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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
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529 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 96
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
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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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BranfordBound

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Poured from the corked and caged 750 mL. Brewed on May18 2010.

Pours clear and light golden. Lots of carbonation and a two finger head forms with ease. The head stays around forever and leaves nice lacing.

Delicate aroma of phenols, yeast, spices, and light malt fruitiness. No hops detected.

This beer certainly has Tripel origins. The sweet, yeasty and light fruit taste of the tripel is met with the citrus and dry characteristics of the hops. Warming as it goes down. Almost champagne like.

Dry mouthfeel, thin body with refreshing carbonation. Medium overall.

If you like Tripels but wish they had some hops in them, this is your beer. It's not anything close to an American IPA, by any means. You definitely won't get your hop fix off of it. Still, a delicious Belgian Tripel.

02-26-2011 20:13:52 | More by BranfordBound
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%

Bottle picked up at Capone's. Served in a wine glass.

A hard pour yields a golden-bodied brew with lots of visible carbonation. The head that forms is monstrous, filling a little over half the glass. Really, really impressive head retention, even for Duvel. The white head that forms is uber-thick, almost like meringue. Even as the sides start to fall, there's a thick melted-marshmallow bit of foam in the middle that stays up throughout the glass.

The nose is fantastic. The Styrian Goldings are present atop the typical Duvel characteristics. There is some very mild grain plus an explosion of beautiful fruit. I got a bit of tropical-fruit character plus a bit of ripe honeydew. Slight bit of yeast spice in there as well. Faint whiff of alcohol. The taste really hits all of these components over the fence. The tropical fruits coalesce into what I could best describe is not-quite-ripe mango plus a bit of mango skin. Fresh honeydew in there as well. Also a bit of citrus rind and white pepper toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was exquisite. I loved the fruit character plus a nice dry finish that is really accentuated by the hops. Incredible. Great medium body with high levels of carbonation. Just killer. This is what a "triple hops brewed" beer should taste like. Damn. I really like traditional Duvel, but this beer is on a whole different playing field. Well done, very well done.

02-25-2011 14:21:11 | More by Thorpe429
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dstc

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a cloudy gold color with an enormous white head. Airy head falls very slow. Decent amount of clinging lace.

Wonderful nose. Belgian yeast and bold spices. Should be good.

What do you know, it is good. Awesome flavor you'd expect from Duvel but with extra flavor, must be the amarillos. Boozy and delicious with hops lingering in the finish though mildly so.

Medium bodied, wonderful mouthfeel. Mildly sharp on the tongue.

Good stuff. Wonderfully brewed. Give it a try.

02-21-2011 16:11:00 | More by dstc
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

This bottle ended up in my cellar last month after a birthday tasting, brought along by a good friend, & we didn't get to it amongst the bounty of excellent brews littering the tables. So now I get to split the bomber with my young wife.

Pours a yellow that's just this side of water, albeit with a seething white top-hat. Lovely up-and-down carbonation. Smell is mild as a Disney teen-flick; bare flicks of hops, malt sweetness, & Belgian yeast. Standard stuff here.

Duvel Triple Hop is about 92% Belgian & 3% IPA. Host yeast & candied sweetness carry the water here, building a foundation for a solid, classic Belgian beer. Spicy orange & coriander pop from the bushes, pears, honey. Flecks & spots of hops, from a fleeting bitterness to passing floral notes, but if it didn't say "Triple Hop" on the label I wouldn't believe it. The hops are quiet to the point of being mute. Quite a lively beer that cheers me up with its vivaciousness. As with many well-made Belgians, sips turn into quaffs & the glass begins to look more empty than it should.

Not what I was expecting. The spiciness & sweetness are two components that meld & offset very nicely, but really, there's not much in the way of hops. Not that they're subtle; they're practically absent. But who cares? If it's good, it's good, & this is a good beer.

