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Beerhive Tripel - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.47% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: adamette on 08-07-2010

From the label:

Little John's local bees create a wildflower-honey which lends a sweet, earthy complexity to this traditional style beer. A snap of ginger provides a refreshing finish. Pairings: Fresh veggies, soft-ripened cheese, fruit of late summer, custards& biscuits.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage.

A - This is a good looking beer, with a clear, dark brown color with just a hint of red, a light tan head that forms up solidly, pillowing out quickly, with lacing as it goes down.

S - The honey is forward, as one might expect. A certain souring present, as well, which I peg as yeast. A certain booziness comes through, along with additional light hints of funk.

T - The first hit is of dried fruit, golden raisins in particular, but the mid-section blows up with a strong honey core. There is a certain burliness around the edges, but the alcohol is fairly well subdued. This is a sweet beer. The honey continues into the fade, with souring notes coming through in the finish. Light hints of leather and rubber, but nothing that detracts from the overall experience. The ginger notes, such as they are, play mostly in the close, and the other spice notes are similarly subdued. Age has significantly reduced their impact, I suspect.

M - Snappy carbonation keeps this beer from landing too heavy on the tongue. No real sign of drying here.

O - With a few years on it, the honey in this brew is front and center. The alcohol is well integrated, and the spices have become a subordinate, and complementary, experience to the main focus, which is the honey. The experience is not, however, a cloying one. This is a distinctly drinkable tripel.

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Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.