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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Bottle, purchased July ’05. I keep focusing on the name and being surprised when this pours out a nice golden color, with a blush of red in the center. Aroma is a light syrup with overtones of medicinal alcohol. Extra strong taste, but not as “beery” as might be expected. Strange rubbery aftertaste, with notes of pear and apricot, then a strong suggestion of honey. My label does not mention the tulip petals, certainly can’t get any suggestion of it in this batch. Despite the distractions mentioned here, it’s a fine, heady drink, at least pleasing to the eye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (229) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Very drinkable but still nothing special. Poura a nice golden color. Would drink again in a pinch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
The color is a gorgrous opaque golden orange color with a medium white head and dark yet small sediment floating throughout. The aroma blends Belgian yeast, sour fruit, and flowers, and the taste is bold on the front with a mild sweetness mixed with a touch of sourness hitting the tongue first. Although it does mellow and balance out more as the beer finishes in your mouth, the palate’s combination of the soft carbonation, medium body, and thick texture round out nicely for an amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eriksargent (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
Very rich caramel start. Rounds out full of various flavors and very complete sensation over your whole tounge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle: Clear, light gold, white head. Fruity, malty, aroma. Taste is light fruit, orange, yeast..... a hint of saltiness?....slightly boozy. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Smells exactly like lemon iced tea to me.... weird. Hazy light amber with a small white head. Belgian yeast, sweet lemony honey malt flavor. Medium full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Orange/peach malt and alcohol aroma. Pale yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and mild astringent alcohol flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
(Bottle). Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices. Light amber complexion with little to no head or lacing. The flavor is dominated by alcohol with Belgian spices and mild malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with small white head. Sweet candy aroma. Taste is gummy bears, candy and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (523) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 From bottle. Pale yellow orange color and completely clear. Small white head. Nose had bread yeast some pepper, clove. Light body, sweet with dates, and wine characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Belgian Yeast, Apples, Pears T: Belgian Yeast, Peach, Rock Candy, Apples M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a pretty solid triple with nice fruit and candy notes with a belgian yeast forward taste.

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