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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Photo of VernonKell
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was shared with friends and poured into a tulip.

This beer poured a one finger puffy head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Typical triple aromas. Spices, vanilla, apple, pear, yeasty esters, and some oak. The taste is along the sane lines with the addition of some tart flavors and funkiness. Beer is smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, and delicious to drink. I have had this beer before and happy to have shared it with friends.

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Photo of Lincolnman
5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ozapftis
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: A moist golden, reminiscent of the finest flaxen haired vixen viewed secretly from my tinted Astrovan. Yellowy, but not in an annoying way. An unobtrusive yellow often seen in only the most nonthreatening Sesame Street episodes.

Aroma: Clovey. Appropriately likened to the exhale of a banana smoking clove cigarettes. Very peppery. Maybe a hint of spearmint. I once smelled something like this before, in a time long ago and best left unmentioned. If you were ever there, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Taste: Tastes like it smells. Boy a ka sha! It wouldn't be a far stretch to compare the taste to the product of a human centipede consisting of three Peppermint Pattys, fed of course on York peppermint paddies. Sooo quaffable.

Finish: Spicy. Somewhat peppery, the alcohol becomes more pronounced as the beer warms, but never overpowering. A fine showing.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Continuing my exploration of the Sam Adams Barrel Room Collection...

Pours out a golden straw color with minimal haziness and two fingers of fluffy white froth on top that lasts for about four minutes but leaves behind a thin foam raft with some minor lacing patterns in the glass with each sip. Medium-high body and medium carbonation levels.

Smells of banana, papayas, starfruit, yeast, and medium-light pineapple / pear with very faint clove. The flavor is similar, but has higher levels of yeastiness, much less banana, clove, and pineapple, and a wispy touch of soured green apple and just the barest touch of oak on the finish. ABV is surprisingly well-hidden for a 10% brew. Once again I find myself with the rare criticism that the beer could use some amplification of it's oak barrel qualities for a better balance. Also, this Tripel seems to have been aged by the brewery itself to the point where the alcohol and spice heat has mellowed out to my personal balance preferences. Meaning that this is one of the very few Tripels on the market that I wouldn't cellar, it's in my desired target flavor profile zone already at retail. Well worth giving a try.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into tulip at about 50 degrees. HUGE cork pop, but no overflow.

Pours with a large, 4F soapy white head over a clear, deep golden body with plenty of carbonation flowing up throughout. Spotty lacing remains.

Aromas are traditional tripel - featuring lots of tropical citrus and heavy floral tones. Nice yeast quality. Good malt sweetness enters as it warms.

Soft and smooth on the palate, with a good level of carbonation keeping it clean and not reminiscent of a 10% beer. Flavors include lots of tree fruits - orange peel, lemon, lime, apple, ripe pineapple, and mango. Good level of sweetness without becoming cloying.

Very nicely done here by Sam Adams. Great version of a tripel, at an affordable price, and in a unique and beautiful bottle. Good work by them.

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Photo of MSUFAN
1/5  rDev -74.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JimTeal
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +7.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,036 ratings