Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,001 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:
3,001
Reviews:
1,014
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
552
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,001 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of erk0607
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one comes in a bright yellow, substantial haze throughout, 3/4" white head. Aroma had that familiar alcohol bite in a tripel, and a little bit of sweetness, not a ton of spice or phenols on this one.

Some nutmeg and partial spice rack comes out in the taste. Alcohol still prominent. Seems like a lot of wheat here? Why? Seems like all yeast and alcohol here, almost nothing to discuss in terms of malt or hops. Coriander, mild sugar and alcohol.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

My first beer of this style, it's interesting and reminds me of a stout but I just don't like the flavor profile as much.

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of YeezyTaughtMe
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So funky! What's the deal, why's it like this? What's going on?

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Photo of razzberries
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shivtim
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,001 ratings.
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