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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
97
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: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013

Appearance: Clear pale golden color with a big frothy white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: A really dominating citrus aroma.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet, and a rich bitterness. Rich carbonation.
Taste: A really heavy dominating citrus flavor that kill everything else. Well hidden alcohol…..after a while in the glass it became a lot better. The overkill citrus stuff vanished. Then more citric. Mild malty. Some spices.
Overall impression: Fresh and easy drinkable considering the high alcohol amount.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
750 ml bottle pours a clear gold with large white head. citrus aroma. bready lemon hop taste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Hazy golden with a small white head. Citra hops dominate the aroma, with lots of fresh lime, and ripe tropical fruits, along with a touch of bready malt. Sweetish fruity flavour with lots of citrus and a herbal hoppy finish. A bit straightforward, like a citra pale ale lacking the Belgian touch

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CountDrugula (16) - - JUN 10, 2013
Really intense fruity and hoppy aroma, pours a hazy, golden brew which instantly claims for a drink. Medium body and mainly sweet taste. An unique and really pleasant brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (579) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
750ml Bottle pours a golden color with lots a frothy head. Strong citrus notes from the third hop overpowering the other flavors a little.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThreeCats (530) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2013
Foamy white head over clear straw body. Aroma of yeast and vegetables, not much hop character. Taste of yeast, malt, alcohol, some bitterness. Palate sweet. Decent Belgian strong ale, not that good triple hop. The addition of Citra didn’t seem to make this any different than regular duval.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (935) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sparkling effervescent golden with lasting rocky white head and spots of bubbly lace. Aroma is elegantly balanced hops; citrus; orange, lemon, grapefruit, a little peach and some straw and flowers. Quite spicy, sweet grapefruit and lemon. Medium body. Spicy and crisp clean bitterness. Very impressed with this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (471) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Aroma of citrus, hops, wheat, a little earthy/floral. Taste- smooth. Spices, citrus, floral. wheat and hops but not too much--again, very smooth. However, hop taste becomes stronger as the beer warms. Still very smooth. A nice summer beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
2012 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; bright straw yellow pour with a supreme pillowy white head, massive citrus hit in the aroma as soon as I popped the cork, citrus hop it the taste backed up with glorious Belgian yeast, OK superlative time but this beer is worth it

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (394) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2013
Hummm ! Excelente biere doree a la carbo genereuse. Des aromes frais de citron et d’herbes seches. La presence en bouche est superbe. Bonne rondeur, bel equilibre, une amertume genereuse qui tiens bien en longueur mais qui n’apporte pas une secheresse trop presente sur le final. Encore...


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