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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra)

Formerly brewed at Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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"

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Clear golden pour with a huge white head. Amazingly intense citrus aroma of grapefruit and tangerine. A bit of tropical fruit, some pine, and a nice floral note. The sweetness of the malt only comes through a little bit. A moderate bitterness on the palate to go along with all citrus. Great grapefruit, some tangerine peel, and a nice subtle pine note. Slightly more sweet than the nose, but the hops still dominate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3195) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sircatis (23) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (639) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016

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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3819) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3152) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14073) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Klare hell goldgelbe Farbe, mittelgroße weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, süß malzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, grasig, floral bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2082) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15603) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Hopfig herber unauffällig grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herb, leicht bitter. Unspektakulär aber ok. 9/7/8/9//9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2922) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - 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.

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