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:
1,025
Reviews:
302
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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74
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Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Enjoyable alternative to the imported Belgian Tripels, all the flavors are present as described by other reviewers, and I did get the clove but it was not overwhelming, rather I would call it interesting. Overall I judge this a very good American version of a Belgian beer. I lean toward tripels and this one does not disappoint. And at 40% cheaper than the imports, Sam Adams had done me a big favor. Not to be ignored, the high ABV does not ruin the beer, nor does it mask a delightful finish.

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Photo of sh00ky
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - A hazy gold color with a massive four-finger meringue-like head of white foam. Doesnt leave much lacing....only because the head will not die! Looks pretty impressive.

S - Moderate to strong aroma of pineapple, oak, sour apple, Belgian yeast, clove, and pepper.

T - Wow. Starts off with a definite sweet fruit profile with swirling esters of banana, pineapple, apple, and pear. In the mid-palate things get more interesting with a nicely mild oakiness, a hint of toasted grain, and clove. Belgian yeast funk carries the finish. Tinniest bit of heat between sips, but overall hides its 10% ABV extremely well. Flavors are robust. Well balanced and complex without being a "hot mess".

M - Baffling. Starts with a champagne like feel and you would expect dryness, and then somehow fInishes slick and buttery. Fizzy carbonation.

O - I really enjoyed this fresh, flavorful, and decidedly "American" take on a Belgian Trippel. Purists and SA haters will probably not feel the same. (lol) That said, I'd have to be in the mood to enjoy this again. Way too much going on for this to be an "every day" beer. Say what you want about SA....they have some horrible misses, but also some pretty good hits. This is one of them.

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Photo of acevenom
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The cork was removed with a loud pop and lots of smoke was visible upon opening. Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours hazy golden with a thick, white head. It appears to be well-carbonated due to many visible tiny bubbles in the beer. There are some nice herbal, clove, and fruit notes in the aromas. I pick up some tropical type fruit with some apple and white grape. I pick up some of the malt as well. One of the things brought out in the flavor is the solid malt backbone for this beer. The fruit flavors, the clove, and those herbal notes come through well. The herbal hop notes balance the sweet and bready malts. The body is medium to full with lively carbonation. The beer is smooth and finishes slightly dry. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Greenster
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ReeseMax3
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of redblacks75
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Soma474
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of redleg64
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Aforaker
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Okay, so here goes my first beer review!

Some one on here stated this was the most disappointing beer they have tasted in their life... BS. This tripel is fantastic.

A- Not the prettiest color but it pours well and sticks to the inside of the glass like a fine wine. Perfect amount of head. Needs to be poured slow though. What it last in color it gains in body. Color is (pale) Gold. With a slim haze.

S- Smells good, my first impression was clove and something tropical not quite fruity.

T- The best past of drinking this beer was the taste. The smell and appearance do it no justice. Awesome pop early with the cloves as well as yeast. Middle has slight fruitiness to it some banana some raisin I even got a very slight touch of pineapple. Ends with the noble hops. The Saaz hops adds a great herbal touch that really pairs nicely with the spicy beginning.

M- Mouthfeel is well above average. The body of this beer gives it a nice smooth texture and really impressed me with the first sip.

Overall an excellent beer that will not disappoint. I enjoyed this beer thoroughly and I think you will too. As much as I liked it, I could only handle maybe two glasses of this stuff. Perfect for a meal though.

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Photo of Snodman
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Koningshoven chalice.

A: A finger of steadfast white head. Very clear, very pale orange. Lightly effervescence. Great lacing!

S: Pretty generic tripel. Grainy-soft and pleasing. Faint spice.

T: Good tripel. Candy-sweet (due perhaps to candy sugar?) with a solid grain-malt. Lightly spicy, but still, to my mind, overly sweet. Looks like a tripel, smells like one, but tastes like an American knock-off of a BSPA without using Belgian yeast. Just as I'm getting into the groove knocking on this beer, I remember...this has been barrel-aged! Probably in neutral oak barrels, if I had to guess, but I can taste the bourbon-esque vanilla influence.

M: As one might expect, smooth and lightly unimpressive. The oak aging has taken the oomph out of this mouthfeel.

O: Not a bad beer. It's not Curieux, but then, again, I suspect that bourbon had far less (if any!) screentime in this production. I'd not have another (try Westmalle instead!) but I guess it's worth trying.

Notes: "Samuel Adams New World Tripel is brewed with our blend of Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts and malted wheat. We use Tettnang and Saaz hops in the kettle as well as a touch of brewing sugar. We also dry-hop the beer with Saaz during the aging process to give it a Samuel Adams signature.

At finishing we blend in a small amount of our Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk, a beer with our own yeast creation, to add layers of flavor and character. The Kosmic Mother Funk is a Belgian ale that we age in oak casks and tanks for over six months. While in the oak vessels, the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces and lacticobacillus yeasts to give the beer a rich tropical fruit note and some sourness.

The blended Samuel Adams New World Tripel is then traditionally bottle conditioned which creates a final fermentation in the bottle, giving the beer an extra smooth and balanced flavor."

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Photo of uziangis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bad-bobs-brew-review
1.68/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Sam Adams New World: Quite possibly the most disappointing beer I have tasted in my life!!! This Trippel pours golden with a beautiful head and lace but the beauty stops there! The aroma is strong with herbal and citrus overtones but the taste is over the top in clove and spice with a slight hint of pineapple. The lingering taste on the front of the tongue is comparable to the after taste of dental novacaine while the back of the tongue is left wondering what it did to deserve this! SA needs to go back to what they do best, traditional crafted beers!

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