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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:
#13,851
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,040
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
212
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,040 |  Reviews: 309
Reviews by Garrett092112:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Photo of alphagnome
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep orange body, light haze and tons of carbonation. On pour, a huge off-white head presents itself but after awhile fades to a slim ring. Light lacing and legs.

Aroma:
Quite zesty! Light maltiness with a pleasant earthy and spiced hop note. Peppery. A citrus sweetness is present and white grape juice. Bubblegum and a hint of clove.

Taste:
Wow - expectations surpassed! Everything the nose sets you up for is present and there is nothing subtle about any of it. Beautiful spice with spot on pepper, clove and a hint of coriander and perhaps a bit of lavender. Although a bit out of style, a nice bubblegum and pear character rounds out the taste. With an ABV of 10%, this beer blows me away! I can detect literally no alcohol at all, it is masked beautifully - however, half way through the bottle... I can definitely feel it!

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium body and gobs of carbonation. Not exactly smooth, but it works well for this. A mild dry finish and not lingering aftertaste.

Overall:
To date, this is easily the best beer I've had from the Boston Beer Co! What makes it so impressive is its incredible balance, well masked alcohol profile, and complex hit to the taste buds. Next time you see this, don't shy away from this due to the fact that it is a Samuel Adams - it's a brilliant beer that must be experienced!

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Photo of selecter70
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice grey wet wintry day easy sipper that warms but would be a bit tacky on a warmer day. The pour is a hazy orange brown but not too heavy looking, leading to a thin soon-to-dissipate white head and a wee bit of lace. The aroma is full of fruity spice and candy, and the taste lives up to this with cloves, banana a bit of citrus hop, funky yeast and sad to say, a hit of orange Ssips drink. A bit sweet but as a sipper, nice, although it could be easy to drink more quickly, withs its clean body and bubbly carbonation. It is restrained by a nice creamy quality however. I look forward to the next, hopefully a bit less sweet batch.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of nick1427d
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Blueapollo420
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uno99
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO.

A: Poured into a tulip at 55 Degrees. head foamy, soapy bright white head. lacing is amazing. Head settles into a whispy froth atop the almost clear straw/amber liquid.

S: Great yeast strain here. lots of tropical fruit and spice. quite peppery and garlic. Slight earthiness... from the oak? otherwise oak is not really present.

T: As I'm tasting this; getting my thoughts together I glance at the label, then the BA listing. %10 ABV... holy shit this really hides the alcohol. Anyways, upfront hops and spice fruit comes in mid sip and a dry yeasty and hoppy bite at the finish. Finish is juicy and oily. Long finish.

M: At %10 abv, this isn't super thick, but for a triple its quite juicy and really should be drier.

Overall: I think only my second or third barrel aged tripel, and not my favorite - Still worthy of a taste though as the tropical fruit is really nice.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was pleased to find this one at the LCBO. After finally dislodging the cork I poured a big two finger head into a pint glass. The head is a pillowy bright white with huge retention and plenty of thick lacing. A half finger collar remained throughout upon a semi-cloudy amber body with an orange hue.

The armoa is yeasty, plums and tropical fruit, candied sugar, cloves, sweet malt and banana.

The taste follows the nose with floral hops, pineapple and pear notes, lemon and cloves, passion fruit with a subtle oakiness. In the aftertaste there is a peppery quality and as it warmed some ethanol came through. Had this as a four but as I write this I have upped it to a 4.5 given the interesting complex flavours I have noted it deserves the bump.

This is a medium bodied well carbonated brew. Although I would not characterize it as boozy, the ABV is definitely felt throughout. A little bitter on the back end this is a dry sweet brew with the feel of champagne.

This is an excellent tripel that I sipped and savoured for two hours. This is a complex brew that was ideal for the cold winter night I drank it.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cdubs9
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of viaingo
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Tripel Ale
Color: Golden Hue and foggy.
Body: Lightly carbonated. Very light.
Head: Thick white head that lasted a long time. It really accentuated the flavor of the tripel.
Taste: Very sweet and crisp. Very fruity, malty with a hint of vanilla. A bit tarty.
Aroma: Very sweet and fruity smell. Light hops but great clear aroma.

Overall this was a great tripel ale. I loved how light and fruity it was. I am now in love with dubels and tripels. I just now have to hunt down a quality quad and try that. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tsuacad
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hwck40
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this beer at Atlas Liquors, I little pricey but I wanted something special for the holidays.

When I first poured it I looked as if it would be just another ale but it had a very foamy head with hints of fruit.

10 percent alcohol was not as strong as it could have been but was covered up nicely with its rich taste.

Tastes similar to Allegash triple ale.

If it were in the five dollar range I would most likely continue to buy it occasionally.

I would give it a B overall,

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Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Nice clear golden color. Big whitish billowy foam swells and takes several minutes to recede.

S: Nutmeg and cloves. Wheat bread. Sweet with a tangy spiciness.

T: Malty and sweet with a tropical melon and mango. Mushroom and decaying pine adds a funky twang rounding out the sweetness. Long greasy and old bruised banana flavor lingers long on the palate with a little white pepper. Mild oakiness and definitely a note of peat moss through the finish.

F: Big rich flavors rounded out by an extremely clear feel. I love the light body and the carbonation finishes nice and clean with only a small residual sugary feeling.

O: Quite nice. I like the yeastiness and the spice is nice, albeit maybe a little on the strong side. And the sweetness finishes a bit strong for me. But I'm just being overly critical, it's tasty and rich but might be better in my opinion if it were toned down just a scosche. Maybe 9.5%.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Viaduck
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Skyjmpr
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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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