What beer to drink with baseball? Triples, of course. Or tripels or, like this one from New Holland, trippels.
Black Tulup comes across as vegetative bubble gum. A bit of a shock after that Tripel Karmeliet [which will not go reviewed] and its echos of Hungarian Tokay - honey, almond, that sort of thing...but in an easy sort of way that went very nicely with the first roast chicken of the fall. It gets very high BAer regard. [OK, I kinda of reviewed it.]
No, this one is different - a syrupy golden amber ale, it's head a snow white foam and the thinnest rim. Plenty of hop but a bitter weedy green and twiggy sort of hop. The fruit is difficult to peg: cantaloupe and pear? Difficult to peg because of the overriding vegetative thing from the hops leading to notes of...carrots and spuds? I ended up bailing on this bottle, something I was quite surprised I was having to do as this was my first New Holland brew. There is some concern shared also amongst the advocatonians.
More tripels here.