New Holland Beerhive Tripel

Posted: May 8, 2015 in New Holland Brewing Company, Reviews, Tripel

This was a beer that the other half picked out at Cranbury Buy Rite. We split the bomber on this one, and here’s what I thought.

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ABV: 8.47%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “New Holland Brewing Company’s deep roots in the craft industry go back to 1997. Their role as an integral member of the artisan approach is something they take seriously, yet engage lightheartedly. They believe the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for their customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service. Recognized for their creativity and artistry, their mission to improve the lives of craft consumers everywhere is seen in their diverse, balanced collection of beer and spirits.”

Random: For the first year in awhile, I didn’t watch the NFL draft because I was stuck at work.

This beer poured with less than half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a really hazy, orange-brown color with lots of floaters and no visible carbonation. This tipped me off that I probably got an old bottle of this. After doing some research, it appears that beer is no longer brewed. That isn’t a good sign. But, onto the nose, which was sweet with toasted graham crackers, Belgian yeast and honey. The taste had lots of depth with notes of sweet honey and fig. There was light nutmeg and golden raisins with a touch of peach as well. My biggest qualm is that the body was very thick, almost to the point of being syrupy with very light carbonation. The booze was hidden on this one. It had a long and sweet finish with honey and golden fruit. The bomber was $7.18 (with the NJCB discount), which broke down to $.33 per ounce. This was a decent domestic tripel, but there are many better examples of the style out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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