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:
1,025
Reviews:
302
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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74
Gots:
203
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Ratings: 1,025 |  Reviews: 302
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

Photo of Luiz0930
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amp
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 bluehende
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertraveler08
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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