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.
maledictum (669) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a large white foam. Aromas are floral with yeast and lots of tropical fruit. Locket lozenges with base biscuit and medicinal notes. Flavours are mixed tropical fruit with salt and leafy hops. Yeast with bitter lemon and pepper on the finish.
Grima (2154) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours strong golden yellow with high, white head. Smell has orange, citrus and grapefruit. Starts hoppy bitter, lovely fruity, lots of orange peel and grapefruit, also some mango. Goes into a fruity and spicy finish, again with lots of orange peel. Nice one, even if I donít like the usual Duvel...
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden yellow, nose is orange, lemon, taste is similar, juicy.
madvike (3006) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Nose is a little garlic and onion, dry and boozy with a little citrus. Taste is real dry, astringent, boozy, with light citrus peel. Just sharp, with a little garlic on the finish. Medium-thin body and fluffy.
Syfher (144) - 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 (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 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 (1267) - 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 (2413) - 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 (89) - 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
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Bosskie (473) - 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 :-)