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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.

Aaron68's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, - 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 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 (124) - 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 (248) - 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 (650) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1545) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle blonde légèrement trouble. Mousse blanche onctueuse. Nez sur le fruit jaune, Bel équilibre acide/amer, ronde et corpulente en bouche. grande finale où l’on retrouve le fruit et les houblons. Good one !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Golden-straw, weak white foam. Aroma: white wine, fruits (peach, pineapple), malt, a little perfume. Taste: malt, dry sherry, wood, a little alcohol and hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodo26 (33) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2016
Bortiglia da 33cl...di un colore ambrato scuro abbastanza torbido...schiuma bella pomposa ma poco persistente...buon profumo rinfrescante ma, quando si assaggia, si sente l’alta gradazione, ciò nonostanta piacevole al palato...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1676) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a steady huge head, nice creamy head by the way. Straightforward belgian yeast and pine European hops in the nose. Rich body, a tad sweet, nice mellow green bitters, dry finish, a bit of cheesy hops. Taste is crisp malts and the typical triple yeast. A nice fusion of Westmalle & a more mellow sweeter blond tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
330 ml super-gusher of a bottle. Pours a clear straw with a resilient white head. Aroma is pepper, spice, sweetbread and pear. Flavor is pepper, mint. Finish is very bitter, loads of oldish. Very grassy and boozy. Medium to full body. Big time drain pour...

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