BeerViking (3909) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now rebrewed as Tripel Hop no. 1, gold with a lasting fine head, aromas of peach, sage and pepper. Dry and herby-spicy.
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from bottle at ZBF, new batch from 2016. poured a clear golden colour with a white head. nose of citrus, crisp malts, floral hops, grass, lemon peel, slight tropical fruit notes, crisp mouthfeel, clear notice of your regular duvel with a very nice and fruity twist. carbonated, refreshing mouthfeel. 2nd best version close after the citra,
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale golden color with small white head. Aroma is sweet fruits. Taste is sweet peach, a bit spicy, a bit phenolic, wheaty. Good, but Citra and Mosaic were better.
tricksta_p (3145) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is grassy hops, yeast, touch of floral, hint of lemon, pale malt. Flavour is moderate bitter with a rather dry finish. Body is medium. Very grassy, dry and crisp. The Styrian Goldings is quite dominant relative to the Amarillo. Very enjoyable dryhopped Belgian Ale.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Basically like a hoppy Belgian golden strong... Love the extra hops and still has a lot of Belgian character due to using the stryrian geldings hops which are light and floral but present... The Amarillo is noticeable but also muted and balanced... Great holiday warmer!
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 750ml, enjoyed many time. similar to duvel with grassy hop flavor & nose. Nice
slowrunner77 (9400) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yes, please! stood out to me far more than the pretty good base beer. the hops really pop and stand in contrast to the lightly spicy fruity yeast. not cheap, but nice.
eduardovl (1302) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 750ml bottle served in its own tulip glass.
2010 Edition: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo.
A: Pours a pale yellow cloudy color forming a huge white, fluffy and soapy head that only Duvel can produce. Excellent retention. It never disappears completely forming and leaving tons of lacings in the glass
S: Smells like the regular Duvel. Very malty and yeasty. As expected, hops are more intense and stingy in this version. Citrus hops, flowery hops, earthy hops. Alcohol can be felt in the very end
T: Excellent in the mouth. Really amazing beer. I couldn’t imagine that I could find an improved version of Duvel. Hop heads like me will love it! Well, first of all a strong malts backbone followed by the Belgian yeasts and the intense combination hops. In overall a dry and bitter beer. Pure pleasure. Hops are earthy, citrus and refreshing
M: A medium to full bodied beer. Quite carbonated. Quite bitter with a bready and yeasty aftertaste
O: Very drinkable. Amazing beer in all aspects. Even better than the regular Duvel (yes, it’s possible ;))
[ BA Review @ 4/8/2012 ]
Bosskie (700) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light hay colour beer with lots of bubbles and a beautiful head.
Smell champagne, sold abd gteapefruit, nicely balancded. Sweetish, sour.
Taste is dry sweetish with an alcohólico touch. Grapefruit bitterness in the finish with champagne.
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When IPA’s started to seep into Belgian beer culture, Moortgat came up with this compromise between IPA and Belgian-style tripel, based on the regular Duvel and spawning a whole bunch of other such ’tripel hops’. Luxury beer in 75 cl champagne bottles and expensive box, originally intended for internal purposes but eventually, in 2007, launched onto the market in a limited edition of 22,000 bottles - which at that time were not that easy to find. Very thick and dense, beautifully lacing, yellowish white head, very stable; pale ’old gold’ colour, a bit darker than the regular Duvel but with the same fierce sparkling, misty. Powerful aroma, silky soft pale malts intelligently mingled with nose-teasing flowery hops and discrete unripe fruits, alcohol piercing through in a gentle, warming way; impressions of unripe peach, fresh apple juice, old gin, straw, freshly cut grass, lemon peel, field flowers, sweet white wine, orange, tonic water. Subdued sweetness in the mouth with subtle touches of honey, apricot and apple, some orange peel making a comeback later in the finish, sparkling carbonation with a slightly sourish effect, all constructed onto a supple, rounded, smooth maltiness, finish an interesting play of bitter spicy tones, the sweetish fruitiness from the onset and aromatic flowery hops, long and very dry, little bit woody though no oak-ageing is involved, with warming alcohol reminiscent of a Poire William. What a beautiful beer, a class of its own; it would be unfair to plainly compare this with the regular Duvel, this is something different.