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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: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oqnid (131) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
8 mai '13 -->Imperial IPA Belge blonde, 9.5%, 330ml -blonde paille, léger voile; mousse veloutée et généreuse -nez frais de céréales (sucré), légèrement agrumes, levure, alcool -entrée banane (guimauve),raisin (vin blanc), amertume et dominance d'alcool (chaleur) -ronde et intense -finale florale sèche, astringente (citronnée); amertume tenace et alcool Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=2.5 Arr=2.5 Ac= via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (704) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Transparent very light beer with a hay colour, nice head, some carbonation. Coriander and basilicum on the nose with lots of lime, lemon and some subtle saltiness. Subtle caramel or maybe sweet fruitiness. Taste is dry sweetish with again basilicum and lots of lime. Bitter astringent finish. What a delicious beer, can’t get it off my mind :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (771) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The body has a clear golden color on the first two glasses and a pale hazy golden color on the following glasses as the yeast unsettles from the bottom of the bottle. It also has a lot of wonderful champagne like carbonation streaming up to the tall frothy head. This head is white in color and thick. This makes for an excellent long lasting head that clings to the glass and leaves thick sticky lacing behind as I drink. In the nose I get the classic Duvel character with notes of fruity (pear/apple) and funky yeast blended with a bigger more complex hop character. There are nice delicate pilsner like floral hops mixed with spicy and herbaceous hop notes. A mild pine like note also comes and goes in the nose. Behind all of this is a noticeable but expected alcoholic presence. Its flavor matches the aroma perfectly and finishes with a solid dry bitterness slowly fading off the tongue. The firm medium body is lifted by the fine and quite active carbonation which helps to cleanse the palate and keep things light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (1307) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
75cl fles via Être Alcoholpercentage van 9,5% Uitgeschonken in originele glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met witte schuimkraag, zoals de reguliere Duvel Aroma en smaak: fruitig, citrus, bitterheid Conclusie: Lekkerder als de 2014 en de reguliere bittere Duvel met 2 hopsoorten. De 2013 met zijn lychee-achtige smaak was echter ook heel lekker. Deze is weer lekker fris met de citra hop. In ieder geval heel lekker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
guitarhero (33) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
The Sorachi version is way better, however, again a good body, malty sweetness balanced with a citric bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7649) - 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 (1761) - Stockholm, 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 (2049) - 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 (272) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1129) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle, 33cL. @Naintre with my dad and mom. Compared tasting with other Tripel hop millesimes. A sparkling yellow beer ; bubbly ; medium white head ; good retention. Fruits (lemon), herb, grapefruit. Medium dry bitter, sweet note, light warming background. Medium body, thin texture, good carbonation, dry fruity bitter finish. Overall, a really good fruity bitter ale ; good body. 8-3-8-3-16

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. 5/8/2014 : 9-4-9-4-18

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