Bijl (770) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: APR 16, 2017 De 3e uit de Tripel Hop Tasting Box met Sorachi Ace als 3e hopsoort. Goudgeel helder, volle witte groffe schuimkraag. De geur is fruitig, ietsje scherp en kruidig, citrus, ietsje mout, een hint van Belgische gist en iets aarde. De smaak begint zoet en fruitig, daarna rode peper die prikkelt op de tong, kruidig en een redelijke bitter. Op het einde blijft voornamelijk de zoet hange. Veel CO2, lichte body...iets waterig en droog in de afdronk. Ik vind deze lekker maar de vorige 2 waren beter. Zlotta (3728) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 0.33 l bottle from ’Mitra’ (Beukenweg, Amsterdam) as part of the tasting box, best before August 2017. Clear, pale straw yellow with a greenish touch and a massive, fluffy, stable, white head. Fruity-grassy, floral and slightly herbal aroma of lychee, ginger, lime and grapefruit. Slightly bitter, fruity-grassy, quite floral and a bit herbal taste of lime, lychee, ginger, lemongrass, grapefruit and fresh grass, followed by medium long, quite bitter, dry, grassy, a little yeasty and somewhat alcoholic finish. Medium to full (!) body, effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very good again, maybe the roundest version I’ve had recently. Seems to have a fuller body somehow as well. Overall the best version in my opinion. Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Blind-rated as part of saveur biers tasting pack. Nearly clear golden, light sparkling, 2 finger white dense and long head, well-covering sticky lacing. Looks great. Mild fresh aroma has bit mixed citrus, mild flowery notes, herbs. Flavor has blackcurrant, lychee, crisp feel, light, long dry finishis bit sour and mildly bitter, bit grass. Light, fresh and tasty. Sircatis (320) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2017 Découverte dans le coffret Tripel Hop. Très claire avec une mousse blanche. Pas très florale au nez, moins oublonnée que les autres versions. SinH4 (6114) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Pale yellow color with white head. Aroma is spicy, wheat, dill. Taste is dill, spicy yeasts, bananas. High carbonation. Citra and Mosaic are way better.
MelvinKalksma (1679) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, flowers, hops and citrus.
Hazy yellow/golden beer with a medium/large white head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, Belgian yeast and flowers; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The Duvel, with its tons of sweet Belgian yeast, and the Sorachi Ace, with its dry and citrus flavour, work so great together. Actually manages to be a perfect balance between these two, which is great if you imagine how strong the yeast is in a regular Duvel.
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus. ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Lightly hazed golden coloured ale with a head. Hopped and strong tasting with a sugary fruitiness in both aroma and taste. vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
Dourada, ligeiramente turva. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma cítrico de limão e laranja. Sabor amargo, ácido, com notas de limão, casca de laranja, gramíneas e pimenta. Retrogosto ácido e um pouco alcoólico. NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Well, Duvel is one of my favorites so trying this was a no brainer. It definitely grew on me as I drank it. At first it seemed a little weak on malt but by the end it tasted fine. Now I need to get an original Duvel to compare it.