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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bomber with no freshness date to be found.

A- Hazed dusty golden color, thin lacing with a bit of stickage on the glass.

S- A kiss of phenols up front with higher alcohol aromas of vanilla, rose water and pineapple. Apple peachy fruitiness mixes well with a honey-like pale malt.

T&M- Crisp and smooth with a creamy back-end, medium body and the carbonation is spot on. Light on the phenols with more of an herbal rather than medicinal character. A little clove spiciness. Ample hops lay down some bitterness, light honey malt sweetness and a warming alcohol all seem to mesh well together. Alcohol is a tad hot though there are no crazy fusel qualities ... clean solvent maybe. Mild apple and pineapple fruitiness, finishes dry.

D- Damn, it is about time I had an other American brewed Tripel that rivals Belgian brewed Triples. I'll have to save my other bottle and pit this one against Westmalle next time. Very enjoyable to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2006 01:17:01 | More by Jason
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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rrski198

Georgia

2.21/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is a sugary mess! Not sure why it's classified as a Belgian trippel. Little head that dissipated quickly. The Belgian phenolic funk is subdued on the nose. Sweet... Didn't the yeast convert the sugar??? No attenuation. Will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

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Dreamer

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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour 12oz bottle into tulip glass
A-amber orange hazy color with thin white head
S-aromas of apples, pears, and Belguim yeast
T-great taste of apricot, apple, and pear with a spicy yeast
M-has a great yeast to malt balance medium carbonation well balanced with a moderate slick cleamy mouthfeel
O-great American take of a Belguim tripel that hides the alcohol

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 03:24:05 | More by reebtaerG
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle -vintage 2013

New Holland Black Tulip Tripel Ale poured a cloudy orange/gold that produced a white 1 1/2 finger head that faded slowly leaving nice foamy lacing on all sides of my tulip glass. The aroma and taste are dominated by apples, bananas, sweet beet sugar, and yeast. There is a pleasant peppery dry spice at the finish. The mouth feel is medium, with medium carbonation and a little sticky.

Black Tulip is very flavorful and easy to drink. A good American Tripel, brewed I am proud to say, in Michigan.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 01:42:03 | More by bushbeer75
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, peach, clove, pepper, honey, bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big apricot, pear, apple, peach, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, honey, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice yeast/malt sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice tripel style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:55:42 | More by superspak
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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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