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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

488 Ratings

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 27
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of Grinky
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Grinky, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

metter98, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +2.8%

smithj4, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

tigg924, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Necronomad
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Necronomad, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

alostplot, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of zacky_U
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

zacky_U, Jun 20, 2014
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
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

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

stealth, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, May 31, 2014
Photo of GRap
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

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

rypkr, May 20, 2014
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.