The Beer Savant

July 1, 2012

Trippel

Filed under: Ale,American — hikingsandiego @ 9:15 pm
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Trippel
Date: June 16, 2012
Brewer: New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado
Alcohol content: 7.8%
Served: Cold in chilled glasses

With the exception of Fat Tire, I’ve been a devotee of New Belgium’s beers, so I was thrilled when I came across a bottle of Trippel at my local BevMo. The label states this ale is “brewed with coriander.” Sounded intriguing…but would it be as interesting as it appeared?

As I swallowed my first sip, the first thought that came to my mind was, “This is a beautiful beer!”  It’s a light yellow color with continuous trails of bubbles rising from the bottom. The taste is exotic; the loveliness of an ale accentuated with herbs. Nothing bitter here, no weird aftertaste, just sweet, smooth flavor. Oh, yes, I will buy this ale again! Another triumph for New Belgium!

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