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.
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
slightly opalescent pale yellow colour, medium sized, dense still not cream white head; aroma of grapefruit, tropicl fruits like lichee and mango, maybe some tangerine, too, grains, pine notes and hints of vegetables; bittersweet taste with the same notes and spicy peppery-alcoholic aftertaste; incredibly fruity! - almost like a new-world IIPA; I’m fully amazed!
SimplySike (1373) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma spice, yeast, grapefruit, citrus.
Taste some sweets, dry citrus bitter.
MarcoDL (3983) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of grain and yeast mostly. Fresh taste of grapefruit, bitter grassy hop, yeast and grain. Nice.
McSherman (527) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hellgelb leuchtend, leicht getrübt mit weißem Schaum. Geruch ist heftig frisch, fruchtig, Apfel und etwas tropische Früchte. Der Antrunk ist bitter herb, relativ trocken. Der Amarillo harmoniert wunderbar mit seiner frischen Feuchtigkeit mit dem trocken bitteren Körper dieses Bieres. Sehr gutes Bier, dem man die fast 10% kaum anmerkt.
The_Osprey (6004) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2016 - Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Islington as ’Duvel Tripel Hop 1: Amarillo’. Many thanks to Bryan. Light yellow, highly sparkling, clear, foamy white head, thick white lacing. Aroma is airy, biscuity, breakfast tea with milk. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is light malts, spicy, booze, white pepper with a dry, quite abrasive, finish. Booze and yeast, spicy. (3.2)
paulvanpelt (524) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Witte kraag, kleine belletjes. Nevelig geel bier. Aroma van peper, citrus, hout, lychee. Bitter, licht zuur. Volle body, prikkelend co2.
Banzale (16) - FRANCE - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffret tasting box 2016. Acheté à Tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies.
Bouteille de 33 cl. #1 du coffret.
Couleur dorée clair . Belle mousse bien tenace.
Au nez arôme de houblon plutôt simple .
En bouche nous avons un goût d’amertume mais pas immédiat . Il arrive progressivement pour que ce sois moelleux en bouche ( c’est mon avis )
Très bien et peu plaire à ce qui ne sont pas habitué à de tels goûts.
harrisoni (17173) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons and drunk at home. Part 1 of the Duvel Triple Hop recreation. Clear bright gold colour lasting white head. some esters on the aroma. some peach and lemon yep like Duvel but stronger hotter on the finish. hops are there. some earthy woodiness and bitterness and a little fresh hop flower. really boozy of the finish. a little uncultured on the hop and the hop is a little harsh. I like the Base Duvel beer flavour though. too fizzy
Moolesen (470) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Light cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Good hoppy aroma, but not as dominant as some other american hops. Rich taste, where you taste the alcohol and the bitter hops. Long bitter finish. Good beer.
P.S. Tasted this as the re-brewed Duvel ultimate Tripel hop 1
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington - London. Many thanks to Bryan. Pours clear yellow with a frothy, white head. Light dank hops in the nose, melon, grapefruit, pale bread. Medium sweet flavour with rich melon and grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Juicy and lightly resinous in the close-out. Real solid stuff.