Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

very good
2,986 Ratings
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,986 |  Reviews: 1,010
Photo of aaronh
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden yellow topped by a thick head that shows great staying power. Aroma is sweet, mostly alcohol with some very ripe fruit notes. Flavor is sweet, but also has some bitterness in it. Some fruity notes but a lot of alcohol as well. Seemed a little rough for a tripel; not a polished as some better examples. Mouthfeel is good, not thin, not too heavy. Drinkabilty is OK, but harsh forcefulness detracts from the desire to drink it often.

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Photo of bjohnson
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Solomon420 for the chance to try this offering.

A: Pours an almost perfect amber color. First thought of mine was Jurassic Park when the Dr. looks at his cane. Slight one finger initial white head. Dissipates quickly leaving a thin film around the rim. Nice spider lace and goblin/ghost faces on the top of the beer.
S: Fruity smell right off the bat with a nice wheaty background. A tad spicy also, but very hidden.
T/M: Tastes of subtle fruit on the palate, which fades right into delicious yeasty notes. Extra crisp and very smooth in the mouth. Dry finish to this one with a nice yeasty aftertaste in the back of the throat. Slightly spicy after a couple of sips--warms the chest a bit too. Medium to light in body--not as fat as the real belgiums, but definately a good example of a domestic tripel. High abv isn't noticeable at first, but I'm sure after a few of these puppies, you'd feel it.
D: Hell yeah this is drinkable. I'm glad I got to try and even more happy I've got a few in the basement. It's a shame New Belgium doesn't ship east of the Great River.

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Photo of tronester
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a thin white head. No hints of sediment, even though it says bottle conditioned on the label. Smells of fresh yeast. Taste is light grain up front, with a sour apple middle, and a dry medicinal bitterness in the finish. Hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is decent, low carbonation. Drinkability is good, light and refreshing. Overall a good beer, but compared to most tripels it falls a bit short.

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Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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

Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RBuckley73
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Skunkdrool
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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

Photo of dcotom
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a clear light yellowish gold with three fingers of creamy white head. Very good retention and great lacing.
The smell speaks of citrus and yeast as well vas some coriander.
Tasting the beer some pepper and coriander flavors are up front, immediately followed by some good Belgian style yeast in the middle, which also brings in some taste if sweet bread. The finish
Is created by some good hop selection, which creates great balance to this very drinkable Trippel. Great job!!

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Myotus
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

That coriander, though.

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Photo of dcloeren
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Photo of Briken
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Trippel pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white foam nice big clear bubbles from the bottom. A good yeasty and floral aroma with a hint of sweetness. The taste is surprising for something without a cork in it. Robust yeast and floral tastes with a bit of bright fruity sweetness in the alcohol. The coriander comes through in just a light bittering in the finish. It's very smooth and light bodied with high carbonation making it a fairly refreshing beer, especially for something with a high ABV.

I don't know if this really "on style" but for the price and complexity all I know is I love drinking this beer.

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Photo of therica
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Instant Belgium.

A= a bit light lemon for a Belgian Trippel, nice white foamy head.

S= amazing Belgian nose, yeast, coriander, nearly monastery quality.

T= clean, nice tartness and light bitterness, top-shelf Belgian quality, slightly more carbonated than perfect.

M= slightly tart, moderately dry, mildly astringent on the palate. A very nice aftertaste to savor, though.

O= If you can't find a quality Belgian Trippel locally, this is your next best bet.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Troville1990
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Morris729
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely hazy golden color with a foamy and creamy white head that dissipates into a nice lace. Nose is quite fruity with notes of fresh ripe apple, banana, and citrus. Some floral hop aromas are also present. Taste up front is sweet candied sugar with some fruity esters and tart citrus notes to follow. Spicy hops kick in at the end and leave a dry crisp finish. A very fine brew. This is probably the best offering from New Belgium Brewing Co.

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Photo of ruckus232
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of scratch69
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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