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Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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For this 2014 edition, our brewers have selected Mosaic. This new US hop variety enhances the beer with a tangerine sweetness, hints of tropical fruit and an interesting blueberry flavour.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Mango_Kid (22) - - MAR 31, 2014
De duvel tripel hop van 2014 is een hoppig met een straffe bitterheid. Het aroma is uitgesproken bitter met maar een lichte citrustoets. In het aroma is vooral een aangename kruidige geur aanwezig die doet denken aan brandnetels of het groen van wilde kruiden. Het uiterlijk is troebel blond met een volle schuim kraag. De smaak is bitter maar aangenaam, ook al mis ik wat frisheid. Het gebrek aan frisheid wordt dan wel weer goed gemaakt door een aangenaam sprankelend mond gevoel. Een verrassend hop bier dat zelf ik kan appreciëren hoewel ik geen voorkeur geef aan bieren met een uitgesproken hop smaak.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (910) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
11.2oz bottle - pours a pale straw color with thick bright white head . Aroma is all tropical fruits . Taste brings a lot of tangy citrus with an astringent bitter finish . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (51) - - APR 17, 2015
Cor dourada, turva. Espuma persistente. Aroma de frutas tropicais. Paladar de lúpulo intenso e frutas amarelas. Retrogosto amargo e alcoólico. Aroma e paladar diferenciados.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1672) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Over hyped! The usual Duvel super head. $5.29/11.2 ounces is bad value compared to all the American mosaic brews! 9.5% ABV is opposite to the trend to session beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
2015-04-01. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, lightly grassy with a lemon-lime like mineral character, mild fruit touches. 7+ Flavour is dry and relatively alcoholic on first sip, moderate bitterness throughout with mild lemon-lime like fruit as in the aroma, mild pale malt core. Finishes quite dry and fairly alcoholic. Average plus body is fairly effervescent. Tasty but like the regular Duvel I find that the dry prominence of the alcohol is a bit distracting. Bottle from the LCBO c/o Blankboy.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (3) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015 does not count
bottle from belgianbeerfactory.com cloudy look,coriander citrus,grapefruit aftertaste much better than the 2013 version

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle courtesy of The Fish at Al’s of Hampden. Hazy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of earthy melon. Taste is bitter fruit. Interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
This is a very good beer, even better than the original Duvel! I really like the hops!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (48) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 This beautiful Triple Hop theme Annual growth Duvel brings a beautiful translucent golden color with a dense foam of relatively long duration that maintains a constant presence in the wall of the cup. Its aroma is put on a show for me, which emerges in my senses the feeling of mint, lemon peel sour, the peculiar acidity tangerine, wet grass, passion fruit, a dry pine and not as honey. In the mouth has a lot of liquid texture and great fluidity, surfacing lemon, jasmine flowers and logically many herbaceous and floral hops and spices. A slight acidity bothered me to some tasting of time, but soon reappears lemon touch with its aggressive side, which mixes the softness of certain herbal notes that return the balance beer. In its aftertaste felt some tropical fruits like melon, pear, a nice touch of Belgian yeast, tangerine, passion fruit and lemon grass as not giving a very light feeling sour. Very nice beer. Your body is medium and alcohol is around 9.5% abv is well inserted and shall we say, disguised by light beer sweetness giving this golden girl treacherouse airs. To my taste has a drinkability average. Say this annual version beer proved to be more herbaceous and floral than in previous versions, with a Tripel Hop not as this, however I found this beer better than the previous year (2013). How critical acknowledge that the hops are not blended very well with the other ingredients in this issue, so in my view, this beer has two facets: A little tough and "painful" at the very beginning of the tasting, but has a great length makes it interesting and enjoyable by diversification of flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
backdaft (260) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle (courtesy of aetheon). Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is Belgian; with a grassy, lemony, grassy hop feel. Taste is slightly sweet; with tropical fruits, lemon, grassy hops, a bit of spice, and the Belgian yeast. Very effervescent carbonation; almost like a Champagne . Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a dry, bitter finish. Very easy to drink, considering the ABV. Nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (81) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Wow! I was a little disappointed revisiting the regular Duvel, which I used to enjoy years ago, but this new hoppy variety is a pleasant surprise. Cloudy, very bubbly with a persisting head, lighter fruit flavors, crisp and dry and with a nearly totally concealed killer ABV. How do they do this? Remarkable brew. It’s so easy to drink, it should be against the law!


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