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)
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,026
Reviews:
303
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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75
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203
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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 HamdenHector
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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 -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bojerkenshire
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pdurm33
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Sound_Explorer
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaketaz
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Honeybourne
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 dvmin98
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wingnut93
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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