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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Tripel HopDuvel Tripel Hop

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BA SCORE
94
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470 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007)
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Ego

New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
frothy foam monster, 4 fingers of crystal white head, medium sizzle, very cloudy pale straw color, pretty sticky up the glass, the head really takes some time to calm down, a good amount of carbonation is running up through the glass, on point for the style (as you would expect from duvel)

nose...
nice doughy sweet bready aroma with hops on the back end, some banana notes, the hops feel like the more musty/dirty/earthy type which is a nice background for the sweeter honey notes to play off of, nice balance here considering the aroma is quite strong

taste etc...
medium feel carried by the carbonation which adds just a prickly wrinkle right before the bitters in the aftertaste, first blast is minor bittering that melds into banana flavors and bready tones that then melts away into mild bitterness in the corners of your mouth, this is very easy to drink and there is just a hint of warming in the stomach from the ABV, the hops really give this beer amazing depth and character

verdict?
fantastic, for someone who is put off by uber sugary tripels this really hits the mark, there is some sugar there but man the hops balance this out superbly, I expected this to be good as Duvel has been great forever but this far exceeded my expectations

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 05:32:04 | More by Ego
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Melon like esters up front. Pear and stone fruit abound as it warms. Aroma profile is very similar to "regular" Duvel. Which is world class.

Appearance: Hazy golden pour with effervescence bouncing around my Duvel tulip. Typical rocky, ice cream float-looking bone white head that retains for days. Lovely lacing all over the glass.

Flavor: Melon and grape must-like flavors up front. Has a hint of champagne grape flavor with more cantaloupe as it warms. Balance is firmly to the bitter. Hop flavor is more grassy and honey-like. Finish is bone dry. Aftertaste is lingering and leaves the melon character on the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, highly carbonated. Spritzy with a champagne-like character. No heat, creaminess, or astringency noted.

Overall impression: Wow. I love Duvel and this "hopped up" version is world class. I love the champagne quality and classic flavor that this beer delivers. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 00:14:44 | More by mattcrill
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tmm313

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Semi-hazy straw color. Poured a super thick, foamy 2 finger head. Awesome sticky lacing.
S- Apple, pear, lemon, pepper, booze, a touch of pine and spicy hops. There's some banana in there, too.
T- Apple, pear, Belgian yeast, earthy-spicy hops, lemon, banana, and a touch of booze. Grapefruit shows up just before the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of peppery, spicy, and citrus sweetness.
M- Medium body with super crisp effervescent carbonation. Kind of drying with a lingering bitterness.
O- This was pretty good. I liked it much better than regular Duvel. There was a lot going on, and each flavor seemed pretty balanced with the others. Overall, a nicely comlex and flavorful beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:43:00 | More by tmm313
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tripel Hop pours a golden color with a small head. The aroma has a dry grape like flavor, much like a champagne; very bold. The taste is very dry noticeable hop, but a dry white grape flavor, again like a champagne. Very drinkable, very nice feel, and nice dry flavors. Overall its a very nice and fine drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 01:41:41 | More by vette2006c5r
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A murky and somewhat cloudy body, that is deep yellow and slightly green with a nice middle column of rising carbonation in the center. Fluffy white is produced with some agitation, about two fingers tall with a creamy top and thick sheen.

Interesting hop nose on this, slightly medicinal but moves to floral and thick perfumed soap. Slightly powdery sensations and dry, with a bit of leafy mint sticking out a bit.

Large champagne like crisp body, with a good controlled and large bitterness to match. Nice hop forward action matched to the nose, with mild perfume and soap downplayed. Some nice aromatic finish and light sweetness, with the bitterness dominating just a little. There is not much aftertaste on this though with much of the flavor in the front palate. Slightly fleeting as well and some of that grassy hay like character also.

Real nice take but I prefer the Sorachi Ace versions.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 00:09:51 | More by smakawhat
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RickS95

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, lemony yellow pour. Lots of stuff in it. Head is bright white, maybe a finger thick. Most of the head dissipates quickly, what's left is around the edge and it never fully goes away. The thinnest of lacing.

Floral, lemony scent. There's enough malt to keep the hoppy scents balanced.

The Amarillo hops really dominate the flavor. The Saaz and Styrian Golding hops give it that expected Duvel flavor, but the Amarillo really provide that flowery, lemony, spicy flavor. It's equal parts lemon and pepper spice. Pale malts provide just enough oomph for balance.

