kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Cafe De la Gare. Pours hazy straw golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, grain. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
jfb (5343) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a murky golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lemons, black pepper and herbal hops, with a hint of straw and grass, also quite earthy. flavour is mostly the same, with some notes of bubble gum, tangerine and lime, slightly alcoholic, with a medium-bitter lemony finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Re-rate 4/16: Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Tasting of Duvel Tripel Hop 2016 six pack. Slightly soapy fruity hops, not aromatic enough. Spiciness. A bit sweetish. 6/3/7/3/14
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy golden with a big white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, fruity, with a bit of lemon, lemongrass, earthy notes and a bit of flowers. Dry-ish flavor with faint sweetness, some fruitiness, floral notes, light spiciness and and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Really good and delicate, alcohol is not really noticeable. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7
thanatosti (1425) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought somewhere in Belgium. Hazy golden with a huge white head. Spicy melon and pineapple aroma with some freshly cut grass. Taste is familiar Duvel with a hoptwist, just like it was meant to be. Perfect for a long hot summer afternoon.
Japalo (1727) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@celebrating Isabella's balletschool. Light clear yellow. Small head. Sweet spicy melon springonion aromas. Dry bitter. Very clean. Nice
Holmen1 (4618) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg delt med Ovesen: uklar lys gylden, med Blendahvitt skum. Aroma av lime og sitrondrops (+ørlittegranne kattepiss fra Sorachi Ace-humlen). Bruser i munnen, med lime- og grapefruktsmak. Foretrekker så absolutt den klassiske Duvel. Nytt forsøk på Mandag i annen, takk til Strag: bedre enn jeg husker, både i aroma og smak. "Voldig bra aroma" iflg Arne. Lukter nyslått plen og sitrongress. Foretrekker fortsatt klassikeren, men opp fra 2.9 til 3.3.
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is sharp floral hops with some grass and peppery with some gas. Flavor is spicy with grassy hops in the finish. A bit messy and quite out of balance.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Light hazy golden with a huge, frothy white head. Distinct, intriguing, oily, peculiar hop aroma of petrol, rancid butter, coconut, citrus and dill. Light accents of yeast, malts, hay. Sweet flavor, very spicy with dill accents, grass, citrus and a medium bitter finish. A tad too sweet, but better than the original. Better than many a harshly Sorachi Ace hopped beer.
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caesar (6423) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Almost clear yellow color, medium frothy head. Aroma is grassy, spicy of Duvel yeast. Soft flowery notes, lavender like from Sorachi Ace. In taste it’s dry and bitter, spicy crisp. Sweet flowery note again from the Sorachi Ace. Very sharp finish. It definitely adds something, but again, it does not fit the style at all.
mcberko (12931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft, pours a hazy gold-tinted yellow with a large white head. Aroma of spicy hops and Belgian yeast, and some doughy malt. Flavour bring out loads of spicy hops, Belgian yeast, and cereal malt -- perhaps a tad spicier than the 2012 rendition. Very flavourful and highly drinkable. Great stuff.