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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Ah, spring. It's the season that breathes new life into our beautiful landscape and puts a hop in our step. It has also inspired artists of all mediums for centuries.

One such artist was Lida Rogers, a schoolteacher in our hometown more than 75 years ago. Caught up in spring fever, Lida proposed planting tulips throughout the city in celebration of Holland's heritage. Her inspiration bloomed into a living work of art: Tulip Time. Today, Tulip Time is a world-class festival showcasing the Holland community as six million tulips blossom into an incredible homage to spring. Red Tulip Ale is a salute to the tulip, spring, and of course our dear Lida. A smooth and malty red ale, Red Tulip evokes spring's renewing spirit.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Sample at New Holland on 5/17/14. Clear red pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of toast, caramel and dank florals. Malty and toasty flavor with caramel and slight butter before a dry floral finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin beige head. Caramel and toast, light fruit. Medium bodied, lots of caramel, sweet fruit. Cocoa, toast, malt. Finishes lightly bitter with bits of fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draft at the brewery. A clear red color with a small head. Clear caramel malt aroma and a touch of nut. A smooth palate, light in body with a short finish. Medium sweetness, caramel, but finishes abruptly. Great initial nose and flavor, but very little lingers to savor. A good pairing, however, with a corned beef sandwich, each enhancing the flavor of the other.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time and have been looking for it for awhile. Pours a deep dark copper, reddish and a decent haze with a sizable offwhite head that eventually dies to a thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are mellow, caramel and toffee, toast and bready malts mix with decent florals, a touch of dryness on the nose. Simple Red. Initial is a pretty thick caramel and toffee bomb, moves to medium bodied with a good sweetness overall, caramel and a touch of nuttiness move into toast, bread, and a light floral hopping. Pretty malty and not my kind of red ale. Quite toasty and malty, light florals provide insufficient bitterness. Not my thing, almost some black olive showing up in there which is weird.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty body hints of caramel and some light char, hops are pine and a bit soapy. Mildly bitter finish with some malt sweetness. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
aroma of of crunchy toffee and a hint of even chocolate. appearance is hands down 5 -- wonderfully red hued amber that is so striking you’d swear its artificial. flavor is of big caramel and a hint of porter cocoa. hops follow to subtlely buzz the throat.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
12 oz bottle from busch’s grocery store in Novi. This pours a reddish amber with off white head. I was actually somewhat dissapointed with this, as I was expecting a lot more flavor and better mouthfeel, but this is by no means a bad beer. It’s a great session brew, with decent flavor. Despite this, I probably won’t be getting this any time soon, as there are so many more brews from NH that I haven’t tried. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3231) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
12oz bottle 4/13/09-Pours a nice darker amber iwth a small tan covering for ahead. Aroma of malt. Taste begins with malt and then chocolate comes pouring in along with some caramel. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and the chocolate was a nice surprise. Nice tasting and quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyAfter2 (15) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Not overly impressed with the floral undertones, but I guess I should have expected it from ’red tulip’.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Amber pour with a half-inch beige head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly smokey. Flavor is mostly caramel malt with a dash of hops and a hint of smokiness. Meh. Not bad, but unremarkable.


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