Sweet citrus, spicy pepper, earthy bitterness. That's what you get with this beer. Also, it's got a sharp crispness, like champagne yeast was used. Provides for a crisp, dry finish and lasting bitterness well into the swallow.

It's a good beer, but not as good as Duvel or even the Maredsous beers. Not to imply this isn't good, it really is. It's easy to drink, the alcohol is hidden extremely well, and would be even better in the warmer months. This is even better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 03:01:13 | More by RickS95
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a very fluffy white colored head; generated 2+ finger size foam; holds very well; lacing is very good; beer is well carbonated; color is nice and golden

S - Beer smells great; fruity scents of apple and citrus; light hoppy nose; touch of spice in the middle; floral hints of rose and potpourri; herbal tea leaves

T - Sweet and floral taste; sip starts with a similar taste to sparkling wine and finishes with a light malt flavor; white grapes; dry; does taste a little boozy

M - Foamy feel and very effervescent; has a dry hop taste that lingers for a while

D - Fantastic drink; very easy to drink; great sweet taste and nice dry flavor; definitely recommend

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 02:49:02 | More by ferrari29
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Altrurian

New York

3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours limpid, bright, and honey-hued into the Weyerbacher tulip. Nose is obscured at first by a rich, bright-white head, but an understated, lemony aroma eventually emerges. The abundant head retreats to a long-lasting island of foam, leaving substantial lace on the glass. The beer's taste is strong but indistinct--some citrus, an unnameable but satisfyingly bitter lingering note--more refined, perhaps, than Duvel's standard product, but not quite as engaging. Achouffe's Houblon Dobbelen also surpasses this one, but I'm glad I got to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 17:17:28 | More by Altrurian
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ADZA

Australia

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's international beer day so why not try this its the 2012 version dry hopped with citra and pours a clear golden yellow hue almost tribe looking with a fluffy three finger mounting head and lacing scattered everywhere,the smell is citrus and loads of it along with pineapple and fruit salad,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect moderate carbonation and has tastes of pineapple,fruit salad,Belgian bready esters and finished just like your normal duuvel bone dry and fruity and overall I'm glad u drunk it today as its not one for ageing but a good drop fresh and the citra gives the typical tasty duuvel a nice twist that definitely works now gotta track the 2013 version cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 07:20:03 | More by ADZA
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pkalix

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

love Duvel, although it's getting a bit rich for me lately.... but here goes...
beautiful very light yellow color with some head residing on top.
"catty" describes the funky odor perfectly.... even 'horse blanket' works here too! not much hoppy aroma, just something weird.
taste is . . . . typical rich Duvel but with some additional hops. rich, funky taste.
overall, it's okay. beautiful looking beer. decent flavor, but nothing special. prefer regular Duvel, still....

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:32:05 | More by pkalix
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teromous

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy golden body with a long-standing fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: It has a catty scent to it, with a sort-of funky musky horse blanket overtone. I wasn't expecting that funky smell.

T: It has good flavor. There's a bit of earthy root flavor at first, then some grain flavor comes through just a bit in the middle. A hint of mint in there as well, and it has a slighly off-putting soapy taste to it. I wouldn't say it is the most pleasant Belgo-IPA to drink, but it's not apologetic in its flavor. It puts every flavor forward whether you are ready for it or not. I think this beer is interesting enough to drink but it's not a combinaton of flavors that I would crave.

M: The mouthfeel is very good, sitting nicely in the mouth. At 9.5% the alcohol is unnoticeable, and the bitterness is fairly low despite being an IPA which works in the faovr of this beer which highlights flavor over brute bitterness.

O: This was a nice beer to drink with good hop flavor and high drinkablility. Fans of high-hop beers will enjoy the flavor, and those who aren't fans of over-the-top bitterness will enjoy its mellow presence. I don't think that there is anything escpecially fantastic about the beer so it puts it near middle-ground. Personally there was a soap-like aftertaste that made the drinking experience a bit unpleasant. The beer is at odds with itself, with many positives and a few negatives, but in the end it was a so-so beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:57:44 | More by teromous
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davey101

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 Sorachi Ace version, best before 09 2015. Stubby 330ml bottle into a tulip glass,

Pours an almost clear yellow body showing tons of rising carbonation. A huge pillow of bone white foam with huge bubbles and peaks forms and takes a while to calm down. Pretty insane retention and lacing here. Giving it a swirl just reinvigorates everything. The aroma is of cracker malts and spicy yeast. Can't recall ever having a beer which showcases Sorachi Ace, but I'm also getting some lime, grass, and some floral elements. Taste is of cracker malts with a great deal of sweetness. Belgian yeast esters and some faint banana mix it up with some hop bitterness and a lemon/grassy finish. Very clean and refreshing. Crisp and bubbly with a dry finish. I wish the mouth feel felt a bit fuller though. The residual bitterness really is a welcomed relief against the Belgian yeast/alcohol. Overall this was a damn good beer. Really impressed by this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:31:08 | More by davey101
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MadScientist

New York

4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a bottle of the 2013 Sorachi Ace hoped Tripel

A: A pale golden beer with decent clarity. A persistent, thick white head that leave lacing on the glass and is made of sticky, rocky foam.

