SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duvel has been one of my top beers since I started drinking beer...I was so excited to see this brew and did not hesitate to drop $20 for this. 750 ml bottle poured into my large Duvel tulip glass...and I’m NOT sharing.
A- Body is a somewhat dense, dynamically hazy, translucent, pale golden yellow hue. Pours with the classic Duvel 3 finger+ foamy white head. Head eventually, and somewhat unevenly fades to 1/2 finger (altough there is a 2 finger foamy iceburg floating around)...and leaves a TON of lacing all the way down the glass. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top.
S- Lots and lots of floral and noble hops everywhere-which are of moderate-to-strong strength and the highlight of the nose-yet they give off a very soft vibe-Hop profile is prominent-but very Euro. Behind this is a lot of pear, a hint of tart apple and moderate sweet, bready, belgian yeast backbone.
T- Taste is subtle at first and offers some dry fruity flavors with a subtle belgian yeast backbone. A spicy presence very quickly emerges over the dryness and becomes prominent. Then a hint of white grape emerges with a bready yeast. The hops really hit for the finish and make their presence known- mostly floral but with a noble softness and a slightly piny refreshing character (actually it pretty much has Saaz written all over it). The spicy, bready yeast makes its presence known-before another breif cry spell and a moderate lingering hop bitterness with a slight breadiness and spicyness lingering as well.
The flavor profile in this changes from start to finish. Its quite complex and as I drink more the picture becomes clearer.
M- Medium to high carbonation, and a light, yet full body that is, for the most part smooth and yeasty/bready (although it has dry spells too-not too common to find a complex mouthfeel).
D- I love this beer. The whole profile-from start to finish just confirms why this is my favorite style. Its complex, refreshing, drinkable, and delicious. This borders on Belgian IPA-but these are the types of BSPAs I go after....$20 hurts-a lot-but this brew sure is worth it.
hawanna (3004) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle / Duvel Tripel Hop Tasting Box 2016 from Biervana BB 08/2017
pale, hazy, rocky head, white foam, dough, barnyard, cereal, citrus, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
freretoc (1506) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl dans le pack saveur bière chez Yogsoth
Couleur blonde, belle mousse et belle effervescence.
Nez sur la levure duvel
Attaque sur les fruits frais et la résine, continuité sur le côté amère du houblon bel équilibre final.
erickok (5036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The original Tripel hop, back from when most people never had an ipa. Things have changed, a lot. I have never had the original release, but I sure dig this one. The body does loose it’s Duvel dry character and adds sweetness, but it makes for a good beer nonetheless. Still a distinctive big bubble, just not as dry. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasting session@Au Grain d’Orge - clear golden blond with a nice lacework; hoppy aroma of yellow fruits, estery and light yeasty; full-bodied, sweet and bitter, dry; long herbal and fruity hoppy finish with hints of honey
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Triple Hop Tasting Kit. Golden body with white large lasting head. Aroma is fruity, Belgian yeast some malts and hints of herbs, honey and alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, fruity also a little bit dry with hints of sourness and herbs. Aftertaste is nice bitter with some alcohol.
Beerheart65 (1322) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind-tasted as part of saveur bieres tasting pack. Sparkling, clear golden, just tiny bit hazy, big frothy/rocky white head, sticky lacing patches. Aroma has yeast, bit soapy tones, sweet, lime, mildly lemon and grapefruit, blackcurrant, winey notes, mild eucaluptus. Medium bitter, mild sourness, finish is long fruity and medium bitter, medium body, soft carbonation. Tasty, nuanced, lovely(ment to write lively, but I’ll keep this), great!
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Mitra’ (Beukenweg, Amsterdam) as part of the tasting box, best before August 2017. Clear, pale straw yellow with a greenish touch and a massive, fluffy, stable, white head. Fruity-grassy, floral and slightly herbal aroma of fresh grass, lots of grapefruit, ginger and lime. Slightly bitter, floral, fruity-grassy and a little herbal taste of lime, ginger, lots of grapefruit and fresh grass, followed by a medium long, very dry, grassy-bitter, slightly alcoholic and quite herbal finish. Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very good again, but I liked the Citra version a bit more.
Syfher (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my notes :
"Bottle of 33cl, Duvel glass, fridge. Great mix of hops".
This Duvel was my first triple hop one, so my memories are a little stronger with this one. The taste was really great, mix of bitterness and freshness. I would like to try it again...
bonkiedeaap (580) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from blind tasting box bought at Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is yellow/blonde with a nice large white head, with lots of bubbles.
The aroma is fruity (grapefruits, oranges and citrus), floral and has hints of spices.
The taste is light sour and very fruity with notes of flowers and spices.
The finish leaves a medium bitterness and nice fruity sourness which is long noticable.
Bijl (93) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duvel tripel hop tasting box. Goudgeel helder, veel CO2, volke witte schuimkraag.....foamy schuim...blijft heel lan aanwezig. Aromas: Floraal/bloemen, onder de hops vandaan wat Belgische gist, ietsje scherp en kruidig. Smaak: Licht kruidig en peper ...prikkelt op de zijkant van je tong. Fruitig, grapefruit/Citrus, ietsje zuur en wat houterig en grassig. Een aardige nabitter van de hops maar toch ook fruitig zoet in de nasmaak. Medium body....drinkt makkelijk weg deze nummer 1 met Amarillo 3e hop.