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Birrificio del Ducato Winterlude Tripel

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Abbey Tripel
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented beer which undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle. It is intense gold, almost orange in color, with aromas of fruit in syrup (pineapple, peach and apricot), candy sugar, bread crust and a note of chives from the Belgian hops of Poperinge. Warm and sweet on the palate with a firm fizzy finish. Strong and structured, sweet and inviting. A tribute to a friend who went missing, who we may meet again one day, just like the sun that is hiding behind the hill.

Winterlude is also named after a Bob Dylan song, a perfect fit since it is a winter warmer. The idea of winter as an interlude representing both the pause before awakening and the oblivion before new life.
This beer is inspired by some varieties of the Belgian Tripels. The hops come from the Poperinge region, a variety I have always been fascinated by. I connected with one of the region’s local farmer and had him set a preferred variety aside from his most recent harvest.
Because it combines incredibly well with food, Winterlude has always made us proud with our catering industry clients.
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (205) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2014
33 cl bottle. Hazy orange with frothy white head. Candy fruit aroma, sweet taste, fizzy carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1052) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a large white head. Aroma of malt, butter and spices. Light bittersweet with a soft malt and alc ending. bb. 15.01.2014, tested 01.09.2014.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lucanna77 (28) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014
Ottima triple. Bel colore giallo pieno, leggermente opaco. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. Al naso molto profumata, con sentori di frutta e miele. In bocca ha un corpo pieno e resinoso. Sentori dolci e leggermente mie lati anche in bocca, con una gradevolissima speziatura.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maximet (91) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Light, cloudy, yellow with a white foam head
Aroma: Spiced, herbal with a nice little citrus. Some wild yeast ine the mix.
Taste: The citrus is gone... More grassy taste, with a warm spice taste.
Palate: Full body with a creamy texture.
A triple that won’t blow your mind, hard to categorize, but not bad

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1092) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en enero de 2013, en dos ocasiones y la ultima del lote 080--12. Una estilo triple suave, a pesar de sus 8.8 vol. pero con sabores bastante intensos, refinados dulces afrutados y florales. Buena y refinada con sabores sutiles bien combinados.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an uneven white head.
Aroma: Banana, yeast, spices.
Body: Full body with a medium carbonation.
Flavour: Alcohol, banana, spices, yeast. A bit unbalanced with too much alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Poured a hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, light spices, Taste is medium sweet, moderately spiced. Pretty decent attempt at the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
pours hazy/cloudy pale yellow, gold tint, with a nice creamy and reviving white head, nice lacing. strong pils character, but also doughy fruitiness - pears, pineapple; cereals, citrus, bitter herbs - no coriander, some sulfur, light sweetness - mostly candi, light peppery and floral booze, interesting belgian yeast features once it gets mixed - dust, pepper, vanilla - and particularly clean, phenols-wise, lemon candies, grass and lightly astringent woodsy notes. average to light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, boozy and almost balanced peppery-herbal-grassy-grapefruity finish. quite enjoyed!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (4726) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of wheat, yeast, banana, glue, grains, hint of older yellow fruits, some strange alcohol/phenol tones, some rice... Not too inviting! Flavours of bitters, spices, wheat, malts, yeast, some glue, some grains, older corn and malts, close to nasty bitter, warm... Pfff unbalanced and hard to keep drinking... Bummer! Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, grains, some malts, rice, some old fruits, some light nasty bitters... Low carbo, creamy blown mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. This isn’t good, what happened!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1494) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is floral, fruity and a little spicy. Not quite cloves but not pepper either, something in between. Taste is moderately sweet, less so than your traditional tripel and lightly bitter. Flavors are of ethanol, yellow fruits and spices. Alcohol is showing but not in a negative way. Body is medium, carbonation low to medium and mouthfeel a little smooth. Overall a good tripel, I’d drink that again!


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