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


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RATINGS: 352   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2013
Great beer. You can feel the soraci ace. The alcohol balances with the body and the end is bitter and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear, golden, good carbonation, good white head. Nose is all about citrus, citrus in the taste, which is bitter (more bitter than the Citra version) and more MF too, very well carbonated. This Sorachi Ace version is more in line with the original Duvel, has a bit more punch but I preferred the 2012 version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Hay yellow, clear beer with a large lasting white crown. Hello, beautiful ! Definitely exotic fruits with notes of herbs and spices. Lemon. Spicy bitterness with a light sweetness. Refreshing, lively carbonation. Long exotic bitter finish. Something new ! I tasted another beer with this japanese hop before and I think Sorachi ace is responsible for this great experience. Cheers !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (254) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 White head, solky, smaller than usual Duvel, and a central-bubblng golden colour. Smell is super hoppy, citrus and lemon notes, very pleasant. Taste is hoppy too, extremely citrusy,and very fresh. Medium body. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours gold as usual and gushed out as usual while sporting a white head. Nose is earthy spice, light sweet malts, dank resins, sweetened lime juice, baked lemon rind, bright citrus, spice, and various complex fruits. Flavor is earthy, very spicy, sweet malts mixed in, warming sweet alcohols, dank lemons and some again, sweetened juice from well ripened limes. Moderate carb. Good beer but I liked the last version I had better. A little odd dankness in there on this one but still pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twos_een_keun (24) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
Golden blond colour with a big head. Aroma: lychee, lychee and lychee and citrus. Very aromatic hops. Taste: grass, citrus, bitterness. The sorachi ace hops are omnipresent. Not bad at all. However, I liked the Duvel Tripel Hop Citra (2012) more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, yeast, spice and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjjbeer (9) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
cosa volere di più da una birra, dorato opaca profumo di luppolo intenso e lievito (piacevole). la definirei in perfetto stile duvel.eccellente!! cheers..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle, with a foamy eruption upon opening. Funky, hop and spice aroma. Clear yellow body with medium lasting head. Flavor begins with funky hops with a long tart, bitter finish. Dry and crisp, hides the alcohol content well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: bright, clear gold with a monstrous, fluffy, bubbly white head that lasts forever and leaves huge swathes of lace curtains, and an active carbonation jet. Aroma: big bitter notes of lemon zest (hello, sorachi ace!), drying grass, musty herb garden, honey smacks, and that distinctive duvel yeast. Taste: bright and sharp with strong lemon (almost shandy-like), herbal dryness, sweet and peppery yeast, and an unfortunate hint of pine-sol cleaner that lessens as the beer warms. Finish: dry, with lingering lemony bitterness and a bit of crackery, yeasty sweetness. Notes: A distinctive beer that makes excellent use of a focused hop variety. Sorachi Ace is an excellent complement to the base beer. They could have been slightly lighter-handed with the application, but this is a solid brew nevertheless. Alcohol remains very well-hidden.

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