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


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RATINGS: 176   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Deep golden bordering to light amber, Big white head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma of freshly baked bread, apricots, light grapefruit, sweet malt and floral notes. Taste is medium sweet, bready, apricot, bitter herby and fruity hops with a long lingering finish with sweet fruit notes. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paologalloni (165) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2015
Bottiglia. Color opalesciente schiuma candida mediamente fine non troppo persistente Aro effettivamente di frutta tropicale ho sentito papàya e zucchero candito. Palato nello standard sia come bollicine che come consistenza setosa al gusto prevale leggermente il dolce si sente molto zucchero candito nel complesso però estremamente equilibrata

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Hazy golden color, with a white head. Aroma: Wheat, oranges, spice, caramel. Palate: Full body, longlasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a light straw color with a large white soapy head. Aroma is estery and floral, with notes of grains, citrus peel, dried leaves, banana esters, ripe apricots and black pepper. Taste is medium dry and crispy, refreshing and citrusy, lightly yeasty and estery, with more notes of ripe fruits, dried leaves and citrus peel. Medium bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, very tasty tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (588) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
caramel, cereal, floral, banana, red Fruits. Cleary gold with soft white head. medium sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, with some spicey. Very good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Poured a hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, light spices, Taste is medium sweet, moderately spiced. Pretty decent attempt at the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1317) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a large white head. Aroma of malt, butter and spices. Light bittersweet with a soft malt and alc ending. bb. 15.01.2014, tested 01.09.2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7890) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
pours hazy/cloudy pale yellow, gold tint, with a nice creamy and reviving white head, nice lacing. strong pils character, but also doughy fruitiness - pears, pineapple; cereals, citrus, bitter herbs - no coriander, some sulfur, light sweetness - mostly candi, light peppery and floral booze, interesting belgian yeast features once it gets mixed - dust, pepper, vanilla - and particularly clean, phenols-wise, lemon candies, grass and lightly astringent woodsy notes. average to light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, boozy and almost balanced peppery-herbal-grassy-grapefruity finish. quite enjoyed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2014
33 cl bottle. Hazy orange with frothy white head. Candy fruit aroma, sweet taste, fizzy carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3391) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is floral, fruity and a little spicy. Not quite cloves but not pepper either, something in between. Taste is moderately sweet, less so than your traditional tripel and lightly bitter. Flavors are of ethanol, yellow fruits and spices. Alcohol is showing but not in a negative way. Body is medium, carbonation low to medium and mouthfeel a little smooth. Overall a good tripel, I’d drink that again!

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