Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.81/5
Very Good
3,055 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:
#14,381
Reviews:
1,031
Ratings:
3,055
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
578
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Ratings: 3,055 |  Reviews: 1,031
Photo of KEH
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer for the money. Originally, I thought New Belgium's Trippel was on the weak side. While it wasn't bad, it didn't have a lot of character and was quite forgettable. Well, they tweaked the recipe back around 2015, and this is now a great domestic version of a Belgian Trippel (especially when you factor in the price! - Typically under $10 for a 6-pack where I live.) It has a nice straw-like color, a sweet, fruity aroma and a nice malty character with some playful fruit flavors. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the style and like saving some bucks!

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Photo of schoolboy
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been a little enthusiastic about exploring New Belgium brews before going to Snowmass this winter, where they have a ski up New Belgium Ranger Station. This is one of the more cost effective examples of the style.

It pours a crisp, clear golden color, with very light head. The aroma is a nice yeasty blend. The taste is a bit harsh, malty and yeasty. It would benefit from some mellowing out.

Recommended. This trip is a reasonable representation of the style and an exceptional value.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.11/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of csmrx7
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Turbo
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer if you like the style. I'm not a big fan of it, reason for lower rating.

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Photo of MaltinBarley
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth, but lacks depth and commitment. I'll call it "a budget friendly Trippel".
It should appeal to those who are exploring Belgian beers. A nice dip into the shallow end of the Belian Trippel pool.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandschorr
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: A nice amber color with a half-inch white head and decent lacing.
S: You do get a bubble gum nose here and there was a slight hint of banana.
T: A strong blend of spice and malts. Not what you would want from this type of beer but still a good taste.
F: Medium body with just enough carbonation.
O: Not the best Trippel out there but a good starter for the new beer geek.

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Photo of Shawn28art
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

8.5 % alc for the same price as for Fat Tire got my attention. Thanks to a grocery store in Houston named Beldon for the sales of various New Belgium 6-package - $8.49 .

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well, I was surprised by this. I expected a pretty lame ale after pouring it. It had almost no head... I mean, for a Tripel, that's just weird. Try pouring a Duvel (not technically a tripel) or La Fin Du Monde.... You have to take it slow... Not this "trippel"....You have to purposefully pour quickly to even get a half inch head...with slippery lacing. Which makes me question if they are even using the right yeasts to make this "Belgian style" beer. Maybe cheaper yeasts? Still, the smell was what you'd expect from a tripel (sweet, bubble-gummy) and the taste was actually good: bready, malts, coriander and spice. Not bad. The feel here was a little lacking for a tripel. Not as much of a dry and champagne like fizzle than you would usually get with a top of line tripel like La Fin Du Monde, which is clearly a superior beer to this one. Still, for the price, this one was distinctly potable.

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Photo of Tomesco
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of bananas, yeast, malt, and mild spices. Tastes of sweet bananas, ground coriander seed, lots of cloves, malt, sweet spices, and Belgian style yeast. Medium+ in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a very impressive take on a tripel.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superfriend
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdeuce
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly the best American Trippel I've had hitherto. Pours a rich golden color. Scents of apricot and corriander on the nose. Appley crumb cake on the taste but with late streaming smooth pears. Full bodied and very strong although the alcohol is hidden. Fantastic offering by New Belgium. I wish they would just stick to their forte.

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Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,055 ratings
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