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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
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576 Ratings
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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 93
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to andrenaline for offering this up for sharsies
A - fuzzy golden and super bubbly in the first glass poured, but way much more cloudy and mellow in the 2nd glass poured, head retention and lacing off the charts
S - super fruity with banana, pineapple, citrus, plumb, and light pine
T - fruity but dominated by citrus to the point of lemonade-like, piney hops, and finishing with a phenolic aftertaste
M - thin and well carbonated, smooth dry finish
O - a tasty take on a belgian, I don't like to let price into the mix but I have to say I was expecting more given the premium on this, but still a tasty brew

Photo of rarbring
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear rather pale straw colored beer, a very high, slowly settling white head, leaving good lacing and has some curtains.

The smell is earthy, stable, dirt, leather but also some fruits, fresh apples and pears.

Initially sweet, white bread, oranges, spices, clove, peppers, some wood. Some yeast and sour milk.

Medium high carbonation, soft texture and minimal bubbles, refreshing and smooth.

Fresh, exciting and complex.

Photo of rtepiak
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an older bottle with a loss in brisk hop nature replace with interesting apple sour hop esters. body looks just shy of that cauliflower head that a great fresh beligian IPA has. nose is apple split by booze and a deep greens sea weed sorachi ace hop earthy greens. palate is effervescent like the duvel regular but with a mild souring in the malt yeast activity. i would like to see this on tap. feel is a bit astringent dry with a gritty wood feeling. very mild sweet that expands, which is nice to fill in the blanks. a very subtle hint of marzipan but think it would be rendered non existent in a fresh batch.

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip glass.

A - True to the tag's word, refermentation within the bottle is obvious. Pours about 5 inches of head that settles at around 2 inches of fluffy white whipped-cream-like bubbles. Strong head retention with a plethora of lacings. The beer itself is a bright golden/yellowish tint that can't be seen through due to the multitude of spices floating within it.

S - Strong floral notes with sweeter citrusy profile. The large amount of head effectively traps the aromas for the length of the session.

T - Prevalent floral and citrusy character with slight hop bitterness. This beer is more sweet than bitter which I am grateful for because too much of a hop taste would overshadow the complex belgian spice and yeast flavors. Extremely smooth beer with no alcohol detectable despite the high abv. and lower hop bitterness.

M - Seems like a full-bodied beer, but it is so smooth that it may pass as a lighter-bodied brew. Pleasant hoppy aftertaste.

O - Overall I highly recommend this beer despite its steep price (~$20) as a special occasion beer. Easter was my excuse.

Photo of foogerd
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy pale yellow body with a thick fluffy white head thats about an inch and a half.

S- Fruity phenolic yeast, a dry bitterness along with some alcohol, pale wheat aroma.

T- Traditional Duvel on an angry hop rage, the yeasty fruitiness is there but totally overshadowed by this very forward hop presence. The liveliness that im used to from the traditional Duvel is replaced by a dry bitter hoppiness and the light fruits play more of a supporting role.

M- More foamy and less carbonation than the regular.

O- Interesting take on the Duvel that I'm drinking my whole life but I'd still go with the classic rather than this, worth a try if only for the novelty of this brewery tweaking such a classic brew and seeing what comes out of it.

Photo of phishgator
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip chalice. Dull golden color that has a good amount of carbonation and a lacy white head. Smells of grassy and spicy hops. There is a more crisp and pronounced hop bitterness as compared to the regular Duvel. I nothing a lot of "burning" bitterness in finish. There is the malty backbone, but the hops dominate this one from start to finish. The alcohol is well hidden. An interesting try, but probably not on my list to repurchase.

Photo of jsh420
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours cloudy golden yellow with a big 2+ finger pillowy head that left spotted lacing

smells of alcohol spice and fruity belgian yeast

taste - a super hopped version of duvel - very fruity very dry very good

mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated very drinkable

overall - i was very impressed - however the price of the bottle hurts the overall drinkability

Photo of rajendra82
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The brown colored, corked and caged bomber, with the gold neck foil, and the special edition informative booklet tied to the neck, made for an attractive presentation. While the external packaging was markedly different, the beer itself looked almost exactly like the regular Duvel; with a pale, golden amber body; a large head, sticking above the rim of the Duvel tulip glass; and steady streams of carbonation in the liquid below; in other words, perfect as usual. The smell was a bit more like a Saison than normal Duvel, with a spicy, funky edge to it. The experience of the smell carried forth into the taste, and I could detect white peppercorns, orange peel, coriander, and lemon zest. The body was airy and light as usual, and the lively carbonation made the beer feel extra creamy. This is pretty much the same Duvel we all love, but with an extra kick given by the hops. The dry hopping adds to the experience, but the underlying original character still shines through.

