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


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RATINGS: 175   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.

jtclockwork's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, lemonbreads, bready malt, citrus, light wheat malt and some spice. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (1715) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 14, 2016
W aromacie taki bardziej owocowo zorientowany tripel, pomarańcza, brzoskwinia, słodowość, sprawia wrażenie dość pełnego. I taki jest w smaku, owocowy, słodowy i pełny, niska przyprawowość i goryczka, ale uniknięto mdłej słodyczy, świetnie ukryty alkohol, przez to pijalne. Trochę za mało skomplikowane, ale bardzo smaczne. Imperial tripel, rzekłbym.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 6, 2016
Clear golden with yeast particles. Aroma: spices, grape, flower. Light sweet, light to moderate-bitterness. Very light body. Flavour: spices, flowers, white wine. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jopolis (43) - - JUL 19, 2016
Cerveja forte 8,8% mas sem a percepção do álcool no sabor. Espuma espessa e branca. Coloração amarelo escuro, tipo caramelo. Dulçor elevado com finalização um pouco amarga. Possui aroma frutado cítrico com presença de abacaxi. Possui um bom teor de lúpulo .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (36) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
Cor dourada com espuma branca persistente. Aroma adocicado e levemente cítrico. Dulçor moderado com toque cítrico de laranja. Álcool pouco perceptível. Retrogosto marcante de laranja

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
Draft sample @ Haand fest ’16, Drammen. Shared with the Norwegian tasting crew. Couleur dorée, léger voile, col blanc. Arôme au nez fin épicé, qcq esters typiques belges, fruité avec un léger rétro houblonné noble conférant de petites notes vertes, fruitées. Palais est malté, pâle e pils, possible Munich, ester et levure belge. Pointe d’épices, sur palais ré&chauffant. Fruité rappelant l’abricot et pêche. Levure sur la fin approche d’un côté banane voire girofle épicé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rodrigosebba (2) - BRAZIL - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Espuma densa, cor dourada, sabor mesclado entre doce e amargo. Garrafa e rótulo intetessantes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magela (132) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2016
Aroma sweet of pineapple and malts. The taste is well balanced between the sweet of fruits and the bitter of hops. Has an spiced ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 Cor de mel, turva. Espuma abundante de longa duração. Aroma cítrico de casca de laranja e especiarias. Sabor amargo com notas de casca de laranja, banana e especiarias, levemente picante, com álcool perceptível. Retrogosto amargo e herbáceo com final alcoólico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
filosanchi (4) - - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
Colore ambrato..aroma di frutta tropicale e di crosta di pane arrostito. Carbonazione forse un poco eccessiva che non facilita la beva. Senzazione diffusa di calore dovuto all’alto grado alcolico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (743) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2016
Alaranjada opaca, espuma amarela de boa formação e persistência, aspecto cremoso, perfeita para o estilo. Aroma caramelado, fermento belga, álcool perceptível, frutas amarelas maduras (misto de dulçor e azedume). Paladar de médio dulçor, quase sem amargor, abacaxi, laranja. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste alcoólico, pêssego maduro, dulçor persistente e bem equilibrado, mas um leve aguado ao final, diferente das melhores tripel belgas.

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