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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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #105
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,699
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
737
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2021
Added:
Oct 30, 2009
Wants:
  77
Gots:
  212
SCORE
88
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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Rated: 4.04 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Aug 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by h4ger from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Rated by CrackPo7 from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tastes like a Hefeweizen. Rich. Good flavor.
May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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
 
Rated: 2.67 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

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
Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Low_Hanging_Hops from Kentucky

Jul 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.84 by TheHexIsReal from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by feuematt from Pennsylvania

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!
Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by JuiceMan818 from California

Dec 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Fuhrman from Texas

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.
Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by flek from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2017
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Reviewed by dream from Nevada

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.
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

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:
May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Jcarter1221 from Oklahoma

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by bshefftz from California

Apr 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bojerkenshire from Idaho

Apr 18, 2017
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Rated by jgido759 from New Jersey

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.
Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by harpus from Alabama

Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.83 by Pdurm33 from Kentucky

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by fishguyac from Virginia

Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
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
 
Rated: 3.74 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.72 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by jaketaz from Florida

Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by rderedin from Maine

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2016
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1048 ratings