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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

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


Bullit's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Mitra Utrecht. Nose is fresh hoppy, citrus, dishcloth, slightly alcoholic. Flavour is light malted, bitter hoppy, citrus, fairly bitter. Finish is dry and bitter. Very pleasant.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (670) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 22, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2154) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
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...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden yellow, nose is orange, lemon, taste is similar, juicy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (158) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. One of the best Triple hop... Great aroma and taste with a nice, strong palate. So long friend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
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 ]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikske79 (1270) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Iets zachter dan de gewone Duvel, valt wel mee, maar is niet een van men favorieten

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2423) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oqnid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
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 Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=2.5 Arr=2.5 Ac= via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
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 :-)


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