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

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RATINGS: 137   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11207) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Cloudy orange with a lasting white head. Spicy aroma, pepper, herbs and some fruit. Sweetish fruity flavour with peppery spice. Very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This Tripel’s gingery spiciness and honeyed malts coalesce over herbal hops and doughy yeast for a classy example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam decorates the cloudy golden.
-Carbonation is quite expansive early on, so this one benefits from some breathing.
-Fruit esters are peachy and slightly tropical.
-Spicy hop bitterness is lenient.
-Alcohol is well concealed.
-This may not stand out in the world of Tripels, but it is mighty well done and enjoyable.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Aroma:very fruity,yeast.... Appearance:hazy -orange,huge white head... Flavor:fruity,alcohol,yeast.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with a bready yeast and a well balanced lightly sweet Belgian-style malt backbone. Taste is also a nice mix between some nicely sweetness Belgian-style malt backbone and some fruity ester with a light spicy yeast finish. Body is full with limited filtration and good bottle-conditioning with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and something I would gladly have more often.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
This tripel pours like cloudy honey with soda fizz carbonation. It has my absolutely favorite aroma of walking around in Italy in the summer, and that is honeysuckles. The flavor is of flowers, honey, and flour, but it has a hint of one of rubberband flavor, which detracts somewhat from the good things this beer has going for it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours hazy orange-amber with a big, frothy, off-white head. Great lacings. Aroma is mild spicy, oranges, coriander, green apple zest on top of yeast and great firm maltiness. Medium carbonation, great dry and wonderfully creamy palate. Super lovely flavour, bitter and grassy coupled well with malty sweet and phenolic. Grassy, sweet, apple zesty with a very dry finish. Some pepper hits in the far finish. Elegant and very well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. This bottle marked as 8.8% abv. Cloudy amber beer, a gusher! Thick foamy head. Soft palate. Honeyish malt, a litlle pepper. Finishes soft and dry. Interesting!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Hazy golden with a dense shaving foam style head leaving a neat lacework. Sophisticated and slightly funky aroma with some yeast. Medium body, sweet fruit again with a very sophisticated spicy edge with yeast. Very subdued bitterness. 030610

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Alc. 8.4%. Clear medium orange yellow color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100603]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
Olive bottle, 75 cl, best before 15 08 2011, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 12 2010; eye: golden, lightly hazy, no effervescence, white head made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: floral, perfumy, light spices, malt, yeast; mouth: floral, perfumy, light spices, light yeast, light malt, dry finale is floral with light presence of spices, medium-light body, almost no carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille olive, 75 cl, meilleure avant 15 08 2011, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 12 juin 2010; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : floral, parfumé, léger épices, malt, levure; bouche : floral, parfumé, léger épices, léger levure, léger malt, finale sèche est floral avec légère présence d’épices, corps moyen-léger, presque pas de carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : correct


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