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Beerhive Tripel - New Holland Brewing Company

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-10-2012 07:06:18 | More by Troville1990
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a super-effervscent orange with a sliver of beige head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Pears & appleskins that fade quickly

T: Follows the nose, some pineapple as well up front. More pears, slight boozeyness & honey dryness, not really getting any ginger here. Finished dry with green apple skins & a touch pineapple & white grape juice

MF: Medium bodied, fairly light carbonation, this skews a touch sweet

Drinks easy, but nothing special

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 02:59:08 | More by russpowell
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roadies


4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

08-04-2012 05:33:20 | More by roadies
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rudy0908

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-03-2012 00:36:54 | More by rudy0908
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Tone

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight yeast, alcohol, and spice (all spice?). Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, slight biscuit, alcohol, slight spice, and a hint of citrus. Overall, good appearance, mouth feel, and body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 00:35:20 | More by Tone
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daledeee

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A rather different name and then I found out it was brewed with honey.

Poured very nicely. A dark brown body with medium head and some lacing.

Right away there was some good fruit without picking up the glass. Brown sugar or honey and caramel are present. The nose got weaker as the beer aired. The fruit seemed to go away.

Taste is sweet with a pretty good malt kick. Some spice and apricot finish out the mix for me. This beer is on the heavy side. Pretty rich. Very drinkable though. Oh yes, average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:27:56 | More by daledeee
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bigmoose125

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-12-2012 03:15:29 | More by bigmoose125
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-10-2012 00:55:21 | More by amishbooze
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pentasyllabic


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-06-2012 17:56:15 | More by pentasyllabic
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nrombes

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-05-2012 01:24:28 | More by nrombes
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-26-2012 13:05:11 | More by Tracker83
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warnerry

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a beautiful clear amber, bordering on mahagony, with one and a half fingers of light tan head. Head has decent retention before fading to a cap, with small amounts of lacing.

S - A surprising amount of apple in the aroma, along with candi sugar, some yeast notes, a bit of grape and faint spice. Doesn't smell like the most traditional tripel, but not bad.

T - Belgian yeast up front, with apple, honey, grape, some candi sugar and dry spiciness mixed with ginger and apple cider on the finish. Definitely not very traditional, and the finish isn't really that appealing, but still an interesting twist.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a sweet start followed by a dry, somewhat earthy finish.

O - I appreciate the attempt at something different, but there any number of more traditional tripels that I would rather have. Glad I tried it, but probably wouldn't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 20:31:18 | More by warnerry
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-01-2012 14:00:54 | More by Dyerseve
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Eriktheipaman

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

05-23-2012 13:31:54 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-14-2012 23:47:41 | More by Zaphog
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danp14

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-11-2012 17:46:38 | More by danp14
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antoines15

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-01-2012 00:50:13 | More by antoines15
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mzeld

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

03-27-2012 04:14:33 | More by mzeld
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locckdown

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-24-2012 22:23:41 | More by locckdown
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber leaning to dark, clear with a few bubbles rising to a small ivory head that disappears fast. Poor retention & next to nothing for lace. It is a nice color, but too dark for style. Not really a “Belgian” look.

S: Honey – but not all that strong and not much for character. Narrowly sweet, light-colored honey rather than dark, floral, rich honey. Minimal anything else. Hint of dark fruit. Hint of toffee sweet & doughy malt. That is about it – weak & not at all a triple nose. Lacking a Belgian / yeast component most of all.

T: More going on here. Honey sweetness opens the show with just hint of floral character. Muted ginger and some softly peppery yeast / alcohol spice follow right behind. Some doughy & sweet toffee/dark caramel malts show up through the middle. Also jumping in at the middle are some herbal & grassy hops with rather large bittering. Some honey & floral sweetness re-emerges towards the end. Hops / yeast get earthy in the finish.

M: Just a bit over medium body, but it lays heavier due to low & soft carbonation,. A bit fuller than usual for style. Some sticky sugars and hop tannins for texture. Despite initial softness and sweetness it is fairly attenuated, and it does go firmly drying mostly from hops Slight soapiness lingers late in the finish.

D: Mead-like, more a braggot than a triple. Too dark for style and lacking in Belgian character. It does have some alright stuff going on, but it doesn’t find a groove and components do not really meld. A fair drink, but out of style and disjointedness hurts enjoy-ability.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 19:01:41 | More by SickGnar
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-01-2012 03:42:33 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Sdesenberg

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a Joe Lewis at a local liquor store for around four dollars. This tripel pours a dark amber color with about a finger of biscuit colored head which dissipates quickly. The first sip is a little much, with the sweetness of honey and citric like hop flavor. As it warms, the flavor mellows and it gets much better. Good beer, but for my money their Dragon's Milk is mo' betta. I'd go with that one.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 01:20:49 | More by Sdesenberg
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mcallister

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-19-2012 19:20:12 | More by mcallister
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

01-31-2012 05:03:15 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-28-2012 23:28:16 | More by Khazadum
Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.