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

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)
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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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Ratings: 1,028 |  Reviews: 304
Photo of DenverLogan
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked bottle, at least a year old...poured in a chalice.
Super tight cork gives a big pop.
Orange gold color...pours a big head that dissipates quickly leaving a small layer of bubbles with lace forming quickly.
Aroma of spearmint, alcohol, orange zest.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of bubble gum, candy sugar, mineral water, Kentucky liquor, clove, mint. Reminds me of getting some shot of something in some long ago pub crawl...uh....let me give this 5 minutes...
Aahhh...after five plus minutes some of the alcohol has gone from the nose leaving sweet amber malt, a touch of grass, slight funky fruit rind, mango, honey, rosemary, sage. More quaffable. To be honest I bought a case slightly over a year ago and have been drinking through them periodically since...this is sadly the last bottle. On the other hand, I'm not sure much more aging would help. It was damn good fresh!
Along with St Bernardus, Triple Karmeliet, New Belgium, La Rulles, Bink and others, I find this a very tasty tripel. Oak barrel aging adds some complexity, but I sometimes find the oak overwhelms, competes with, or masks desirable flavors.
20 + minutes in and there's still a thin head, mellowed out aroma of light citrus fruit and crusty bread, and flavors of melons and candy sugar. There's been a bitter sweet bite throughout, black pepper notes, and a very full body. I love tripels and this one is strange with the oak, one might even say it's off, but honestly, I'll buy it again...but I'll buy it fresh.
2013 - Mar 13 - Orange gold color, small head, aroma and flavors of bubblegum, orange zest, sweet malts, slight alcohol. Flavors are similar to what I reported before, with more carbonation, sweetness, herbs, and funky fruit rind. Darn tasty but still not in my top 5 tripels.

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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pure golden orange and is topped with a dense, majestic off-white head that seems to deem diminution as defeat. A sweet malty aroma is followed by allspice, a bit of earthy funk, an array of light fruits (green apples, oranges, pears) and taffy. Tastes sweet and fruity with an oaken edge toward the end. Subsequent draws from the glass reveal a low chalkiness and a bitter denouement. A creamy middle with dry edges results in a smooth but interesting mouth-feel. The alcohol is blended to the point of near invisibility. At one point the Tripel was one of my favorite styles, and this one quickly propels it back to that position. For the time being anyway.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, poured into a tulip; Bottle #13xx (can't quite make out the last two numbers, possibly 1300, but this is from the first release)

A murky, golden body with a fluffy white cap. The cap rose and fell somewhat quickly and left a thin collar around the edges. Some delicate lace inside the glass.

The nose is of earthy funk and must, with some damp hay, floral hops, lemons, pears, and some white pepper. A pretty mellow aroma with the funkyness being most prominent.

On the palate, a soft, herbal/earthy funk hits first with damp hay and fruit through the middle. Pears, lemons, and green apples. Floral hops and white pepper poke through in the finish along with some earthy, wet hay funk.

Smooth feel, light. The carb has fallen off on this, but that is ok, it works.

The age did this guy well. Wet, damp funk is prevalent and very welcome. Soft tripel notes throughout. I am going to have to seek out a fresh bottle for comparison's sake.

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Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JDWEX1117
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of spikechiquet
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of intensify
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

*Poured into a tulip.

Suprisingly I found this at a local local store that doesn't sell much of any good beers. for $8.99 I wasn't expecting a bad product from Samuel Adams.

A- golden body with plenty of carbonation. Tall, foamy head stuck around until the end.

S- Citrus notes with some hoppy aroma. Some earthyness but the citrus quickly takes over.

T- Similar to the nose. Alcohol is barely present. A bit of hops in the finish, but sweet for the most part. Also, there are plenty of spices to even things out.

M- full bodied. Leaves an oily feeling in the palate. Medium carbonation.

A nice trippel from Samuel Adams. Not quiet a true Trappist trippel but its touching the surface. A little overpriced, but life is too short to drink cheap beer.

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Photo of JRed
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hay color in body with large white head that stays around. Aroma of candy sugar, booze, honey, clove, mango. Tastes of honey, candy sugar, little clove, light tropical fruit reminiscent of kiwi and banana, some vanilla sneaks in toward the finish. Light in body with high carbonation. A bit sticky on the palate. Alcohol coats the tongue. Sweet and very refined for such a high ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: very clear golden orange color poured with about 2 if gets of bright white head that went away fairly quick with some lacing on the glass lots of carbonation steaming to the top of the glass

S: has a real funk to the smell the yeast character which had a very clove and banana smell overpowered a lot of the other elements couldn't really get too much other than the yeast

T: got a lot of banana and clove again on the taste little but of a yeast bite vet sweet tasting some of the Pilsen malt was detectable in the taste as well

M:very dry mouthfeel lots of carbonation overall

O: this was a good example of a triple not the best and not the worst I wild prefer soemething more along the lines of allagash tripel but overall a good effort

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Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, pepper, clove, floral, earth, candi sugar, oak, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; very inviting. Taste of apple, pear, banana, pineapple, pepper, clove, bubblegum, earth, floral, oak, candi sugar, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, bubblegum, floral, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of flavors, with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sirtomtom
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A very delicious, rather easy drinking Tripel.

The cork popped easily but with no beer spilling out.

Poured a beautiful golden color with a slight haze. Poured quite a bit of white head which dissipated quickly.

Had a wonderful nose, quite a bit of fruit, especially pineapple.

Beer was rather heavily carbonated and with the sweetness, mixed with the fruit flavor and the slight taste of wheat at the end made this an easy drinking. It lacked a bit of body which I wasn't expecting, I wanted a bit more. Alcohol comes in at the end but dissipates quickly.

This would make a great summer beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Careful twist of the pliers on the cork and ka-boom! Big spew but that didn't seem to disgorge too much of the actual beer. More of a regular foamy pour in the Ommegang chalice. Amber color with lots of bubbles rising.

Fruity smell is quite intense. I don't usually complain about too much carbonation but this is one of those rare instances where it's just too much carbonic power and a harsh sensation with the tongue attacked by bubbles at every sip. Very sweet and fruity but tangy at the same time, like frozen apple juice concentrate. Hot with alcohol. Reminds me of one of those Italian lemon liqueurs.

Ultimately this borders on undrinkable. Maybe I can mix it with a flabby witbier. From the 500 ml bottle bought at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego.

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Photo of nick1427d
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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