Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)
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Ranked #56
Ranked #12,668
3.94 | pDev: 12.44%
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)
Notes: Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.
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Riff from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thick, fluffy, white head. Smell is apple, tart, coriander, clove. Taste is cloves, sweet, grass. Feel is a little on the creamy side. Notable alcohol.

May 26, 2019
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

August 22nd, 2015 - This is truly a New World of flavors, aromas and senses, as this Sam Adams beer pushes new frontiers in some odd and quirky directions. It has enough foam to mimic a Duvel Belgian Golden Ale, and a nice, orange body underneath, and it offers a light and springy nose with a touch of pineapple, cream and even greek yogurt tang. But the flavor is a beast to pin down. At first it is grassy and herbal, with parsley, endive and spring lettuce. But then there is a dash of rhubarb. The palate is light and foamy, with a long and bitter aftertaste that wraps up this herbaceous sachet neatly.

May 23, 2019
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Drak-Nib from Nebraska

3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Difficult to get started with all of the foam when you try to pour it into the glass, but once you get past that, it’s not very good. Sort of a combination of too sweet and too bitter. Of course, with 10 percent ABV, it starts tasting just fine halfway through. And it ends on a sweet note, with Drak laughing merrily at silly things! 2016/12/11

Nov 20, 2018
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feuematt from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light gold colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is dark fruits soaked in booze, sweet honey and a nice alcoholic warmth. Overall very good stuff!

Dec 17, 2017
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Fuhrman from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

They nailed it with this one. I would love to try anything else they have that’s bottle conditioned. Very nice taste and feel. Fruits are present but not overbearing. Not super spicy. Very nice complement to almost any food.

Nov 12, 2017
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dream from Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Really nice Belgian style head on this beer that dissipates in a reasonable amount of time. Honey golden in appearance. One should use a proper bottle opener on this finely corked beer.

Aroma: Candy apple, banana, clove, and an almost saison type spicefunk when one really takes a big lung full inhale of this beer's aroma.

Taste: Surprisingly representative of the smell. However it starts very sweet and finishes with an surprisingly crisp and pleasant spice finish. I'm trying to identify the spice, but it's like a sweet black pepper note. The alcohol is very hidden, but I'm enjoying this beer as a sipper, and a refreshing yet savory beer.

Feel: Coats the mouth with a long lasting remind of the pleasant taste. For the style I think it coats the palate above average and the pleasant sweet black pepper spice lingers nicely.

Overall: I think it's underrated, and for these American takes on classic styles (such as firestone stickee monkee labeling itself a "west coast quad"), I think this is a nice example of a surprising take on what an American interpretation (new world tripel) would be on a classic style.

Jul 02, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a sturdy bronzed orange to copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that trickled off at a decent pace. Some messy lace sliding.
The aroma had some green tart apples, light grassiness, "iced apples," touch of clove, brisk coriander, light banana and driftwood.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side initially and then gently brought in the spices adequately. Apple and banana sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionable to sipping sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, not distracting or absorbent of the spices. It just felt there. ABV felt adequately proportioned to the bottle.
Overall, while there are many spectacular Tripels on the market, this one seemed to a decent version, perhaps a starter one. I would have liked a bit more "Belgian yeastiness" to this, to be honest.

Jun 12, 2017
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aged for about a year;

A: slight haze; bronze in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 2 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; light lacing;

S: well balanced clove and banana with the oak noticeable as well;

T: the oak is a big part of the flavor, dominating everything else from start to finish; the banana and clove are most noticeable in the middle, while there is some tropical fruit toward the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: really nice:

May 19, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A 1pt 9.4 fl oz corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2018. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: A clear dark copper orange colour with a slightly less than two finger off white head that had great retention, eventually settling down to a nice creamy layer, while leaving great curtain like lacing.

Aroma: Belgian yeast, banana, clove, honey and pear with hints of spice.

