Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.76/5 rDev -8.1%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2016. Picked up just the other day from Trembling Madness in York. The 2014 edition of this brew is hopped with Saaz and Styrian Goldings, followed by dry-hopping with Mosaic. Sounds promising...
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden hue with faint haze and plentiful carbonation. Yields a massive head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of fruity hops and yeast esters, with hints of tropical fruits, mild citrus, grass/hay, subtle spice, earthy yeast, light malt and faint stewed hops. A twinge of buttery diacetyl in the background - surprising for a live beer. Pretty good.
Tastes of fruity aromatic hops and yeast esters, with a dry, spicy finish. Notes of tropical fruits, lime, citrus, grass/hay, mild spice, earthy yeast, subtle malt and stewed hops. A touch of diacetyl lurks in the background along with a warming hint of booze. Well-attenuated, followed by a mild, spicy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of yeast esters, fruity aromatic hops and stewed leaves.
Mmmm - lovely. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour have a satisfying blend of fruity hops and yeast esters. It retains the essence of the original yet the hops add something extra. The only disagreeable note is the diacetyl, which is sufficient to be noticeable. Pleasant body. Another solid version of this beer - well worth sampling if you have the chance.
04-19-2014 00:11:45 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
11.2 oz bottle. Best before 07 2016
Pours hazed near golden amber, nice looking loose yet sturdy near white head. Stays and stays. Goes to a fluffy film and leaves, nice low sheeting and a smattering of higher bits.
Super nice smelling fruity nose. Tropical fruits and pepper abound.
Dry, crisp and very tasty. Bracingly hoppy, earthy, fruity, spicy, yeasty.... Fine stuff, great as a sipper, night capper or with food.
04-16-2014 00:44:53 | More by Billolick
4.46/5 rDev +9%
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger white fluffy head that slowly settles into a smaller bubbly layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A yeasty. fruity, and spicy Belgian aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and spice. Belgian yeast with hints of funk, clove, and pepper. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Also the typical Belgian fruit scent of banana, pear, and white grape. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. A very good aroma that is like a Belgian IPA.
Taste: Like it smells, a fruity, yeasty, and spicy Belgian IPA like taste with a big presence of citrus fruit and spice. Belgian yeast with some notes of funk along with clove and pepper spicing. Sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar. Big zesty taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, melon, and pineapple. Fruit esters of bananas, white grapes, and pear. Subtle note of blueberry among the citrus. A very good hopped up Belgian taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily. Spritzy and pretty drying on the finish.
Overall: A very good hopped up twist on a great classic Belgian ale. Good taste of citrus fruits.
06-28-2014 07:35:17 | More by MattyG85
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured a beautiful cloudy golden color with a one finger, fluffy white head that grew as the beer sat. Abundant lacing was left down the glass. Quite nice looking, very true to form. Scents of sour, lemon-like funk, slight barnyard funk and sweet, spicy Belgian yeast phenols, nutmeg with hints of clove. Undertones of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and mango, notes of citrus zest and tangerine flesh and candi sugar notes. Slight hints of biscuit-like malt are also discernible in the background. An excellent, well rounded, hoppy, Belgian aroma. It combines the best of IPAs and the best of Belgian Strong Golden ales into a very pleasant whole. Flavor begins with a nice bitterness with notes of citrus, mostly lime and juicy tangerine, and herbal hop bitterness with some phenolic spiciness and a bit of sugary sweetness from the candi sugar and what I believe is pilsner malt. In the middle lime flavors continue to shine through, alongside a stronger herbal hop character and a hint of alcohol with notes of clove spiciness. Finish is dry with notes of herbal hops, citrus zest, alcohol and clove. Aftertaste is spicy clove and bitter herbal hop flavors. A very well done flavor profile. It captures the character of the hops used as well as the character of a fine Belgian Strong Golden ale and combines them in an excellent overall flavor profile that is spicy, herbal, fruity and faintly boozy all at once. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth, slick feel, hiding the ABV. A wonderfully smooth feel, easy to drink and quite appealing. Overall this is a wonderful Belgian IPA. It combines the best of the Belgian Strong Golden ales with the best of hops and creates a complex, appealing, flavorful, aromatic and wonderfully drinkable beer. Highly recommended, despite its steep price tag.
06-26-2014 09:32:18 | More by Auraan
3.68/5 rDev -10%
330 mL bottle poured into a chalice.
Appearance - Clear golden yellow body and a fast growing head that overflows what I thought would be an oversized glass. Sticky white lacing and a pillow of foam last throughout the duration of my libation. That was bad, sorry.
Smell - Tropical fruit, kinda grassy. Belgian yeastiness and a doughy malt. A little cidery.
Taste - Cidery flavors are more dominant as they lend quite a bit of sweetness. Hops are grassier and less tropical. Yeasty in the midrange and it builds into a mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Very crisp and I was stunned to realize this was 9.5%. I think I'll take the rest of it a little slower. High carbonation, probably too much.
Overall - This isn't my favorite style by a long shot. I just don't dig the fruitiness. I can't deny that this is pretty drinkable, though.
05-30-2014 22:38:00 | More by Alieniloquium
4.44/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
This is my current favorite. It has a great, floral hops taste to it. The mosaic hops are clearly present upfront. It's the classic Duvel quality with an extra bump.
I look forward to their Tripel for 2015, but will be sad to see this one go. A very big thumbs-up from me.
07-03-2014 13:06:45 | More by Soygen
4.53/5 rDev +10.8%
A: Duvel in its proprietary glass is one of the finest looking things you'll ever behold. Shining clarity through the crystalline gold ale is broken by champagne bubbles effervescing continuously from the bottom. The head is a legendary lattice of white crystal bubble lace - notoriously more head than even the Duvel tulip can handle if you're not paying attention.
S: sharp young piney hops flying over earthy, grassy aromas; hints of vague citrus and herbs
T: Classic Belgian malt profile suggests tropical fruit, something citric; bitter and piney hops mingle with wet and spiced herbs; someone mentioned cedar - and that rung true with me, too - an accented woodsy-kinda taste
M: short of medium-weighted; sparkly and tingly on the tongue; hints of spice and tingle freely given; very lively and active on the palate.
O: instant classic, and there's no reason to expect any less - classic Belgian pale ale, here used to feature Mosaic hops in addition to Saaz Saaz and Styrian Golding. This is a beer that oughtta really pop on your beer palate - hits a lotta high points easily. Fans of Duvel, the style, or the featured hop will love this ale.
06-06-2014 23:51:42 | More by Greywulfken
4.54/5 rDev +11%
Very happy to find the new tripel hop released. Good line.
Yellow golden, with a lot of carbonation, good white soapy head.
Smell is very much of citrus and tropical fruits indeed. Light touch of pine and floral.
Taste is light bitterness. Some malt sweetness. Good balance between the two.
Mouthfeel is crisp. The bitterness lingers long. Very refreshing and the alcohol is very well covered.
Overall I'd say this is the best of the tripel hop Duvel line so far. Mosaic great choice.
A real good weather treat.
04-03-2014 11:25:36 | More by RuudJH
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
While this is very different from the regular Duvel, it's no less well made. Lots of lime and spice flavors, a good bite of hoppiness, and plenty of rich, creamy mouthfeel. It hides the abv extremely well and only starts to hit you toward the end. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. I plan to make these different one-offs a part of my rotations. Very nice.
06-21-2014 13:48:29 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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