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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

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

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3489) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Wysmienite piwo z bojna i trwala piana tworzaca otoczke na orginalnym tulipanie Duvela. Elegandzka zdobiona i lakierowana butelka, ze zlotkiem na szyjce. Zlocisty kolor tego mocnego chmielonego citra i nietylko belgijskiego ale. Moze i finisz lekko alkoholowy i wyczuwalo sie alkohol ale takze piekny zapach i smak aromatycznego chmielu citra, zatecki takze zaznaczal sie w smaku. Tresciwosc i orzezwiajacy pelny smak byl satysfakcjonujacy. We wspanialy sposob uczcilem tym piwem nowy rok, chlodzac uprzednio to piwo w kubelku z kostkami lodu. Wam tez polecam.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kr1zz (265) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Less clear than the original Duvel, creamy head, dry grape flavour. What a great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (642) - 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 !

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Good find, this IPa us crisp, smooth and full of flavor, fantastic aroma...a very solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2013
Yellow appearance with decent head. Strong hoppy citrus, lemons aroma, grassy notes. Well rounded in the mouth, overall a really Belgian Pale Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
The head is ok, the body yellow and cloudy. It smells citrus, sour, lemon, peach, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruity, citrus, bit bitter. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (598) - 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 donít get much of the citra. Instead Iím tasting more of the earthy tasting hops. Itís like an interesting alternative to champagne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
33cl bottle, taken from notes. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: some alcohol, citra clearly noticeable, bitter, some passion fruit even? TASTE: citra clear again, very fruity, balanced, hoppy. This hop goes really well with the Duvel!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
A great variant of the original. I was lucky enough to land 3 or 4 bottles of this. Not as clear as the original Duvel and has much more flavor. In typical Duvel fashion the high ABV is masked by hops, spice and citrus. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (892) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
33CL bottle thanks to Zupastan, yellow beer with a medium white head, aroma is citrusfruit. Taste is citrusfruit, sweetish, light bitter. Very good beer.


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