Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.81/5
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3,093 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:
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:
#15,743
Reviews:
1,041
Ratings:
3,093
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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115
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Trippel from New Belgium in their new style 12oz bottle. Dated enjoy by 29Mar15. Beer pours quite pale yellow in color, crystal clear, with lots of bubbles rising towards a white head which rapidly falls. Aroma isn't too impressive, and what's there is sickly sweet. Flavor is a bit better, with a load of coriander up front, and a smooth off-dry Belgian finish. A good bit of Belgian yeast in the middle, too.

Overall Trippel isn't great as a a Tripel, but it is fairly drinkable, and the taste isn't bad at all. On the other hand the aroma, mouthfeel, and color are somewhat lacking. Splitting the decision is the alcohol content, which is listed at 7.8%, but is masked quite well. I give it a solid B-.

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first Trippel and I am impressed. The beer poured nicely with 3/4" long lasting head. It leaves very nice lacing on the side of the glass. The smell is just wonderful, like sweet cloves. The taste is much like the smell, it starts out sweet with a touch of banana then finishes with a mild spiciness. It is nice to find a beer with a mild sweetness, but not too heavy of a body. I would call this a medium bodied brew. I really enjoyed this one and will definitely be buying some more.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden copper with a frothy ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Pear dominates the aroma, with coriander and bruised apple accenting Belgian yeast must. There's a floral sweetness that counters the lightly bready malt.

Flavor reveals earthy hop character and lightly toasted malt forming the backbone, with soft notes of pear adding complexity. Coriander dominates the aftertaste. The finish is dry, floral, and fairly bitter. Banana esters emerge.

Body is full, with fairly high carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.

Lacks the light character and is far more bitter than most examples of the style. Not as complex as most. I like the pear character. The esters are nice, just somewhat one-note. More bitter than I prefer.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,093 ratings