Full Review

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
New World Tripel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Samuel Adams
New World Tripel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Clear old gold color. Aromas of flowers in a clay vase, honey roasted corn and nuts, and frosted banana cake with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long carrot cake, corn fritters, praline, and peppered greens finish. A chewy, fruity tripel with a nice savory streak.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: flowers in a clay vase, honey roasted corn and nuts, and frosted banana cake
Taste Flavor: carrot cake, corn fritters, praline, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, fruity tripel with a nice savory streak.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Trappist or abbey style tripels are pale gold to deep gold in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are characterized by high carbonation and a balance of yeast-driven flavors and alcohol. Yeast-driven flavors may range from lemon to orange to black pepper to clove, with better examples of the style including all these flavors. Paler malts are used when brewing these beers and contribute little to the overall flavor and aroma. Hop bitterness is low-to-moderate and contributes subtle floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the overall complexity. Popularized by Westmalle in 1934, this style quickly spread in popularity, with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Chimay White, St. Feuillen Tripel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet.

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Trappist or Abbey Tripel