Taste: Some light banana and clove at the beginning, followed by spice, candi sugar, orange and pineapple with quite a strong hit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: It looks great, and smells nice, but the strong alcohol on the finish was quite harsh in my opinion.

Feb 27, 2017
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NeilSilber1 from California

4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really good triple with notes of spice, sweet and zen good vibes--- bravo!! Puts copper amber hue with lacey small head that fades fast. Nice tight carbonization.

Nov 26, 2016
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 750ml caged and corked bottle from TW Arrowhead in late July for $9.99.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that has some excellent hang time.

Nose is apple and pear, very nice.

Taste is apple and pear with a nice pepper finish.

Mouthfeel is excellent, classic Belgian smoothness rules making every sip finish with near perfection.

Overall this is a surprisingly excellent beer. Definitely on par with the better Belgians Tripel versions!

Oct 08, 2016
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Rock_Glenn from New York

4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good for a Belgian. I surprisingly didn't find this too sweet. It tastes of malt and fig newtons, with a nice bouquet of floral and sweet hops, and of course a hint of oak. The body is excellent, very full with a perfect head. Drinks light for such a thick beer.

Jun 02, 2016
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vladdswrath from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours somewhere between copper and gold with nice carbonation and a smallish but long lasting head. Smell is quite good, sweet and bready, with tons of fruit. Taste is equally sweet, but not overbearing. It is pretty heavy on the ABV, but it conceals it beautifully. Finishes spicy and you can really taste the oak barrel...This is a very good brew, especially coming from one of the big guys. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Well done, Sam.

May 29, 2016
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Beerbogan from Australia

3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was very excited when I got this, and the pop of the cork was amazing .....

Then I have to say I was disappointed with this beer, I had high hopes maybe a little too high. I was thinking something different but what I felt I got was an average tripel that was overly sweat. After the first mouthful I said "wow I don;t like this" it seemed like a early homebrew gone wrong with too much "effort" and overpowering instead of balancing (FYI not a sledge at home brewers I am one myself, but we have all done the "let my try" and stuff it up experiment). I persisted and have to say it did grow on me the the scores were not as low as after the first mouthful as the sweetness nuked the palate a bit and faded into the background and the other spices came forward. I shared the bottle with a friend but would have been interested to see what a second bottle or full bottle to myself tasted like but that chance is gone, and I doubt I will rush out to buy another one.

May 09, 2016
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy copper tinted with slight orange hue body that had a large head thanks to intense carbonation. Aroma has that standard Belgian yeast aroma with hints of orange/citric notes and candi sugar, along with possible sweet malts. Medium bodied beer that is real smooth thanks to healthy yeast addition to beer, some candi sugar and tropical fruit sweetness, bits of caramel and/or toffee malt sweetness as well. Not a bad beer at all but the hoppy bitterness and spices one finds in a tripel for balance are muted and beer is sweet to point of cloying and can be a bit of chore to finish whole bottle (at least sweetness hides the booze). Perhaps only complaint of beer, other than sweetness, is that the booze and spices occasionally overpower the finish and leads to a finish that just doesn't match beer.

Mar 23, 2016
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droomyster from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy copper body with a rich and frumpy head with excellent retention. Aromas are sweet and alcoholic. My nose gets a lot of honey and tropical fruit; the heat coming off this beer is undeniable and a bit disappointing. Big fruit flavors with a hint of caramel and spices combine in a way that almost medicinal. It was a fun tripel to try but one that, for the price, I probably won't try again.

Mar 22, 2016
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kenstogie from New York

2.92/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

drinking from a typical tulip shaped Belgium glass..... looks good with good lacing a golden clear with a touch of red amber. anyway its decent flavor with a some of the spice and booze flavor/smell. not awesome but good okish.....not a bad but not a good mouth feel either thwt i love from trips....overall its got a boozy flavor that aint bad but underwhelms......some of the other barrel room beers from SA are pretty dqrn good but this one is just ok to goodl.. 10 % abv will get you there though (if that's where you are going)

Mar 05, 2016
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Adamtravsdad from Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best bottled beers I've had...Im kinda new to the craft beer scene other than the standards that you can get at any convenience store...highly recommend!

