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RATINGS: 1498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Zeuss 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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass. A: Pours a darker straw color with a large amount of clarity, surprising for a tripel. Lots of tiny bits of yeast float in the body, though. The head is a one finger offwhite color with nice enough retention. A solid amount of lacing is left on the glass. S: Quite spicy - theres a lot of clove, coriander, and black pepper on the nose, with the candied sugar only having a small aromatic role, and the malt backbone being almost entirely neutral. T: Sweet to start, before the spice character helps to neutralize the sweetness somewhat. Theres a decent amount of coriander, black pepper, and cloves on the finish. A bit of a phenolic character also exists, one that thankfully doesnt overwhelm the palate with plasticky flavors. In addition it becomes almost savory after a while, once the biscuity NB yeast profile kicks in. Not my favorite beer in the world, but quite good, I must say. M: Fairly light, with a nicely neutral finish. Reasonably well carbonated - not too harsh or too mild. Somewhat dry in general. O: A good tripel. It gets bonus points for being so easy to find in my area, and for being quite drinkable. All in all, one of NBs better regulars.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KevinReddirt (104) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
New Belgium is one of my most appreciated breweries and I always like to review one of their beers. I have not had Trippel for a long time but now it is time. The 12 oz. dark brown bottle pours a light golden liquid giving a thin whitish head. The nose is spice. A taste delivers more of that spiciness, clove and coriander perhaps, fruitiness leaning towards mango and a bit of lemon. A slight bitterness lasts all the way through. No hint to me of the alcohol. Nice but not one of my favorites from the brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (108) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2017
A bit on the boozy side, but to be expected for a Belgian of such high abv. nice flavor otherwise and not too dry either. overall its pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (2025) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Golden, full bodied Trippel, bitterness and Belgian yeast cohabitate agreeably in the chalice. Surprising choice for my brother to serve at a Christmas gathering...Im not complaining.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ghostbeer (187) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
This had lots of coriander for me...too much in my opinion. It was basically all I noticed and was off-putting for my taste. It is not something that I necessarily mind, but it needs to be more well balanced. I might try it again, but only if I am not paying for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6060) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2016. Comes dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of spice, fruit, yeast, and malt. Taste is similar. Well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4536) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a thick fingers worth of white foamy head that dissipated somewhat evenly. Messy lace. The aroma had some citrusy hops playing with some floral hops. And then some banana esters, iced apples, Belgian sugars and spices come in to blend nicely. The flavor leans somewhat sweet with a nice effort of the Belgian spice to gracefully hit underneath. Sly sweet then subtle floral and spicy aftertaste with a quick dry semi-sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability almost sipping quality about it. Medium carbonation. Throaty Belgian-esque sort of burn but due to the spice and not ABV related. Overall, mostly a pretty good tripel by an American brewer. I would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3028) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Tap at New Belgium Meet the Brewer event at Gambrinus. Pours a deep gold with a pillowy foamy head that lingers. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove on the nose. Light, flaming banana-like esters. Soft mouthfeel, with average carbonation. A little too much spice, but still an enjoyable tripel. Sweet on the palate with a touch of dry pepper on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
$1.99 bottle from World Market. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of yeasty bubblegum, spices, and grass. Flavor is lightly fruity, along with banana, clove, and glue. Cant say this is anything special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Poured from bottle....golden with big white head...nose is spice and belgian funk...mouth follows nose...fruity...yeast is light...not bad...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11159) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2016
12 oz bottle. BB 15/Jan/17. (Chambers Liquor) Aurora, CO.
Clear golden color with a mid-size foamy white head. Yeast, yeasty bitterness, malt and some spices in the aroma. The flavor is bitterness, yeast, spices, some alcohol and malt. Strong flavor.


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