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Since the early 1600's, the Dutch have attempted to breed a pure black tulip. Many have tried and a few have come close...but none have succeeded. Call it the Holy Grail of the tulip world. In honor of this elusive flower we have brewed this special elixir. We have combined the finest Belgian malt, rare European hops, an authentic Belgian yeast and finally, the brew is dusted with tulip petals. The resulting blend is nothing less than magical.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2750) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 13, 2005
355ml brown bottle shared with gilvanblight. Orange pour, lemon yellow highlights, almost no head. Nose is fairly alcoholic, light layer of banana and yeast. Taste has some citrus, spicy, yeasty and bready. Lingereing finish, lemon notes with yeast. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is yeasty, caramel, taste is similar, light fruit, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
The aroma evokes bread-like yeast. As I sip, I also taste caramel malt, and light hop note. Predominant tastes are sweet and sour. The aftertaste is of alcohol, but also smooth. Not too typical of a triple, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, fruity, some spice and hint of booze. Taste of fruits, malt sweetness, banana and spice. Mild bitterness and the finish is a bit sticky. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Nice beer but it is a bit short of magical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2376) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle to glass. Nose is full of candied apple and cardboard. Taste is perfume and then full of booze. Mostly sweet. I’m not a huge fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its okay a little hoppy for the triple I think it is respectable Julie wants taste of kiktA and one eye jak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (559) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
But orange and hazy. Thin white head. Sweet candy nose. Smooth sweet bits of banana and honey. But boozy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (780) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste floral, Belgian yeast, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (255) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
pours a light golden amber with almost no head. no lacing. aroma is floral with banana and coriander. flavor is also slightly floral, coriander, sweet, banana, and bubblegum. light/medium body with a slightly creamy mouth feel. carbonation is very low. Belgium ales are my thing and this is a poor example. if the level of carbonation were higher it would be slightly better. Triples are usually effervescent. I don’t feel the floral part of the beer complimented the sweetness. I do know that rose is used in many sweet pastries but for me, here it doesn’t fit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (308) - - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a clear gold. Light, floral aromas. Belgian yeast, sweet malts, honey, straw, hint of citrus. Light carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, almost too sweet. Very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-9-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –Served a light golden color with a fine white head. The head faded fast to leave a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma of the beer was heaviest of Belgian yeast, banana, and notes of grass. Mixed with these smells were lighter aromas of a spicy and citrus aroma which overall created a pleasant smell. Taste – The taste began with a base of fruit and yeast While it is fruity it is not to sweet.. The fruit is largely banana and pear in nature. As the taste advances flavors of a floral nature mixed with some more bitter citrus come to the tongue. These in the end are met with some spice notes of coriander, clove, and pepper as well as a good dose of alcohol to leave a rather tingling bitter-sweet warming taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather creamy with the carbonation level being quite average. Overall – A moderatly tasty triple with good fruit flavors. One to try if the chance arises but not one to go out of the way.

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