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


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RATINGS: 180   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 region’s 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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maximet (165) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Light, cloudy, yellow with a white foam head
Aroma: Spiced, herbal with a nice little citrus. Some wild yeast ine the mix.
Taste: The citrus is gone... More grassy taste, with a warm spice taste.
Palate: Full body with a creamy texture.
A triple that won’t blow your mind, hard to categorize, but not bad

angel77 (4072) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en enero de 2013, en dos ocasiones y la ultima del lote 080--12. Una estilo triple suave, a pesar de sus 8.8 vol. pero con sabores bastante intensos, refinados dulces afrutados y florales. Buena y refinada con sabores sutiles bien combinados.

Buongiorgio00 (951) - - JAN 26, 2014
Molto molto buona, con un gusto molto ricco che su uno sfondo prevalentemente dolce tratteggia un complesso intreccio di note fruttate, candite e leggere citriche. Il grado alcolico passa abbastanza inosservato e nel complesso si tratta di una birra equilibrata e gustosa.

ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Hazy gold/amber, 3cm frothy head, nice yeast characters, some alcohol, spice, candied sugar, banana bread, citrus, sweet finish. Ok.

Keeper (255) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 5, 2014
Golden color. Good foamy head of long duration. Notes of citrus yeast, grapes fermented juice. Little alcoholic impact.

danielecamo (839) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2013
In bottiglia. Ottima tripel, perfettamente in stile e fruttata al punto giusto

Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 3, 2013
Dark spicy beer. Aniseed, cinnamon, heat and spice. Good flavour definition albeit a bit short in the palate. Very Belgian in taste.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
330ml bottle, cloudy honey gold hue, with a fluffy white head, with a yeasty, doughy, spicy, fruity, candied peach, orange peel, milky nose, with a panettone bread loaf dough, faint orange marmalade, honey lollipop, corainder accent, with some honeyed pale, toasted, bread, wheat malt, faint orange jello, lemon pie notes in the aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, fruity, spicy coriander, candied orange peel, peach, apricot, panettone cake dough character, with an orange milkyish yogurt, honeyed pale, toasted, wheat malt, orange marmalade, honey lollipop flavour, with a lemon pie, zesty lemon rind, faint flowery citrus hop backbone, leading towards a warming, yeasty, zesty lemon marmalade, spicy coriander, doughy, milkyish, faint lingering citrus hop bitterness finish.

fraferra (101) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2013
Un delizioso sentore di pera, banana e frutta gialla matura al naso, con sentori di esteri di lievito pepati. In bocca ha un corpo denso e mellifluo, carico di sapori dolci, bilanciati da una nota di amaretto finale. Niente da invidiare ad una qualsivoglia trappista. Assolutamente da provare.

Jetulio (119) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle poured into a Snifter glass Appearance....... light yellow beer with head colour white of 2 fingers that last Aroma............... alcohol notes with strong malt presence. Clear predominance of malty aroma with some sugar cane remembrance Taste........ sweetness presence with fruity and spicy notes and appearance of alcoholics too Mouthfeel........... medium body and medium/soft carbonation Overall............ a nice ale, a Belgium from outside Belgium !! mamma mia !!!

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