Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
3,018 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
Ranking:
#13,239
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
3,018
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
563
Trade:
2
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Enjoy by 2 Dec 14 stamp on the label.

Appearance: Clear golden to light amber. Very thin white head with persistent thin strands of lacing. Nice color to look at, but not as much foam as I would expect from a Trippel.

Smell: Yeast with a hint of banana on the swirl. Hint of herb and honey.

Taste: Lots of flavors going on here. Pilsner-like malt, fruity Belgian-style esters, herbal leafy hop bitterness, spiciness at the finish along with some sweetness as well. I'm not picking out the coriander but it could be in there with all the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, prickly carbonation with a nice thickness under it all - not too light and not watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Very tasty. Not much in the aroma department, but it more than makes up for this in flavor and drinkability. I wish I had another one right now, or at least a bigger bottle. Dangerously drinkable - higher ABV sneaks up on you. Paired well with Indian food (vegetable Rogan Jhosh) and I suspect it would pair well with other food as well. I'll have to revisit this one again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tulip from a 12 oz bottle. Appears a clear golden yellow with a smaller than expected fluffy white head. The head leaves some good lacing, but doesn't have much staying power.

The nose is full of breadiness, yeast, spices and a bit of lemon. This is what you'd expect here, nothing out of the norm, and nothing that blows you away. The taste leads in with sweet banana and bready malt, followed by a touch of citrus, and then a finish that is overloaded with the spices. This really has three distinct stages, with the first disappearing quickly, followed by a quick spot of citrus, and then the finish. Nothing special, and nothing that blew me away...

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,018 ratings
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