New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale
BA SCORE
75.3%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 627 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
Ranking:
#6,094
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
627
Liked:
472
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
13.01%
Alströms:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
88
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of bplabernie
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwilcox767
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy light tan/orange hue, finger of head that sticks around.
S - Typical Belgian yeast up front, a little bit of spice, vanilla.
T - Great tropical notes on top of the typical Belgian tripel yeast and hop profile. Hard to pinpoint the other elements.
M - Excellent, medium/full bodied. Warmth from the alcohol.
O - A great take on a Belgian tripel by an American brewer. I'll drink it anytime and I have no idea why it is currently 'only' an 87...

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Photo of BlackYoda
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet banana front. Bread middle. Dark spice back. Dry. Light medium body and carbonation. Clear golden color. Low head. Good lacing. Consistent experience from beginning to end.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/11/17, orange and black label, 8.8% abv.

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Photo of fern22
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of agrinnell
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshautry
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev +2%
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 -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.3% out of 100 with 627 ratings
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