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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
Cor dourada com espuma branca persistente. Aroma adocicado e levemente ctrico. Dulor moderado com toque ctrico de laranja. lcool pouco perceptvel. Retrogosto marcante de laranja

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9954) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
Draft sample @ Haand fest 16, Drammen. Shared with the Norwegian tasting crew. Couleur dore, lger voile, col blanc. Arme au nez fin pic, qcq esters typiques belges, fruit avec un lger rtro houblonn noble confrant de petites notes vertes, fruites. Palais est malt, ple e pils, possible Munich, ester et levure belge. Pointe dpices, sur palais r&chauffant. Fruit rappelant labricot et pche. Levure sur la fin approche dun ct banane voire girofle pic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rodrigosebba (2) - BRAZIL - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Espuma densa, cor dourada, sabor mesclado entre doce e amargo. Garrafa e rtulo intetessantes

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magela (145) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2016
Aroma sweet of pineapple and malts. The taste is well balanced between the sweet of fruits and the bitter of hops. Has an spiced ending.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 Cor de mel, turva. Espuma abundante de longa durao. Aroma ctrico de casca de laranja e especiarias. Sabor amargo com notas de casca de laranja, banana e especiarias, levemente picante, com lcool perceptvel. Retrogosto amargo e herbceo com final alcolico.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
filosanchi (4) - - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
Colore ambrato..aroma di frutta tropicale e di crosta di pane arrostito. Carbonazione forse un poco eccessiva che non facilita la beva. Senzazione diffusa di calore dovuto allalto grado alcolico.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (951) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2016
Alaranjada opaca, espuma amarela de boa formao e persistncia, aspecto cremoso, perfeita para o estilo. Aroma caramelado, fermento belga, lcool perceptvel, frutas amarelas maduras (misto de dulor e azedume). Paladar de mdio dulor, quase sem amargor, abacaxi, laranja. Corpo mdio, baixa carbonatao. Aftertaste alcolico, pssego maduro, dulor persistente e bem equilibrado, mas um leve aguado ao final, diferente das melhores tripel belgas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (2026) - Besanon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle blonde lgrement trouble. Mousse blanche onctueuse. Nez sur le fruit jaune, Bel quilibre acide/amer, ronde et corpulente en bouche. grande finale o lon retrouve le fruit et les houblons. Good one !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (3525) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Golden-straw, weak white foam. Aroma: white wine, fruits (peach, pineapple), malt, a little perfume. Taste: malt, dry sherry, wood, a little alcohol and hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodo26 (33) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2016
Bortiglia da 33cl...di un colore ambrato scuro abbastanza torbido...schiuma bella pomposa ma poco persistente...buon profumo rinfrescante ma, quando si assaggia, si sente lalta gradazione, ci nonostanta piacevole al palato...


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