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


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 regionís 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Eataly in Rome. I understand itís more appropriate to sip this in the winter but oh well. It pours a murky, amberish golden with an off-white head that drops to a film, with more around the edge, then stays. Some lace. The aroma is excellent: a very nice mix of yeast and fruits, even tropical ones - warm, ripe, almost gone off -, and dough, wheat, old apples, grass. Tastes wheaty, fruity, basically following the nose, with a bit of alcohol. Softish mouthfeel. Some bitterness in the finish, slightly herbal even, with a spicy kick. Mellow carbonation. After a while the alcohol gets obtrusive - I canít imagine myself downing it faster before it does so. Itís an interesting take on a strong Belgian Ale, I quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma: yeast, sweet malts, caramel, grain, molasses. Appearance: hazy gold, massive, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, bread malts, caramel, soft carbonation, light, dry finish. Overall: very nice Tripel, excellent sweetness throughout. Pint at Italian Job, Chiswick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Private order. Bitter with some spice, good with fish. Unique, drinkable, not something I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1705) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 15, 2015
Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma yeast, fruits, citrus. Taste fruits, citrus, yeast, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1960) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits and bitter hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (547) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 15, 2015
330 mml bottle tasted on the 05/05/2015. Floral and hoppy aroma for a nice hazy golden colour beer. Taste is very floral too with presence of malts and some caramel. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2863) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Tap. Italian Job, Chiswick. Hazy gold. Film of lasting, white head. Medicinal clove, first off. Chewy, grainy wheat. Drinks full, smooth, warming, and fairly bitter. Some dryness on the finish. Manages to be big, but a bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (782) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Tap @ Bishop Folkis. Hazy yellow, white head. Spicy doughy aroma with white bread, apricot, orange peel, fredh basil, coriander, some alcohol. Sweet round doughy flavour with nectarines, banana and some herbs and peppery alcohol in the finish. ALSO a bit soft and sweet overall, despite some alcohol presence. Medium to bigger body with soft carbonation, oily sticky texture and alcohol heat in the aftertaste. Ok. A bit sweet and alcoholic. Unbalanced you could say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4387) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Deep golden bordering to light amber, Big white head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma of freshly baked bread, apricots, light grapefruit, sweet malt and floral notes. Taste is medium sweet, bready, apricot, bitter herby and fruity hops with a long lingering finish with sweet fruit notes. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paologalloni (162) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2015
Bottiglia. Color opalesciente schiuma candida mediamente fine non troppo persistente Aro effettivamente di frutta tropicale ho sentito papŗya e zucchero candito. Palato nello standard sia come bollicine che come consistenza setosa al gusto prevale leggermente il dolce si sente molto zucchero candito nel complesso perÚ estremamente equilibrata

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