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


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RATINGS: 176   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fraferra (1) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Un delizioso sentore di pera, banana e frutta gialla matura al naso, con sentori di esteri di lievito pepati. In bocca ha un corpo denso e mellifluo, carico di sapori dolci, bilanciati da una nota di amaretto finale. Niente da invidiare ad una qualsivoglia trappista. Assolutamente da provare.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lucanna77 (28) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014
Ottima triple. Bel colore giallo pieno, leggermente opaco. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. Al naso molto profumata, con sentori di frutta e miele. In bocca ha un corpo pieno e resinoso. Sentori dolci e leggermente mie lati anche in bocca, con una gradevolissima speziatura.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matstc (73) - - FEB 6, 2013
On tap. Smells a bit like vodka. Great solid belgian-style ale but could perhaps benefit from a lower alcohol level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 17, 2011
Bottiglia. Miglior tripel italiana mai assaggiata, complessa, dolce e amara, buonissima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12137) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours hazy orange-amber with a big, frothy, off-white head. Great lacings. Aroma is mild spicy, oranges, coriander, green apple zest on top of yeast and great firm maltiness. Medium carbonation, great dry and wonderfully creamy palate. Super lovely flavour, bitter and grassy coupled well with malty sweet and phenolic. Grassy, sweet, apple zesty with a very dry finish. Some pepper hits in the far finish. Elegant and very well put together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 28, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de Orval. Color oro puro con una corona blanca y tupida que forma redes en las paredes. Aromas de caramelo y piel de mandarina con trazos de especias. Entrada de zumo de mandarina especiado. Maltas moderadas en el paladar seguidas por un final de lúpulo y toques de mango. Cuerpo medio-intenso y carbonatación media. Retrogusto de cítricos y piel de mandarina. El ABV provoca una gentil sensación cálida. 330ml bottle. Orval Chalice glass. Pure gold in color with a white, close, crown & webs on sides. Candy, tangerine zest aromas, spiced hues. Spiced tangerine juice upfront. Mildy malts onto the palate followed by kind hoppy finish & mango touches. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Citric & tangerine zest aftertaste. ABV leaves a gentle warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rulas3 (108) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
great interpretation of a clasic triple, more aromatic, less carbonation , complex but drinkable. great brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Hazy golden color, with a white head. Aroma: Wheat, oranges, spice, caramel. Palate: Full body, longlasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 Ottima tripel italiana!. Fruttata, con sentori di pesche, mele, albicocche arance e di malto, con un tocco di miele. Il tutto bilanciato da un finale amaricante e luppolato che la equilibrano. Ottima birra non c’è che dire!

   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...

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