02-20-2011 02:41:20 | More by maximum12
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

I picked this beer up today at the downtown Specs. I figure that this beer is better tried fresh than letting it cellar, so I am trying it the same day. I am a pretty big fan of the original Duvel, though I don't drink it as often as I would like. Here we go with the "amped up" version. Pouring this into my old faithful Duvel glass as that is my favorite shaped glass.

Appearance: Pours beautiful as ever. Clear pale yellow color wiht a huge pillowey white head that rises out of the glass after the pour. There is a solid 3" of head in my glass after a super careful pour. After drinking there are continents of lace about the glass, and the beer settles to a little lump of creamy foam that looks like whipped cream on a latte or some $hit. It is a VERY well presented beer and I seriously don't know how they could improve on this.

Aroma: I could start picking up the aroma from a foot away when I was pouring it. It was already giving off strong citrus. Through the thick foam, you can pick up the spicy Saaz hops cleanly and the American variety is also distinct. Among that, I can pick up a whole bunch of wheat malt adding a defined bready backbone. A very hop accentuated but nicely blended aroma overall.

Taste: The flavor is led by the hops as they have stated, but there is a substantial beer there to back them up. The balance is tipped moderately toward the bitter, but there is spice coming from the alcohol that is also big player in the finish. There is a little bit of sweetness that is coming across to me as much like the toasty notes from Munich malt, but they are very clean and refined. he beer overall is in between light and medium bodied with tons of carbonation so that the beer sails across your palate and goes from flavor to finish in no time. I have to "tag" it a little on drinkability as it is obviously high in alcohol and the carbonation is high, so both of those slow you down...but with this beer, that is a good thing.

Opinion: This is a really good beer. I am going to hate to see this one end. I am really enjoying the overall presentation and the interplay between the hops and malt. I wish that this beer would keep in its current state, but I am sure that it won't so I guess I am stuck buying and drinking a couple more of these soon as this beer is too good to pass up. Buy it now...just save some for me. ;-)

02-19-2011 04:00:58 | More by SkeeterHawk
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

Brewed 18 Mai 2010, 750ml

A: incredibly pale, straw-colored beer with nice frothy, rocky head
S: medium nose with earthy hops and yeast qualities
T: nice beer, tons of hops, bitterness evident but also very spicy, some malt backbone, well-balanced beer definitely tipping towards the hops
M: very nice, refreshing
D: drinkable but some astringency from hops (Amarillo) drops it down a few notches

02-18-2011 01:41:42 | More by wisrarebeer
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

Served in a plastic tumbler.

I've been eying this for a while, but was dismayed for most of that time by the price tag. Here goes nuthin': It pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger of bright white foam. Quite lovely, actually. The nose comprises wheat, rice, coriander, lemon zest, light black pepper, and spicy pine. The taste returns all of last year's (AKA the smell's) starters, along with some flowers and some light orange peel. The body is a sorta hefty-feeling light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very nice BIPA, one I'm glad I eventually got to try.

02-17-2011 00:01:25 | More by TMoney2591
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

Nose is nobel hoppy and crisply carbonic with nice fruity undertones (apple cider) and peppery hint. Smells good.

Pours slightly hazy soft yellow with large fluffy head. Looks great.

Significantly well carbonated. Moderate bitterness, specifically of the spicy hop variety. Moderately peppery - lots of white pepper - and bitter orange nib. Soft notions of alcohol. Actually more than moderate bitterness - it grows in intensity and is very herbal/leafy - tastes, in this way, like a very strong tea. Soft malty/fruity base is quite apple-cider-like.

Tastes good. Feels very good. Good drinkability. Interesting take on Duvel, fun to try, I'll stick with regular Duvel (for both taste and price). I enjoyed it.

02-15-2011 03:30:09 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

750 ml poured into snifter.

Pours hazy golden yellow with a thick fluffy white head that sticks to the glass all the way down.

Smells floral and earthy with some hops on the nose. Very similar to regular Duvel.

Tastes spicy and bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with excellent carbonation.

