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Duvel Tripel Hop (2007 - 2011)

 (RETIRED)
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98
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Formerly brewed at Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen, BE. Light unclear medium to dark yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus / lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (151207)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
75 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is mild peach fruity and citrus fruity in general. Sweet fruity hops flavour with a solid malt base and some fruity note lingering on top. Finish is mellow to sweet not so bitter as such. Nice brew but tastes a bit like a down watered Struise-Mikkeller brew. Not bad but somehow Belgian yeast and american hops just don’t go well together.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Bottled. A hazy light golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet citrusy hoppy with some spice notes. The flavor is sweet lightly malty with strong notes of malt and citrusy hops. I don’t think the hops and yeast work that well togther.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Hazy, pale golden with a tall, bubbly and very lively, white head. Sweet aroma of malt and yeast. Full-bodied with very sweet malts and a distinct yeastiness. Some medicinal notes. A little low in carbonation. Subdued bitterness. I don’t really recall any of those US/Belgian hybrid beers that have left a markable impression. This was no exception. 191207

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy yellow coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma of yeast, spices and hops. Fruity flavour of fruits, yeast, spices, hops, grape fruits and alcohol. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour with small white had. Aroma is caramel, fruits and some yeast. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and slightly caramelly. Also the alcohol gives a slight sweetness to it. Not very much hops kicking in, except for some mild fruity notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
Bottled, thanks rickgordon! Lightly hazy golden, lasting head. Rich hoppy grassy nose with fruit and doughy malt underneath. A deep mouthfilling flavour of buttery malt and black currant. Hops are evident but not assaulting. Long grassy finish. Very good - one of the better of these new wave hoppy Belgian beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazypale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Fruity yeasty and slightly hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of yeast and citrus. Sweetish warming hoppy fruity finish. Has a long yeasty and slightly yeasty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
25th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Very light beer. Frothy palate. Orange cream and mild hop bitterness. Hugely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Courtesy of Stefano; brewed 2007, 3 years old
Hazy blond color; solid head, big. The aroma is a bit grassy. Dryish mouthfeel, good body strength, a bit spicy. But unfortunately the hop qualities are basically gone. It’s now very similar to the ordinary Duvel.


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