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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear golden colored with a big frothy egg white lacing and lasting head. Aromas of orange fruit, yeast, sweet candy, spices and hay. Flavors of yeast, grain, caramel, hops and fruit. Dry finish. Tasty and easy beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13824) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ RBESG, Rome. Pours muddy yellow with a large white foam. Nose is orange fruit and yeast. Some sweet pine. Yeasty and dry flavor. Vague notes of rubber. Medium bodied

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, spices, and straw. The flavor is very sweet and rather spicy combined with notes of bread, leading to a dry wheaty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6393) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with a creamy off white head. Fruity yeasty aroma with notes of caramel. Light hoppy, yeasty and spicy flavour. Light coriander and citrus. Long sweet caramel finsh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Murkey golden - white head. Apples. Fruity. Wheaty. Sharpness. Light flowery. Plain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2010
Hazy amber with a rather large off white and creamy head. Sweet yeasty flavour with ripe fruits and mild hops. Sweet flavour with yeast, fruits and malty notes. Finished somewhat dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2010
bottle in italy ... golden yellow ... big whitemhead .... spicy lght hop nose ... yeasty sweet candi suger hop ... light spice ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5064) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2010
Stylish bottle, at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. ABV was 8.8%. Amber colour, hazy, big white head. Very nice aroma of Belgian yeast, notes of coriander, cloves and other undefined spices. The flavour is sweet and sour (? - can’t read my own handwriting) with notes of coriander, orange peel and undefined spices. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2010
Biggish offwhite lasting head. Hazy orange body with small particles. Tropical fruit aroma with peppery, spicy Belgian yeast notes. Full and harmonic. Dry-sweetish peppery fruity spicy taste with milky barnyard notes. Light body. Faintly hot mouthfeel. Very little trace of the alcohol. Dry toffeeish spicy peppery aftertaste with wooden notes. An excellent Belgian tripel. Highly drinkable, yet complex and subtle. (0.33l bottle, Håndtverkerstuene, Oslo.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a very hazy yellow colour with a small creamy white head. Dense aroma of marzipan, dough and apricots. Medium to full-bodied with notes of marzipan, apricots, almonds and mild alcohol. Some grassy hops in the warming aftertaste.


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