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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Thanks to TikkiGodxxx again...this was poured into my "how-fitting" Maudite Tulip glass Appearance: Murky Orange hue with a fair amount of body carbonation....and a very minimal white head...which quickly dwindles to a rim lacing and pond like fizzles but later leaves nice wall lacings Smell: hmm...strong yeasty champagne notes come first off....peppery hops....buttery malts....and floral phenols....quite potent Taste: Lets see....slurp slurp....hmmm....pretty nice stuff....it is maudite reminiscent as proc mentioned...bitter honey-suckle....already buttered belgian biscuits...bananas and cloves start to come forward as a few sips have already saturated my palate...pretty good compexity and balance.... Notes: a fine species...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2015
Slightly hazy gold pour with an amber core, a one finger, creamy, soapy bright white head. Aroma is big on berry, tree fruit and banana esters, some toast, cereal, fruity floral notes, a hint of pepper, a hint of clove and light candi sugar-like sweetness. Flavor is cereal, starchy grain, doughy bread, sweet apple, sweet apricot, hay, caramel, fruity floral notes, alcohol, over ripe banana and a hint of citrusy spice. Medium body, syrupy, but slightly chalky and slick entry, light, somewhat blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly boozy and warm finish. Good stuff, very estery, without being a complete booze bomb, like many of the more flavorful Tripels (especially American) seem to be..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Big fruity nose, estery, berries, spice, and alcohol fumes. Hazy dark straw color. Sugary fruit, more berries, the fruit floats around but doesn’t develop into much. Medium body. Full of fruit. Tasty. Nice approximation, but still not a black tulip.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (778) - Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma of yeast, tart fruits, and some spice. Taste follows suit. Apple type flavors hit particularly in the finish. Decent tripel. Vintage 2014 has 10.5% ABV; extraordinarily well-hidden. I didn’t think this tasted "boozy" at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is yeasty, caramel, taste is similar, light fruit, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benfergy (227) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1613) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2493) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (454) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (580) - , 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (795) - 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


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