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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17872) - , 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38495) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3274) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14531) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30234) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6913) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Murkey golden - white head. Apples. Fruity. Wheaty. Sharpness. Light flowery. Plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - 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.

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