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)

Brewed by:
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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

750ml bottle poured into a chalice. I purchased this beer well over a year ago, but there is nothing on the bottle to indicate a bottling date, save for a code that reads '0970'. I will look into this. I will also note that this bottle was stored in proper cellar conditions for the duration of its time in my possession.

A: Pours a clear golden-orange color. Even after pouring aggressively barely ant head forms, and what does fizzles out immediately. Minute specs of lacing are the only evidence that it was ever even there.

S: Tart green apple skin and funk right up front. Cider vinegar and barnyard. Strong esters of pear. Subtle yeasty spice. Doughy malt base.

T: Cider vinegar up front in a big way. Green apple tartness is subdued. Malts bring a solid backbone of bread crust, toast, and dough. Honeyed granola and woody vanilla. Pretty sweet overall. A hollow, ghostly spicy hop taste is all thatvremains of the saaz. Funky and fruity toward the back end. Pear esters. Slight spike of alcohol. Drying finish with a light funk.

M: Round and creamy. Unfortunately it is also completely flat. Lack of carbonation makes it seem a little too weighty.

O: I've heard that this is a pretty respectable beer, but this did not withstand the test of time at all. Wild yeasts or 'bugs', intentional or not, really took this beer in the wrong direction. At this point it's more like a very mediocre wild ale an a triple.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bought a 750ml bottle from Wegmans for $9.99, poured into a Duvel tulip glass. I wasn't sure what to expect from a tripel by Sam Adams. It had slightly more hoppy bitterness and alcohol taste than I would have liked, but it also has some nice fruity and spicy (cloves?) notes. Overall, I enjoyed drinking it but there are much better tripels available with a lower price tag at the same store, so I doubt I will try it again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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