New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
615 Ratings
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
615
Reviews:
282
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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Photo of agrinnell
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I do not tend to write many reviews, but wanted to comment of this beer. New Holland did a pretty good job here. Not sure why everyone is crushing this one. I think it is a pretty strong offering and believe that if it was from Belgium everyone would rate it up. There is an obvious bias toward IPA and Stout in US but this is pretty good offering if you are a fan of the Belgians.

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Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8.8% ABV

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshautry
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland Black Tulip, 9% ABV, Tripel. Pours medium viscosity and cloudy pale orange, with a one finger white head. Nose is malty with a bit of citrus, banana, and sweetness. Taste follows, with a bit of a bitter hop close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear golden color with a firm fluffy cap of 1/2 finger.

Lots of yeasty aromas out front, with some slight medicinal alcohol, lemon rinds, hydrogen peroxide.

Flavor is much better with rich yeast, banana, clove, bubble gum, and cleaning alcohol. Slight phenolic and blueberry character.

Heavy carbonation hits and leaves with some dry alcohol burn.

Overall this is a solid beer worthy of a whole 4 pack purchase. Well executed.

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Photo of MSU_Swit
2.06/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HardyA
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_Crawford_C
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. Light color w/ just a little amber to it. Smell and flavor are very fruity, but not overly sweet. Feel is crisp & clean. Love It!

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Photo of 10Crumra
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moshea
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Saidso17
4.87/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dillivered
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to go with the bros on this one. With the possible exception of a beer I sank into a nonsensical pile of drunken 'Mmm's over somewhere in Boulder right before my memory stopped accepting new entries, this is in fact my favorite beer in the world. To each their own, so, don't knock me until you've sipped it yourself.

4.5 across the board. I'm only leaving room for the future yeast unicorns I hope to one day wrangle. I'm no loyalist. If something can top the experience I have draining these delicious Black Tulips, I will proceed to move Black Tulips down my list. Until then, this stuff is my god. Please note the lower case 'g', fanatics, thank you.

Look: It looks like an innocent American "Lite" beer, but with a nice rich ring of foam consisting of near microscopic bubbles around the glass. Right after the pour, the foam is thin but fairly persistent. With a beer like this I don't think you want too much foam, it would be in the way, so it's perfect as far as I'm concerned. As you drink, it recedes to the edges.

Smell: Intoxicating. New Holland Brewery says hint of rock candy and bananas, and they mean it. It starts with the smell and...

Taste: You get the bananas and rock candy from nose to swallow, almost right up to the end. Others mentioned things like lemon grass, and I think that is probably accurate. What I will say is that it is not a wheat beer kind of fruity, and it is not an IPA kind of floral. It is just unique.

Feel: It feels like the petal of a Black Tulip. That is the best way I can put it. If you have ever touched a tulip petal with your finger, translate that into a liquid gliding over your tongue. That, to me, is an absolutely precise description.

Some concessions. While this is my favorite beer and all of its quirks are god to me, you may not like the strength of the fumes in your nose if you're sensitive to alcohol. I am not sure how to explain that, but it is a "high gravity" ale and the alcohol tingle in your nose could distract you, but to be honest it doesn't compare to the alcohol burn of liquor, so if you don't have a problem with liquor you are just not going to complain. There is a bitterness that will linger on your tongue, but those of you who enjoy heavy hops probably will not be distracted by that. There is a bit of a tang to it that could distract those who don't like any hint of citrus in their beers.

Black Tulip... Is my beer god.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 615 ratings.
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