Overall is a great beer. It really does seem like a bitter more hopped up Duvel.
A little pricey though.

02-12-2011 19:27:50 | More by daveytheformer
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Drank from a corked and caged 750ml/1pt 9.4 fl.oz bottle
Brewed on 18 Mei 2010
Served in a signature Duvel tulip

After seeing so many terrific reviews of this beer, I was determined to give this one a shot. I was also curious to see how this would differ from the classic Duvel.

The beer was packaged in a elegant bottle with a full color booklet explaining the ingredients in Tripel Hop, as well as the process used to make this brew. Very classy. As for the beer, it poured an ever so slightly hazed pale straw yellow color. The liquid was topped by a rocky, bright white, three-finger head of froth. As the cap faded, it deposited large, thick clumps. Multiple rings of Brussels lacing clung to the sides of the glass. Gorgeous, just like the original.

The aroma was classic Duvel as well. Super smooth and grassy with a soft yet punchy Belgian yeast quality. Ultra powdery and dry. Crisp and fresh. A touch honey-like and citrusy.

The taste was one of the few places where this beer was noticeably different from the classic version. Pilsner malt served as a nice base for the trio of hops at play. Smooth, grassy, Saaz hops were most prevalent, and they intermingled well with the piney, citrusy, Amarillo hops. Spicy and peppery in the center with strong notes of lemon rind. This beer was far more sour than regular Duvel. The finish was bracingly bitter. Crisp, piney and dry with a lingering yeasty quality. Some alcohol warmth was noticeable as well.

Ultra smooth, frothy and light on the palate with a crisp, finely bubbled effervescence. This truly could be the Champagne of beers.

While Tripel Hop may be a more interesting version of the classic Duvel, the punchy hops and slightly more noticeable alcohol presence made this beer not quite as drinkable as the original.

Duvel Tripel Hop is definitely a fascinating beer, but I am not certain that it is worth the $20 price of admission (especially when the original is already so good). With that said, I am glad to see that the folks at Duvel Moortgat are pushing the envelope with a new variation of an iconic brew.

02-12-2011 04:44:35 | More by Damian
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augustgarage

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottled May 18th, 2010 - poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Lightly hazy golden yellow liquid capped by an enormous lasting ivory tower of merengue. Sticky three-dimensional is woven around the glass like a funnel-web.

Honey in the nose, followed by grassy, floral, spicy, noble hop aromatics, and a touch of sourdough starter.

Lemon zest, marigold, mint, faint clove, alfalfa, and a hint of earth from hops - moderately bitter (despite how long it has been in the bottle) - with added yeast complexity (though not much as far as phenolics go) leading into a herbal/biscuity finish. Very well balanced between hop and yeast elements.

Medium bodied, effervescent, and crisp.

Such a clean classic ale, made more interesting and flavorful with the additional hops. Excellent albeit a tiny bit expensive.

02-11-2011 02:08:09 | More by augustgarage
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

750ml, caged and corked, gold foil capped bottle, packed in a tetrahedral white box, 2010 edition. Bought for Christmas, more or less overlooked, and forgotten about, really, until now. Nice international lineup of guest star hops.

This beer pours a pale, hazy yellow straw colour, with a silly amount of columnar, puffy, chunky, frothy, and near overflowing bone-white head, which settles agonizingly slowly, eventually leaving some random, but less than innocuous slabs of sudsy lace around the glass.

It smells of perfumed floral, grassy hops, mild wild yeast, grainy pale malt, semi-sweet cantaloupe and honeydew, aged lemon, and softly spicy tea leaves. The taste is more sweet than I was expecting - grainy, crackery pale malt, a sugary floral white wine essence, bready yeast, and pushy spicy, grassy, and herbal hops. The 19-proof booze does well to remain mostly unnoticed.

The carbonation appears to be on the low side, after that initial outburst, but it is really quite intensely frothy, and near gag-inducing, at times, the body a so-so medium weight, and smooth but for a bit of latent booze astringency. It finishes well off-dry, and rather yeasty, with a bitter citrus bent - the malt's still there, yet somehow diminished.

