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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The first two batches of Duvel Tripel Hop were brewed with Saaz-Saaz, Styrian Golding and Amarillo. From now on Duvel Tripel Hop will have a different hop every year that will be added in the brewing process as well as being used for dry hopping. For 2012 this hop is Citra.

Editor’s note: clearly distinguishable, in a circle on the label it reads "Dry Hopped with Citra 2012 Selection"


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (544) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours the golden yellow color of champagne with a head to match. This beer is aggressively carbonated. The aroma is kind of weird. Hops and honey, and belgian yeast. The taste reminds me more of an IPA than it does of Duvel. The Belgian beer is definitely in the background and the hop flavor is up front. I don’t get much of the citra. Instead I’m tasting more of the earthy tasting hops. It’s like an interesting alternative to champagne.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (420) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear, golden, good carbonation, good white head. Fruity nose, american hops, very outspoken. makes me think on a good american IPA. bit of yeast in the back. Taste is very fruity, exotic fruit. peaches, grapefruit, citrus. Finish is less bitter and less dry than a normal Duvel, has even something slightly sweet over it, may be due to the aging? Overall: great Duvel, aging might have done some of the work, but this brew is much more smooth and a bit more complex than the original Duvel. Very close to an IPA. Very nice, like this !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
750 mL bottle courtesy of Moose, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy golden with a moderate white head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose there are notes of citrus, Duvel yeast and fruit. The flavour is balanced between sweet, pale malts with honey on the one hand, and delicate citric, noble hops on the other. The finish is long and citrusy, with a slight spicy tripel note. On the palate it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian-style IPA with a nice hoppy nose paired with Belgian tripel notes. 2013-07-13

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (239) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Bought a bottle at the supermarket. Is a yellow/blonde beer with nice large white head, carbonation is wonderfull. In the aroma tones of citrus and flowers and hops. The taste is light sweet with fruity tones of oranges and apples. The finish is robust and substantial yet understated. The bitterness is perfect in harmony with the freshness of lemon. An excellent Strong Ale, nearly as good as the standard Duvel

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pale golden with small white head. Aroma is very fresh, loads of citrus, lemon, fruit, pale malt and yeast. Taste is dry, malty, lots of citrus hops, lemon. white wine-vibes on this one, very nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (340) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2013
I thought that this would have more malt warmth. The Citra aroma is there, and this possibly makes the overall top note a sour one, and with no balance of warmth this ends very dry. Has a really full fluffy mouthfeel, with is one of the highlights. Both glad that I have this, and sad that it’s just not better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
330ml bottle, clean pale golden color, with a frothy bubbly white head, with a mild floral herbal, spicy tropical citrus fruit, pineapple, rambutan, pear fruity hoppy nose, with a light kind of dill, lemon pie, lime lollipop, lemon jello accents, and with some apple sauce, faint lemongrass, spicy notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, flowery tropical citrus fruit, spicy herbal, minty, lime, leafy hoppy character, with some lemon jam, pear, pineapple, fruit salade, earthy leaf mintiness flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, juicy zesty lime, green grapefruit, tropical citrus fruit, grassy, leafy, hop bitterness finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Hint av jäst, destomer humle. Lite kryddig i smaken. Väldigt ljus, dock inte sp jätte vattnig. OK

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Det här var en rätt konstig sak som tog en stund att smälta eller komma in i . Smaken var träig med toner av sasafras, krydda och citrus, kroppen var stabil och balansen var klart närvarande.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (655) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
0,33l fles gedeeld met James. Typisch duvel zuurtje met de citra hop. Best lekker, maar ik prefereer toch een goede ipa


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