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

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3.91/5
Very Good
1,040 Ratings
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,123
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,040
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
212
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,040 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of KMcGrath
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -23.3%
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

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Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.84/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of feuematt
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fuhrman
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of flek
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dream
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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:

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bojerkenshire
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of the three in this Barrelhouse Collection, this was the least disappointing. Not at all what I expected.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pdurm33
4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,040 ratings