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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 GodOfBeer
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice bottle packaging. Also very nice looking beer, thick white head, lots of lacing, cloudy peach colour.

Not much of an interesting aroma, tropical and citrus notes, some alcohol is noticeable.

Tastes herbal and sweet, notes of lemon lime, banana, orange some spices. A nice hoppy finish that balances it off well. The alcohol is very well hidden it's almost scary

Very nice creamy mouthfeel, really lingers on the tongue. Overall a very well done tripel, not the best I've ever had, but still worth a try!

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Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 750ml into a tulip several times over. Cork is an absolute bitch to get out, but is redeemed by a pretty cool and original looking bottle.

Pours an unfiltered, hazy tangerine with some lighter browns throughout. Creamy retention and some big chunk of lace, voluminous 3+ fingers of white head was initially produced. Nose has some peaches and mild tropical notes as the label suggests. Some grassy notes that take on an almost herbal character. Quite nice and no real alcohol which is nice given the ABV. Taste is lightly sugary, drying and alcoholic. More modest tropical notes, peach, tangerine and pineapple. A bit of vanilla with more of the herbal Saaz returning in more substantial amounts than in the nose. A big rip of spice in the finish with more alcohol. Active carbonation, smooth with the alcohol being quite prevalent. Heavy medium body. A nice tripel, but not substantially complex. Too much alcohol for my liking but this isn't bad by any stretch. Not sure how much influence the barrel aging had, as it wasn't too evident in my opinion.

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Photo of SebD
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrusy and tropical fruit, yeast, spices and bananas.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice citrusy and tropical character, yeast coming through, lemony spices, a bit of bananas and a slight boozy taste as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Photo of viaingo
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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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Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up today at The Drinkery ($9.95). I normally don't spend that much for a bier, but I had a coupon ($30 for $15) so I said "wtf!". I love the notes on the little tag hanging on the bottle... "A Belgiam yeast strain adds tropical fruit and spice notes...". I should tell Peet of Take One in Maastricht about this. He laughed at me when I was there, saying I should go to a candy store (for the tropical fruit) or a Thai restaurant (for the spicy character) when I described what I like about Tripels. Ha!!

The cork was a touch troublesome coming out of the bottle, but my strong grip got 'er done. I guess I excited the bier a bit, as some foam spewed slowly out of the top. I slowly poured a bit into a Rapscallion goblet. This one is a striking, bright golden, albeit a touch hazy. Carbo is plentiful and aggressive, and the head is fluffy and fine, a white layer of about 3/4" lasting very well. Lacing is also decent, though not top-shelf. There is a distinct spiciness to the nose, as well as the expected fruitiness. The feel is fairly smooth despite the carbo, which adds a light airiness and slight prickle on the tongue. The body is a solid medium; no more, no less.

The flavor starts off with some crackery malts which lend a solid level of sweetness; not a lot, but something very much in line with the style. Fruitiness is pleasing, with some pear, green apple and a touch of pineapple present. The yeast does indeed contribute spiciness to the proceedings here, and it is quite pleasing. It has a subtle bit of peppery action present. It is dry in the finish, and the oak-aging is quite subtle, perhaps contributing a smidge of vanilla. The 10% ABV is scarily well-hidden, too. If this was perhaps in the $6 range, it would be a frequent guest in my fridge (and my stomach). At $10, well.... maybe not. Without regard to cost, though, this is very well-made and quite flavorful. Prosit!!

4.35 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


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Photo of Kbogac
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy yellow with a big white head. Foam lasts a while but eventually melts into a ring. Smell is very fruity. Reminiscent of fruit cocktail. Taste is also sweet and fruity with an unusual finish. Out of place. Maybe a spice? Nice mouthfeel and carbonation.

Overall a nice beer. Great effort by Sam Adams folks. But thre are a lot of better Tripels out there.

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Photo of socon67
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pour is orangeamber. White foam that dissipates quickly on top. Clear and tiny bubbles of carbonation are seen. For what its worth, the bottle is impressive with a wire basket and cork.

S - Smells like the syrup of a Delmonte fruit cocktail. Very sweet scent and with notes of cherries, pineapples, and peaches.

T - Sugary sweet. Gives way to flavors of fruit. All sorts of fruit are noted. Has a sugary medley like like a bowl of Fruit Loops cereal. Perhaps my only gripe is that it is a bit too over the top.

