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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nmann08 on 02-17-2014)
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

JuhaP, Yesterday at 04:06 PM
Photo of SebD
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of lemon. floral and grassy hops, melon, grapefruit, some pine, Belgian yeast and some peppery spices. Smells delicious.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some lemon, melon, grapefruit, floral/grassy hops, light pine resins, Belgian yeast and peppery spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Another great beer from Duvel. I'll definitely be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Wednesday at 09:33 PM
Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Wasupmx, Tuesday at 02:58 AM
Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Petegrieco, Sunday at 03:51 AM
Photo of Nakay
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

Nakay, Saturday at 11:48 AM
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -15%

GRG1313, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml pudgy bottle into snifter. best before "10 2016", enjoyed on november 13, 2014

a: an extremely transparent golden yellow before the yeast gets into the glass, very reminiscent of the lager look. after the yeast is in, the beer becomes nearly fully opaque and has a gorgeous glow. one finger of bubbly, sparse white head coming from a gentle pour. swirling regenerates the head and you can get up to 3 fingers from doing that

s: a huge grassy, floral, herbal hop presence in the front of the aroma. digging a bit deeper, i get lemon, lime, apple, pear, banana, spicy yeast, malty notes, slight underripe tangerine, some passionfruit and pine. in general, the fruit character here consists of underripe, sour citrus fruits with slight tropical and funk touches. a very balanced and inviting nose

t: whoa. lemon, passionfruit, lime, apple, pear, bitter dank pine, and mild lager-like malts in the front. the bitterness is quite prominent. the malt flavours come forward in the middle of the tasting, accompanied by subtle belgian yeast flavours (spicy bananas) and herbal/floral hop touches. very dry finish with lingering tart citrus fruit, herbal, floral, and funk flavours

m: medium prickly carbonation and medium body. slightly sticky. very fitting

o: shockingly good. i'm blown away right now. a ridiculously complex flavour bomb, but it's still a very balanced beer

kevinlater, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Sarmento
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Sarmento, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of joshtheford
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%

joshtheford, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Jame515
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Jame515, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of ebeye
5/5  rDev +21.4%

ebeye, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Golden straw color, with a fairly thin head but good retention and good lacing.

S: Grape notes dominate, but I do pick up some floral notes.

T: Initially sweet - like for 1/2 of a second - but tartness quickly takes over and dominates through the finish. Grapefruit marmalade is the first thing that comes to mind. Also tart white wine. There is just a hint of diacetyl late, and the bitterness does kick up a notch in the finish, but it never overcomes the tart flavors.

M: Very nicely carbonated. The alcohol is warming, but otherwise well hidden. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: This is for sipping, not gulping, but it rewards the patient drinker with big flavor. Tartness isn't to the level of a sour, but it definitely gets your attention. I'm a fan!

TappaKeggaBrew, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Belgian IPAs, black IPAs, session IPAs, what will they think of next?

A: Seems a bit lighter in colour than regular Duvel and the head is smaller but fluffier.
S: Massive Liebfraumilch nose, slightly dank with some vinous yeast. Subtle marajuana / body odour.
T: Just like the nose there's a massive wallop of sweet green grapes. It's not just upfront but in the finish as well. It's medium sweet and while not particularly bitter there's enough bite in there. As it warms orange marmalade takes over from the grapes and there's a pleasant minty/grassy flavour in the aftertaste.
O: Delicious. Very perfumey what with all the Liebfraumilch and you could describe it as feminine tasting. Very interesting. Looking forward to next year's edition.

Hoppsbabo, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

lmaduells, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Flavio_Gama
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Flavio_Gama, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Premo88
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into snifter

L: yellow, murky ... can see through it but it's far from clear; not gold, no amber in it; big fluffy cotton white head of foam that is super sticky, doesn't lace as well as it sticks

S: very tart -- lemon, saison-like; some green/floral hop action that almost comes off as clove-like or all-spice; more tart/citrusy than spicy; onions

T: tart and sweet, big hop presence that distinguishes it from regular Duvel ... floral, bitter, some grass, lemon -- it's hard for me to define the hop flavor precisely; a little onion

F: very solid, lightweight but full

O: the hops are there, both in the nose and the taste, and they add some flavor and character that is definitely different. but it's not for me. I much prefer regular Duvel. still, points to the brewers for playing around with a classic.

Premo88, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of TBoneJones
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours a hazy straw yellow body, with plenty of visible carbonation and a tight white head. Looks crisp. (Head even became and maintained a creamy top as sipped to the glass's bottom).
Smells of funk and white grape skins, and tropical melon fruit. Wow as in different, delicious in how it smells. Complex.
With tasting this I still get the vin-like impression I did in the nose, along with antique funk and a dry, bitter initial feel. The fruit blends into all of the aforementioned along with spice, and a slight medicinal aspect. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, nicely carbonated. It finishes well, without becoming increasingly dry.
I like this better than Duvel's standard offering, from what I recall. There's also some sourness, and a bubblegum fruitiness buried within, as I'd normally come across in a brett as opposed to an ipa. Strong flavors and complex, and the alcohol doesn't intrude on this either. Terrific.

TBoneJones, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of MichialTanner1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured into a Duvel tulip, this beer seems to have the same physical properties as their standard BSPA--no problem getting an equal balance of head and beer in the glass. The head does decay to about 1/2" within a couple of minutes, however. The aroma is vivid with a fresh grassy, citrusy goodness that is consistent with my other few experiences with Mosaic hops--the familiar yeast and malt scents of the original are here, as well. True to the smell, a fresh citrusy-piney tartness is immediate, with the smooth flavor of the BSPA always in the background. There is no lingering bitterness and the 9.5% ABV is all but completely masked, making it dangerously drinkable. A fantastic mutation of one of my favorite beers.

MichialTanner1, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

addiwilliams, Nov 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

GRUUMSH, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of oceanman907
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Very light golden color with a tin white head
S-Very intense fruit flavors, passionfruit, lemon, guava, a little Belgian funk & some piney hop character
T-Strong piney hop character upfront, that gives away to a light character of tropical fruits that finally give away to Belgian esters and sweet funk
M Surprisingly light and bubbly
O- The Mosaic hops really complicated the standard duvel flavor and added an interesting sharpness into this beer; tropical & intense.

oceanman907, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Latarnik, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of CSO
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

CSO, Nov 06, 2014
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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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