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


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
[ASPETTO] oro intenso, velata [SCHIUMA] bianca, media presenza, fine e buona persistenza [OLFATTO] fresca, con profumi fruttati, che ricordano marmellata di frutta gialla, lievito, un floreale di contorno con leggere note di fieno. Sentori alcolici [GUSTO] imbocco tendenzilamente dolce, ancora con note di frutta matura e marmellata, un tocco di caramellato, lievito. Andando avanti con al bevuta, il dolce perde mordente, lasciando spazio a note amare moderate,che si mescolano con un acenno speziato ed alcolico. finale secco. [TEXTURE] corpo medio, molto morbida al palato, con una buona carbonazione; alcohol evidente solo nel finale con una sensazione di calore al palato [COMMENTO FINALE] buona! Esce forse dal classico trend delle tripel, mantenendo amaricanti molto contenuti e dando un po’ più spazio a note fruttate e dolci, caramellose soprattutto all’inizio. Alcohol molto ben inserito, quasi ci si dimentica degli 8 gradi se non per una sensazione calda nel retrogusto. un tripel quindi meno speziata e meno amara ma con tutti gli ingredienti equilibrati e ben inseriti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle (330 ml). Traded by SlovakSniper, thanks Patrick! Hazy golden with a huge frothy white and and good lacing. Aroma of fruits, malt, spices, slight citrus and pepper. Taste is of malt, fruits, spices and grain. Alcohol is noticeable. Medium body. Good tripel but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
24.11.2012. 0,33l Bottle. Golden yellow colour with white head. Malty aroma with nice bitter aftertaste. Sweet with rather rich body. More sweetness. Lots of flavours of wheat. Notes of banana. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
33cl bottle. Hazy pale orange with a nice creamy slightly off white head. Fruity caramel and malts, honey, grains, bit of yeast, ginger and white sugar. Sweet, moderate to full body, smooth, moderate carbonation, becomes dry with some yeast, ginger, malts and a nice finish. Interesting and refreshing with a bit of alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 17, 2012
Golden color with white persistent foam. Floral, fruity, spicy and malt aroma. So sweet at taste with honey and spicy flavour with long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
330 ml bottle @ home,November 09,2012 Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Storo, October 29,2012 Dark golden to yellow or maybe a bit cloudy in color.Aroma is spices,malt,hop,a bit yeast and dark sugar. Nice sweet and good Tripel beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
A beautiful 0.33l bottle. It pours a hazy heather honey-orange body with a big impressive heavy lacing just off-white head. On the nose I get wheat, sweet sticky orange marmalade, some gentle spicy nuances and hints of yeast and alcohol. After a while it opens more up and gets more sweet and fruity, so much that I get references to sweet sticky dates and caramel. It’s not so much extreme but at first, but really nice. Velvety rich on the mouthfeel and it has a average to soft carbonation level. A more gentle wheat flavor in the taste, some clear alcohol present, it’s light floral with a strong sweetness. Actually quite tasty and easy drinking’. Some green banana in the mildly spicy aftertaste. Totally not unpleasant at all. 21.09.2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3466) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Bouteille de 330ml. B.B. 01/11/2013. Bière blonde avec une mousse blanche collante et crémeuse. Le nez est quelque peu sucrée, on sent le malt et le moût qui a bouillie longtemps (réaction de Maillard). La bouche est sucrée, mordante en fin de bouche. Il y a un drôle d’amertume en fin de bouche qui rappelle de l’alcool chaud. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Une bouteille de 33 cl meilleure avant le 01/11/2013. Une robe presque orangée surmontée par un col mousseux blanc increvable. Au nez, des arômes de houblons fruités et de céréales pâles sucrées avec la présence d’un alcool poivré. Au goût, des malts mielleux qui recouvrent des papilles sauvées par des houblons aux allures tropicales. Toujours cette présence florale et piquante de l’alcool. En bouche, un corps bien construit avec des bulles nettoyantes et une texture qui se colle au style. Une finale sur des notes amères fruitées et éthyliques. Une tripel intéressante par ses houblons et un peu trop chaude par son alcool.

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