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

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Hops: Saaz, Styrian Golding and Sorachi Ace. "Dry Hopped with Sorachi Ace. 2013 Selection"

Van TRIPEL HOP wordt er elk jaar slechts een beperkt volume gebrouwen, en dit med telkens een andere derde hopsoort. Voor deze 2013-editie selecteerden onze meester-brouwers Sorachi Ace. Deze zeldzame Japanse hopsoort verrijkt het bier met een frisse, exotische en licht fruitige toets.

Seule une quantité limitée de TRIPEL HOP est brassée chaque année, et la troisième variété de houblon change à chaque fois. Pour cette édition 2013, nos brasseurs ont sélectionné le Sorachi Ace. Ce houblon japonais rare enrichit la bière d’une touche fraîche, exotique et fruitée.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (170) - - AUG 6, 2013
Pours a beautiful clear gold, (as you would expect with Duvel). Large fluffy titanium white head that fades to leave good lacing and retains a little to the end. Good aroma, with the Sorachi ace really coming through, kind of bizarre when your expecting standard Duvel, but very good, with some effervescence also. Also getting alcohol, apricots and Belgian yeasty notes. Tastes strongly of Sorachi, which aren’t my favourite hop, but they work well here. The usual Duvel flavours are present, and seem some what personified, certainly a touch more body also.


3.6
Idiosynkrasie (7974) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2017
330ml bottle [as Ultimate Tripel Hop 3]. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, yeasty fruity and malty aroma, notes of apple, pear, a touch of honey, dusty yeasty and hoppy overtones with a touch of coconut. Taste is dry hoppy, sweet malty and yeasty fruity, hints of coconut, pear, apple; minimally alcoholic finish. Oily texture, soft and minimally sticky palate. The Sorachi Ace is slightly better integrated in taste than aroma, but must be deemed as kind of foreign matter and thereby responsible for a certain imbalance in this ensemble.

3.4
peponi (2013) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Aroma: spring onions, coconut, herbs, phenols. Appearance: hazy golden color and white head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, coconut, flowers, spring onions, Belgian phenols, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: intriguing tripel, Sorachi Ace must be forbidden.

4.1
beermastersasho (143) - - AUG 25, 2017
Nice, beer. Little bit warming, bitter, sweet, a lot of hop aromas. Reminds me a little bit of expensive champagne. Fruity.

4
drino1108 (16) - - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 aroma herbal bem interessante tem aparência Clara parece espumante sabor amargo percebe-se a concentração de lúpulo de vegetal pede um acompanhamento salgado nota 8

3.8
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bi�res te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Licht wazig stroblond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Floraal (rozen), kiwi, ananas en licht kruidig. S: Moutzoet met een mooie bitterheid. Floraal, tropisch fruit en licht kruidig. M: Medium body en stevige carbonatie.

3.9
Gangstergafje (1274) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2017
27-05-2017; fles; at home (bought somewhere in Belgium), part of the Duvel Tripel Hop tasting competition. The looks of the beer are nice. The beer looks like any other Duvel beer. The color of the beer is golden yellow. The beer has a tiny cloudiness in it, very minimal though. It is almost clear. The beer pours a thick layer of crispy white foam. The bulk of the foam is rough and collapses quickly but a nice layer of rather soft foam remains. The smell of the beer is nice. It is completely different from the other duvel tripel hops. The sweeter malty base is pretty much the same. The hop bouquet is totally different. It is not as fruity as the other ones. No citrus, or citrus zest. There is some clack current, but mainly strong oaky and woody aroma’s. I even smell some red wine. There is also a herbal hint to the beer. Not bad. Besides oakwood, I also smell some resinous touches. Not bad, but I like the citric hop versions more. The taste of the beer is pretty much the same. The same malty base, and on top those hoppy flavours, that are pretty much the same as in the smell. I taste oak wood, some resinous touches...not much else. The beer has a nice sweetness, and quite some clear bitters and acidic touches. It is well balanced. Nice. The palate of the beer is fine. Nice medium body, smooth with a tiny sticky component, and medium high carbonation. The finish of the beer is nice. There is a nice touch of oak wood, some spices and clear alcohol. The finish is quite long. I like it.

3.6
sjogro (4735) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle shared by Maakun at my place. From tasting set. Thanks! Hazy golden with big soapy head. Sweet malts, marsipan, grapes, almond, essential mint oil, kiwi, bready, toast and butter. Moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, average carbonation. Strange as hell, but an interesting trip. Nothing like a Duvel.

3.6
Maakun (6434) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle shared. Clear golden with big fluffy white head. Green apple, marzipan, kiwifruit, gooseberries, sweet grains, alcohol, grapes, dry almond, grassy, light lime, dank weeds. Medium sweet and under medium bitter. Medium bodied with quite some alcohol. By far the furthest removed of regular Duvel of every triple hop variant. It’s still nice, and yes interesting too, but the hop is a bit overpowering here.

3.8
andrepintado (3668) - Porto, PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2017
33cl bottle. Hazy gold color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Medium body. Medium high carbonation. Aroma and flavour is hops, yeast, malt, lichies, dill, herby, pine, lime.

3.6
vsyrbu (141) - MOLDOVA - FEB 9, 2017
From tasting box. pleasant bitterness in taste and aroma with light notes of exotic fruits. Like, very decent hop.


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