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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%
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 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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3.6
yngwie (17368) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. It forms a big, dense, off-white head over a semi-clear golden body. Sugar, hops and pale malts in the faintly spiced aroma. The alcohol isn’t missing either. In the flavor there’s sugars, hops, a touch of spices, a solid dose of fruityness and some bitterness. Full body, smooth, warming and nicely carbonated. More bitter in the end than initially. Overall, a quite pleasant one, although a bit on the sweet side. 120107

2.9
Dedollewaitor (16608) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ RBESG, Rome. Pours muddy yellow with a large white foam. Nose is orange fruit and yeast. Some sweet pine. Yeasty and dry flavor. Vague notes of rubber. Medium bodied

3
MiP (16083) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle, 8.4%. Cloudy orange colour. The flavour is citric and slightly sweet. Has some Belgian yeast notes as well as an orangey fruitiness and citricness. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. I had expected something darker and sweeter, and that the alcohol flavour with be more evident.

3.5
gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, hop, malt, spices. Flavour is sweet, sugar, hop, alcohol, malt, spices. Full body. Nice beer.

2.9
kermis (15164) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle shared. Hazy golden pour with white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat and fruit. Same in flavour with caramel and a dry finish

3
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Murkey golden - white head. Apples. Fruity. Wheaty. Sharpness. Light flowery. Plain.

3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14762) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter fruity flavor. Some licorice notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. OK trippel.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (14413) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate coriander, floral hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate floral coriander with biscuit malt, light floral hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
Lubiere (14352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick lacing frothy white head. In aroma, a smooth honey malt, grainy and smooth, grassy field. In mouth, a nice malty ale with smooth creamy notes, perfumy, light alcohol warmth, not bad. Bieropholie import, tasted May 12 2012.

3.6
Christian (14071) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Cloudy orange with a lasting white head. Spicy aroma, pepper, herbs and some fruit. Sweetish fruity flavour with peppery spice. Very drinkable


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