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Beerhive Tripel - New Holland Brewing Company

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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:
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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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-10-2013 19:23:39 | More by Waveoff
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-08-2013 19:41:26 | More by JohnnieNepal
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CDubbs75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-07-2013 01:31:53 | More by CDubbs75
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-06-2013 00:39:32 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

09-02-2013 20:01:13 | More by Paul_Apsley
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2013 19:26:07 | More by Eric1Mess
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-25-2013 21:51:00 | More by beergorrilla
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2013 20:22:55 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2013 20:02:30 | More by Zach136
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loving this!

A- A deep golden color. Nearly no head or lacing. However, if that's the worst part of a beer, I'm okay with that.

S- Smells like honey and I want to say pumpkin pie spice. Yum!

T- Tastes like honey and spices. One of the most unique tripels I've had. It's like Hopslam mixed with a good tripel.

M- What I'd expect from a fall-ish type beer. Not watery but not too thick. Goes down smooth.

Overall, I love this and wish I had gotten an extra bottle or five. It's on my list. I'm even thinking that I need to give it to my New Holland and tripel loving best friend for her upcoming birthday.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:44:25 | More by Kerrie
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JParlow

Wisconsin

1.99/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I'm a big fan of Belgian triples so I thought I'd take a chance on this American-made sister. Right from the start the aroma of the beer is a rather strange one. The mixture between sour and sweet. Something I did not expect from this beer. There is an overwhelming presence of ginger with a hint of what I can only describe as clover. Perhaps I received a bad battle but this beer was just about undrinkable. I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 19:25:54 | More by JParlow
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philerman

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a British pint glass. Very little head with some lacing. Initially tastes fairly strongly of alcohol but then the sweetness kicks in. Not sure how the honey and ginger balance each other but it's definitely something I haven't had before and maybe would like to see in another style. I think this definitely is closer to a tripel than any other style though---definitely on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 00:11:17 | More by philerman
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-11-2013 16:49:52 | More by Pookie
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. 2013 Vintage, bottled 6/19/13 if I deciphered their code correctly. Served in a New Holland chalice.

Pours a brilliant amber with almost two fingers of near white head. Darker that I expect in a tripel. The head fades to a thin cap and leaves small ocassional spots of lace.

Smells of funky yeast, clove, a little ginger and some sugary honey sweetness.

An interestingly sweet tripel. Still a good bit of yeast character but the honey and ginger is predominant with clove, pepper, bread and the faint tickle of alcohol trailing. Nice.

Slick, medium full body with a nice effervescence. Clove, ginger and honey linger on the palate for a pleasing sweet finish.

Almost more of a Belgian strong pale than a tripel but I like it. I often find the yeast a little too much in some tripels but this has a nice sweet balance to it. Another worthy offering from New Holland. Perhaps neither their best nor the perfect tripel but well worth at least one try. I'll most likely buy another bottle when it's released next year.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 16:28:29 | More by ThickNStout
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rheimbro

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-10-2013 02:36:28 | More by rheimbro
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-31-2013 21:13:58 | More by Kegatron
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Zbeetleman

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

07-09-2013 05:07:44 | More by Zbeetleman
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-16-2013 02:28:45 | More by HollyHops
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours fairly clear orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon zest, honey, ginger, pepper, candi sugar, biscuit, floral, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, ginger, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, honey, ginger, pepper, biscuit, floral, candi sugar, light caramel, clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, ginger, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, light pepper, light caramel, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with the malt, honey, and ginger; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced Tripel. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 04:38:40 | More by superspak
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-14-2013 22:51:27 | More by HarmonMW
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mecummins

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-06-2013 17:04:15 | More by mecummins
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JayQue

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good Tripel....American or Belgian. Looks good. Nice clear light amber color, small bubbly white head that fades fast, like most higher octane Belgians. Leaves a short lasting covering of the goblet, Ring around the edge lasts a lot longer. Some filmy and smotty lacing on the sides of the goblet.

Aroma is pretty solid as well. Light fruit (apples and pears) and Belgian yeast. Most of my favorite Tripels have a ripe-cheese-like aroma and flavor (most likely the yeast). This one has that aspect.

Taste is solid as well. Light fruit, Belgian yeast, spices (black pepper and a very subdued ginger presence. The honey is present as well....sweet and very smooth.

Mouthfeel is rich, the spicing is just right. The only flaw is a bit more alcohol presence than many of the good Belgian Tripels. The ginger might contribute to the "bite" I usually associate with alcohol.

Good beer, good take on a Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:46:06 | More by JayQue
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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-18-2013 02:01:09 | More by Grinky
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-09-2013 01:36:14 | More by Peyton5410
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

New Holland Brewing : Beer Hive

Pours a golden yellow, perfectly clear, with a short lived head. Aroma of honey suckle candies, honey on bread, pretty much clover honey. In the flavor, a nice mix of honey, fresh tasting ginger and Belgian yeast. Pretty refreshing overall when cold, as there is little hint of alcohol. As it warms, honey and hot booze fight for dominance, but the ginger helps. I'd say this is best served chilled. Medium bodied feel, we'll carbonated and a bit sticky. Overall I thought this brew achieved what it was going for. Worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 15:36:33 | More by Stinkypuss
Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.