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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500 Ratings

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 30
Gots: 37 | 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 Zach136
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Deep yellow body, rocky white head excellent lacing.

S - Moderate intensity clove and banana, light leather/tobacco notes as well.

T - Moderate-high intensity spice/fruit notes.

M - Medium-light bodied and refreshing. Solid dash of boozy warmth.

O - A standard text book tripel, not positive why it's 50% more expensive than other text book American made triples... but I digress.

Photo of Thereformedtheo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of miwestcoaster
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Viperman1316
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Chris00710
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ksills
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Theoboley
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Lymardi
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of lewdwig
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Evango
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Loudog1411
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I hadn't had a beer from New Holland in quite some time but all of the ones that I enjoyed previously were well worth the money I spent on them, and this was no exception. The balance was great, the mouthfeel addictive, and the alcohol was well-hidden. The hardest part of reviewing this was pacing myself to ensure that I had some left by the time I finished writing this!

Photo of Grinky
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

Photo of Necronomad
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

Photo of alostplot
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of zacky_U
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

Photo of Jyoungquist
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of carmike813
4/5  rDev +2.8%

New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.