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:
1,028
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
207
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,028 |  Reviews: 304
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

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrawls3
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I would drink it every fucking day just saying!

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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 mmesce2
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 TomMorris
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 wejohnsn
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,028 ratings.
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