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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 254   ABV: 8.47%
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Little John’s local bees create a spring wildflower-honey that lends a sweet, earthy complexity to a traditional style of beer (triple) with a balancing snap of ginger in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Amber color with a thin white head. Sweet vinous aroma with honey and slightly sour malt in the taste. $7/10 oz

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Deep translucent orange-red body, thin to medium buff head. Sweet nose with yeast, honey, and brown sugar, lacking fruity esters. The body is tart and very sweet, dominated by honey and ginger. Soapy palate. If this beer ever did resemble a tripel, the honey and ginger have masked it well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Cloudy orange, thin white head. Faint aroma, some white wine, some floral notes. Flavor is, y’know, there. Some traditional tripel flavors, but all in all rather underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Sample from 22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small white head that disappears. The aroma was of honey, raisins, ginger, light florals, and sweet candi sugar. The flavor was sweet honey, sweet candi sugar, ginger and raisins. Did I mention this was sweet? I don’t mind sweet, but this was too much. Medium bodied. I am seeing more misses than hits with the recent New Holland beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
A tripel? More like a single and a two base error. Clear reddish orange with a large taupe sudsy topper. Aroma of grains, honey, ginger, malt and light yeast. Taste of heavy ginger and honey, alcohol, sulfur and malt and a bit of pepper on the finish. Creamy mouth feel and okay for a honey ginger beer, but not a tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear red color with a large fizzy offwhite head. Fairly poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of ginger, caramel, honey, stone fruits, toasted malts and a bit of a metallic note. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, bread, honey, ginger, brown sugar. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer. My constant disappointment with New Holland hasn’t been present the last few beers I’ve tried. I’m glad they’re improving.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redtechnj (201) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bright copper color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sweet honey, ginger, peppery spice with a malty alcoholy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bomber. Deep golden body with a tiny-bubbled, white head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is sweet with honey and spice, especially clove and ginger. It has notes of alochol, toasted grain and caramel. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Overly sweet for a tripel and the spices taste unnatural and forced. The aroma is better than the flavor. I liked it a little more after a few ounces than I did at first. But it’s still a long way from being a good tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s-South Loop. 2010 vintage. Pours a clear, rich orange-golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, sweet malts, red apples, and bright floral notes. Flavor of honey, sweet malts, ginger, herbal and floral notes, and a little peppery spice. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet but the flavor is pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bomber. Poured a healthy shade of medium orange with a shortish cap of white head. The aroma picked up a sweet blend of coriander, ginger, and honey first and foremost, with a syrupy impression.. warm and assertive, lacking some subtlety that I wanted to see. The flavor found honey, lighter-skinned fruits, and pale malts at the core.. peppery spices, coriander, and ginger surrounded, joined by tart fruit skins and alcohol warmth.. tacky finish with hotter spices and booziness. Heavier-bodied on the palate with high carbonation.. the ginger was an interesting component, but really took over toward the back.. didn’t enjoy the stickiness back there, either. Too heavy-handed.


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