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:
544
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with an enjoy by date of 1/11/15; into a tulip.
Appearance - golden, clear and bubbly. Thin, white head that leaves a shockingly strong amount of lacing!
Smell - weak floral hops, some spice and some orange and lemon zest.
Taste - there's a surprisingly strong complexity here. Yeast, hops, malts all make an appearance and nothing is overwhelming or underwhelming!
Feel - balanced, refreshing, mild on the palate and very enjoyable!
Overall - I had this once before and enjoyed, though I didn't rate. Admittedly I am rating this after having it on the same day as La Fin Du Monde, so my rating may be skewed. Will try again this Spring.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Would gladly drink again. But this is an average at best example.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into my FW Imperial Nonic
Notes from 03/06/14

A: Burnished gold body with some super fine clarity. Has a brassy look to it with visibile carbonation. Fluffy white cloud of suds on top with nice hang time and large swaths of lace left clinging to the glass.

S: Lots of coriander spice on the nose with some lemon pepper and a touch of banana like esters. There are some traces of a grainy malt underneath all of the yeast and spice. Not bad and seems to be pretty on par with the style.

T: Significant coriander spice flavors with some grainy malt character, banana, and bubblegum. Slightly sweetened with a touch of old world hops that bring in some mild bitterness to the table. There is no real trace of alcohol coming through. Smooth and crisp. Peppery spice and gum reaffirms in the dry finish. Clean, balanced, and quite refreshing.

M: The mouthfeel is light in body with a upper level of spritzy carbonation and a nice drying crisp at the finish. Very clean and crisp overall.

D: This is a rather nice and refreshing Trippel with good balance to it. But it is also somewhat unmemorable. I would think if your brewery is the New Belgium you would want to take extra care on this style to make it special. Just my .02 however.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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