MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl, 2012 edition) Hazy, pale golden colour with a huge and persistent foamy white head. Heavily citrus-fruity aroma with loads of grapefruit, accompanied by spicy yeasty notes. Moderately bitter flavour, still with a present malty sweetness in the background, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Pale malt-character with strong if not obtrusive citrus-fruity hoppy notes in combination with spicy Belgian yeast; bitter and slightly sweet fruity hoppy and slightly piney finish with a dangerously well-masked alcoholic strength. Quaffable, although it could be a bit more complex. 20.X.12
bartlebier (3195) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Revisited at ZBF 2016 (new brew, part of the black mystery pack). The Citra in aroma promises a stone fruit sweetness that in flavour, travelling on those highly attentuated Duvel yeasts and pale malts, merges into a lemongrass and lime (kafir) leaf spice. Dry as always, with an exotic edge making Asian food pairing options very evident. Works oddly well, even if Duvel itself has always seemed like to "thin" and "finished" beer in itself for extravagant dryhopping to add any profound pyrotechnics.
Sircatis (23) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Découverte dans le coffret Tripel Hop. Très claire avec une belle et épaisse mousse blanche. Au nez on retrouve bien le houblon. Au goût elle est doucement fruitée avec un petit retour d’alcool.
MelvinKalksma (640) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, hops and citrus.
Clear/hazy yellow/golden beer with a medium/large white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and Belgian yeast; ends slightly bitter with hops and citrus.
BeerViking (3819) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now rebrewed as Tripel Hop no 2. Pale gold, grapefruit pith on the nose, dry and bitter, bitter lemon and dry grass in the finish.
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from bottle at ZBF. new batch from 2016. poured a clear deep golden colour with a white head on top. nose of fresh citrus, crisp malts, spiced yeast, floral notes, grapefruit, mango, and sweet pech stone fruits. this is by far the the best and fruited duvel tripel hop version. and again a example how good and fruited citra hops is. slight yeasty finish. carbonation, very refreshing. a clear winner for me.
Beerhunter111 (14073) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klare hell goldgelbe Farbe, mittelgroße weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, süß malzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, grasig, floral bitter.
SinH4 (2083) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is citrusy, sweet, a bit soapy, wheat, spicy yeasts. Taste is spicy, citrusy, good balance, perfumed, a bit phenolic towards the end. High carbonation, but fine-bubbled. Very good!
Koelschtrinker (15603) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hopfig herber unauffällig grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herb, leicht bitter. Unspektakulär aber ok. 9/7/8/9//9
tricksta_p (2923) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is citrus, lemon, grassy hops, light pale malt, some peachy notes, mild yeast. Flavour is lightly sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Lovely Citra hopped Belgian Ale, my favourite of the Duvel Tripel Hop serie.
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus.