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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ gunnfryd
Pours cloudy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. 8.8%. Pouring away and wondering where the head was that VBS spoke of when suddenly I was gulping foam to preserve the beer. The foam was tasty hops and alcohol. Beer is gold under the carved white foam. Aroma is spice forward, alcohol and some spice. Aggressive upfront flavour. Plenty of peppery hops. A nectarine note blended nicely with some hops and a hint of peanut oil.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2317) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 17, 2011
iPhone.... praying the network is fixed soon. Pretty decent gold with endless microscopic sediment, big ass white cap then stays and dirties. Candy lemon nose, orange, a light spice cake, bit perfumy, smells quite delectable on deep snorts. Very drinkable, soft, fruity and soothing. Oranges and dull lemon, excellent sweet spice, something else.. I drank it to quick. Needed more spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4778) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Golden and sweet with hints of alchol. Very drinkable and pleasant beer, without much bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
330ml bottle pours a slightly cloudy golden color with about 3 fingers of white head with good retention that settles to some really nice lacing. Aroma is very mild citrus. Taste is a nice malty sweetness with some citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body and moderate carbonation leaving a pleasant feeling on the tongue. A pretty tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 4, 2011
Color dorato torbo, parecchi lieviti in sospensione, schiuma compatta e persistente. Al naso è vivace, con il candito in netta prevalenza, ed un leggero iniziale esotico. In bocca prevale ancora il dolce, lasciando poi a fine corsa un tocco di calore. Nasconde molto bene gli 8,8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (10784) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle shared. Hazy golden pour with white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat and fruit. Same in flavour with caramel and a dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
33cl bottle shared with friends. Slight white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Very interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 23, 2011
Splendida tripel del Ducato, più sul taglio dolce; però la canzone è orrenda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Coppery straw pour. Big white head with plenty of lacing left behind. Tons of bubbles rise throughout the drink. Saison-ish aroma. Tinge of sourness mixed in with a malt, hops and honey aroma. Alcohol on the nose as well. Tastes of sweet honey, alcohol, sugar and a slight bitterness. Coats the tongue with a sweet honey like slickness. Pretty good. A little too sweet and a lot of alcohol warmth. Would be a pretty good winter warmer.

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