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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: 323   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.

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

DeclanT's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, - MAR 12, 2013
Iím worried Iíve only got 4 bottles of this great brew left, Itís been my favourite beer over the last year. The addition of the Citra initially caused concern, itís a fairly common hop and one Iíd sampled in several US beers but boy does it work with Duvel, the hoppy smell bubbles forth and the taste of the dry hopping brings this beer to the next level. My challenge is to source more or persuade Duvel to rebrew this baby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Found some old ratings on paper from an unknown date... pours to a hazy yellow body with a creamy slick white head and nice lacing. The aroma is Belgian yeasty with a subtle hop. Pretty complex. The flavor is lightly hoppy Belgian Duvel yeast with an ultra subtle banana. Soooo complex. The palate is very smooth with a perfect hop bitterness balance. Velvety texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2015
750ml bottle shared by Brett. Slightly hazy yellow-orange. Steady, thin, glass-lacing white head. Soapy, menthol edged hop tones. Has a strawy, soapy, hairspray feel. OK, but certainly not as good as a regular Duvel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a large white head. Fresh pine-needles, tropical fruits and green grapes. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (280) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2015
Dorata, schiuma bianca non molto persistente. Aroma citrico dato dal Citra in dry hopping, pompelmo, frutti tropicali, pepe, zucchero candito, lievito belga, frumento leggero. Al palato si avvicina molto alla Duvel classica, leggermente "piccante" lievito belga è molto zuccherina. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (247) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Found this hiding in a cupboard with a BBE date of Jan 2015. Pours in the usual Duvel way, also looks like one. Aroma is sweet, mellow hop, pineapple like and with fruit and yeast. Taste is really nice, some sweetness then lots of dry, bitter hop. Grainy, but the mouthfeel is slightly sticky. No doubt this is one powerful beer, rich and deep with a lot going on. Maybe better fresher for the hop aroma, but very good all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RodrigoPacheco (129) - - MAY 28, 2015
Uma Duvel cítrica, equilibrada, mesmo com o alto teor alcóolico. Saborosa e muito fácil de beber!!!! Pena que estas edições não voltam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hamirubi (370) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
33cl bottle. A real pleasure to have this Duvel with Citra, Saaz-Saaz and Styrian Golding, with Citra dry hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1193) - ISRAEL - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle sample at Duvel Tripel Hop 2015 launch event at Beer & Beyond shop. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Smell of fruity esters, grapefruit, spices, floral, alcohol, overripe fruit and honey. Sweet and fruity with mild bitterness, flavors of mango, papaya, honey and citrus. Medium-bodied, low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Old but still quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Aroma of citrusy hops, notes of ripe pear and honey with some graininess. Sweet honey flavor, very fruity (pear, grapefruit), honey-ish, grainy and winey, light hoppy bitterness in the finish, semi-dry. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. A bit old but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1932) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy yellow/golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter tones with subtle sweetness. Citrus, yeast, hay, herbs and orange. Quite tasty, even after three years. Liked this a lot.

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