Feb 20, 2016
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the (hard to open) bottle, it pours amber with a nice head, well burnished by the addition of a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom. Opening the bottle must have been on me, as this is definitely NOT barely carbonated. Hoppy to the nose, barely sweet on the tongue with no hop flavor. Enjoyable, easy to drink (other than opening the cork!) and dangerous!
2017 review: Yum!

Jan 13, 2016
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Viaduck from California

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very loud pop of the cork & we are off. A hazy translucent orange with generous cream colored head. Hops dominate the aroma, heady, some spice & a little orange fragrance too. But overall not a very strong aroma. It has a fair amount of sweetness & with its fruity flavors is a bit like a soda, no bitterness or alcohol flavor. The body becomes much clearer as the head diminishes. Very nice feel. I like it. Excellent!

Nov 19, 2015
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jeranbrews from Oklahoma

3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - a foamy bastard, and the cork was tiny and long. Goofy airy foam several fingers worth, high clarity for a "tripel" soft orange amber tons of carbonation 3.25

S - high hops. Bitter, starchy, 2.75

T - sweet creamy malty much more true to style. 3.5

M - great mouthful. 4

D - overall adequate oddity, good for a macro. Had to go back and take away a point due to the disproportionately strong hangover this beer caused.2.5

Nov 11, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Above average triple, good for an American , nice aroma and taste, right in the ballpark. Appearance and palate are below par, but passable. I’d put this as equal to Leffe.

Oct 14, 2015
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BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very fruit and spice-heavy aroma with pale tone that, if not for the clinging foam, you might mistake as a champagne. That carries over considerably in the flavor, with a decent amount of carbonation and acidity to boot. An impressive and flavorful offering.

Oct 12, 2015
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hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I grabbed this 750mL bottle of Sam Adam’s Golden Tripel called New World. It has a whopping 10%ABV and promises to be delicious. It says on the front label “a golden tripel with notes of spice and tropical fruits”. I carefully untwisted the black skirt and then eased the champagne cork out of the bottle leading to a loud pop and carbonation fumes twisting and wafting out of the bottle neck.

Look-It pours a heavy head which is thick and creamy with large bubbles. The lacing is persistent and silky and coats the glass all the way down. Its color and appearance are beautiful. I see the slightest haze from what is otherwise a crystal clear orange golden yellow. It has light golden overtones on top of the orange glow.

Smell-It smells complex. It smells bready and yeasty as well as fruity and sweet. I can even smell the alcohol on this beast! I smell spices as well. It has a nice bouquet that seeps out of it easily…just be sure to pour into a worthy glass.

Taste-It has a deep and rich flavor. It is a bit sweet, but it is cut nicely with the strong alcohol content and impressive carbonation. I taste nutmeg, cinnamon, apricot, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, cherries, fire roasted walnuts, clove, coriander, yeast, buttered bread, honey glazed squash, and pure Belgian yeasts. The malts are strong and plentiful and then there is an appropriately timed bite from the hops at the end that also coats the tongue in a nice lingering layer.

Mouthfeel-The mouthfeel is full-bodied and creamy. It is a little bit sticky at the end as the alcohol warms and the palate is continuously coated with the lingering hop oils and some of the sugars from the plethora of malts. Absolutely delicious.

Overall-I could definitely see myself drinking one of these baby’s in the middle of a cold winter while sitting in front of a fire place or watching Netflix. I love Ommegang’s Tripel Perfection better, but this one is also great! Cheers!

Sep 18, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant copper amber crowned by a sticky 1” white foam collar.
S: Spice and tropical fruit.
T: Yeast driven palate with pineapple, mango, apricot and peach. Moderate malt flavors, biscuit, and mild hop bitterness.
F: Very creamy, medium body and medium high carbonation. Very soft palate.
O: Not a lot of oak but a well made and easy to drink tripel.

Jul 27, 2015
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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