M - Crisp, surprisignly light bodied for the ABV and style. Minimal carbonation.

O - I loved how BBC did a domestic version of a belgian tripel and had enough of a twist to make it stand out. I'd hope this would make a return at some point. I'd try it again. And I'm now curious as to the other Barrel Room series beers.

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Photo of Gavage
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 1/4" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: citrus, yeast, and some spice comes through to the nose.

Taste: some soft caramel,lemon zest, pineapple, pepper, some yeast, a hint of vanilla, a warming alcohol, and a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crsip from start to finish, with some drying late. Aftertaste is long lived.

Overall: slow drinking beer. It is full of flavor and it is enjoyable overall.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle picked up at the boston brewery during the summer. POP!!! goes the cork. Large white moon crater head with good retention. Reduces to a nice silky cap. Hazy gold shines in my tuluip glass. Nose and taste is full of crackery goodness. Alchohol knocks on the front door. Light spice and pepper. A bit of dark fruit, perhaps plum. light to medium bodied.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- by far one of the most perfect appearances I have seen in a long time, its really just beautiful, nice bubbles stream so nice up the glass and thick foam head stands for long period time just really as flawless appearance you could see

Smell- very nice nose for the belgian triple style, nice yeast citrus tones, spot on for the style, not getting alot the oak but really nice nose

taste- up front starts sweet but has really nice spice on the finish keeping it balanced, nice spice sweetness, and just so balanced really hard even notice a real flaw, if you like this style its real spot on, i dont get alot of the oak but its all coming together in general

mouthfeel- very creamy and very smooth, enjoyable

Drinkability/overall- i have to say really perfectly drinkable and so balanced, spot on beer and one the most impressed I have ever been by sam adams, just really good stuff and I highly recommend trying this if you like tripels, wheres the 10 %?

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a goblet

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow to orange color with ample carbonation bubbles and a single finger of fine white head that lingers nicely and leaves a nice thin layer of lacing on the glass
S: in the nose im sensing pineapple, just as the tag on the bottle indicated, as well as a nice peppery or spicy note
T: a nice taste with pineapple in the beginning and left on the palate at the end, the middle hits with somewhat of a musty character which overall helps to mellow out the extremes on both ends and makes it more balanced
M: a bit heavy on the carbonation although as far as i can tell this is typical of the style, leaves the mouth but a slight amount of tartness
O: a nice brew, pretty good for the style, might be a tinge to extreme on the pineapple notes and carbonation but overall it was a good drinking brew with nice flavor notes and character

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a big head rich with carbonation. Big fruity hop character that blends well with a big amount of bubble gum yeast aroma. Flavor is crisp with a fruity/sour tingle upfront. Medium body but rich with bready malt sweetness and bitter/sour apple, bubblegum and tropical fruits. Light refreshing finish with a lot of the fruity hops and subtle notes of yeast lingering. I would gladly drink this often if it was cheaper.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of fruits and herbs in the nose—pineapple seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has additional hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink considering its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of mrcarterxxl
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sam Adams New World Tripel (barrel room collection)

A=apple cider gold

S= faint malt, apple juice/cider,alcohol. quick fading head.

T=malty,oak,apple notes, fresh bread, sweet and tart.

MF= tones of carbonation, full mouth feel, medium bodied.

This is a good beer to have by the fireplace on a bearskin rug with a foxy mama :P. this tripel leaves you with a warm finnish.


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Photo of Kromes
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a goblet. A clear golden orange color with a thick white head and sheet of lacing down the glass.

S: Tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, clove.

T: Nice sweet flavor of tropical fruit, clove, Belgian sugar, alcohol and esters. Slightly bitter in the finish to balance out the sweetness.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Peppery with an alcohol burn.

O: This is a good tripel. Maybe not as good as a traditional trappist, but it's definitely a good beer. Worth it to pick up.

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Photo of Samp01
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white fluffy head with good lacing. Belgian yeast, sweet fruity spices, some apricot aroma fill the senses. Taste of sweet fruity spices, Belgian yeast some light citrusy hops and a light oaked flavor. Palate is a nice crisp medium body creamy with some light carbonation, almost champagne like. Finish is sweet fruity spice notes, some Belgian yeast with a distinct oak barrel flavor and sweet dry ending. Overall a very good complex and flavorful brew. Very nicely done.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a three finger white head that fades slowly and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is full of tropical fruit tones. Pineapple, banana, cream and spiced rum notes. Black pepper and cloves peek through.