S: A strong fruit and herbal aroma of lemons, dill and light touch of peach with a medium-low grassiness. There is a medium pepper-like spice aroma and a light malt sweetness.

T: A fruity and spicy beer with hops flavors of lemon, earthy and spicy. There is a firm amount of pepper from the yeast along with some additional fruitiness that is a light peach-like fruit. The balance is fairly bitter having a medium-strong hop bitterness and a very dry body. light malt character and a bitter aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a fairly strong level of carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

O: Another awesome beer, I've had the previous batches and prefer the one I had a couple years back when it was fresh but I gladly pick a few of the well crafted beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 23:59:21 | More by MadScientist
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lsummers

California

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a traditional Duvel. Fairly clear straw yellow with a fluffy two finger white head.

Smells of citric pineapple and grassy hop notes right away. A touch of malty sweetness.

Taste is that traditional Duvel Golden Belgian Pale malty peppery herbal sweetness with a great citric fruity hop note. The peppery hop notes add a ton of flavor to the original recipe.

Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly viscous and highly carbonated. Still very drinkable.

Overall, just a fantastic change of pace and one I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:30:30 | More by lsummers
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benfons

Belgium

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: very pale blonde colour, real good white typical duvel head that sticks really well to the glass.

S: a lot of citrus, and hops, a bit floral, even a hint of peaches and pineapple

T: the floral accents are there, the hops are certainly there, especially at the end, this is all well balanced with the fruitiness that is there, lemon, peach, pear,...

M: Medium body, very dry, alcohol is quite noticeable, which is a good thing

O: this is once again a beer that proves that I appreciate Belgian brewers more then most American craft-brewers, I like hoppiness but a beer needs balance this is one of those beers that proves that. It's a nice change for a regular Duvel, but it isn't better, however that doesn't matter, as it is a really good beer that stands on it's own, although its roots are clear.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 21:23:00 | More by benfons
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Blindpigbiz

California

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell: barley pears, cream, piney hops, and sugar

Taste: bitter white grapefruit, pears, pine sap, lemon flavored jelly beans, and mild hints of creaminess; a very full-flavored beer

This Belgian tripel ipa goes impeccably well with top sirloin and/or a goat cheese, turkey, and fig jam sandwich

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 09:42:47 | More by Blindpigbiz
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silverking

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours a hazy golden straw with a thick white head. Head retention is excellent, and there are well formed rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of citrus, along with piney and grassy hops. It's very fruity, with lots of spicy and earthy yeast esters. It smells almost too good to drink, almost.

T- Faint hints of sweet malt dance on the palate with strong notes of citrus. There is a distinct belgian spiciness. The finish is dry, with strong notes of grapefruit. It's very light and refreshing, but it's very complex.

M- It's medium/light bodied, with lots of carbonation. The alcohol is hidden surprisingly well, but still offers up some warmth.

O- Glad I bought this one. It's simply incredible.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 20:16:46 | More by silverking
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz fancy bottle purchased by my girlfriend for one of our anniversaries. Poured into my Southern Tier tulip.

Sort of golden, creamy, yellow pour. Huge head, about 4-5 inches. Very sticky beer, clearly, as the lacing is incredible.

Smells herbal, yeasty, and slightly fruity.

A taste explosion. Belgian yeast gives it a fruity pear flavor, mixed with pineapple, clove, and grass. Very floral. A bit chalky at the end but it's not a problem.

Medium bodied, well carbonated.

Awesome variant on Duvel. Thanks Joelle!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:34:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant clarity highlights this pale yellow ale as a rock hard white head stands proudly on top.

Familiar Belgian esters greet the nose, fruity and spicy mixing with alcohol warmth and topped off with a bit of hop aroma. The scent is thick with Belgian personality.

