Originally Posted by Hey_Robbie
I had the New World tripel last week; It was really sweet for a tripel- and really spicy, and pretty strong (you don't taste the 10% and it creeps up on you). A little too sweet for my tastes, but certainly a far from subtle beer.
Finally popped the cork on this one, was going to do it a couple weeks ago but passed. Not as disappointing as the Thirteenth Hour Stout, also from Sam Adams, but still a little under-whelming. I didn't notice it being that sweet, but then it could have been blunted some by the choice of food I had with it. The alcohol punch is a little higher than most tripels, usually they clock in around 9%, and as you said very sneaky, which is
typical for tripels.
In the end it wasn't horrible, just didn't like it as much as I have some others, Velvet Rooster, Long Strange Tripel, and Tripel Karmeliet in particular.