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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

509 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 89
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -5%

10-28-2013 02:31:51 | More by ste5venla
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

11-14-2011 15:20:08 | More by azorie
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nkersten

Illinois

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

Thanks to Jason for bringing this one over and sharing. Poured into a NB globe, beer is pale yellow with a huge white head and lots of lacing, very creamy and good retention. Smells like a heavily dry hopped version of the standard duvel- fruity, some pine, lots of Belgian yeast and some biscuit pale malts. Taste is bitter and hoppy, not huge hop complexity, slightly grassy, lots of yeast esters, slightly sweet compared to the standard duvel, and a slight anise spice flavor in the finish. Light bodied and a light carbonation, not quite as dry as Duvel. Overall, this is a pretty good Belgian IPA, but I think there are better examples of the style out there that cost less.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 20:52:54 | More by nkersten
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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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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

12-07-2011 04:33:59 | More by jheezee
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JOEnobody001

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

01-26-2012 13:00:16 | More by JOEnobody001
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joh04587

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

12-25-2012 19:49:33 | More by joh04587
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

11-14-2011 21:07:02 | More by sjstraub
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wellsnb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

05-16-2014 01:39:10 | More by wellsnb
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev -5%

02-09-2014 03:52:45 | More by Booner818
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Greywulfken

New York

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

I'm a big fan of "normal" Duvel. It is to me what a Bud would be for lots of Americans. I was so excited when the manager of one of my local distributors pointed out the Duvel Tripel Hop. I had intended to buy regular Duvel in fact, but instead leapt at the chance to try this out.

I was taken aback by the price. The bottle was $16.99, but so beautifully packaged I was sure it was worth it. It is more expensive, too, due in part to the increased abv (9.5 vs 8.5).

The Tripel was a bit brighter and more floral in aroma, and hoppier in taste, but it was not necessarily a better beer for the price. The famous head was present of course, and only a very slow and measured pour prevented it from dominating the glass (a Duvel snifter, 'natch). The 9.5 abv was just barely too much for the beer (and normally I like a high abv), and the aftertaste in my mouth was sour. Bubbly carbonation common to Duvel was tingly and sharp, with touches of (am I making this up?) orange and coriander.

I would have to say I like the normal Duvel a little better. I would certainly not buy this beer again unless it were cheaper. I'm not saying it's not worth trying, but for my tastes it was not that superior a drink (to a standard Duvel).

Edits:
On second tasting: as it neared room temp, it took on an almost wine-like quality that the standard Duvel does not.
Maybe I just think so highly of the standard Duvel that I don't understand why this one is so much more expensive?

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 19:06:37 | More by Greywulfken
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largadeer

California

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

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Duvel is one of my favorite beers, so I had high expectations for this.

Appearance: Blond in body, perhaps a shade darker than Duvel, with a slight haze. It's highly effervescent, a gentle pour leaving me with two inches of sticky, clingy head.

Aroma: Herbal, floral hops. A bit of lemon grass, perhaps. This is strikingly floral and botanical, with grassy undertones. Yeast lends a peppery, spicy kick.

Taste & texture: Pear-like esters, spicy white pepper, rather different than the nose; the yeast comes through much more. Floral and grassy hops are nonetheless prominent, along with a little candi sugar sweetness, though this is largely dry. The finish is peppery, dry, floral, and the 9.5% ABV is surprisingly noticeable, even a bit harsh.

I enjoyed this, probably more than anyone else at the tasting I opened the bottle at, but it's simply not as good as regular old Duvel.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 06:10:42 | More by largadeer
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Niners49

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

02-22-2014 22:40:17 | More by Niners49
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2012 01:58:33 | More by Njstoutlover23
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

08-04-2012 22:18:42 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

05-18-2013 10:17:53 | More by Bromine
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lsfrontman

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5%

02-25-2012 14:59:14 | More by lsfrontman
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

11-30-2012 21:13:00 | More by bostonryan
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

04-26-2012 12:04:53 | More by BeerBucks
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

05-17-2013 14:37:56 | More by smartassboiler
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DeFaz

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

02-21-2014 04:39:20 | More by DeFaz
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev -5%

05-11-2013 12:45:04 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

01-19-2012 23:46:56 | More by doucmehu
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

06-24-2013 00:58:47 | More by bigred89
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fatboy91

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

12-31-2012 05:01:00 | More by fatboy91
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.