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Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. The Three Graces hand-painted on the label are Zeusís daughters Aglaia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth) and Thalia (good cheer). In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Nice head, with a pleasing fruity aroma. Clean smooth aftertaste with just a hint of bitter. Might be the best NB has to offer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Nice citrus tones with an almost warm cidery feel. Smooth flavor and a bit zesty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Nice aroma of yeast and fruit. This beer doesnít poor a massive head like a lot of belgians. Very nice flavor of yeast and fruit, although withour the depth of some of the true Belgians. Very nice effort from the Colorado brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Re-Rate 10/13/02: As with the NB Abbey I rated earlier, this beer is a little over 2 years old. The color, a foggy golden orange color, the head minimal, off white, the lace vaporous. The bouquet, ambosial, bubble gummy, hints of citrus, and even over ripe pineapple, and one íSniffable Beerí. The beer begins extremely sweet, the mouthfeel is light to medium, the finish is lightly carbonated, pleasingly dry, modestly hopped, and a touch of alcohol bitterness in the long lasting aftertaste. Once again a beer that is always present in my íBeer Cellarí, and worth a try. Ranks #96 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Totally boss!!! Itís the same price as the rest of the New Belgiumís, how can you wrong? Tastes like the alcohol is playing hide and seek in mi boca, muy bueno.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Another great beer from New Belgium (thanks PhillyBeer2112!). The beers in actual Belgium canít be much better than this can they? Poured a golden amber color with a thick head. Aroma alternated between fruity and hoppy. Cleverly balanced spicy flavor with hops, alcohol, and fruit with a nice citrus aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Pours with a sticky, creamy, and rocky foam. Peppery alcohol, slightly phenolic nose. Quite prickly on the tongue. Jumbled mess of plastic and pears doused with candy sugar. Horribly attenuated. Finishes with both lingering peppery and hop spiciness. Either my palate has changed, or this has drastically been dumbed down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2002
A great beer. This one had some of the typical begian citrus/fruity flavor. Nice head. I drank this from a Duvel tulip glass, which kept the head present for the whole beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2002
fruity aroma, nice fluffy head that hangs over the glass, nice and brisk with rolling creaminess

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Not bad, not great. I just donít find it very distinctive. Donít get me wrong, its a great beer, itís just that it tastes like a ton of other great beers.

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