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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

463 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 25
Gots: 26 | 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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dacubz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-16-2014 23:15:54 | More by dacubz
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nunzo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-04-2011 04:44:42 | More by nunzo
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doubledd

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

05-18-2014 18:07:45 | More by doubledd
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-16-2011 15:14:14 | More by Goldfoot
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-18-2014 21:37:33 | More by Lamdawg420
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

10-12-2013 23:44:00 | More by mquinn919
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jhickman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-20-2014 20:44:10 | More by jhickman
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murraymj

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-05-2013 00:08:08 | More by murraymj
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Hallce2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-10-2012 22:48:08 | More by Hallce2
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amishbooze

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-10-2012 00:58:08 | More by amishbooze
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redleg64

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-01-2013 00:30:51 | More by redleg64
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-05-2013 00:00:00 | More by 1FatJ
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-11-2012 17:18:14 | More by 6demonbag
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-15-2013 13:49:57 | More by brycevolk
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BTFU

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-01-2013 15:14:26 | More by BTFU
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-24-2013 13:39:28 | More by Blueribbon666
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psmith161

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-23-2013 00:15:52 | More by psmith161
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mjaggers

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-22-2012 00:25:45 | More by mjaggers
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harris4

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-13-2012 05:11:29 | More by harris4
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%

Tall, creamy, off-white head sits atop the hazy golden beer. Smells like spring flowers mixed with faint yeast. Smooth, light mouthfeel that is full enough to carry the rich flavors. Vanilla, orange peel, a bit of yeast spiciness. Something about it reminds me of Popperings Hommel beer, which is a great thing. This is one tasty beer, but watch out for the alcohol!

11-27-2008 22:39:05 | More by HappyHourHero
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optimistictour

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

Perfect golden, thin head but thick lace, light but opaque, constant bubbles unfastened...

This smells of bananas, clove, sugar, wheat, and I don't know... subtle fruit hidden behind that elusive Belgian essence.

It tastes even better. Beyond the smells mentioned I'm feeling deep honey through and through.

The body is thicker than the opacity or hue convey. Smooth yet varied texture, mellowing out across the palate... it's velvet personified.

The thing about this beer is that the "overall" scores a 5 while the components do not. It adds up to something more complete and fulfilling than its components hint..

06-02-2012 07:15:32 | More by optimistictour
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HeyItsChili

China

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

A - Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet. Pours a hazy golden with a nearly nonexistent white head.

S - Citrus, yeast, very subtle hops, another review mentioned banana, and that's definitely present.

T - Yeasty, very light malt, some subtle citrus, wheat, and spice. the dry finish is surprising and pleasant. Very well balanced.

M - Light carbonation, medium to thin bodied.

D - Delicious, subtle, strong.

12-14-2008 22:01:52 | More by HeyItsChili
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paperbackfoster

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

A - Pours a honeyed, orange haze. Very cloudy. A generously fluffy two finger head falls back to one/one and a half with foamy, clingy retention on the way down.

S - Smells of the Belgian yeast content with fruit rind and dark sugar notes.

T - Candied fruits, tangy yeast. A very light tripel or weizen flavor. The sweetness is a raw one, like cane sugar - no doubt from the beet sugars New Holland promises. Whatever floral or spice you’d expect from any hopping seems absent, replaced with a clove flavor. While I wouldn’t say I find the usual banana flavor, there’s definitely a smooth “ripe” flavor over a base of spices.

M - Tingly from the sugar. Feels very big right in the middle, keeping you from guzzling this beer. The 9% ABV is well hidden.

O - This remains one of my favorite beers. I like the Americanized take on the trippel style - definitely beats out even some of the "true" trippels for me. The flavor is one of the most unique I've had, combining the style with aspects of a weizen, or even hefeweizen. I'd definitely recommend picking up a bottle, but the truly lucky will find it on tap. Even better.

08-23-2011 19:30:11 | More by paperbackfoster
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy, pale golden color with a white creamy-looking head. Smell is sweet with Belgian sugar but at the same time has a nice hop presence, slightly citrusy/piney. Being a tripel, I expected a bit of alcohol and this was definitely the case. The taste does do a pretty good job of covering the alcohol until the very end. It starts out much like the smell, sweet with Belgian sugar and a bit of spice, transitioning to the hop presence and finishes very dry and with a definite strong alcohol bite. After a few drinks into the beer, the alcohol presence isn't as noticeable. The mouthfeel is fairly light in body but it has a dense carbonation that makes the beer feel heavier. Drinks like a light beer with awesome taste. I have to say I am very impressed with this beer, especially after trying their Blue Goat which I thought wasn't very impressive at all.

03-07-2007 22:00:00 | More by gmfessen
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amanofbeer

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%

The head at the pour was not deep or overly foamy...it fell right into place, like you would expect 5 minutes into the drink. The head is beautifully swirled on the surface, leaving thick syrupy lacing on the sides. Not always what I like in a beer, but for a Trippel it works wonderfully.

The smell was not overpowering in the least...but it gives a nice preface to the distinct malt characteristics this beer has. It reminds me of some wheat characteristics, which I find not to be the case at all. All barley as far as I can tell.

The taste was surprisingly (enjoyable none the less) funky to me. I still may lack a great understanding a the concept of Brett, but this is what I imagined it to be before trying a beer with Brettanomyces. All the same, nice and funky...and fruity! Dark, ripened fruits: pear, apple, as well as bread and honey...generally, just very dark and deep. I'm really wanting to know what they use for yeast...

The feel in the mouth is typical of a Tripel. Nice and thick, but this one only sticks in the back of the mouth, creating what I do truly enjoy in an aftertaste.

I originally ranked at a 4/5, but had to notch it up a half point after I realized how much I had drank without realizing...Amidst the thickness, this beer is very enjoyable, and very drinkable. Thanks Dan for recommending it to me; I have nothing to challenge your tastes of a new favorite beer.

08-11-2010 02:28:59 | More by amanofbeer
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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.