Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,988 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:
2,988
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
548
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,988 |  Reviews: 1,010
Photo of Ashmothma
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeB
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of david_kruggel
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaloricCactus0
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Clear and golden. One-finger head that dissipated slowly.

S: Banana and (possibly) other tropical fruit. Some spice. Very yeasty aroma.

T: Bittersweet apple with clove and other spices.

F: Very "full" on the tongue (for this style of beer). Somewhat effervescent, with a nice, mild aftertaste. Crisp and moderately dry.

O: Admittedly, I'm not a fan of this style of beer, but New Belgium makes solid brews, and this one is no exception.

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Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger cream colored head nice retention and lacing. Clear bright golden in the glass. Smells of juicy fruit, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast. Taste is initially sweet then the yeast kicks in with the bubble gum, fruity taste, spicy dry finish. Mouthfeel is great, feels thick and viscous. Great bargain tripel.

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Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

while not a Fat Tire fan, I am a big Ranger and New Belgium fan, and they mastered this affordable Tripel.

A) Pours a crystal clear, fine bubbled yellow gold with a 1 finger head and pinpoint carbonation. A bit of dotty lace and lasting head, but not as much as Belgian native.

S) Aromas of coriander, ripe banana, grass, bread pudding, vanilla, and mystery spice cabinet.

T) Peppery carbonation, white pepper, followed by banana, vanilla, mango, and more coriander. Taste slides around on your tongue with multiple facets. Complex, bright.

F) Peppery, oily, bright, lively. Alcohol well-hidden. Good slick feel that's drying in the finale despite the yeasty fruit.

O) This is a 4 for value and intensity. Try 6.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wingnut93
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,988 ratings.
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