New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

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Photo of TheDM
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured a medium sized head of medium sized bubbles and a transparent light orange body. It had a strong initial IPA type bite that I did not care for. Not one of my favorite flavors. This beer was sampled at the Festival in Frankenmuth Michigan.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring this beer resulted in no head at all. Even the etched bottom of my Belgians glass resulted in only a dime sized cluster of bubbles. Color is a hazy orange. The flavor is quite nice. Malty with clove and bannana passing to a slightly sour taste. Hop bitterness bring up the rear just enough to leave a fairly dry ending.

I don't know what the hell dusting with tulip petals is supposed to do to a beer, but I'm going to go out on a limb and assume it isn't there to make it as flat as my 8th grade girlfriend. This one will get a second look to see if I just got a bad example.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brewed with 2-row malt, Belgian candy sugar, Czech Saaz, German Magnum, and German "Select" hops.
OG=19.4 P. 9.0% ABV. IBU=49.1

Oooh, I am intrigued. Nice looking label with a black tulip (Holland, Michigan is the Tulip Capital of the US). Pours out to a lightly cloudy, lightly carbonated straw golden, forming a whipped white head following a vigorous pour. Retention is ok, and lacing is fair. Carbonation is mild for the style which is a plus in my book. Smell is of mild belgian funk, bavarian wheat yeast tang, very spicy cloves, sweet pale malts, and sour green apples. Lovely aroma. I am really impressed by the taste here too. There is a strong bavarian wheat taste, spicy yet mild crisp flavor hops, tart sour green apples with a slight funky mustiness and apple peel astringency, very mild oak astringency, and a slight aftertaste and slick mouthfeel of burnt rubber, all hovering over a solid pale malt background. The finish is clean yet quite spicy, and this brew has a tart yet soft mouthfeel with a medium-dense body. Great session beer..even the very last drops in the bottom of the glass taste wonderful. Very drinkable. Alcohol is imperceptable in aroma and taste. No off flavors.

Comparing the new to the old label, this one tends to have a little less bite and is smoother with minimal sourness, which I miss. I haven't tasted an American brewed trippel quite like this before, and I give props to New Holland BC for being experimental. They have brewed a wonderful trippel here. For not much more $ than a 6'er of Bud, you're getting a hell of a lot more beer. I will be drinking many more of these in the future for sure. Highly impressed!

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Photo of inebrius
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bouquet of pancakes smothered in berry syrup, a spring flower arrangement and a touch of basement. Honeyed golden under a tight lacing head. A deep tart and fruity sweetness blankets the buds while spicy hops try to crawl under and snuggle up but eventually smother and die in bitter spite. Well-carbonated yet still coats the mouth. Not bad, but the aftertaste kills it halfway through.

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Photo of mjohn27603
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle. Label says," We have combined the finest Belgian malt, rare European hops, and an authentic Belgian yeast and finally, the brew is dusted with tulip petals."

Gold to orange in color. Chill haze present. Aroma is of pineapple and orange juice. Little evidence of maltiness or cloves in araoma. First sip reveals sweetness with some hops bitterness. I don't pick up much spiciness that would lend to more complexity. Tastes like drinking pineapple juice with some bitterness. Not very high in carbonation that I believe is desirable in this style. Candi sugar is evident. Beer reveals a little more after allowing to warm. Still the sweetness seems to mask any spiciness.

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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