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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: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (637) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
Rating from 2013. Golden colour, white foam. Lots of carbonation. Bitter and yeasty with notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Balanced is ok. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (385) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
Dourada,brilhante,bela formação de espuma dando um creme alto e com boa duração;aroma herbáceo,cítrico,aparecendo lima/limão,gramíneas;sabor altamente refrescante com o frutado e o cítrico dominando,excelente "drinkability",corpo médio,embora com 9,5% de álcool ele praticamente não é notado,só no final.Ótima breja vai para os favoritos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (528) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
Cloudy golden colour, with a good head that leaves a good lace, and a ringh on the surface. Aorma is predominantly resins, with citruses notes, some spices, grass. Oily texture, medium body, some tiny bubbles alwasy coming up. Taste of resins (pot smokers will understand), citrus, some tropical fruits. Dry finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drino (4) - - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
Aroma herbal, bem interessante. tem aparencia clara, parece espumante. Sabor amargo, percebe-se a concentração de lúpulo, de vegetal. Pede um acompanhamento salgado. Nota 8,0.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (586) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Late rate, ticked 4 stars. Bottle at home. Hazy, beautifully light yellow colour, white foamy head. Sorachi Ace gives the excellent standard Duvel a good crisp citrusy hop punch, really complimenting the original Duvel ale. Prickly carbonation, refreshing body. My favourite Tripel Hop edition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (188) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Gyllengul lite disig färg med vit luftig skumkrona. Doft av äppelkart, jäst och cider. Frisk, sträv smak av äpple, citrus, gräs och grön banan. Torr eftersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 4, 2015
lightly clouded yellow-orange (apricot-creamsicle) with two inches of white head, moderate coarseness, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is apricot muffin, touch of lemon, oregano. Palate is watery, lightly oily, light-medium-light weight, moderately intense, medium-fine carbonation, moderate burn. Flavor is bitter apricot, slightly astringent in the finish, touch of solvent and minerals, bitter herbal grass/weeds. Meh, probably too old...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nicocanta (69) - - FEB 28, 2015
Intéressant cette version triple hop de duvel. On garde l’amertume caractéristique de la maison avec un houblon plus prononcé. Une légère acidité qui diminue un poil mon plaisir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hamirubi (313) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
33cl bottle. As always: A real pleasure to have this Duvel with Sorachi Ace, Saaz-Saaz and Styrian Golding, with Sorachi Ace dry hopping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (70) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 L: a lovely cloudy gold with a giant pillowy foam head that sticks around a while and clings to the glass. S: a strong herbal scent, must be the dill from the Sorachi, some light citrus and some resinous pine. Like a rain-drenched herb garden. T: all the smells are on the palate, some stronger citrus. It’s nicely hopped, good level of bitterness. F: the first time I had it half a year back it had a very lively mouthfeel, strong bitterness, this time (around the drink-by date) it’s smoother, less carbonated less spiky, very easy to down. Slightly oily. O: interesting and delicious. The ABV is very well-hidden. I look forward to my last bottle and see if I pick out any new developments.

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