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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 17, 2011
Bottiglia. Miglior tripel italiana mai assaggiata, complessa, dolce e amara, buonissima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a huge white head, great durability. Aroma of malt, hops, yeast and some flower-like and alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel where alcohol is sensed. Moderate sweetness in flavor, with a slightly bitter taste and aftertaste. Alcohol also felt in the aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
It’s hazy golden with a huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma is fruity with notes of yeast and malt. The flavour is moderately sweet to sweet, and has notes of yeast, fruit, citrus, malt, and the finish is refreshing and slightly bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9599) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Trying to recall where I had this. I think it must have been at Lortica, Bologna, 27.02.11 Pours hazy amber with a slight farmhouse/saison type nose more than a Tripel aroma. Soft in mouth, there is some vanilla and a furry bitterness, really nice. Been impressed with the Ducato beers that I’ve had thus far. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6126) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
light hoppy aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter fruity flavor. Some licorice notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. OK trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8415) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Medium yellow and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is fruity and malty, yeasty notes too. Flavor has notes of light port. Sweet too. Moderate bitter finish. Syrupy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16772) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle from Aakjærs. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, yeast, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
A very enjoyable tripel. Golden color with a nice frothy head. Malts and fruit in the nose. Bubbly mouthfeel that settles down over time. Nice fruity tones with hints of hops. Alcohol masked well, but this will warm you up. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16165) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Bottled 750ml (BB 09/2011)
Hazy orange color, huge cloudy white head, lace. Citrus and pineapple in the nose. Medium-bodied. Hayish, perfumic hoppy, grassy, kind of alcoholic. Bitterish, spicey aftertaste. Fruity and hoppy, but not too balanced.

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