Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Launched 2007. Retired 2011. Replaced with an annual release, starting in 2012, using a different hop each year.
Made with three kinds of hops: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo. Dry hopped with more Styrian, and an extra dose of malts to hold up.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
promontor (141) - - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 0,33 bottle bought and drunk in Brussels. Very pale colour, a bit hazy. Small head. Extremely fresh aroma with amazing fruity character. its like a fresh fruiy white wine indeed. Amazing. Carbonation is too much for me but is compensated by a mixture of dry hopiness and moderately fruity white-wine-like character. One of the most dry-white-wine-like beer I ever tasted. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. Would be perfect with less carbonation. Maybe its perfect this way, too. Note on 23 October 2013: Based on the date, this must have been the 2012 Triple Hop Edition with Citra...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (601) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle 33cl in the tasters box. Aroma of spices, flowers, minimal grapefruit and pepper. Poured maybe a little darker than the normal Duvel, but still perfect looking with the perfect sparkling. Taste is flowers, pepper, less fruity than the other Tripel hops, sweet and a slow bitterness coming in. Spicy finish and fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottled, 330ml, aged 7.5yrs from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon (now sadly closed). In theory obviously ageing this wouldnt improve it but in actual fact it had become a rich, dryish, full on Belgian Ale. Excellent depth of flavours which had amalgamated into a resinous, fruitiness. Smooth and silky. Really pleased with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vsyrbu (68) - MOLDOVA - FEB 5, 2017
very durable and beautiful foam. In aroma and in the taste a lot of the bitterness of the hops, little fruits such as peach or something else and a little spice. Alcohol is almost non-filled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14637) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2017
KLF 120816. Golden color with a white head. Flavor is grapefruit, sugar, citrus, yeast, berries,fruit, spices. Nice easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht Birthday Auction 2016, Tallinn)
Dullish aroma, some hopping. Pale gold, small head. Harshish bitter hoppy taste, malts drowned by the hops. Lacking balance, too much emphasis on the hops, and the hops are a bit of a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3282) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2016
330ml bottle shared by Phil, thanks! Clear yellow pour, medium white head. Nose is hops, fruity notes, lemons, peach. Flavor is lemons, some malt sweetness, floral perfume. Finish is slightly sweet and lemony, some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7172) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Perfume, bit papery, grainy, alcohol and acetone. Weak aroma. Alcohol, bit yeasty, grainy, sweet, oranges in taste. Oranges and perfume in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Bit thin, but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (2433) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle Aroma-fruits Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (2009) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle amertume. Alcool prsent, corpulente. Levure sur la fin. Pas ma prfre des 6.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1498) - SPAIN - NOV 6, 2016
From Belgium in a Box. In Teku glass. Playing Magic Duels vs Lorenzo. More citrusy, refreshing and bit more watery than the normal Duvel. Im not sure if I prefer it over the normal one, but this is very good too. Very foamy, had to pour it in 2 steps.

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