Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hops: Saaz, Styrian Golding and Sorachi Ace. "Dry Hopped with Sorachi Ace. 2013 Selection"

Van TRIPEL HOP wordt er elk jaar slechts een beperkt volume gebrouwen, en dit med telkens een andere derde hopsoort. Voor deze 2013-editie selecteerden onze meester-brouwers Sorachi Ace. Deze zeldzame Japanse hopsoort verrijkt het bier met een frisse, exotische en licht fruitige toets.

Seule une quantité limitée de TRIPEL HOP est brassée chaque année, et la troisième variété de houblon change à chaque fois. Pour cette édition 2013, nos brasseurs ont sélectionné le Sorachi Ace. Ce houblon japonais rare enrichit la bière d’une touche fraîche, exotique et fruitée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1905) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 0.33 l bottle from ’Mitra’ (Beukenweg, Amsterdam) as part of the tasting box, best before August 2017. Clear, pale straw yellow with a greenish touch and a massive, fluffy, stable, white head. Fruity-grassy, floral and slightly herbal aroma of lychee, ginger, lime and grapefruit. Slightly bitter, fruity-grassy, quite floral and a bit herbal taste of lime, lychee, ginger, lemongrass, grapefruit and fresh grass, followed by medium long, quite bitter, dry, grassy, a little yeasty and somewhat alcoholic finish. Medium to full (!) body, effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very good again, maybe the roundest version I’ve had recently. Seems to have a fuller body somehow as well. Overall the best version in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Blind-rated as part of saveur biers tasting pack. Nearly clear golden, light sparkling, 2 finger white dense and long head, well-covering sticky lacing. Looks great. Mild fresh aroma has bit mixed citrus, mild flowery notes, herbs. Flavor has blackcurrant, lychee, crisp feel, light, long dry finishis bit sour and mildly bitter, bit grass. Light, fresh and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (91) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2016
Découverte dans le coffret Tripel Hop. Très claire avec une mousse blanche. Pas très florale au nez, moins oublonnée que les autres versions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2528) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Pale yellow color with white head. Aroma is spicy, wheat, dill. Taste is dill, spicy yeasts, bananas. High carbonation. Citra and Mosaic are way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (864) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016
Medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, hops, citrus and hay.

Hazy yellow/golden beer with a medium/large white head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts and Belgian yeast; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and hay.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The Duvel, with its tons of sweet Belgian yeast, and the Sorachi Ace, with its dry and citrus flavour, work so great together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Lightly hazed golden coloured ale with a head. Hopped and strong tasting with a sugary fruitiness in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidmidia (281) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
Dourada, ligeiramente turva. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma cítrico de limão e laranja. Sabor amargo, ácido, com notas de limão, casca de laranja, gramíneas e pimenta. Retrogosto ácido e um pouco alcoólico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Well, Duvel is one of my favorites so trying this was a no brainer. It definitely grew on me as I drank it. At first it seemed a little weak on malt but by the end it tasted fine. Now I need to get an original Duvel to compare it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (620) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 18, 2015
Bottled - Cloudy golden colour, large frothy white head, good retention, lacing. Citrussy hop nose with some lemon zest, lemongrass, freshly cut grass, dill, some bread, fruity esters. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and pleasant hoppy finish. Well rounded hoppy belgian ale, very delicious.

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