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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 (Sorachi Ace)

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


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RATINGS: 434   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 16/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
33 cl bottle from Etre. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with notes of apples. Crispy fruity flavor with low carbonation, medium bitterness, a bit of dry bitterfinish with some alcohol notes. 9.5% is very vell hidden in this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
ivory white head that leaves lacing. mango, passion fruit and dill aroma. more mango and dill in the taste, also some perceived saltiness. dry medium lasting aftertaste of mango and dill. it’s nice, but wont be drinking more than one of these at a time. i liked the 2012 citra edition more, but this series is nice nevertheless, especially compared to some other "hoppy beers" from the big breweries.bottle 33 cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 30, 2013
Aroma: fruity in general, herbal, some malty notes; Appearance: yellowish, cloudy, big white head; Taste: moderately(-) bitter, lightly sweet, lightly sour; Palate: medium body, creamy/smooth feel, average carbonation carbonation, quite long bitter finish; Overall: very good, good drinkability, refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6927) - ITALY - APR 29, 2013
Oro bella schiuma piuttosto persistente pompelmo erbaceo citrico buon amaro discreta secchezza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - APR 28, 2013
Tasted 28/04/2013 from the bottle @Golem, Antwerp Pours perfectly clear ( i mean it!), pale straw color, with a proper white head. Aroma is faint, grassy herbal and a pinch spicy. Taste is sweet, lovely sorachi based, mouthfeel is thick, well carb'd. Aftertaste is tiny tart, astringent, no bitterness. Surprisingly, but - Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a yellow brown with medium head. Aromas of apples and fresh hops. Flavors are similar with more fresh hops and fruit. Tastes like a wet hopped beer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pours cloudy, yellow with light white head. But what a strange hop flavor. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (879) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
bread, barnyard, floral, golden, clear, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively. Actually the Sorachi Ace is very subtle, it enhances Duvel with some funky aroma. Wuite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Gollem with Scopey & Deeblo. The pour’s deep gold with a tiny white head. Ripe apple orchard nose. A bit or earthy piss and marzipan. Plums. The taste has a touch of brett. Mildly acerbic biting hops. Sweet malt profile. Honeyed apples. Smooth and easy to drink for nearly 10%. Overall, pretty cool stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
(Bottled@HBF 2013) Hazy pale golden with a medium head (didn’t get a whole bottle, so dunno if the Duvel head is intact in this). Herby lime nose with soft cat pee. Flavor of cat pee and dish-washing liquid, with a nasty pungent bitterness hitting you in the finish, like you already didn’t have enough of this s**t. Medium body, hidden alcohol, soft CO2. A great beer spoiled with totally wrong hops. The tripel hop series has gone worse with each incarnation.

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