New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
615 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml into glass tumbler.

A: Very nice blonde color with the tiniest bit of haze. Very good lacing.

S: Thick syrupy floral aroma. Clovey malt blossum.

T: Nice clovey triple flavor with a touch of hops in there. A bit of a glue aftertaste. Kind of strange malt profile in this triple. It is not a bad beer for 6.99, but not the best that I have had.

M: Nice medium feel.

O: Not a bad beer, obliviously the Bros. like this one. There are certain malt profiles that have a glue taste for me. This might be one that is right on for you, try one on.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip, fittingly.

A: Pours a translucent orange-gold with a nice large white head.

S: Floral, cloves, lots of pale candi sugar, some bready yeast.

T: Candi sugar, mild bitter hop leaf, spicy esters, slightly tart apple, palpable bite of alcohol, sweet grain in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with slight carbonation.

O: Not bad. A bit too sweet with the alcohol showing a bit too much, but overall pretty tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass...

A: two finger head with lacing...blonde and somewhat cloudy

S: I was struggling with this until I read the bottle and saw the that's all I can smell...

T: smooth somewhat tarty with a pleasant sour aftertaste...small burn at the end....

M: medium to low carbonation with plenty of drink ability....high abv sneaks up on you quickly...

O: was hesitant at first to spend $16 on a 4 pack but this beer really came through. Will definitely purchase next time I'm looking for a tripel

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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a lightly hazed straw color with about a minute's worth of two fingered white foamy head, leaving behind fairly decent lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels, smooth texture.

Smells of pears, banana, honeydew melon and a dash of white-fleshed peach aroma. The flavor is a nice combination of coriander and honeyed malt sprinkled over a banana creme pie with tremendous yeastiness and some warming medium strength alcohol hotness drying out the finish. Peach notes appear in the flavor as well once the glass warms up closer to room temperature.

I really enjoyed this one, and probably will pick up some more for experimental cellar aging next time they are available to see if I can pull back that booziness and accentuate the fruitiness a bit. My palate is a bit oversensitive to alcohol hotness, however, so YMMV.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 Black Tulip. Brewed with Belgian ale yeast and Michigan beet sugar. Emptied into an Orval glass.

Lightly-hazed clover honey color with a bounding soft-white head that rises and simmers to a lacy cover populated by unpopped bubbles.

Tingles of estery banana, stale bread, green apple, yeasty clove, candi sugar, and just a touch of maraschino cherry juice. Some prominent alcohol also noticeable.

Clove, coriander spice, chalky yeast, Easter bread, turbinado sugar, light tart apple, booze sweet-hot, and a note of wet and damp mustiness. The finish is much drier than expected. Takes a lot of dusty yeast nuttiness/breadiness to quell the booze and residual sugar boon. Headed in the right direction, but left askew.

Very soft carbonation, at first, with a light rush in the late-middle. The body is swishy like creek water--a little heavy and minerally. Over-medium.

I feel like this is another one of those 'try-too-hard' ales from New Holland. Not the biggest fan of their High Gravity Series, but Black Tulip is really not that far removed from your average Belgian tripel.

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 615 ratings.
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