What the hell is it with these Belgian-made IPA bombers? Every one, including this here, has been a volcano of a pour - not what I want for my 30 bucks worth of one-off special release. Besides all that, I actually like this one - it's as complex as the base supastah, and the finishing hops are subtle enough, making for a nicely drinkable mirror-world IPA 'grosse'.

02-09-2011 04:17:58 | More by biboergosum
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Beerenauslese

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

Opens with a huge, strong champagne pop, but doesn't gush. Body is clear yellow gold. Poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass, it easily produces a half inch head of white foam. Excellent head retention, with gobs of lacing on the glass. There is a constant upward stream of bubbles being produced from the point where the glass is inscribed with the fleur de lys at the bottom of the bowl. It is neat to look at.

Aroma of light malt, pineapple and other tropical fruit, apple pear, brown sugar, and green hops.

Tastes of lightly of malt with some caramel, a little fruit acidity and brown sugar, mid-palate gets a tsunami of fizzy carbonation, then turns to more nuanced pear and other fruit flavors, and finishes with a tinge of green hoppiness. It is more hopped than a typical tripel.

Body is light and carbonation is high. At first, the carbonation is brash, but as it settles awhile, it develops more of a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a nice example of a Belgian tripel style that is more hopped than usual. It is very tasty and refreshing and the 9.5% ABV is well-hidden, but does limit its drinkability.

02-09-2011 01:57:59 | More by Beerenauslese
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CASK1

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

A 750 poured into a tulip glass. The beers pours a slightly hazy pale gold. This beer has the most amazing head I have seen on a beer. Thick, white dense, almost meringue-like that hardly drops at all and is still a half inch thick at the bottom of the glass - beautiful! The aroma is a complex blend of yeast character. Like fruity esters including apple and pear, and a little citrus. Spices from both hops and yeast blend in well. In the background is a light, sweet, pils-malt derived graininess. No obvious alcohol aroma. The flavor matches the aroma, except that an alcohol bite is evident, and grows a bit as the beer warms. Would like the alcohol to be a bit "sneakier", but the flavors work well with all the esters and phenols. The hop bitterness is medium, and helps dry out the mouthfeel, but does not overpower the other characters. I expected a higher hop presence, but the hop level works well with this beer and doesn't overwhelm. The mouthfeel is medium-light, and seems lighter due to the highly effervescent carbonation.

This beer is not quite what I expected, but is an excellent beer and a special treat. I will seek this out again!

02-06-2011 22:52:32 | More by CASK1
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%

I don't think this beer is better than the 'normal' Duvel. It is a good beer though! I got this bottle in a trade with Sietse, Apophis666. Thanks buddy.

Poured in my Struise Glass the beer has the same piss yellow coulour like the normal Duvel. A very big and fluffy head and strings of carbonation in the beer. What a pity that the head does not stay the same like directly after the pouring. That makes this beer a bit less attractive.

Taste is good, some bitterness and spices but not too much. Good mouthfeel and drinkability make this beer good but not very good.

02-06-2011 13:07:52 | More by Brabander
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

750ml bottle, dressed up very nice with a neck tag and bottle date of May 2010.

Pours clear yellow with a massive, rocky head of stark white. Insistant carbonation slowly allows the foam cap to retreat to a thick skim coat on the surface with an upheaval dome in the midst of a Duvel tulip. Spongy, webbed lacing aplenty for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a pleasant, but not pungent blend of pears, cut grass, tangerine, melon, and peaches. Saaz and Amarillo is like the best of both worlds. A hint of biscuity malt way underneath, but this beer is all about spicy, fruity, earthy hops.

Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel.

Tropical fruit, pine, wet moss, and peppercorn dust starts the palate. Barely a hint of malt with enough bitterness to give credibility and keep the brew hop-forward.

