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%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
203
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,025 |  Reviews: 302
Photo of TownDunkel
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I saw this one sitting on the shelf and I thought, "Wow, Samuel Adams in a big bottle" when i read the description I had to try it.

Appearance - A rusty light orange hue with a nice amount of caramel head on top, very pretty.

Smell - The only spot the beer let me down a little, very alcoholic overtones with no overtones of the delicious taste

Taste - Bam, now thats a hit. Smooth and mellow with plenty of banana, pear, spices, and many high and low notes that come and go over the several seconds.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is perfect for bringing out that nice flavor.

Overall - This is a really nice Tripple. I hope they keep this one around and maybe do some six packs of it

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of smalenberg
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - beautiful long lasting Belgian lace. Pour carefully there will be a lot of foam. Slightly orange golden color with a haze if you take the last of the bottle.

Smell - Abundance of fruit and spice.

Taste - Carbonation is nice and crisp, fruit and spice balance wonderfully. Almost tart at times and wonderful sweetness. Great example of the style.

This is a great beer and a worthy competitor to New Belgium's Trippel. This can sit next to any Belgian Tripple and compare favorably.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bottle, guess I'll call it a bomber, poured into a Duvel tulip. Huge carbonation; 4-finger white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing. The body is a mostly clear golden color. Looks good.

Smells good, too. Light white fruit up front, featuring grape and pear notes. Just a bit of spiciness comes through as well, and blends with some sweetness atrributable to the malt.

The taste is very similar to the aroma, but the peppery-like spiciness from the yeast is much more prominent. The fruit flavors are similar to the aroma, but there is just a slight amount of an oak flavor in the background. I did expect more of the barrel effect in both the aroma (not noticeable) and in the flavor, where it is only a minor player. But, it's not detracting at all.

Medium to light texture in the mouthfeel, with just a hint of alcohol. Overall, this is a solid tripel with some nice Belgian characteristics and a hint of oak.

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Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sammy Barrel Aged, I'm hopeful. Cool looking bottle

Opens with a resounding pop! Opens with an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Breadyness, faint pears, apple skins

T: Pears & a bit of pineapple, some boozeyness, a bit of white grape & maybe a liitle juicy fruit. Some oakyness comes through as this warms, slight apple notes, then pineapple, plus winesap apples. Finishes with a bit of orchard fruit crispness, a bit of pineapple & a kiss of white grape

MF: Medium bodied, fairly creamy, nice warming aspects to this

Some barrel aged aspects to to this, but not really wowed by this. Worth a try

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of pineapple and tropical fruit notes, as well as some alcohol, white pepper and Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pepper and fruit notes, as well as some chewy biscuit malt. The alcohol is also quite noticeable, which is not a surprise for a beer that is 10 percent. There is also a little bit of oak and vanilla character hidden in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of JJFordick
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jlenik
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of daledeee
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750 ml bottle

Poured into a goblet. Very bright gold clear body with lots of bubbles. Nice white frothy head and lacing.

Nose is slightly spicy and grainy.

Taste is fruity and spicy. Apricot for sure. Is it pineapple? It doesn't have the weird after taste many tripels do but it is not as complex either.

Carbonation is really bubbly and I like it.

This is a well done beer. Not as complex as others but really nice drinking.

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Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of halo913
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Jwillyb
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance - Deep gold body with semi-translucent clarity. Pours long-lasting, massive size head slightly off-white in color, with strong Belgian lace.

Aroma - Complex fruity esters with moderate phenolic spices. Hop aroma is fairly moderate. Esters reminiscent of citrus fruits.

Taste - Wide palate of fruity and spicey characters layered in a strong malt character. Esters reminiscent of oranges and pears. Peppery phenols are present throughout. Well-balanced. Spicey hop character is mild, but present. Bitterness is medium. High carbonation leads to dry finish with no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel - Medium, creamy-textured body that is high in carbonation, yielding a lighter palate than it's SG suggests. Low alcohol warming is present.

Overall - Sam Adams claims it as a barrel-aged Tripel, though it is closer resembling of a Golden Strong Ale due to its SG and a slightly dryer, crisper finish. Overall a pleasing beer if the opportunity is there.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - transparent gold with a huge, loose, bubbly head that has decent head

S - light malt, alcohol, some fruit

T - banana, some alcohol, faint pepper, clove, some fruit

M - medium bodied, warm, well carbonated, smooth

This is a pretty solid beer. The yeast comes through with some fruit and and faint spices. The banana was a surprise but enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but is expected and doesn't detract from the flavor. I really enjoyed this beer. It's worth picking up.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of musicman7070
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing, looks good. Aroma of sweet malt, Belgian spices, light stone fruit and a hint of caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, apple juice, a hint of exotic fruit, finishing drier with Belgian spicing and hints of saison yeast and wood with faint diacetyl. ABV is covered well but shows up in the finish. Body is light to medium, slightly light for a traditional triel, but active carbonation produces a satisfactory mouth feel. Tastes somewhat like a tripel mixed with a saison. Interesting take on the Belgian style.

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Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice bright golden color. Body is transparent with some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Thick white head lingers around with some lacing.

S- Very fruity on the nose; pear, citrus, even some peach. Belgian yeast aroma brings a bready aroma too.

T- Very nice. Sweet up front with the fruity flavors coming through, almost a saison type spice note in the middle and the finish is earthy with a touch of oak.

M- Very high carbonation with a crisp bite.

O- Solid offering. A lot of interesting flavors with good drinkability.

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Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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