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Duvel Tripel Hop (2007 - 2011)

Formerly brewed at Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Bottle: Unfiltered.
Launched 2007. Retired 2011. Replaced with an annual release, starting in 2012, using a different hop each year.
Made with three kinds of hops: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo. Dry hopped with more Styrian, and an extra dose of malts to hold up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJvd (781) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at Borefts 2013 shared by MrHangover, thanks! Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has some oranges, musty and cardboard. Taste has lots of cardboard, musty, too old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3042) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle share at Borefts 2013, courtesy of Mr. Hangover. 2010 vintage. Poured cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet sourness. Medium body, gives the impression of being past itís best, not as enjoyable as the two more recent vintages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle shared at BBF13 thanks to Mrhangover. Pours cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. With the age the hops are gone from the aroma and replaced with a moldy, yeasty and caramel smell. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not one to age..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of MrHangover. Poured a cloudy light amber with a frothy broken white head. The aroma is acidic yeast and hops. The flavour is rich alcoholic bitter with a yeasty, bitter spicy flavour. A little too old. Didnít age well for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
1st edition 75club bottle shared by Mr Hangover. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Slightly musty, sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, with a bit of sourness. Donít notice any hops, but itís more balanced than the normal Dual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2/16/2011: Duvel Tripel Hop... Aroma: Big nose of floral and slightly citrusy hops. Appearance: Pale golden color, slightly hazy; huge, fluffy, off-white head; scant lacing; large torrents of carbonation. Flavor: Fruity with a touch of residual sweetness; delicate bitterness with nice floral and citrusy (tangerine, grapefruit) hop; bright, maybe sharp, alcohol; Champagne-like yeast. Palate: Light and airy; good level of fizzy carbonation lending to an great effervescence. Overall: Wow, really tasty! Complexity develops as it decants; highly alcoholic, but addictive; Duvel is the embodiment of basic, yet complex!

750ml corked and caged bottle (9.5% ALC./VOL.; Best before: 18 Mei 2013) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Hop Selection: Saaz-Sazz, Styrian Golding, and Amarillo; Dry Hopping: Styrian Golding. Rating #399 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2010 bottle. This one was just odd to me. Sort of reminded me of dish soap in a way. Iím glad I was able to try it but the beer itself wasnít that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2013
750ml bottle, bottled 18 Mei 2010. It says best by 18 Mei 2013. Split with b3shine to celebrate some milestone ticks. Mostly clear golden color. Lots of yeast particles suspended in the body. Thin, kind of bubbly white head. Couple bubbly bits of lace. Pretty sweet taste, lightly spicy. Odd, sweet belgian candy sugar, lightly soapy. Some complex things going on in this beer. Bigger body. Soft carbonation, more dry texture. Light bit of sweet alcohol warmth. Interesting, complex stuff, might be a bit past itís prime, though. For me, a little too sweet, texture is a little too soft. Has an odd belgiany older hop twang to it that Iím not crazy about. Been wanting to try this one for a while, though, glad I was able to share it........ Definitely getting better as it warms up, though. Sweet taste is not as bad. Nice yeasty belgian flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (2010 vintage; shared with DrSilverworm for my 2500th rating and his 3000th). Looks good for the style; a lightly hazy golden orange with fluffy white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; hoppy and yeasty with a sweet malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively saison-esque mouthfeel. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle 750 ml
Aromamild. Floral citrusy hop , quiet aromatic in approach/ Fairly dry overall. Hint of alcohol at finish. Excellent strong Belgian nose. 8+
Top: rocky , lasting white cap.
Base: cloudy gold.
Palate : soft chewy with easy going spirit. Mid bodied with soft carbonation. Long finish.
Taste: hints of citrus , lemon and grape. Hint of tart gooseberry. Well arranged. Great brew.

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