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Beerhive Tripel - New Holland Brewing Company

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.47% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: adamette on 08-07-2010)
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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

thufflife, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

kybeerdrinker, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jadler16, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tpaetow, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

PaulyB83, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

amalburg, May 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

dejones, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jonker1, Apr 06, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +13%
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.

Tsar_Riga, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just tried this beer for the first time while watching the Super Bowl. I didn't notice much of the ginger flavor but that could have been because of the more flavorful foods I was eating. I definitely tasted the honey though. The honey flavor wasn't too sweet but just right. It reminded me of some nice meads I have had. This beer could easily be drunk in the winter or summer. It had a nice lightness to it despite the higher alcohol content.

iheartmyTHO, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.