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

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Todd on 10-30-2009

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Photo of kitch
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

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Photo of arizcards
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of vladdswrath
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Beerbogan
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of droomyster
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of kenstogie
2.92/5  rDev -25.7%
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)

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Photo of Adamtravsdad
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
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!

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.93/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of Viaduck
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
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

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Photo of stevoj
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of FFreak
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased about 4 months ago at Costco in a 3-pack with two other barrel-aged beers. Price came to roughly $8/750-ml bottle. Poured into tulip glasses and shared around the first campfire of the year.

A slightly hazy light golden-orange color with 3 fingers of frothy pure white head that never completely dissipates and leaves massive lacing.

Aroma is pure Belgian yeast, malty sweetness, and a slight bit of citrus and spice.

Taste is nice. Very approachable, with up front sweetness followed by subtle Belgian characteristic spice and bread, and followed by just a hint of bitterness. I detected a tiny bit of metallic taste at first, but it disappeared quickly.

Mouth is excellent, soft and velvety, highly carbonated and refreshing for a 10% ABV beer.

Overall, this is the best beer I've had from Sam Adams, and so far the best of the 3-pack. I see these still sitting at Costco...might have to grab another, especially if they go on sale.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 750 into a snifter.
Pours a nice golden wheat color with a finger of head.
Smells nice, good Belgian yeast present in aroma, could be stronger.
Taste is interested. Slight metalic taste, but otherwise good Belgian flavor, though light.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall this is a good beer. Could boost aromas and flavor a bit in my book.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the decanter/bottle a semi-clear amber, with a huge head of bone suds. Lace is big and loopy.

Aroma is full-on fruity and bread — very much a classical Belgian tripel already. Faithful thus far.

Taste is bold, with a wallop of sweetness hitting the palate right off. There’s a lot of fruitiness in there, as well as bready, yeasty character ripe with candied fruits, berries, and some spice. I get a serious kiss of alcohol warming at the finish, making this big brew a nice sipper. I say, well-done, and faithful to the Belgian style, and a tasty drink (in small amounts).

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Photo of Gear54
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle into a snifter

Beer is opaque yellow/orange with 1 finger of white foam and thin lace left behind.

Smell is clove and bananas also get yeast, malts and hops.

Taste is bitter with banana and spice. Nice yeast but not too much to make it unsinkable. Also a bit of sugary sweetness

Overall not bad. Feel leaves a bit to be desired. I would like flavors to stick around a bit longer. This beer could be more smooth as well.

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Photo of leaddog
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light amber with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - belgian yeast, banana, clove, spicy hops, tropical fruits, spices, bready malts, hint of oak.

Taste - Begins with the belgian yeast (banana, clove, spices) the goes into the tropical fruit, spicy hops, and malts. The oak is there but barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Sticky finish with pleasant lingering of yeast.

Overall - Good on Sam Adams for delivering a good example of this style. Was hoping the belgian yeast was more prominent. As well, I was hoping this brew would of showcased more of the oak flavours.

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Photo of BWood
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Belgium style Tripel. Not better than actual Belgium Trappist though. Solid deal when buying barrel room set of 3 from Costco. Very balanced and easy drink. Will continue to buy but not my go-to beer

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Photo of badgustav
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is not strong as many triples, but the flavour makes up for it, containing the familiar banana notes, combined with toffee and a sour under note. For the price, this is a remarkable deal and enjoyable drink.

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Photo of ItalianPisces84
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass.

The first thing I noted upon pouring this ale was the thick, rich head which immediately accumulated. It lasted a medium amount of time before giving way to some bright white lacing. The beverage itself is a deep gold color, nearly a light amber, and as cloudy as one would expect from an ale of this sort. The fragrance is of sweet malt, some fuits and spices, and a bit of yeast.

Though there are a multitude of small, rapidly rising bubbles in the ale, there is little carbonation in the mouth feel. The mouth feel is instead mostly sticky but not viscous. Similarly, this is a rather sweet ale for a Belgian/Belgian-style Tripel, but not overly so. The sweetness rapidly fades into the spice and smoke undertones, which linger longer on the tongue.

Overall a solid beer, though not at all superior to Victory Golden Monkey, which is a cheaper and very, very similar ale. Next time I throw down $12 on a belgian/belgian-style ale, it will be for La Chouffe, not this one. Still, all in all a good beer. Worth a try.

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