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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 25
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002)
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Loudog1411


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-11-2014 02:31:26 | More by Loudog1411
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I hadn't had a beer from New Holland in quite some time but all of the ones that I enjoyed previously were well worth the money I spent on them, and this was no exception. The balance was great, the mouthfeel addictive, and the alcohol was well-hidden. The hardest part of reviewing this was pacing myself to ensure that I had some left by the time I finished writing this!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 20:08:35 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Grinky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-30-2014 02:42:47 | More by Grinky
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metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a partial collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of candi sugars are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast and bananas.
T: Like the smell, the taste is relatively sweet from the strong body of candi sugars and also has notes of bananas. Hints of bubble gum are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be rather sweet for the style but hides its alcohol a rather well from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 20:32:44 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 20:21:21 | More by smithj4
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, hazy, gold in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: peaches and citrus

Taste: sweet apple, pineapple, yeast, and Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet with a funkiness, heavy bodied with medium-low carbonation

Overall: A nice and citrusy tripel. I would not mind trying this one with a bit of aging. Tasty, but I have had better in the style. Certainly worth a try, but I will reach for other favorites first.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 18:08:50 | More by tigg924
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-27-2014 01:58:33 | More by Necronomad
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 2.59/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
2013 vintage bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of spice and some yeast phenolics
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy with medium rocks, rapidly diminishing to a broken layer 2 – 4 mm thick
Lacing excellent – semi-complete rings up to 1 cm wide consisting primarily of small bubbles
Body golden with slight haze
Flavor begins with yeast-based phenolics and rapidly gives way to an almost peppery spiciness. Was that a hint of banana woven into the slight alcohol taste? No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 13:19:03 | More by Ozzylizard
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alostplot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-21-2014 19:45:27 | More by alostplot
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-20-2014 02:43:49 | More by zacky_U
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richj1970

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a light golden yellow with one finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: A mix of yeast esters with fruity banana and spices.

T: Nice clean balance of fruity notes mixed with a hint of spice. Maybe a bit of pepper and clove with banana and some citrus.

M: Medium body with a nice creamy finish.

O: An excellent Tripel. I wish this was in my normal distribution.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 01:50:45 | More by richj1970
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-19-2014 23:12:53 | More by mikepcarney
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craft4mike

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark hazy orange minor effervescent lacing

S- Fruit and more fruit, Smells like apples plums and dark fruit. The smell of this beer is one of the best ive ever had the pleasure to whiff.

T- Much like the smell this beer really shines with lots of great fruit flavors of apples and raisin/plum. Also a strong black pepper that lingers on the tongue. Finishes with a hint of Banana (which I may not have picked up on if the bottle didn't point it out) and a strong boozy after taste.

M - Mouth feel is very solid as well crisp and clean finish spot on for the style.

0 - Really a great beer that exceeded my expectations. A fantastic triple which is closer to a belgian triple than most of the American triples. My only criticism of this beer is that it only does a decent job of hiding the high ABV. I have had beers in the 9 and 10 Percent range that have done a much better job.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 23:35:32 | More by craft4mike
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Jyoungquist

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-15-2014 04:13:58 | More by Jyoungquist
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carmike813

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2014 00:13:59 | More by carmike813
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-09-2014 23:31:48 | More by risteardj
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-07-2014 01:22:44 | More by JoeLacy
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Act25

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am huge fan of Belgian. I love when American brewers like Ommegang, New Holland, Allagash, Green Flash Rayon Verte - do it. This one does it at a much lower price that Trappiste.

A: Pours a cloudy orange/gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades too fast but leaves a modest lace.

S: Aroma is full of citrus, apples, bananas, Belgian yeast, light malts, late fall orchard, spice and a touch of grassy hops.

T: The taste follows the smell and gets better. It is nicely balanced, starting with sweet flavors of apples and citrus followed by the bready Belgian yeast and a creamy malt character. There's some spice, hops, grass, and a lovely clean long finish. Tingly. The alcohol is subtle. The after taste is complementary to cheese, dessert.

M: Smooth, crisp, medium body & carbonation, slightly tacky finish.

D: Very flavorful, lovely, complex, meditation brew. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 01:43:05 | More by Act25
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-05-2014 05:17:03 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-03-2014 14:38:05 | More by raleigh_blue
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-31-2014 23:35:47 | More by stealth
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-31-2014 03:02:21 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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GRap

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-29-2014 23:27:13 | More by GRap
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cutout

South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A Straw like color,thin foamy head, some what lacy foam on glass

S. A fruit explosion on your nose , Pear , Apricot and Plum.

T. Wonderful carbonation for style , the pear , apricot and plum come together, with a slight alcohol aftertaste that is subtle and inviting.

M. Explosion of flavors and carbonation makes this a refreshing drink considering its high ABV

O . Exciting beverage if your into Belgians

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 03:29:14 | More by cutout
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-24-2014 01:09:50 | More by Latarnik
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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.