New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
606 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a light golden color and somewhat fizzy. The smell is mostly sweet fruit juices, led by apple, pear, and white grape. The taste also is heavy on apple and pear, with some peppery spiciness and slight clove flavors. Alcohol is hidden very well, and only slightly noticeable towards the finish. There is a slight hops presence towards the finish as well.

This is very tasty and easy to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, hazy gold with an extremely thin, fizzy white mousse. I would have liked to see greater head retention, but honestly didn't expect it, as this beer has been cellared for some time.

S: Aromas of caramel, lemon, oranges in syrup, candy sugar, and earthy, tobacco-tinged hops fill the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, lemon, oranges in syrup, candy sugar, lime, chalk, grass, anise, and tobacco wash across the palate. The finish is bright and fruity with lemon, lime, and orange notes. In terms of taste, this is a perfect tripel.

M: Surprisingly dry, firm, and full-bodied for the style. Carbonation is gentle and unobtrusive. Alcohol presence is rather subdued, making this dangerously drinkable despite its strength.

O: This is really an excellent little tripel, and is one of the few American tripels I have encountered that perfectly nails the classic flavor components of the style. I would have no problem recommending this to anyone interested in Belgian ales.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from last batch in May '10

A: Pours a 2 finger fluffy white head that settles to just a white ridge along the sides of the glass. Color is great- a slightly cloudy pale orangey yellow color.

S: Tangy and sweet. Almost like an orange peel and mango rock candy. Clean.

T: Pineapple, apple, yeast, peppery. The hearty backbone of the Belgian yeast and malt take back seat to the citrus flavors. This is definitely an American take on the style. Aftertaste leaves a slightly sweet coating.

M: Medium and moderately carbonated. Surprisingly light given the high ABV. Finishes smooth and slightly dry.

O: The dimensions of this beer combine to make something really special. Goes down o so smooth. I'm not sure that is closely aligns with the Tripel style, but I think New Holland has created something special with Black Tulip. I will look forward to its return.

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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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