New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
607 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:
607
Reviews:
281
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
81
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of Hiwattowner
2.64/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Overwhelming bubble gum flavor. Overly sweet. Pales in comparison to Belgian classics.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle and from a 12 oz. bottle.
L: Pours brilliant amber under a 2” clingy white to cream colored persistent foam collar.
S: Smells like a springtime meadow with a floral, herbal earthiness.
T: Slightly sweet, fruit, caramel, traces of chocolate, hint of banana, citrus, lightly tart, traces of root beer.
F: Very smooth and creamy, medium full body, slightly above medium carbonation.
O: A big, full flavored, complex easy to drink beer.

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Photo of jmartinger
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trooper92292
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mphis
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strengthdoc
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 303beer
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +27.3%
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 +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoneTSR
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRYeleJR
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 607 ratings.
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