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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Samuel Adams New World Tripel: Pale gold in color, this ale is big, flavorful and complex. A special Belgian yeast strain adds tropical fruit and spice notes to the crisp dry ale, while Saaz hops add a subtle herbal note.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. First off let me say this was one of the coolest bottles I have ever seen. Pours out a cloudy gold topped with a off white head. Aroma was of sweet sugar toast, spice, bananas, and some sour apples. Taste was more of the sweetness mostly of fruit and a little spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Unique looking 750ml bottle. Pours a rich looking gold color with a foamy white head that never completely recedes. Somewhat sweet aroma with whiffs of honey, as well as tropical fruits. Moderate to light palate with lively carbonation. Nice light honey flavor with a hint of vanilla bean. Also mixed fruit flavors. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Alcohol is there, but not boozy. Crisp, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
750 mL bottle (thanks to Pawola22). This one had its moments, but ultimately didnít quite do it for me. Aroma of cookies, caramel malts, soapy banana, and light zesty spices. No real barrel aged notes at least in the aroma. Pour wasnít bad. A nice creamy white head that mostly dissipates, semi-translucent body, and gold orange in color. The mouthfeel is where most of the problems came for me. There was too much of a medicinal bite to it here, though also semi-crisp in the beginning, becoming more tart through the finish. Again, like the aroma, some caramel cookies, then some bubblegum, banana, mixed fruits, light wood, light herb, and light zest. Not a bad effort overall, as there were some good aspects to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
750ml bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours a clear golden colored body with a few tiny bits of particulate floating around. Finger-width, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet malts with some subtle complexities. A light hop spicing, some tropical fruit, Belgian yeast esters, and grass. Flavor is a bit better. Medium sweet malts, apricots and tropical fruits, Belgian yeast esters, a light grass, some dry hop spice, and florals. Finishes dry, crisp, and somewhat spicy with a light alcohol warmth. Leaves a short to medium length aftertaste following a lighter body and somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, an okay tripel. Nothing to write home about, but easy drinking and well crafted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Phenomenal appearance - golden with just a little haze and a large, lacey, and well-retained white head. Aroma is grainy and a little sweet with tropical fruit and floral notes and yeast. Flavor is very sweet and fruity. Mango and pineapple, sweet pale malt, a little oak, and floral hops. Only slightly Belgian. Medium-bodied and fairly dry but still sweet with a good carbonation level. Decent overall, but not too impressive to a barrel-aged tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Golden color with a bubbly white head. Yeasty flavor with hints of spices. Honey and fruit flavors are there as well. Not as crisp as many tripels I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a lightly hazed golden with a medium off white head...aroma is tart apple and banana, yeasty dough and clove...flavour is similar, bready, doughy malt, banana and pear, plenty of carbonation keeps it lively...a pretty standard tripel...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a tall rocky off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of candi sugar, yeast, coriander, apricot, herbs, and grass. Flavor of yeast, herbs, grass, pepper, florals, and dried apricot.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draught. Boulder Strong Fest. yellow with white head. Big banana and esters a lot going on. Flavor is coriander and tons of fruit and yeast and all very off-putting. BOO

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle into an Orval goblet. Pours with a lovely frothy head and a very pleasant golden color. Taste is quite spicy, peppery and fruity. Itís a lively tripel with interesting complexity, but a little too spicy for me. Still, quite an interesting beer.


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