New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
619 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:
619
Reviews:
284
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
85
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 619 |  Reviews: 284
Photo of Determined419
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single-serve into a tulip.

My only gripe with New Holland's takes on Belgians is how clear they are. This one is no exception--it's uncommonly clear for the style. Still, it's a very nice looking beer. A beautiful copper-gold color, with a fast-dissipating head, but some awesome lacing.

The aromas are pretty complex for an American take. Floral notes are immediately apparent, with apple, light-fleshed stone fruit, tropical esters and vanilla. Classic white pepper aromas also present. Not intense, but pretty balanced.

The flavor is--pretty dang smooth, and pretty darn spot on. It may not "look" like a tripel, but it sure tastes like a native-son. The classic Belgian sweetness is there, but white pepper, some solid but not bitter hops, and phenolic notes (clove/allspice) show up too. The booze is "there" but more as a "warmth" than a bite. Not offputting. Pretty tasty.

The mouthfeel is probably the best aspect. Medium bodied, well-carbonated, and crisp and light at the finish. Eminently drinkable, especially considering the 9% ABV.

I'm probably not as "HIGH" on this one as some others are but, then, I'm a Belgian style "snob." That said, for an American take, this is a damn-fine representation of the tripel style.

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Photo of _nickg_
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 619 ratings.
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