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Duvel Tripel Hop (2007 - 2011)

 (RETIRED)
overall
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98
style
Formerly brewed at Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (beljohansen). Ligth amber, long typical duvel head, notes of fruit, citrus, hops, yeast, malt and peach..Sweet and bitter in good harrmony. Alcohol in finnish. You never go wrong with a Duvel!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/22/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy sheets of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity esters, lots of spicyness, fresh hop with touch of citrus,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, touch of citrus, well balanced spicyness, light bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, honey, grainy, and lots of peppery hops. Flavor is malty, grain, honey and a very bitter peppery hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle from miketd - thanks man! Golden color with a big, pillowy white head. Aroma dominated by sugar, oranges, and a nice dose of "C" hops - very inviting. Flavor is quite nice with a nice sugary sweet/floral to citrus hop mix that is overall good, but comes up a tad short of the better "hoppy tripels" (Capt. Lawrence, East End, Chouffe). Still a very nice entry into this niche category that was quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with an explosive, foaming white head. Smell: Spicy, floral, soapy aroma with a touch of peach juice and some candyish hints in the background. Taste: Pale malts with a candi sugar sweetness. Dash of fruit peach juice. Plenty of spiciness to the hops added. Slight kick of acidity. Floral hints. Pinch of coarse ground black pepper. Warm, fruity finish with a lingering sour yeastiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Drinkability: It’s pretty decent. The bumped up hoppiness compliments the original Duvel fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
750ml bottle, caged and corked. Pours deep golden color. Huge off-white head. Aroma of medicinal hop. Some bubble gum. Woof. Flavor is a sharp, hop bitterness all on top of a bold malt body. The hops clearly dominate in the beer over the big malts. Big bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Yellow colour with a dense white head. Malty, sweet aroma with notes of flowers and fruit. Malty, sweet flavor with perfume notes. Light dry, floral finish with a vague alcohol note.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Nice aroma of piney, fruity hops and yeast. Very good flavor of fruity hops with yeast and meringue. The body is light with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Thanks to Sylvain for sharing this and thanks to Joris for giving it to Sylvain!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle (75 cl), purchased with some luck at Systembolaget, sampled next to an ordinary Duvel. Hazy golden, large white head. Fruity, yeasty, citric, with spicy hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well balanced with a dry and slightly acidic finish. Preferred it to the ordinary Duvel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2008
Thanks to ekstedt & friends. Hazy, light yellow with a white head. Notes of citrus. Mild, acidic taste. Dry mouthfeel.


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