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 oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bad-bobs-brew-review
1.68/5  rDev -57%
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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Photo of MCDuhamel
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from corked and caged bottle into tulip. Beer is amber, crystal clear, with aggressive carbonation showing. The nose is ripe mango, peach, and vanilla. Tropical fruit on the tongue, with pepper, some vanilla, and a noticeable alcohol presence. Slick mouthfeel. Interesting tripel, perhaps a tad rough.

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Photo of mmapes
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very foamy head. Fruity aroma. Very sweet up front - not carmely, but more like apple or pear, or even more neutral than that, like honey or sugar. Crackers or breadiness. Kind of a white-bread Belgian, straight down the middle. Every other Belgian I've had had something distinctive about it. This one is just a pure example, no distinction. Not to say it's bland, just unadorned.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a slight chalky flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fitz284
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With almost a year of age the beer pours a rich looking golden amber with a fluffy white head that laces. Plenty of carbonation and no haze/sediment. The nose is spicy, yeasty, and has a big alcoholic bite. It's actually quite balanced and even when it warms the nose remains subtle and pleasant. The taste is sweet and well balanced with a lingering bitterness and slight bite from the alcohol. It's better than expected, but I would have preferred a little more dryness. It's worth the price and very easily available. I would recommend picking this up and holding onto it for a year...or longer.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold in color. Lots of effervescent bubbles come up from the center. The head is with with good retention and leaves moderate lacing. Extreme amounts of fruit and spice in the nose. Tropical fruit smacks the palate with an awesome clove spiciness. Lots of floral notes and bread as well. The mouth feel is very champagne like. Very lively. I'm really impressed with this one. If you love tropical fruit give this one a shot. Nice offering from SA. Glad I had a chance to try it.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Hazy golden hue. Lots of effervescence. Pours a giant, frothy, white head. Disintegrates slowly eventually leaving nice blanket of foam on the surface. Thick spider web lacing.

S: Light sourdough baked bread nose. Basil and banana.

T: Italian bread with a slightly sweet flavor of tropical fruit, and a little bitterness of black licorice and pecan shells.

M: Full and hearty, but light in flavor with a certain crispness. A bit of a steely finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Really nice appearance including great head (which is always a favorite in my book), and thick lacing. Nose is bready with spice and tropical fruit notes. Flavor follows suit....pretty much tastes like it smells. Light grain, tropical fruit, and licorice. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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

Poured this Tripel into a Belgian tulip glass, and the brew makes a huge four finger thick bright white foam crown, and the body is golden in color and pretty well filtered with mild haze.

The aroma is honey, apple, clove, bubble gum, and maybe some orange peel.

Taste wise it's got pear, honey, cooked veggies, and some metallic notes.

Feels like sipping on champagne with lots of carbonation, cleanses the palate, and has a warm finish.

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Photo of ikantspel
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a duvel tulip

pours an opaque golden oak color with a lively head that quickly recedes

smells of belgian yeast, spice, and a heavy alcohol presence

dont judge a beer by the smell. starts with a clove and ripe/tart fruit taste. calms down into a dry malty finish

this truly wowed me. glad to see sam adams taking a chance on something this refreshing. now if only they could add this into their variety 12 packs instead of me paying 10$ for a bomber

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Photo of Tumble
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of nickfl
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a golden body with light haze. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves good lace.

S - Musty, earthy malt character with notes of guava and black pepper.

T - Light funk up front with women tropical fruit. Pineapple, guava, and pomegranate in the middle. The beer finishes with lots of resinous black pepper, pineapple, and more light funk.

M - Mediumthick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The only complaint I can come up with is that it finishes a bit on the sweet side, aside from that it is complex and wonderfully fruity with a rich black pepper note throughout. One of the best Sam Adams beers I've tasted.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:single finger head with nice lacing and excellent lacing on a hazy golden amber body.

S: syrup, sweet citrus, corriander.

T: spices, lime, belgian yeast, corriander, citrus mostly plantain. this one is definitly very belgian and not too sweet.

M: high carbonation and light to medium body.

Overall: usually some of these beers disappoint me but this one is actually very good with excellent belgian character without being too sweet.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DRyan
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in Chimay goblet

A: Bright golden and clear, with a fizzy white head that recedes pretty quickly and laces just a little bit
S: Smells just like a tripple, nothing surprising. Malt and Belgian esters, not much else
T: Pretty standard tripple. Kinda malty-sweet on the forefront, a bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. I don’t get the “funk” SA is talking about in this one, nor the “tropical notes,” it’s a very standard tripple. Not bad, better than some, not as good as others. Very middle of the road.
M: Thin fizziness to the carbonation, tickles the tongue. Pretty thin feeling overall.
D: Pretty easily drinkable, hides it’s 10% well.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pours a golden orange color with a three-finger head that quickly settles to one-finger, then lingers.
S: Apples, pear, malt and spice.
T: Pears and interestingly a very distinct pumpkin taste. That along with clove on the finish make this taste like an interesting tripel-pumpkin ale blend.
M: Creamy with nice carbonation, though at the same time thin with a bit of heat.
O: I'm not getting a lot of the oak-aged characteristics, but this is tasty and is a nice domestic take of the tripel style.

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 78.7% out of 100 with 1,028 ratings
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