Samuel Adams New World Tripel

I wrote: "Samuel Adams New World Tripel. MA 10ABV. Has a nice citrus smell. At least I think. The taste matches the smell. I can't put my finger on the precise smell and taste, but I like this beer." 7:03 PM PDT

I wrote: "There's a spice from the alcohol. A sort of bubblegum-like flavor. Minty? [Burger]." 7:23 PM PDT


Samuel Adams New World

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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.

Tripels originated in the Trappist brewing tradition of Belgium. The term “Tripel” refers to the amount of malt used versus the standard Trappist ’single’. Tripels are akin to the Belgian golden ales in that they are typically gold in color with a dense, creamy head. Their color belies the layers of flavor and complexity and the higher alcohol content of the beer itself. The taste runs from spicy to fruity and sweet from the alcohol.

Samuel Adams New World Tripel is brewed with our blend of Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts and malted wheat. We use Tettnang and Saaz hops in the kettle as well as a touch of brewing sugar. We also dry-hop the beer with Saaz during the aging process to give it a Samuel Adams signature.

At finishing we blend in a small amount of our Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk, a beer with our own yeast creation, to add layers of flavor and character. The Kosmic Mother Funk is a Belgian ale that we age in oak casks and tanks for over six months. While in the oak vessels, the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces and lacticobacillus yeasts to give the beer a rich tropical fruit note and some sourness.

The blended Samuel Adams New World Tripel is then traditionally bottle conditioned which creates a final fermentation in the bottle, giving the beer an extra smooth and balanced flavor.

Flavor: Full bodied but very light and dry with layers of orchard fruit and a spicy character from the yeast.
Color: Pale golden with a slight haze, 9 SRM
Original Gravity: 19.9° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 10% ABV – 7.7%ABW
Calories per 12 oz.: 274
IBUs: 17
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and malted wheat
Hop Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger and Saaz Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Belgian-style ale yeast
Availability: Year round
First Brewed: 2009

2010: Monde (Gold Medal)

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