New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
606 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:
606
Reviews:
281
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
82
For Trade:
1
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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.28/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adamranders
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland Black Tulip.

New Holland has always been one of my favorite breweries. Still think Mad Hatter is one of the best IPAs of all time. Usually these guys do a pretty solid job on almost everything they pump out of those tanks. Tonight has been a rather disappointing, though not terrible time for beer. Enough talk, can't wait to feel the 9% ABV of this one creeping through my veins.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle directly into a pint glass. Pours a murky copper with a finger and a half of thick slighlty off white head that sticks around for quite some time thus far. Brew appears to be slightly murky in nature. Carbonation is high, rushing like soldiers on a battlefield in midevial times towards their enemies and moving with enough haste to give Usain Bolt a run for his money. Lacing is sticky on nature though quite spotty.

Smell - Classic Tripel wet hay and horse blanket nose on the get go. Followed by some fruity esters that appear to be plum and ripened apple in nature. Smidge of cherry esque sweetness amd a touch of darkness to round things out. Almost smells like a Dubbel meet a Tripel and they had sexual intercourse and produced this thing. Guess somebody forgot the condoms.

Taste - Big dosages of sweet, and I mean sweeeeet banana esters ln this taste profile. Some sweet and nearly dark breads make an appearance as well and I'm given something that almost comes off as cherry in nature. Alcohol is ever present as you'd expect for a brighter higher than your average bear ABV beer. The horse blanket and hay aspects also make themselves noticed. Tastes like a farmer grew some bananas and covered them in a horse blanket on the rainy days. Boom, gimme a medal.

Feel - Body is moderate and highly creamy due to the fact the head retains so well. Carbonation remains very light and the beer swallows easy with a moderate level of alcohol being prevelant. Letting the beer sit reveals more sweetness, though it never once becomes cloying to the taste buds or in general.

Overall - I liked this one. Definitely one of my favorite Tripels. One thing I noticed about this beer is that you need to plug your nose while drinking it to really ignore that monster dextrine dosage as it goes down the gullet. Tastes better than it smells but it doesn't smell too bad either. The alcohol is present as expected for the ABV, But I could have another assuming I don't need to go anywhere anytime soon. Wouldn't call it sessionable, but good drinking at the least.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dradair
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmiah22
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JMBSH
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daddymantium
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhantomsSpa
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomMahan
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of AdamSteve
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sharp, 'creamy' taste. Pleasant, almost cider-like on the nose

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to two tulips for a split. Golden in color, with a light ring of head that's gone in no time. Active carbonation. Aroma and taste square with the style, hits all the right notes. However, there is a strong boozy heat flavor that is overpowering at first that vanishes after a little while.

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Photo of Hiwattowner
2.64/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Overwhelming bubble gum flavor. Overly sweet. Pales in comparison to Belgian classics.

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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