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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 22, 2012
Buona birra si ma non la trova nulla di trascendentale, abbastanza normale senza ne infamia ne lode.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of flowers. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, grass, herbs, Flavour of sweetness, fruits, spice. Medium bodied. Ends on a sweet and light grassy note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
cloudy yellow, smooth white head. slightly wild yeasty, slightly fruity. flavor is malty, slightly wild yeasty, bitter fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
37.5 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry yeasty and mild phenolic. Mild fruity and light citric flavoured. Smooth fruity and lingering toasted malty finish. Bitter and light fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours translucent yell/golden orange. Aroma of honey, maple syrup, hay, cereal, yeast, dried dark fruit sweetness, light hops. Flavour largely the same, honey, citrus, yeast, sweet dark dried fruits, butter, black pepper. Oily mouth feel with a dry, gently hopped finish. Light beer - good thirst quencher for sunny days.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of candied apple, licorice, cough syrup and yeast. Flavour of overripe, acidic light fruits (white grape, apples, pears), floral spices - almost gingery, some perfume and yeast. Interesting take on the style, as this is anything but orthodox. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife. Hazy medium golden with a lively finely bubbled head. Aroma is sweet pale malts and soft orchard fruits with delicate floral spice (thinking ginger but not quite?). I’m immediately taken by the tasty biscuity malt structure, very nice malts here, and equally nice fruity hops with a light spice character. This is a style that normally holds little appeal for me, but I really enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick lacing frothy white head. In aroma, a smooth honey malt, grainy and smooth, grassy field. In mouth, a nice malty ale with smooth creamy notes, perfumy, light alcohol warmth, not bad. Bieropholie import, tasted May 12 2012.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (977) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 28, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de Orval. Color oro puro con una corona blanca y tupida que forma redes en las paredes. Aromas de caramelo y piel de mandarina con trazos de especias. Entrada de zumo de mandarina especiado. Maltas moderadas en el paladar seguidas por un final de lúpulo y toques de mango. Cuerpo medio-intenso y carbonatación media. Retrogusto de cítricos y piel de mandarina. El ABV provoca una gentil sensación cálida. 330ml bottle. Orval Chalice glass. Pure gold in color with a white, close, crown & webs on sides. Candy, tangerine zest aromas, spiced hues. Spiced tangerine juice upfront. Mildy malts onto the palate followed by kind hoppy finish & mango touches. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Citric & tangerine zest aftertaste. ABV leaves a gentle warming sensation.


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