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 Jwillyb
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +3.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Pours a nice copper color with a huge white head. Seeing a lot of bubbles coming up from the D on the bottom of my Duvel glass.

I can smell quite a bit of pepper in this one, along with some malt, yeast, and a bit of alcohol.

Tastes pretty much as the bottle describes, there is a lot of fruit up front, and like the bottle describes, tropical fruit. Has a lot of spice to it, mainly of the pepper and coriander variety. I can also taste a bit of the alcohol.

Feel is nice, pretty much as expected for the style.

One of the better American triples I have had. Has a lot of flavor, and the flavors I associate with the style. About the only thing that I can complain about is the alcohol is not as well hidden as in the best triples, but it is on the high side for the style. Very much worth trying.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Clear gold colored beer with a very tall white colored head.

Smell is spicy and fruity with honeysuckle malt and pepper. Fruity scent is primarily plums. Allspice scent with a little cedar wood.

Starts out mildly sweet with a plum and apple flavor. Spice picks up and I get a lot of apple, with some pepper. Distinct warming in the chest from the alcohol. Little bit of oak without any vanilla. Taste allspice and a little cedar wood. Mild bitterness, a little more hoppy than average.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good Tripel. Don't think the oak actually does anything for this beer.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a big pop off the cork, into a tulip glass.

A real nice orange glowing body, but with a big head produced but very sudsy and shampoo like. Little retention, falls to a very thin soapy collar. Really like this peach and orange body though, and it's almost glowing and crystal like appearance.

Nose is a real mix of sweetness malt, and burning cinnamon. Faint honey, mild clove. I am really liking this cinnamon kick on this from the bouquet. Some slighty stickiness toffee and taffy like.

Taste on the palate brings, mostly at first lots of spritzy carbonation. Fruit forward in the palate matching some tropical notes but mostly seems to be hard to pinpoint through all the fizz. Borderline wine spritzy, but also a little wet.

Overall not bad, you could do a lot worse.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light haze and a huge, active effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with decent retention. A bit of a darker tripel, but I like it.

Smell: aroma is very perfumey and spicy. There's a nice sweet malt underneath, but the character here is almost more bière de garde than tripel. Decent, but not as clean as I like the style to be.

Taste: big, sweet malt with a good fruity contribution from the alcohol. A bit sticky, which is good. Some of that spiciness remains (sort of a nutmeg, maybe?), but it actually works well in the mélange of flavor. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a mammoth creaminess. This beer is carbonated like crazy, to good effect!

Overall: I like this beer. The aroma is a little bit unusual for my taste, but it tastes good and it ticks most of the tripel boxes for me. It's definitely worth having.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a nice big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit is quite dominant with some sweet Belgian malt notes. Taste is really dominated by some notes of tropical fruit with some notes of Belgian malt with light candi sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but too much tropical fruit for my own taste – kind of hard to figure out this was a tripel.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into goblet. Approx 6-7 months in my cellar.

A- Slightly hazy golden pour with a creamy two finger off white head. Lacing is okay.

S- Right off the bat is spicy yeast and banana. Slight honey and a little bit of apple and pears.

T- Pretty much the same thing, little sweeter than most tripels I've come across and very complimenting tastes.

M- Almost medium body, very smooth with perfect carbonation.

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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