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

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma. This keeps the final flavor profile surprisingly exciting for any true beer lover. For 2016 our brewers selected HBC 291 from the Yakima Valley in the USA.

By using three instead of two hop varieties to brew, we obtain additional hop aromas and an increased bitterness. The typical Duvel palate is enriched with HBC 291 hops providing fresh notes of citrus, black pepper, lavender and roses.

HBC 291 hops are added again during ’dry-hopping’, extracting additional hop aromas into the beer. The higher aromatic intensity rounds out the beer, backing the final alcohol content of 9.5%.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Have not had a duvel in a while. Pours golden just like i remeber, not as translucent as usual. Quick white head that disipates as quickly as formed. Malt, and achohol in the nose. Taste has malt, yeast, light flowers. Slight bitterness. Mild booze burn. Light to medium body.


3.6
RoJo28 (119) - - JAN 27, 2018
It’s a bit out there. But it’s a very dignified out there. Think Tony Armstrong-Jones over Lady Gaga ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Sissio (1808) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 15, 2018
bottle @ home light tropical fruit, belgian yeasts, sweet malts, creme caramel, sweet tangerine carbonated, yellow fruit, bitter tangerine or orange peel

3.7
wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

4
JoeMcPhee (10182) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2017
Very pale straw colour with a huge white head. The nose awesome. Zesty, spicy aroma over a bit of grassiness and a touch of zest. There's a lot of pepper and fresh yeasty spice. There's a great peppery and lemony floral flavour on the back. Soft bitterness. Delicious.

4
hman43 (1955) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2017
It pours light golden with a white head that has good head retention. There are aromas of flowers and floral elements. The aromas are reminiscent of lavender, citrus, and roses. Also in the background are white wine and a bit of tartness. The flavors are highly complex with lavender, pepper, spice, earthen elements, roses, and a bit of citrus. There is also a slight bit of tartness in the flavor. It has a moderate body with a bit of slickness to it. The bitterness is moderately high. The flowery elements and bitterness last long into the finish. Overall, a highly complex beer with the flavors working well together and no one element dominating the other.

3
vcsa (83) - - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Appearance: Pours hazy orange with thick and frothy white head, with good lacing. 5/5 Aroma: Malts and yeast, heavy hoppy, with hints of peach, lemon and citrus. 8/10 Taste: Herbs, grass and spice with sourness of lemon and moderate bitter, followed by malts, hops and citrus notes. Citrus hoppy finish, dry and slightly bitter. 6/10 Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high carbonated. 3/5 Overall 8/20

3
theSlipperyPen (294) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Golden pour with a soapy pure white head. The nose is of lemon peel, juniper berries, rue and black pepper. In the mouth it's very perfumed, almost with a soapy taste. I can't help shake the feeling of champagne that has been dosed with gin. There is malt and it has a slight honeyed edge, which is nice, but it gets overpowered by the intense bitterness. A bit harsh really and definitely not the best in the tripel hop range. The alcohol is mostly well hidden and the mouth feel is very champagne like. Finishes on the juniper berries and puckering dryness. HBC-291 might be a divisive beer with people liking its perfumed flavours but I must admit it's not one I'd rush to try again.

3.6
thejackpacker (763) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle. Mmmm overall a very pleasing beer and it superbly hids its aggressive 9.5%, I barely noticed it until I felt very much 9.5% affected. You can defnitely feel those hops and it is lovely to experience a kind of hop intensive belgian ale. Nothing crazy here but deeply satisfying.

3
shawnmurphy (701) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2017
12-ounce bottle overflowed onto the counter and floor as soon as I popped the cap (another bottle did the same). Once the outflow of carbonation from the bottle settles, it pours slightly hazy yellow-gold with quickly dissipating off-white head, with some residual lacing. Aroma: honey, floral. Flavor: malt-forward (honey, butterscotch), some barnyard, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, and an odd wet cardboard taste (perhaps because bottle is post-date, which I suspect); there's a balancing prickly bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. For me, not as good as the original, by far.

3.8
alex_leit (5358) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle. Clear light golden beer good white head. Aroma: floral, light citrus, pils malt, fruit, pear, light touch of perfume. Taste: strong and warming, with light citrus sourness, alcohol, fruit, pear and lemon, light white pepper, very dry and bitter finish.


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