Finishes with some lingering smooth bitterness, pears, melons, grass, and biscuit ends.

Very tasty but the hops are certainly restrained by American IPA standards. I'm sure it doesn't help that the beer is almost a year old. High marks for drinkability though.

02-06-2011 01:04:38 | More by brewandbbq
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nkersten

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

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.

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

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Tripel Hop is pale gold in color. It's slightly hazy, and looks almost yellow-ish when held to light. A soft, bone white crown covers the top. It stands over two fingers tall, and is extremely slow to dissipate. Lacing was thick and quite sticky. Impressive.

The nose is damn fine. Hops are very strong in the mix. Much moreso than I expected. They smell like noble hops, though I'm not sure of the exact profile. They're grassy and floral throughout. Light spicy notes of pepper and light coriander are noted. Interesting. Belgian yeast is easily noted. It adds quality depth and smells delicious. There's a bit of sweet malt that lingers throughout. Alcohol is blended well for approaching double digits. Mmmm. Smells absolutely delicious.

The flavor delivers every bit as much as the nose. It starts out with a light, sweet malty flavor. It's not a bad base at all, and provides a sturdy platform for the hop theatrics. The hops are mostly certainly noble in character. They're very grassy, floral, and a little herbal. Belgian yeast is very prominent and blends extremely well with the hops. Light pepper, coriander, and very faint clove mesh well with apple and pear flavors at the secondary level. The overall flavor is very deep, complex, and satisfying. Alcohol is damn near buried. Surprisingly, I'm not getting much at all. Finishes sweet, hoppy, and Belgian yeasty! Excellent!

Tripel Hop has a light-medium body that feels nice. Carbonation is active, but the bubbles feel very light. It's nice and smooth overall. Drinkability is very high. This is an incredibly tasty Belgian IPA that goes down so light and easy, especially given its size.

I had absolutely no doubt that Tripel Hop would be tremendous beer. When you're starting with Duvel, how can you go wrong? Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat did a fantastic job. If you're into Belgian IPAs, you really should give Tripel Hop a look. I understand the price tag is a little discouraging, but it's well worth it...at least once.

02-05-2011 03:06:48 | More by prototypic
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

750ml corked & caged bottle into (what else?) a Duvel tulip. Brewed May 18, 2010--30 year commemoration of the Mount St. Helens eruption?

Spectacular pour, with a lager-esque golden hue, hazed by small yeast bits. The fluffy head is eggshell-white and superbly retained thanks to a terrific hopping and lots of carbonation. Sticky lacing coats the tulip. Aromas of fresh-cut grasses and herbal hop cones. The Saaz is the dominant strain, here, but an Amarillo dry-hop peeks its head in for a brief, spicy appearance.

Crisp notes of pale Belgian malts and a stinging earthy hop bitterness coat the tongue, but finish clean with each sip. Such is the beauty of Duvel. Alcohol esters suggest pineapple and pear, with a boozy, tangy heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated, but dries out the back of the tongue too much for all that booze to land there. An enjoyable Belgian IPA, for sure, although I didn't notice a huge difference between this and regular Duvel (save for the price!).

02-05-2011 01:21:44 | More by wagenvolks
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head with a very fruity and citrus, lots of lemon.

Taste is basically Duvel with more hops, that's really it. There's a nice creamy mouthfeel with a sharp dry finish, overall decent but not worth the price point.

02-05-2011 00:33:16 | More by kingcrowing
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%

$11 750ml into some Duvel snifters with oglmcdgl.

A- Half the Duvel glass is a golden pale color the upper portion is a basket of white foam that looks sudsy. Becomes a mountain range with stick.

S- A big ol duvel with the signature yeast and a big bouquet of floral hops and some perfume. Some alcohol shining through not a big deal. Some grassy essence with some tropical whiffs.

T- This is a beauty. Even with six months on the bottle, the hops are still brilliant, a burst of everything up front with earthy hops, tropic taste and some floral quality. Mid way some perfume and alcohol are therwe and this finishes yeasty and earthy.

