Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,985 Ratings
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,985
Reviews:
1,009
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
545
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,985 |  Reviews: 1,009
Photo of Mrleblanc
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jw4free
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dietzron
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah87
2.13/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Belgian tulip glass. Pours a deep golden color with a very thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smell is sweet and very suggestive of Belgian yeast and coriander. Taste is spot on for a tripel. Lots of Belgian yeast, sorta like cloves and banana, and it plays well with the coriander flavor, a bit peppery and very pleasant. Taste is also a touch sweet, but not over the top at all for the style. Feel is smooth and pillowy in the mouth with a good heft in the body, but a bit restrained. Overall, I really like this next to most American takes on the Tripel that I've had. Very solid, easy to find, affordable, and a not too crazy abv for a style that I often see with 9+ abv or even occasionally with double digits. Love it!

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Photo of matcris
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quite hazy, and deep golden, with plenty of medium bubbles rising. About of finger of pillowy white head that slowly settles down to a thin layer. The beer leaves some fair lacing down the glass. Lots of candied sugar in the aroma. Some dried, light fruits, apricots, golden raisins. And some green apple. It smells quite sweet, overall. Bready malt in the flavor, a peppery note, and the the fruits i mentioned above. Medium full carbonation, medium body. Fairly dry on the palate all the way through the sip. Alcohol hidden very well in aroma and flavor. It's a bit like a sweet Saison (Sophie) with no "farm yard" vibe going on. Not too bad, maybe a bit sweeter than i prefer.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pour is a hazy yellow with lacy foam head. Smells of clean citrus, fruits, wheat and some grain. The taste is very impressive, if I was not looking I would think they was a Chimay, it is that good. The flavors are orange and wheat with a nice fruity mix and mild hop, just a well balanced beer that hits it out of the park. For the cost this is a gem, you get all the taste of the expensive Abbey style in a very well priced six pack. Finish is clean and smooth leaving you craving more. This beer is just great great stuff, cheers to new Belgium.......

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tem3175
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coldshowers
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Misfit2209
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peaches13
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks carbonated and golden, two finger head that simmers down to a noticeable lace.

Smells of yeast, slight coriander, slight orange.

Tastes yeasty. Yeast is the most dominate flavor. followed up by spikes of coriander, and wheat.

Feels crispy and pleasant.

Overall, very good. This is the standard by which I judge Belgians.

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Photo of Jodio
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,985 ratings.
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