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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3196) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
Flaske fra Polet: et kremet skum som synker forholdsvis raskt. En behagelig balanse mellom bitterhet, kryddersmak og sødme og med god munnfylde, men kanskje litt lite karbonering. Svakere og mindre søt (heller en diskret, bitter ettersmak) enn det jeg forbinder med belgiske tripel, men så avgjort et got øl. Må prøve flere fra dette bryggeriet, selv om det er overpriset.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, creamy beige head. Smells of grassy hops, belgian yeast and malts. Medium sweet, very fruity, some banana and alot of spice and caramel. Medium to heavy bitter, quite grassy and spicy. Quite pleasant tripel, very drinkable, maybe not the baldest one, but absolutely one i can have again. Cheers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (784) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Flaske kjøpt på polet i vika. Appelsinfarget, lite skum og kullsyre. Fyldig smak av sitrus, gress, frukt og druestein.litt bitter ettersmak. En ganske godt tripel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Flaske 0,33l - gave fra Rune.Styrken oppgitt til 8,8%. Drukket i heimen 2 Okt 12. Lys appelsinfarget. Uklar. Veldig høyt skum som daler sakte og etterlater filigranser. God, litt krydret aroma med antydning til frukt og bær. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er litt på den søte siden. Fersken. Druer. Blir syrlig bitter etter hvert. Avslutter tørt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2012
A: fruits, spices, malt A: pale orange T: semi sweet, little hop presence. P: mb- to fb O:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy golden with a rich white head. Complex yeasty, bready and fruity aroma. Interestingly yeasty and fruity, even spicy flavours. One of the more interesting tripels out there?

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrabona (214) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2012
beautiful cloudy yellow tendence to orange. full body, very good execution of the belgian tradition , tropical fruity, candy sugar. very natural aroma, intense and balanced. I begin to belive the italians can do it better !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2012
Aroma of candysugar and hay. Taste reveals hints of alcohol and belgian yeast. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer, but the alcogol could have been hidden a bit better to get the highest scores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6063) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours hazy dark golden with a big white head. Intriguing aroma, sweet flowers,yeast and coriander. Taste is sweet, thick and almost syrupy sticky with a good spicy counterweight. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (687) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
pours golden yellow-orange with a nice frothy head, lots of active CO2 streams. Medium malts on the nose. A super creamy mouthfeel upfront, transitions into flavours of malt, orange, bread, wheat, light hops, light yeast, finishes lightly tingly, sweet (6/10), and a mild bitter finish with a crisp bite. Medium complexity, medium depth, great transitions, good carry, excellent drinkability.

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