M- A really great feel on this one. It's about medium in build and the carb is spot on. Spritzy and alive.

D- I split the bottle but easily could of polished off the bottle. A great beer that shows it's true colors. A easy drinker, if Belgians are your thing.

02-03-2011 04:04:31 | More by BARFLYB
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

A bottles split with onix1arg before the ice storm. Poured into two duvel tulips. Perfect.

A- a nice firm pour yields a mountain of bright white fluffy clouds that hold for what seams like an eternity then slowly settling but not before its leaves a ton of chunky stick sea foam on the glass and a substantial island in the middle. The brew is a hazy straw yellow with some orange highlights that glows wonderfully when held to the light.

S- wet grassy hops up front with a nice background spice. There's a musty yeasty punch. Some fruit and perfumey floral notes.

T- grassy and herbal with a nice spicy nip that works well with the spicy fruity hits from the yeast. Malts are biscuity and dry but do bring a bit of sweetness that rounds things out nicely.

M- body is about medium with a bit of slickness to it but then the carb picks up and gets rather assertive.

D- this is a big beer but drinks like a beer half its size. A nice twist on the regular and one ill be looking for next time around. I wana try it even fresher but I held out for the right price and boy did I finally find it.

02-02-2011 01:03:23 | More by oglmcdgl
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aepb1

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Part of a tasting hosted by vapodge, many thanks my friend!

A- Straw yellow, translucent body with a bubbly, creamy/foamy, white head

S- Grassy hops, fruity grapes and some sugar

T- Belgian! Hoppy hay, some more white grapes making a little bitterness with the tell-tale belgian yeasts finishing crisp with floral hops

M- Light, high carbonation, clean finish, a little alcohol burn on the finish

D- Good beer, fun, bubbly, no more than one per sitting but will definitely return to this one

02-01-2011 03:55:51 | More by aepb1
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

A - Very crisp, light golden apple color with plenty of bubbles. Large, incredibly light, fluffy, bubbly, sticky, soapy, white head. Very light bubbly appearance, think bubble bath. Really great retention as it just sticks around for a long time.

S - Hops have a pretty strong aroma. Floral, earthy, grassy, and spicy hop aroma. Some of the typical Duvel/BSPA aroma also present. Touches of orchard fruit, yeast and malt. As it warms I'm getting more of the amarillo citrus hop aroma. Got much better as it warmed.

T - Like the nose, there is a good amount of hoppiness that comes out. Some grassy, floral, herbal, spiced, and citrus hops come out. As it warmed a bit more of the citrus/fruity amarillo hop flavors came out. Some typical Duvel flavors in the background. A touch of mustiness came out along with the grassy hop flavors. Not really bitter, just slightly hoppy.

M - Medium to full body with a good level of carbonation. Fluffy, thickish and slightly creamy feel.

D - Very easy to drink. There are hops, but they aren't overly bitter. Not quite as good or drinkable as the original, but a little more interesting and good nonetheless.

Notes: Good beer, although I prefer the regular Duvel (and given that it is cheaper I like it a lot better). Hops come in fairly strong, not that it is bad, I just prefer the original. Glad I got to try it, but from now own I'll just get the original. Nice hoppiness and it provides a nice diversity of hop flavors, I just prefer the original.

01-30-2011 09:03:53 | More by FreshHawk
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass
A: This poured a hazy light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of earthy lemon, with some resin and Belgian yeast and a bit of sugar.
T: It tasted like lots of lemon zest and citrus, with some resin and earthy floral hops, along with a little Belgian yeast and sugary malt. It had a very crisp and bitter aftertaste.
M: smooth natural carbonation.
D: This was a great Belgian IPA with tons of clean and crisp citrus. The body was good but a bit thin. But the alcohol was very well hidden, so it was quite easy to drink. Very enjoyable

01-29-2011 20:40:53 | More by beerpirates
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.