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Triumph Brewing Company
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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
138 Nassau St
phone: (609) 924-7855
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This founding location of the growing brewpub chain is exactly what you would expect from a quality brewpub...a nice, comfortable, low-key building with a good, laidback, beer-drinking crowd. The only detracting factor is the high concentration of college kids from nearby Princeton University. The overall quality of the beer is good, with standouts in the form of the Bengali IPA (A), the Oatmeal Stout (A-), and the Amber Ale (A-). Furthermore, the brewers try to rotate in new beers every so often, making the selection a constantly-evolving project. Every meal that I have had at not only this location, but at the other locations, has been done extremely well, and the service has always been both knowledgeable and friendly. Good bang for the buck.
07-27-2009 17:31:54 |
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11-28-2013 15:56:31 |
More by qcbrewer
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I've been going to Triumph for the better part of the last 15 years.
The beer selection hasn't changed much (Bengal Gold, Honey Blonde, Amber Ale, a rotating Stout) and the quality is steadfast.
The food is now geared towards the Princeton U. Hipsters with a more "farm to table" vibe... although I doubt very much of it is sourced locally.
Prices have gone up over the years... mostly as a reflection of the locale.
If hanging out, grabbing an expensive app, and an okay beer is your goal... Triumph-Princeton is your spot.
If you want great beer and locally farmed foods at a bargain of a price... Triumph-New Hope is the better bet.
11-19-2013 20:15:15 |
More by hervinjr
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
When in Princeton, this brewery pub is a great watering hole. A pioneer.
Nice architecture, friendly people and staff, high ceilings, pleasant and reasonable food and beer selection. Easy to do small plates as well as dinner. Recommended. Their beers are very good, not great, a bit tame, but their stouts and IPAs rock into the 4+ category.
Try their generous 6 taste sampler flight!
11-14-2013 04:31:57 |
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11-06-2013 00:53:50 |
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10-22-2013 18:51:29 |
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10-16-2013 17:07:08 |
More by Varkias41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I have been to Triumph in Princeton many times and to the one in New Hope once. My wife and I love going to Princeton for the day. Awesome town. We almost always eat at Triumph when we visit. Love the atmosphere and it's never a problem with the kids. Noisy but nice. The food is fantastic and the beers are always good to very good. I must have the sampler when I'm there. They rotate it every season. My only complaint is that they refused to put their beer into my Dogfish Head growler. Cheesy move, if you ask me.
02-04-2012 01:48:48 |
More by DrStiffington
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$$
Dropped in on Sunday Dec 11, 2011; mid afternoon, the early ball games were in Q3. There are 2 bars, an upper level and lower level; the upper was full, the lower had a few spaces open. Decided to sit at one of the high-top tables and waited at least 5 minutes before asking a server if this table was self-service at the bar; answer no you'll have a server... hmmm... 5 more minutes and finally we get a server. This would be NBD if the place was busy, but during this time we saw several waitstaff shoot the bull and walk around empty handed. It took 10-15 minutes to get a beer in my hand.
CONCLUSION 1 >>> POORLY MANAGED
The brewhouse sets behind glass 2-levels above the lower bar, serving tanks sit lined-up in the level in between. Good atmosphere.
Ordered the beer sampler, (after all this is a brewery and I'm typing on Beer Advocate)
Blonde Ale >>> astringent and flavorless/bland.
Amber >>> even more astringent, tastes like ice tea.
Pilz >>> under attenuated, tastes like wort; could have been a great beer if it had been lagered long enough.
Coffee & Cream Stout >>> Coffee overdone, probably the best beer in the line up.
IPA >>> Diacetal (butterscotch) bomb, second best beer once you get past the butter.
Gose >>> Tasted like an infected german hefe, did not taste any Corriander.
Porter >>> not a porter, a decent southern english brown; if they called it what it is this would be the best beer in the line-up, but it is a crappy porter.
CONCLUSION 2 >>> BELOW AVERAGE BEER
Once our server turned back up from being "overwhelmed" we ordered some food and pints. the $12 burger was decent, the fries were good.
CONCLUSION 3 >>> FOOD IS GOOD BUT OVER PRICED
12-12-2011 12:52:19 |
More by christmasg
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I have been to Triumph New Hope many times, but this was our first time at the Princeton location.
The entrance is so narrow you could easily miss it among the busy shops of Nassau street in downtown Princeton... then comes a long corridor that opens up to a surprisingly cavernous space very similar to the New Hope location. Brewing tanks, outrageously high ceilings, cozy booths and a long bar. I like it enough here.
Unfortunately the beer choices here are not too exciting: Honey, Amber, Oktober, Irish Dry, Bengal IPA, Pumpkin and Old Tom Ale. We all had the Bengal IPA, which we know is always good.
Place was almost totally empty on a Thursday at lunch time, and yet service was only OK. Nothing amazing.
Food menu looked good and reasonably priced, with things like a pork-belly sandwich and poutine with foie-gras gravy. But the poutine (if tasty) didn't have any real foie, and the items my peeps got (grilled-cheese, fried pickles and grilled brie) were just fine but not amazing.
Power went out before we left and I couldn't pay with my card, which wasn't so great. All in all, a nice stop I will revisit next time I'm in Princeton, but still not the best brewpub around.
10-21-2011 03:00:02 |
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