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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
98
style
Formerly brewed at Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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"


johninmelb's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - FEB 2, 2013
Farmyard, earthy, slightly cheesy nose with some fresh citrus. Pours a pale straw-gold with a un-duvelesque thin head. Flavour is interesting - well-balanced with a steady Duvel sharpness underpinned by freshness from the cintra hop; however, there’s a slight yeasty sourness and the mouthfeel is spoiled a little by over-carbing. Finish is long and dry with zesty orange peel notes and maybe a little wheat-style coriander. And plenty of pepper. Nice. Not amazing, but nice.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (629) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy yellow/golden beer with a medium/large white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and Belgian yeast; ends slightly bitter with hops and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3808) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3134) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13959) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Klare hell goldgelbe Farbe, mittelgroße weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, süß malzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, grasig, floral bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2066) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15570) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Hopfig herber unauffällig grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herb, leicht bitter. Unspektakulär aber ok. 9/7/8/9//9

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2914) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
grass, citrus, alcohol, banana, hay, amber, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3359) - 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.


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