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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: 415   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Poured from bottle at cellar temperature (53F). The beer pours a nice gold color with moderate head. The aroma is a mix of pine and cedar and some lemony citrus from the sorachi ace hops - it’s a very nice enticing aroma. There’s also a bit of spiciness present from the yeast. The taste follows suit with similar profile, but more subdued and very drinkable. There’s also a nice malt sweetness that blends with the hops making a very complex palate. Finishes clean and crisp.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy yellow color, white stable head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, grassy and some spices. Taste is hoppy -bitter, bit malty, grapefruit, orange, spice, fizzy. Nice bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (57) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Poured into a teku glass from bottle showing a dark straw and practically opaque yellow with a very generous white foam head. The nose shows a lot of sweet malts, lemon zest along with small hints of brett. The palate is full bodied and very malty. The hops also give a sort of bright bitterness that appears on the end but well supported by a malt back-bone and sweetness. The finish also shows a quickly dissipating spiciness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2015
While I like very much the 2014 edition of that beer, I have to say I was quite disappointed by this one... So either the Sorachi Ace is not my favourite hop, or maybe the bottle is too old... Nose and taste are quite week, a strange raisin, almost champagne or white wine after taste, hops are weak... Drinkable but nothing more...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Janek_Poducha (57) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Deep yellow color, big white fast falling head, transparent, very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma very hoppy (grassy, crisp, citrus, spice, a bit yeasty, some caramel notes). Palate: high carbonation, full body, a bit oily, bitter hoppy finish, Taste: Spicy, nice intensive hops, medium bitterness at the end, notes of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (300) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 (Bottle 0.33 l / half of a bottle) Pure, pale gold colour, transparent. White, thick, medium sized head, medium fast falling to stable, thick foam. Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit oily texture. Aroma is sweet with medium to strong aroma of spicy and grassy hops and medium notes of tropical fruits. Light aroma of pale malt. Moderate aroma of alcohol but not unpleasant. Taste: Medium hoppy, moderate alcohol, pleasant malty, not too strong sweetness, pale malts. Medium strong, very pleasant bitterness, long lasting. Finish is bitter, hoppy but unfortunatly a bit alcoholic. Interesting beer with hoppy character but definitly this bootle was too old, hoppy aromas are muffled.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wanne (10) - - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Wonderful beer. Golden in colour with a slightly orange accent. The head is white and very dense. An initial maly taste turns into an overwhelming citrus and herbal taste due to the addition of the sorachi hops. Even better than a traditional Duvel!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from from Delhaize, Brugge - St Kruis, a good few months back, consumed at home, Sunday 28th December 2014 Pours gold with white head. A touch of spice and also some grapefruit on nose. Alcohol showing a little, not as fresh as could be (another beer sat forgotten in back of fridge) some citrus, pepper and a little pine, sweet and then bitter and dry. Good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus yeast spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and a bitter hoppy finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (734) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle split two ways. Hazy golden pour with a huge off white head. Nose is estery, grains and honey. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Didn’t get that much hoppiness in there, but then again it’s last year’s release.


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