New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
601 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:
601
Reviews:
280
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
78
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 601 |  Reviews: 280
Photo of Doublechar0517
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trooper92292
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mphis
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strengthdoc
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 303beer
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy light copper color. Not much head to it. Light sweet smell. Tastes good. Little sweet to start and a touch of alcohol then turns to a nice malt kinda bready. Like it. Oh and this page says the abv is 9 %. Says very clear on the label 10.5%

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Photo of ElevinoFive
4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a table-talking, house-dividing, "sit down and let's take another look" beer. It's proof that beer snobbery is not a "real" thing, but rather a difference in palate. Oh- and it tastes ideal just below room temp and you need only order one.

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Photo of DJoe
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoneTSR
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Poured into a tulip a 14 oz. tulip glass and the eggshell white foam crowned a couple of millimeters over the rim. Head retention is pretty good, especially, the last 25% of it, which really lingered a long time, maybe 5-7 minutes or so. The beer underneath is very slightly hazy and a touch darker of a shade of orange than many other Tripels I’ve had. The lacing is gorgeous, cathedral-like, but still with good coverage.

SMELL: The pineapple in here is strong. Floral notes and vanilla round it out along with peach, banana, apricot and maybe a touch of orange.

TASTE: Lots going on in Black Tulip. For starters, the fruity esters of the Belgian yeast come through in a big way with banana, a little strawberry and some clove-like spice. As the beer warms some honey and darker fruits make an appearance. Some hops provide a little balance and some of that vanilla, peach and pineapple from the nose come through to round it out.

MOUTHFEEL: Solidly sweet through most of the sip with a finish that is drying, although it remains on the sweeter side. The contrast from start to finish, though, creates a very slight puckering. The carbonation is middle of the road and provides just the right amount of tickle on the tongue.

OVERALL: This beer has been in our market for a little while now and I passed it up, but I will certainly be reaching for it again. It would normally be a little on the sweet side for me, but the delicious blend of fruits, vanilla, honey and hops make this very drinkable.

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

Photo of BRYeleJR
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like what New Holland is up to. This trippel is right within what they are trying to do - give good quality beer at an affordable price. This trippel is almost like a hazy lager in color. Smells like a trippel. Nice flavor but a bit boozy. Overall nicely done.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a one-finger off-white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some spotty soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of biscuity malts, Belgian yeast, and candied sugar.

T - The flavor is apple, pear, banana, candied sugar, and cloves. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - This is a nice Tripel. The flavors tend to be on the sweeter side masking any of the alcohol. This is dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Jenebauer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Read the BA's comments and did a tasting versus Westmalle -- not even a contest. Very different tripels, especially in ingredients and smells, and overall this came out to seem like a sweetened American something trying to be Belgian but that really loses its energy as it warms up (unlike most of the good Belgians that get funkier and more complex as they warm).

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New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 601 ratings.
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