Firm hop bitterness stand in front driving a path for the spicier of yeast esters to rampage through my palette. Bold, stiff yet with a hint of complexity coming from softer hop flavors and esters hinting at pear-like fruit. Finishes dry with hop flavors riding the residual bus out of town, chased out by the stiff bitterness.

Stiff, crisp with a dry finish. Hops up front but will still seem like an easy drinker to any experienced IPA fan. No hint of boozy heat but if you don't dig the Belgian character then turn away; Here, there be esters.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:01:31 | More by neophilus
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip- pours a clear, golden yellow color with two plus fingers of fluffy white head, great retention, not too much lacing.

Smell is very hoppy- piney and distinctly American along with some Belgian yeast earthiness. Beautiful hop smell for a Belgian.

Taste is great- hops up front briefly, then some nice light malt and candi sugar sweetness, which gives way to the earthy yeast. Finishes dry and the hops linger for a while.

Mouthfeel is great- light body, well carbonated. This one is great if you can find it for the right price. Worth trying. Would get again if not for the cost.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 00:31:52 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To put it simply it's Duvel with hops. It has the same exact characteristics of a regular Duvel but that added hops element. Poured from a 22oz. cage and cork purchase from Total Wines - Claymont, DE. Thought this was a rare score, but appears to be pretty prevalent.

Pours with an immense amount white lacing that continually building. On top of the head you could drop a dime and it wouldn't sink. Pours that notorious semi-lucid golden color similar to an american light beer.

There is that usual citrusy smell common in Duvel but also a presence of piney, grassy hops. I'm thinking chinook. My first sip was very palate pleasing, slightly sweet. If you let it linger in your mouth you feel the carbonation. Slight hint of bitterness and piney/hoppy taste but nowhere near dominating or overwhelming.

A benchmark that all Belgian IPAs should strive to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:08:30 | More by Ryanm1
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into snifter...purchased at total wine in Norwalk, CT. Pours a golden color with 3 fingers of foamy white head. Great Belgian hop and banana aroma...not much diff than the regular duvel. Taste is awesome belgian pale ale some banana and spice but just like a slightly hopped version of duvel. Nice and dry...great amount of carbonation. Awesome brew...but not much diff than reg duvel.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:53:03 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Amalak

New York

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. It is a crystal clear gold color, there are a few bubbles the come up, but not much. It has an average white head that leaves some good lacing.

S. Very strong almost apple scent to it.

T. Very mild hop taste, but high in wheat, some apple sweetness, it's quite carbonated and has a mild maltiness. So alcohol comes through.

M. Rough and medium bodied.

O. It doesn't have a strong hop taste, it really tastes like more of a traditional Belgian. Very good, but not much of a hop taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:52:56 | More by Amalak
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DavidST

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle 2012 edition into a Duvel tulip glass, best before 1/29/12. This pours a slightly hazy (although mostly clear) light yellow / golden color with a massive fizzy white head which has a long retention time and leaves a lacing. The nose has a nice amount of grapefruit hops, citrus, lemon along with Belgian yeast esters. The feel is medium to light, ligher than I expected, more carbonination. The taste is quite good, although the alcohol is present (I wish it was a little more masked) a little hop bitterness but not as much as I expected, some peppery flavors, a little citrus and a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 06:21:14 | More by DavidST
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farrago

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid finger’s worth of bone white, like newly fallen now, all whipped up microfoam, minor dimpling, above average retention, leaves a full surface coating for some time, no real sticky streaks for lacing more like a broad thin sheet which covers the glass side as it slides back into the froth. Cloudy yet bright yellow liquid, close to fully opaque, given this you can easily see the maelstrom of tiny but active bubbles throughout. The nose is very fresh, like a spring day after hours of cleaning, rife with citrus spritz, lemon, mandarin orange, grapefruit and then pine sap, leafy forest matter, has a burst of white pepper which cuts short the apricot, peach fruit scents, light banana too as well as bubblegum, ends with expanding floral breeze albeit that cleanliness really makes it hard for things to cement in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, on the drier side, the carbonation is extremely steady yet with a more gentle touch, helps create an expansive mouth presence. Here you get a greater amount of clove, ginger spices, they do remain secondary to the pepper. The herbal matter isn’t arch nor bitter, actually pairs well with the grapefruit, orange citrus. As with the spices the apricot, peach, pear, pineapple fruit fares better here and there’s a few moments of almost outright sweetness. The yeasty, bready moments support this. Quite drinkable and sneakily complex, rewarding more for enjoyment than analysis.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 04:24:43 | More by farrago
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