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Black Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Black Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel AleBlack Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel Ale
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
633 Ratings
Black Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel AleBlack Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,841
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
633
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
88
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 633 |  Reviews: 287
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3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color is cloudy orange. Very little head. Tantalizing aroma of orange, yeast, and butterscotch. Bit of an early kick from the yeast that mellows out into complex, sweet malt, a bit of fruitiness, and a dry finish. Some sharpness to it, but enough subtlety underneath to even things out. Apparently, this is brewed with both beet sugar and tulip leaves, but I don't think I would've known that had I not read it.

Very nice, indeed.

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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-golden amber color with a nice off-white head and decent laving

S-yeasty bread, bananas, cloves, toffee

T-bready malt, bananas, cloves, hint of pepper, slight sweetness

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a solid domestic Tripel, not at the top of the style, but a very tasty beer

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy , deep honey color. There was almost no head. A thin ring of foam remained.

Aroma: Typical Belgian funk with slight caramel.

Taste: A nice balance between the funk and the caramel which had equal billing in the taste. There is very slight bitterness and spice, with the slice accentuating toward the end. It finished a bit sour with a slight astringency.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a full body with fairly light carbonation.

Overall: I like this one a lot. I'd call it a classic Belgian. Very refreshing and satisfying.

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Black Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 633 ratings
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