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Beerhive Tripel | New Holland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.47%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the label:

Little John's local bees create a wildflower-honey which lends a sweet, earthy complexity to this traditional style beer. A snap of ginger provides a refreshing finish. Pairings: Fresh veggies, soft-ripened cheese, fruit of late summer, custards& biscuits.

Added by AlexJ on 07-30-2010

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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft.

Murky bright orange color.

Frothy white head; strong lace.

Cotton & mild clove notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Clove, honey & cotton flavor. Unique; good!

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Photo of komsul
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Interesting attempt but falls short. As the beer warms up it drifts into cloying sweet territory. Attenuation needs to be better. This is for the 2011 version

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Photo of JoGo007
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whynot44
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy amber/honey colored brew with a decent frothy off-white head that persists fairly well and produces nice lacing.

The aroma is mild honey, cloves, yeast, only a hint of ginger.

The taste is similar with honey up front, fresh bread or biscuits, hints of cloves and ginger, nothing is overpowering, fairly well balanced, somewhat sweet, some alcohol notes.

Medium bodied, smooth, slick, and very easy to drink.

Overall, a very nice brew, the balance of sweet and spicy is good, slightly on the sweet side but not too cloying. This could be a decent drink any time, but definitely good for fall or winter.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopsbythebay
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Overall good beer but a tad bit of a cluttered palate; the ginger, honey, and Belgian yeast ester all bombarde the taste en masse leading to a cluttered initial taste. The honey follow through is quite redeeming in its unique sweetness that pairs well with the tripel style.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 ml.2013 bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Lightly hazy dark amber with semi-durable head.

Aroma: floral notes; a hint of honey, bubblegum, biscuits and faint citrus. Boozy.

Flavor: sweet baked bread, honey, faint citrus and wheat. The ginger is subdued and barely shows even in the aftertaste. A bit sweet, as expected.

Feel: Medium body; medium-low carbonation.

O: honey is subdued but pervasive, being evident in the nose and taste, and even seeming to lend a hand in coloration. Compared to my hopes for this beer, it is slightly high in sweetness and a bit low in complexity.

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Photo of Rod_J
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer that comes as described. Love the balance of the ginger and honey as together it does help to deliver a nice earthy beer. The taste brings with it thoughts of this being a good beer to enjoy outside around nature. Good copper hue and a nice smooth finish.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 22 iz bottle. This tripel pours a golden honey colored amber, with a nice frothy white head of dissipating bubbles that finally rests to a thick ring and soapy layer with great looking lacing. Nose of sweet light honey malts, fresh grated ginger, clove and perhaps a dash of nutmeg, strong alcohol, and light caramel. Flavors are up front sweet, tons of sweet, honey and clove collide in the mid and back of this ale with more sweetness than you can shake a mash paddle at. Light hops and ginger come to the rear of the taste giving some needed roundness to this ale. Slick, smooth, highly carbonated mouth feel makes for an easy drinker while the aftertaste has a strong alcohol flavor that is a little over the top. Love most brews from this company, this one is solid, yet a bit overly expressive on the sweet side which is amazing to hear from me since I love sweet brews.

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3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Beerhive Tripel from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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