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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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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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%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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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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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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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