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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

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


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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of soap, some cardboard, sourness, strong herbal notes and some grass. Flavour of apricot, chewy citrus, some sourness, grass, herbs and some maltiness. Medium bodied and high carbonation. Some cardboardy notes and also some unpleasant and unintentional sourness due to aging, I guess. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1277) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1860) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morri (257) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Nesodden. Medium white frothy head. Cloudy straw yellow body. Aroma is light grassy hops, a little fruity. Some spiciness. Mostly bitter at first on the tongue, finishes with a long sweet aftertaste. The alcohol is really well camouflaged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (724) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A golden dark orange beer with brown hues. Large thin white omelette-like head.Good persistence. Gorgeous lacing. Fruity aroma (oh yeah ! exotic fruits, grapefruit), resin, herbs. Heavy bitter with sweet silky waves. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, long dry bitter finish with a light warming note. Overall, fabulous ! Fruity, silky, dry bitterness. I hope I will have the chance to share this one with very good friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnybgoodie (35) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 30, 2014
Pour a hazy straw yellow beer with a quite big head. Aromas of pure Citra: passion fruit, strawberry, bubblegum and pine. Taste is bittersweet hop juice with passion fruit notes and yeasty background. Palate is a bit oily, silky I would say. Alcohol incredibly well inserted there. Super nice belgian DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
myrda (101) - - APR 7, 2014
Blond légèrement voilée, mousse aux bulles minces typique de Duvel. Odeurs fruités, sucré: fruit de la passion ananas, cerises rouges (?) et autre fruits exotique. Épicé. Monté d’épices de toutes sortes au départ, puis amertume et effervescence explose au palais avant de s’estomper et de laisser les arômes prédits par l’odeur, grandement associé au houblon. Ne fait pas son pourcentage, rafraichissante malgré ses arômes complexes et variée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJoer (1019) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Clear golden colour, medium white foamy head, soft sweet citrus grapefruit pineaple apple hoppy smell, high carbonation(to much mabey) medium bitter apple mango grapefruit taste, a bit to much CO2 to really enjoy the full taste in my opinion a nice spicy finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2633) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
flaska från Etre Gourmete. Gyllenfärgad, klar högt vitt skum. Fantastisk blommig citrusdoft, sött, frisk, syrligt och beskt redan i doften. Smaken lever väl upp till vad doften lovad. Citrusfrisk, lätt syrlig, viss honungssötma men väldigt torr på samma gång med lite kalk. Som en bra torr DIPA eller bättre. Det är ett otroligt gott betyg åt den belgsik ölkulturen att en av de stora drakarna gör öl som den här. Tycker att citrahumlen passar som hand i handske men Duvel tripel. Det är citron i alla former i denna dryck. Juice, zest, inlagda, skalvitebeska. Har svårt att se hur de skall kunna överträffa detta, men är öppen för förslag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 01 2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on February 25 2014; eye: golden, clear, slight effervescence, voluminous white head that turns into a tiny sheet, average lacing; nose: tropical fruits, floral hops, citrusy, spices; mouth: banana, peach, tropical fruits, floral hops, citrusy, spices, semi-dry finale with presence of floral hops, medium-full body, rather carbonated, rather bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 9,5 %, meilleure avant 01 2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 25 février 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche abondante qui se transforme en un mince anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : fruits tropicaux, houblon floral, citrique, épices; bouche : banane, pêche, fruits tropicaux, houblon floral, citrique, épices, finale semi-sèche citrique avec présence de houblon floral, corps moyen-corsê, plutôt carbonatée, plutôt amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

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