Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Abbey Tripel
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Top fermented beer which undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle. It is intense gold, almost orange in color, with aromas of fruit in syrup (pineapple, peach and apricot), candy sugar, bread crust and a note of chives from the Belgian hops of Poperinge. Warm and sweet on the palate with a firm fizzy finish. Strong and structured, sweet and inviting. A tribute to a friend who went missing, who we may meet again one day, just like the sun that is hiding behind the hill.

Winterlude is also named after a Bob Dylan song, a perfect fit since it is a winter warmer. The idea of winter as an interlude representing both the pause before awakening and the oblivion before new life.
This beer is inspired by some varieties of the Belgian Tripels. The hops come from the Poperinge region, a variety I have always been fascinated by. I connected with one of the regions local farmer and had him set a preferred variety aside from his most recent harvest.
Because it combines incredibly well with food, Winterlude has always made us proud with our catering industry clients.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Une bouteille de 33 cl meilleure avant le 01/11/2013. Une robe presque orange surmonte par un col mousseux blanc increvable. Au nez, des armes de houblons fruits et de crales ples sucres avec la prsence dun alcool poivr. Au got, des malts mielleux qui recouvrent des papilles sauves par des houblons aux allures tropicales. Toujours cette prsence florale et piquante de lalcool. En bouche, un corps bien construit avec des bulles nettoyantes et une texture qui se colle au style. Une finale sur des notes amres fruites et thyliques. Une tripel intressante par ses houblons et un peu trop chaude par son alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (5366) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
Flaske fra Polet: et kremet skum som synker forholdsvis raskt. En behagelig balanse mellom bitterhet, kryddersmak og sdme og med god munnfylde, men kanskje litt lite karbonering. Svakere og mindre st (heller en diskret, bitter ettersmak) enn det jeg forbinder med belgiske tripel, men s avgjort et got l. M prve flere fra dette bryggeriet, selv om det er overpriset.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2801) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, creamy beige head. Smells of grassy hops, belgian yeast and malts. Medium sweet, very fruity, some banana and alot of spice and caramel. Medium to heavy bitter, quite grassy and spicy. Quite pleasant tripel, very drinkable, maybe not the baldest one, but absolutely one i can have again. Cheers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1220) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Flaske kjpt p polet i vika. Appelsinfarget, lite skum og kullsyre. Fyldig smak av sitrus, gress, frukt og druestein.litt bitter ettersmak. En ganske godt tripel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Flaske 0,33l - gave fra Rune.Styrken oppgitt til 8,8%. Drukket i heimen 2 Okt 12. Lys appelsinfarget. Uklar. Veldig hyt skum som daler sakte og etterlater filigranser. God, litt krydret aroma med antydning til frukt og br. Myk munnflelse. Smaken er litt p den ste siden. Fersken. Druer. Blir syrlig bitter etter hvert. Avslutter trt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2012
A: fruits, spices, malt A: pale orange T: semi sweet, little hop presence. P: mb- to fb O:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy golden with a rich white head. Complex yeasty, bready and fruity aroma. Interestingly yeasty and fruity, even spicy flavours. One of the more interesting tripels out there?

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrabona (221) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2012
beautiful cloudy yellow tendence to orange. full body, very good execution of the belgian tradition , tropical fruity, candy sugar. very natural aroma, intense and balanced. I begin to belive the italians can do it better !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2012
Aroma of candysugar and hay. Taste reveals hints of alcohol and belgian yeast. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer, but the alcogol could have been hidden a bit better to get the highest scores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8576) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours hazy dark golden with a big white head. Intriguing aroma, sweet flowers,yeast and coriander. Taste is sweet, thick and almost syrupy sticky with a good spicy counterweight. Not bad.

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