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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Launched 2007. Retired 2011. Replaced with an annual release, starting in 2012, using a different hop each year.
Made with three kinds of hops: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo. Dry hopped with more Styrian, and an extra dose of malts to hold up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Poured into my Duvel glass. Hazed dark golden color with a tall, off-white (hints of yellow) head. Spice and tropical fruit of Amarillo really come out in the aroma. Hints of bananas, alcohol, and pale malt in the background. Light sweetness from the malt, but quite masked by the bitterness. Wood/pine bitterness overtakes everything from the middle to the finish. The linger is really only left to the hop oils and some spice from the alcohol and the hops. 6/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC big bottle share. 7/7/2016. Thanks to Bryan for this one. A translucent yellow straw coloured pour with a a lasting thin white head. Pear drops, apple, light midget gems. Flavour is composed of light grains straw, petrol, fruity lemon hop, midget gems. Palate is medium light, frothy carbonation. Decent. Some hot alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12230) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Bryan. It pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh, bready, stewed orange,orangeade and sherbet. The taste is crisp, bitter, stewed orange, tangerine, cereal, straw, light banana, pear, apple with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and moderate - high carbonation. Plenty of boosty orange character. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (1460) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
33 cl. bottle as part of the tasting box @ home, bought from Barend. Light golden with a white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Malty taste with some grapefruit. very fresh and lively. Great tripel hop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
33cl bottle shared at the July London Tasting @CBC Islington. It pours a clean straw color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy funky with notes of lemon peel, barn yard, grass. Taste is medium sweet and lightly tangy and lemony with notes of barn yard, lemon peel, citrus, persimmon. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle at RB London Meet. Hazy yellow color, small steady white head. Aroma has hay, grass and citrus. Medium-bodied. Sweetish fruityness, Duvel yeasty. Quite close to normal one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2226) - PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2016
33cl bottle (tasting box n 1). Clear golden with a massive white head. Floral, grassy, basement and light citric aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the bitter side with light floral notes. Overall, a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1834) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget in the 2016 mix pack. Clear golden with white head. Light and fruity with mango, citrus, grass and herbs. Pretty light and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (698) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2016
Aus der "Black-Label"-Flasche der 2016-er-Edition getrunken. Gold im Glas mit massiver Schaumkrone. Im Geschmack Orange und Passionsfrucht. Ausgeprgte Nachbittre. Sehr Frisch, da neuer Sud und nicht lange gelagert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1343) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsns place, from Duvel Tripel Hop Tasting Box 2016. Clear yellow with big white head. Aroma of flowers, some onion, citrus and herbs. The flavor has notes of citrus, green hops, some alcohol, bitterish, lots of lemon and some spiciness. Medium-bodied.

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