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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 (Sorachi Ace)

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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jvhemert (329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2014
AROMA: hay, floral, citrus, APPEARANCE golden, clear, white foam, frothy, TASTE: lightly sour, light sweetness, very bitter, PALATE: medium body, sticky, lively, bitter, OVERALL: tastes lets it down, overpowering bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chungalunga (13) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 18, 2014
Almost clear pale golden color, with "greeny?" notes on the sides. Not a typical Duvel head, despite being poured in a Duvel glass. Dissipated quite quickly, not creamy. On the nose: lime, freshnes, fruity esters, tropical fruits, something shampoo-ey. Taste: peasant bitterness combined with alcohol warmth, fruity esters, citrus (lime). Palate: dry, bitterness lingers on, pleasant. Good, but the Citra edition is much better for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (608) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
330 ml bottle. Hazy honey gold color. Big rocky white head. Yeasty, sweet honey malt nose. Earthy, tangy malt flavor takes that traditional yeasty Duvel flavor and adds a complex hop character that yields a uniquely different Golden Ale experience. The combination of hops takes the emphasis off the malt and changes this ale in a big way. A must try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 (Sorachi Ace) ].
Clear light to medium yellow color with a large, creamy - frothy and open, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grass, grapefruit, orange - citrus, moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, flowers, fruity, grassy, citrus, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140212]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A pale golden beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has spicy floral and slight sour fruity flavours, peppery hops, lemon and zesty orange on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (687) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
Golden with huge head, more hazed than the typical. Smell is bleach hops, and grain. Flavor is sweet, dry, grassy, that sorachi ace flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
330ml bottle. Typical golden pour with huge head, more hazed than the typical. Smell is bleach hops, and grain. Flavor is sweet, dry, grassy, that sorachi ace flavor. Not as bad as I was expecting, happy it was a 9.99 4 pk with a free glass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - MAY 9, 2014
Mintha csak egy nyári virágmezőn csukott szemmel feküdve egyszer csak Komlós Juci simogatná meg homlokunkat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2621) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Sample kindly shared by gunnar. Muddy yellow golden body with a white small head. Apples, lime, lime zest, coriander and yeast on the nose. Sweet and sour with plenty of citrus bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Long pleasant finish. A little alco warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5155) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy weak golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of yeast and spicy hops. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Taste is dry and spicy, some lemonish fruity note, with a lingering bitter and warming alcohols at the finish.


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