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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

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RATINGS: 403   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rozsoma (508) - 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 (2831) - 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 (5468) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (499) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Vreemdgenoeg nooit gerate, jammergenoeg al weer een tijd geleden, dus rating is gebaseerd op geheugenfeitjes. Aroma is kenmerkend citrus met kruidige noten. Smaak is bitter met vlagen sinaasappel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnybgoodie (15) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Not really impressive, but still a honest beer coming from the tripel hop series. Pours pale yellow into the glass, with the characteristic head formation, champagne-like foam. Aroma has notes of citrus, cut grass and belgian yeast. Taste is quite bitter and a bit sour, with notes of white wine and wheat beer. Palate is light-bodied, fizzy in your tongue. Aftertaste is critusy and dry. Citra wins.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
Atlanta bottle on the way to FL. Pours a clear yellow color with a big, white meringue head. Big aroma of green hops and lemony citrus. Big flavor from the Sorachi Ace that gives it a bite but only a faint, lingering bitterness. Interesting palate. Cool beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe [270414]
Light blonde, fizzy, usual big white frothy white head
Aroma - Spicy hops, dab of belgian yeast coming through, citrus, bit peppery, slight cereal, some lemon, alcohol hardly noticeable, complex
Taste of sweet pale malts, soft yeast ester, spicy, some sharp zest hop, peppery, complex, really drinkable for the ABV
Palate - Moderate to high carb, surprisingly light body for the ABV, considerably sweet pale malts. Finish quite crisp, zesty peppery hop, alcohol comes through in the tail, fairy bitter linger
Overall - Complex beer...so easy to drink for 9.5%

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (851) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color dorado. Sabor citrico, a levadura, lupulo, alcohol, especiado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smalle (142) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
Tried Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) bbf 07/2016 next to the 2013 edition (Sorachi Ace) with exp 06/2015 and the 2013 edition best before 12/2015. Aroma: Next to the typical hop and citrus aromas, the 2013 edition smells more herbal and spicy than the 2014 edition. Freshly mown grass in the 2014. Taste: well-balanced between bitter and sweet, citrus. I slightly prefer the 2013 over the 2014. The 2014 tastes fresher and cleaner than the 2013 one, but also less complex. It’s not a completely fair comparison because the 2013 release has had about a year of bottle aging; the effect is much less in the younger version of the 2013. The 2012 Citra version remains my favorite. It appears that the newer the version, the more “mainstream” (less pronounced) they are becoming. Both the 2013 and 2014 are still very drinkable beers though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1722) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
oranje/geel wazig met schuimige witte kraag aroma van mouten, zoetig en mooi fris citrus redelijk zoet, matig bitter, licht zuurtje, matig sterk, sinaasappel, mandarijn, citrus, en koriander. medium body, dun, goed fris biertje


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