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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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very good

477 Ratings

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 30 | 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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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

sjones5045, Yesterday at 10:40 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GTJayG, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JB62, Sep 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

Scott_Thomas, Sep 03, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -13.6%

metmorg, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says D174.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Drippy resilient lacing.

S- Belgian yeast aroma that surprisingly reminds me more of the Trappist yeast strain than your standard Belgian strain. Has more of that dark fruit and white grape must sort of aroma. Slightly boozy.

T- Taste is also more like a Trappist tripel with fruity esters abound as well as some spice, apple and pear notes and a subdued alcohol presence. And, at 10.5% ABV, you'd better be careful with it. Alcohol is insanely well masked.

M- Somewhat creamy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Very pleasantly surprised with this one since New Holland is usually nothing to scream about. This has become one of my favorites of theirs, second only to Dragon's Milk.

Immortale25, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

woodchip, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

jpolet, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BigTrubble, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

KevinGordon, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Dgiand, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cwd, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

pulled a bottle as an extra in a trade, thanks Pedaldownthefoothill

I thought I'd chill this down a bit, so I threw it in the freezer. Completely forgot about it. Today, a day later, I suddenly remembered and pulled it out in a panic. What better time to try it, right?

Now THAT's a cold beer. Ha, it has a thickness to the body that maybe is a result of its deep freeze? It loosened up quickly enough. It's got the haziness of a belgian tripel, smells a little like pineapples behind the belgian yeast, and boozy. Really nice.

ronricorossi, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

thufflife, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

jhickman, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Lamdawg420, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

fthegiants, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

lilnicky068, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Skyjmpr, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Charles1962, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours with a slight head on even an aggressive pour. The color is a light orange color with a cloudy body. Active carbonation is negligible.

Smell: Spices, white pepper, and banana warm on the front. Peppercorns, straw, and bready yeast debut on the body. Wheat and belgian yeast accents are prevalent. Nothing overpowering any other accents, well rounded and very well executed.

Taste: Oranges, citrus, and barley open up to the drinker. Peppercorns, spices, and leafy greens really blitz the palate and shine bright. Full bodied cloves with compliments of ripe bananas show up on the back end and ride into the finish. Some pepper and lingering yeast dance on the palate. Slight sting of booze on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: The booze is felt but only on the finish and even then its nothing offensive. Creamy malts, and interesting hop notes keep the drinker going back.

Overall: One of the better tripels I've had from an american brewery. New Holland always does a good job of executing their styles. The booze is well integrated and many traditional tones shine through.

KFBR392, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

MacStinson, Aug 03, 2014
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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.