Trippel | New Belgium Brewing

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3.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,072
Reviews:
1,045
Ratings:
3,102
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
611
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,102 |  Reviews: 1,045
Photo of rickklein9
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kret12
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kjager13
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian candi sugar and yeast are present in the nose along with some faint hints of spices.
T: The taste follows the smell and definitely tastes like this beer is strong with all of the candi sugars, but there is enough spices from the Belgian yeast that mask any sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel seems to be a little spicier compared to other beers in the style and lacks fruity esters but it isn't that difficult to drink and does a good job at masking the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with very little head but plenty of carbonation. Smell is fruity, yeasty and hints of a hefe style brew. Initial taste is crisp with hints of banana and clove with a slight booze finish. The mouthfeel is boozy as well, but very pleasant and drinkable. There is only slight lacing that runs down fairly quickly. Overall a great representation of the style, I would call this a Belgian strong ale

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Photo of atr2605
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a white head with average retention and some lacing
S-spicy, jasmine, honey, bready malt
T-sweet malt, hops providing nice balance and some herbacious notes with spicy finish
M-medium bodied, with above average carbonation
O-enjoyable beer, and great for the price. would seek out again

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Photo of dethklokworkorange
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color, thin white head. Almost no smell, maybe a pleasant hint of hops. Very light feel, for a beer almost 9% ABV. Taste was crisp, with some hops up front and a lemony pepper after. Good; much better than their Abbey dubel

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Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Different label, but I'm sure it is the same beer. The beer is a mostly clear dark gold color with a tall, puffy, white head. Wonderful lace. I live it. The smell is spicy, estery, fruity, full, and intense. I get clove, pepper, coriander, ripe fruit, and lots more. Wow. The taste is balanced, with a slight sweetness and a wonderful spicy bitterness. More delicate in taste than you would expect. Full in body. Very well made.

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Photo of dcajero
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a slight head and lacing.
A-Aroma had hints of malt and yeast.
T-The taste followed the smell with hints of malt and yeast.
M-A light bodied beer with a decent amount of carbonation.
O-A nice refreshing beer with a decent taste.

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Photo of Tigerfan82
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChuckTom
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.79/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden orange. Short, thick, white head that last shortly

Smells like banana, bready malt, yeast and earthiness.

Taste like candy sugar, malt, earthy yeast, banana and spices. Finishes semi-dry with a yeasty and malt linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of cliffjord
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RedboneBeer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by a very tasty beer. Mine poured clear from a bottle , tho New Belgium says it should have been hazy. No worries because the big nose and taste more than made up for it. Bananas, coriander and cloves combining for a delightful treat that went down easily - too easily.

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Photo of Bammer21
2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MinerBob
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a hazy yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Decent Trippel flavor not one of the better of the style but a good price. Smell is citrus and fruity. Nice and smooth going down. Overall not bad.

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Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KEH
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer for the money. Originally, I thought New Belgium's Trippel was on the weak side. While it wasn't bad, it didn't have a lot of character and was quite forgettable. Well, they tweaked the recipe back around 2015, and this is now a great domestic version of a Belgian Trippel (especially when you factor in the price! - Typically under $10 for a 6-pack where I live.) It has a nice straw-like color, a sweet, fruity aroma and a nice malty character with some playful fruit flavors. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the style and like saving some bucks!

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Photo of schoolboy
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been a little enthusiastic about exploring New Belgium brews before going to Snowmass this winter, where they have a ski up New Belgium Ranger Station. This is one of the more cost effective examples of the style.

It pours a crisp, clear golden color, with very light head. The aroma is a nice yeasty blend. The taste is a bit harsh, malty and yeasty. It would benefit from some mellowing out.

Recommended. This trip is a reasonable representation of the style and an exceptional value.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HAD A SECOND TIME IN FEBRUARY - AND STILL STAND BEHIND MY NOVEMBER RATING.

AS FAR AS A BELGIUM STYLE VIA ANHEUSER-BUSCH GOES - NOT BAD (but not great....)

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Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,102 ratings