belgian malts, fruity with apricot, apple, pear, etc. very light floral hops and light spices with a hint of coriander, fruity and light booze esters, light bitterness. Finishes a bit drier and light malt and Belgian yeast fruit, slightly sticky and fruity.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, nice malts, fruity, hint of bitterness, juicy and drinkable, not too boozy either.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,091 ratings