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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: 408   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.


LarsEngen's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, - APR 30, 2013
33 cl bottle from Etre. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with notes of apples. Crispy fruity flavor with low carbonation, medium bitterness, a bit of dry bitterfinish with some alcohol notes. 9.5% is very vell hidden in this one


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1530) - 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 (652) - - 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 (779) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pieterjanbe (2) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle, I really like what?s duvel doing here! Making these limited edition beers! Lovely orange gold colour accompanied by a beautiful foamy head! It?s so full of natural flavours which I really appreciate! It?s certainly a high class beer! 23/11/2014

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syfher (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. One of the greatest Duvel Triple Hop. The best one for me. Hope they gonna make that again !!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (962) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass. A: Pours a pale and clear yellow color forming the traditional huge white fluffy, creamy and soapy Duvel trademark head. Good retention and many lacings formed and left in the glass S: The Duvel sweet grains backbone followed by a very citrus, grassy and a bit flowery hoppy smell. Quite funky and really unique this Sorachi Ace hop. Very interesting T: Slightly sweet malts upfront which becomes quickly dry, citrus and bitter. I have the impression that it’s less bitter than the 2010 Edition (with Amarillo hops) but still stingy. Some notes of fruits and flowers M: Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation and a lemony and hoppy aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Strong Sorachi Ace hops profile which is kind of difficult in the beginning but quite pleasant whenever you become used with it. Again, not as good as the Amarillo version but still a Duvel’s masterpiece [ BA Review @ 4/27/2013 ]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée chez La Succursale (Montréal, QC) au coût de 14,00$. Arôme: Forte odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de levure. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #5783)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radzik5555 (432) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Butelka 0.33L
Wygląd: Złote-cytrynowe, mętne z obfitą, białą pianą, ładnie znaczącą szkło.
Aromat: Chmielowy, owocowo-cytrusowy, cebulowy, mandarynki, brzoskwinie, jasne słody
Smak: Intensywny, brzoskwiniowo-alkoholowy. Długi ziołowy posmak, goryczka średniointensywa.
Odczucie: Wysokie nasycenie CO2, ciało oniskie do średniego.
Całość: Porządne belgijskie, chmielona na zimno dając dodatkowo owocowe i cebulowe aromaty.

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 (2728) - 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


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