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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: 400   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.


MoritzF's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, - JUN 30, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and huge foamy head. Pale malty and slightly sour doughy aroma with present notes of lemongrass, grapefruit, citrus and a flowery touch. Mildly sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Pale malt-character with grapefruity and flowery hops, combined with a Belgian yeasty touch; mildly bitter and intensively fruity hoppy finish with herbal and flowery spots and a muted alcoholic strength. 29.VI.13


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Not the best Tripel Hop I ever drank, but overall a good beer. As a belgian, it’s funny to have each year a new tripel hop. The ’normal’ Duvel isn’t that beer which it was 15-20 years a go and becomes a little bit lay after drinking hundreds of them. So each year, when spring begins, I still wait for the tripel hop. Taste of this tripel hop is a little bit agressive for a tripel hop, when I drink a tripel hop I expect a more friendly taste. But overall, a very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
5 sept 2014, bottle. Very pale yellow. Clear, some bubbles. Nose is sweet, candy. Med/thin body and moderately fizzy. Rock candy, some grassy notes. Okay b

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (23) - - AUG 23, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Ljusgul, lätt grumlig och oklar färg. Inte en alltför humlerik doft med belgiska toner, ölets kropp är tunn vilket passar stilen klockrent. Ingen explosion av smaker direkt men ändå en trevlig humleblandning som nog kan göra sig bra som matöl eller liknande. Alkoholen är elegant dold, de 9.5 % märks inte alls av i smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmccrea (18) - Stow, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Golden color, sharp hop bite. Good taste of yeast and alcohol. One of my favorite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (177) - - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a hazy golden body with a thin head. A nice hoppy aroma. Nice and balanced hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
The 2013 version of the original Duvel Tripel Hop, to which I gladly refer, hopped with Sorachi Ace, apart from Saaz and Styrian (the hops also found in the regular Duvel). Essentially the same beer but the Sorachi Ace lends it a more lemony accent, exotic fruits and a more bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HULK777 (365) - - AUG 8, 2014
Noble hops teaming up with "extreme Citra" in Mosaic. Strong, almost overwhelming acid in the aroma; mostly citrus but also tropical fruit and gooseberry leaves. Lots of citrus in the taste too, accompanied by tropical fruit. Lots of acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (72) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Murky bright yellow beer with a small and sticky white head. Citrusy aroma - lot of hops, elderflower, alcohol, yeast, some malt. Taste of citrus, grape, plums, yeast, alcohol, hops. Pleasant bitterness and acidity - some sweetness as well. Very decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Valt wel mee, die van 2012 vond ik net iets beter dan die van 2013, maar het valt mee van smaak

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (438) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Quite an interesting beer, nothing like the normal Duvel. Stronger than I thought - it hides the ABV very well. Hoppy but not bitter. Sweet, a little sour with tons of citrus: orange, lime, grapefruit. My bottle is a year old but still tastes fresh, and according to the label it still good for another year. Pretty impressive because most hop-forward beers don’t do this well with age. The standard Duvel is still king, but this is a nice change of pace for the summer and I will keep my eyes peeled for the 2014 version. Best served cold.


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