The flavor follows the nose with pineapple dominating. Black peppercorns and cloves with a spiced rum burn that barely peeks through. Nice banana flavor on the finish.

Medium and nicely carbonated with a slick finish

Overall, a very enjoyable and interesting beer.

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Photo of JizackFH
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a nice clear golden amber color. It has a fluffy 3-finger white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass. There is also a steady stream of visible rising carbonation bubbles.

S - There is a nice belgian yeast aroma right off the bat. There are also some nice scents of light fruits, bread malt, a touch of spices, and a mild hop aroma.

T - The taste starts off with some sweet bready malts. there are some nice fruit and belgian yeast flavors. Also, There is a mild hop flavor and an earthiness. The finish bas some dryness to it, and there is some lingering sweetness and belgian yeast flavor.

M - This has a medium body and higher carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice feel to it. There is tingling from the spices, and a little bit of earthy hop bitterness. There is some dryness on the back end as well.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is really nice and I have no problem having glass after glass. I think this is a nice example of the style and a really nice beer overall. The ABV is hidden really well, I never would have guessed it was 10%. I recommend trying this one, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of SkitzIrish3
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$10 pickup from the new Hy-vee in Dekalb. Great selection there.

Pours a deep, hazy gold with a dense layer of foam and moderate carbonation.

Great Belgian yeast smell comes in under the tropical fruit aroma.

Prickly feel in the mouth from carbonation and high ABV. Tasting banana esters which are fantastic. Some tropical fruit in the taste as the nose suggested.

I haven't had too many tripels, so maybe my ratings are a little high, but I think this is a high quality brew.

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Photo of Gmann
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color, very bright and lively. The white head is small for the style and dissipates into a light ring. The color is spot on but the head is disappointing.

The aroma is sweet from the candi sugar and has some nice clove, bubble gum, and pepper notes. Pretty good representation of the style. Not super strong but nice.

The taste is sweet from the candi sugar as well. There are notes of green apple, hay, clove and light coriander. There is some grassy bitterness in the end.

The feel is light and very carbonation; it actually burns a little. Luckily the carbonation doesn't take away from the flavor. The carbonation does give the beer a crisp feel which is good for a style that could be syrupy if poorly made. Mostly sweet on the palate but does have some tart and bitter notes.

This is a really nice tripel. I am surprised. It might be a tad too sweet and the carbonation is very strong but it is one of the better made American made tripels.

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had to try this beer being a huge fan of tripels. The look of this beer is right. When the head is dissipates a bit it turns to a meringue like foam. with decent lacing. The smell is big pepper, perhaps too much for my tastes. But, the taste is more complex, sweet honey, husk, a bitter alcohol taste and yes some pepper. Overall, a good show, for a beer that is rarely reproduced correctly outside of Belgium. A must try for tripel fans. At the price (i paid $10) though, there are better originals. And I am unsure why a brewery like Sam Adams cannot undercut an import, because I would probably drink more of this beer.

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Photo of JoeBloe
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i grabbed 2 of these along with 2 13th hour bottles without knowing anything about this release, or the 'barrel room collection' -nice looking bottles - I had the first with a bunch of friends the other day- and am currently working on the 2nd bottle today - pours that nice straw color and puts up a nice pillowy head that muffin-topped my glass - aroma of spice and belgian yeasts, bananas and alcohol - taste matches the nose with the yeast up front followed by the tropical fruits and zesty citrus with some light bread-ey notes in the finish - and some heat from the abv -mouthfeell is a little zesty and prickly - and sticky - yet clean! - and what a nice buzz! this one's alright!

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Photo of gestyr
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 Ml bottle poured into tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow almost orange with a very thick long lasting head. Plenty of lacing left behind when the head finally dissipates.

S: Fruity up front with spicy and malt undertones. Almost a "Juicy Fruit" gum scent.

T: Fruit and spices followed by an alcohol warmth that follows it down your throat. Also has a candy sugar like taste.

M: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. You know it is there.

O: A very likable beer. Nice and warming. Goo example of the style.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, fruit and some alcohol. Medium, creamy, crisp body. Flavors are very complex: fruit, yeast, a lot of spices, herbal hops and some woody notes. Long, spicy finish. Excellent brew.

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