Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THOUGHTS: Still hard to believe a beer this light in color is so full of flavor and has such a high ABV which is barely noticeable in the flavor. Incredible beer. I really hops this one come back. Way better than the classic original. Further proof of the capabilities of the citra hops. Hid alcohol unbelievably well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, golden yellow with a huge, white head that mostly but slowly diminished. The aroma had moderate grain, cracker and pale malt; heavy tropical fruit hops; moderate resinous hops; and light citrus, lemon and pineapple hops; and moderate funky yeast. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and acidic, and heavily bitter with an average to long duration. There was cracker, pale malt, tropical fruit hops, slightly resinous hops, light funky yeast, light citrus hops, lemon and pineapple. The light to medium body was very dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic and astringent finish.
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of 33cl.
One of the best Triple hop... Great aroma and taste with a nice, strong palate.
So long friend.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours the traditional pale yellow and bit cloudy color forming a huge bubble, creamy and soapy white head. Infinite retention and lots of soapy lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Smell is just perfect. A bomb of flowery and citrus hops. Itís really amazing how the can conserve such a hops freshness. I mean, this is a bottle of 2012 being consumed in 2014. I know thatís not too much but, at same time, the hops freshness in the nose is really impressive. Strong notes of citrus and tropical fruits al well. To be mentioned; orange, grapefruit and passion fruit
T: Sweet pale malts in upfront, followed by strong notes of citrus and tropical fruits like orange, grapefruit and mainly, passion fruit. In overall, a standard Duvel, which is dry and crispy. However, this version is a bit bitterer than the regular version. Alcohol is very well hidden here
M: Medium to heavy body with good carbonation. Passion fruit aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. The best Duvel Tripel hop Iíve ever had (compared with the Amarillo and Sorachi Ace versions). Citra is a bit overwhelming? Yes, it is but in a lovely way... ;)
[ BA Review @ 2/19/2014 ]
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iets zachter dan de gewone Duvel, valt wel mee, maar is niet een van men favorieten
teddybeer (2295) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a large and great white head with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of belgian yeast some citrus notes and moderate grassy notes. Flavor is very fresh, notes of yeast, citrus and some acidic notes, very fruity. Citrusy final with a moderate bitterness, slightly dry.
oqnid (85) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Ac= via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bosskie (443) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, canít get it off my mind :-)
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mjik83 (236) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
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guitarhero (29) - Danteís hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Sorachi version is way better, however, again a good body, malty sweetness balanced with a citric bitterness
lusikka (6449) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.