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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Alc. 8.4%. Clear medium orange yellow color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100603]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31485) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, spices, and straw. The flavor is very sweet and rather spicy combined with notes of bread, leading to a dry wheaty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Hazy golden with a dense shaving foam style head leaving a neat lacework. Sophisticated and slightly funky aroma with some yeast. Medium body, sweet fruit again with a very sophisticated spicy edge with yeast. Very subdued bitterness. 030610

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21091) - 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
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Bottled (thanks fonefan). Hazy orange colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is slight wooden sourness, mild spices, fruits and quite strong maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same in a quite nice balance. Quite much caramelly and sweet toffeeish notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of nougat and cardboard. Very sweet with dense full body. Very malty with marzipan-like yeast tones. The sweetness collides with resiny bitterness. Powerful and a bit off balance, still likable and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. This bottle marked as 8.8% abv. Cloudy amber beer, a gusher! Thick foamy head. Soft palate. Honeyish malt, a litlle pepper. Finishes soft and dry. Interesting!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
Draught at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan
Hazy light amber color. It has a good malty aroma, a bit fruity, with a shade of Belgian character. Good body strength, full malty, round, dynamic flavor. Well structured. Excellent.


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