1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

480 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 480
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 261 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

richj1970, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mikepcarney, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of craft4mike
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

craft4mike, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Jyoungquist
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jyoungquist, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of carmike813
4/5  rDev +2.8%

carmike813, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of risteardj
3.5/5  rDev -10%

risteardj, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of JoeLacy
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

JoeLacy, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Act25
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

Enjoyed again with Sheeps mile cheese and cheddar, some fruit. Perfect pairing and finale of evening (after Super Moon kayak).

Act25, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of RyanCFriedrich
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

RyanCFriedrich, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of raleigh_blue
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

raleigh_blue, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of stealth
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

stealth, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, May 31, 2014
Photo of GRap
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

GRap, May 30, 2014
Photo of cutout
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
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

cutout, May 28, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev +2.8%

mcrawford, May 21, 2014
Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

rypkr, May 20, 2014
Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Lanstrum, May 18, 2014
Photo of doubledd
5/5  rDev +28.5%

doubledd, May 18, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This keeps the face of a typical Trippel with a hazy yet bright yellow color. The head thin and foamy and had little retention.

The nose keeps some sweetness with a pear, apricot and banana. There is more spicy clove and black pepper than is to my liking.

The flavors are subtle, not too sweet and a bit dry. I taste Apple and apricot, yeast and clove with a banana and bubblegum finish.

This is immensely light and drinkable, with a dry smoothness. I about did a spittake when I saw this was 9 pct ABV.

This is one of the better Trippels I've tried in recent memory and at 9ABV it can be deceiving.

KYGunner, May 18, 2014
Photo of Nordbier
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Nordbier, May 18, 2014
Photo of minarobin
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

minarobin, May 17, 2014
Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bcm75, May 17, 2014
Photo of bigaddy
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

bigaddy, May 17, 2014
Photo of EdVandenberg
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

EdVandenberg, May 09, 2014
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.