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

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1,026
Reviews:
303
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of RickS95
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good looking beer from Boston Beer Co with a golden orange pour. Mostly clear with just a slight haze. Plenty of carbonation from new bubbles down low and the head up top. The head...pretty immense, it snuck up on me. 3+ fingers thick. Big time retention. Thick, soapy lace.

Smell is all over the place, and in a good way. Pear, white grape, pepper, citrus, Belgian sugar, alcohol.

One of the few Sam Adams beers that nails it. Tastes like a Belgian should, with just a few bits to Americanize it. The honey really comes through on the tongue where it wasn't very noticed in the smell. The hops give a nice savory, spicy balance to the sweet from the citrus and tropical fruits and sugars. There's a dance that lasts well into the finish.

This thing nails it again. It's sweet and savory at the same time. It's citrusy and spicy at the same time. It's got heat from the high ABV, but it's well hidden. It's got an earthiness to it from the aging that's not destroyed by too much bite from the alcohol. It's well carbonated. It's a party on the palate.

Easily one of the best Sam Adams beers I've ever had. There are no complaints on this beer. Truly a tripel that even a Belgian could be proud to drink. Certainly has some unique American features, but they hit this out of the park.

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Photo of hackmann
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear honey gold body with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing. There has to be sediment on the bottom of this big bottle. This is the problem I have with big bottles. After I poured the first glass I was able to swirl the bottle to get some of the sediment off the bottom of the bottle. Now the color is a misty amber with gold highlights.

Aroma: light pineapple, with a hint of spice – seems like clove; the aroma was a little better on the second glass – so, get that sediment (that Belgian yeast) into the glass.

Flavors: sweet pineapple-mango, hint of herbal notes, touch of spicy clove, nice touch of amber honey

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-creamy feel, low carbonation that gives a super fine fizzy feel, light sweet tropical fruit, red banana on the aftertaste

To the Point: pretty much what they say on the bottle, “…subtle herbal hop character combined with the tropical fruit and spice notes of its special Belgian yeast.”

They also call it ‘complex’ – I’ll call it semi-complex at best. They also say ‘flavorful’ – yes it is – if you like Belgian-style ales. This is a simple tasty Tripel-style. I like the taste and the mouthfeel. It is very easy to drink and the 10% abv really does not play a role. I don’t get any alcohol peppery feel or warmth. (now that I am near the bottom of the bottle I do feel the 10%)

The packaging – the bottle – is super cool. The price is right.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hunter
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium amber color, decent head of white foam that settles and vanishes relatively quickly. Light carbonation.

Smell: Fruit, alcohol, some floral notes, candi sugar. Something behind that smells a little off-putting, but I can't place it and it's minor enough not to detract overly.

Taste: The alcohol is apparent almost immediately. This gives way to banana, citrus, light hops, spices. But the alcohol never leaves the stage.

Mouthfeel: Bracing, medium body, scouring.

Overall: Overall, not too bad. There are much better tripels out there, but this one is worth a try.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tertullian007
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Lawrence_g
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong, with some bozzy after taste that doesn't put me off, though I know a lot don't like that. A lot of fruit. First banana, then a but if citrus. I got a bit of earthy notes, though I'm pretty sure there's no brettanomyces used in the brew. All in all a likable ale. I'll pick up a couple more bottles before they're gone. I wonder how they will age.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of russwilliam
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,026 ratings.
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