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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: 420   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuperBoppe (5) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Magnificent beer. Typical Duvel, yet so different I want to buy more of this limited edition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (693) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Blonde légèrement trouble. Nez: fruit tropicaux. Ananas. Épicé. Frais. Résine. Jus d'orange. Anis. Biscuit gingembre. Herbacé. Bouche: ronde. Bon pétillant. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Bonne amertume. Très aromatique. Épicé. Levuré. Fruité. Banane. Fruit tropicaux. Gingembre. Muscade. Herbacé. Finale sèche et astringente. Complexe. J'aime bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Big white head. Hazy pale yellow body. Metallic herbal toffee aroma with lemony notes. Dry, and somewhat sweet, lemony toffee taste with metallic notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish bready lemony metallic aftertaste with funky herbal notes. It’s quite nice and fairly drinkable. Bit much metal and lemon for my tastes. (0.33l bottle, from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2486) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
SAQ private import - 2013 edition (Sorachi Ace). Pours a cloudy light yellow colour with a big white head, great retention and lots of cloudy lacing. Fruity nose with mostly lemons. Belgian Ale yeast with light spices and the fresh grassy hop. The taste is an even better blend of these things. Refreshing mouthfeel with a beautiful light dryness in the finish. Duvel is already good. Now, this hop added to it just makes it better, fresh and fruity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (581) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
Pours a unclear blond with huge white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, pear, floral, white grapes and spicy belgian yeast. Citric mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is citric, dry floral, metal and lasting alcohol/hop bite. Overall: excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2227) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Semihazy golden body, white head. Aroma has exotic fruits, soap, papaya, some cereals. Flavour is fruity papaya, alcohol, some yeaast. Really nice version of duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8943) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, fruchtig bitter. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, bitter, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1563) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Best before October of 2015.
Appearance: Hazy straw colored body with a towering white foamy head.
Aroma: Mild banana and malt sweetness with a candied lemon aroma. The aroma isn’t overly strong or offensive, I’m just not huge on it.
Taste: This tastes like the aroma, hints of banana, some candied lemon and straw. Easy to drink, but nothing exciting.
Palate: A tad watery with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is likely past it’s prime, but the date says it’s good til next year. I would pass on this at this point, it’s not very appealing, especially at the price.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Creyhfus (10) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Wat ben. Blij dat ik deze nog in.2014. Nog kan drinken. Dit is een zeer lekker biertje

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fabioanselmo (185) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma super lupulado com notas frutadas e cítricas. Aparência clara com médio corpo e uma espuma inesquecível. Sabor cítrico, com notas apimentadas e um amargor marcante. No palato, um final longo e levemente floral. No geral? MARAVILHOSA!

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