Photo of andrenaline
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was pleased to share this one with my fellow BA, as I saved it for my 400th review.

A - Pours a hazy murky dark orange colours, two fingers of relentless head with some insanely sticky lacing.

S - The cloves and sweet fruits dominate, though there is a touch of metallic notes also present. Some sweet citrus hops come through on the finish.

T - Noticeable hop presence, but unlike La Chouffe's offering, it is much more of a Belgian. Strangely tastes like lemonade with a sour citrus bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The traditional Duvel flavours come through as well, though are quite masked.

M - Surprisingly light on the tongue, but goes down smooth and finishes nice and wet.

O - Overall a tasty offering, but nowhere near worth the price tag. Thankfully this was a gift, as I would've been thoroughly disappointed had I actually dropped $30 on this.

Photo of obywan59
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color into my Duvel tulip. Almost lemony in appearance. 4-finger white head with huge bubbles that slowly sinks leaving nice thick lacing.

Light floral, fruity aroma. Some sweet malt with bready yeast and hint of alcohol. Aroma seems much more subdued by the second glass.

Light sweet malt, nicely countered by the bitter hops. Fruitiness of green apples.

Medium to medium-light in body. Peppery early on.

Rather easy to drink for a Belgian. ABV is hidden well.

Photo of meeekyh
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Duvel has not yet made it onto my list of reviews. I have had it and enjoyed it too on more than one occasion. This was on the shelf at a local and I grabbed it.

Brewed 18 May, 2010 and, though I didn't notice it before, I suppose drinking it now is a good plan.

Fin Du Monde glass as a receptacle. A pretty pale golden beer with a lofty white head. The beer is not entirely clear but it is nice looking and not 'cloudy'. Lacing is high and tight. I really like beers that use pale malts, this is a great example.

The nose is floral and very enticing. I get lavender and notes of pear with a hint of vanilla. A bit of pepper and alcohol are present too but tardy and not the stars of the show.

The taste is joy, ambrosia, nectar. OK, I know not what those things taste like but I imagine at least one of them must be neigh-on this. Sweetness is slight, bitterness is aggressive but short-lived and replaced by tartness and then returns for the finish. Citrus is a lead flavor, grapefruit peel and lemon juice in turn with a tiny bit of coriander, though I doubt the spice is actually present, it is an essence of the tart/bitter flavor that I associate with coriander. The grain bill is awesome. I really wish I knew what was used as the sweetness and body are dead-on and exactly what the hops need to shine. I am smitten.

The body is on the light side of medium and carbonation is high (like I like it!) with a bitter and dry finish that is really just conducive to drinking more, right now.

This is a winner, despite the $13+ price tag. I would share this with friends as soon as a Houblon Chouffe or a Hop-It, maybe sooner as the balance is superior. This is a fine ale to be searched out, though I will mention that the cork had a bit of funk on the outside tip, as a 'corked' wine might.

As not to finish on a down note I will add that this is the best and most complex beer I have had in a while, full of tartness. bitterness and the vast experience only a world-class brewery can bring.

Slainte!

Photo of DovaliHops
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a large whit fluffy head that diminishes slowly. Scent is very spicy and hoppy with some Belgian yeast aromas. A bit of citrus and pear as well. Taste is just as it smells with some nice boozy notes throughout. The citrus and fruit flavors in this beer blend very nicely with the hops and Belgian yeast flavors. Some bready notes with delicious spices and crisp apples and pears. Finishes with some citrus and bittering hops. Mouthfeel is very crisp, dry, and refreshing. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is an awesome beer. Regular Duvel is one of my favorite beers, so I like it a little better, but this one is great. I would purchase it more if it wasn't for the expensive price tag.

Photo of bobsy
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful, beautiful bottle from beautiful Buffalo.

Gold body with a fluffy white head. Good retention and lace. Differs from regular Duvel in that it's got a cloudier appearance. Floral, steely nose, with underlying fruity sweet malts. Classic Duvel flavour with a twist. Fristly, some nice hops giving it a bit of a noble hop and juicy marmalade character. Secondly, way too much booze just wrecking it completely. Medium body and carb. Drinkability is hindered by the alcohol.

Neat to try, but certainly not an improvement on the original. This could have worked a lot better.

Photo of mntlover
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours lightly hazy straw color with a classic big fluffy white head that leaves gobs of lace everywhere. Very nice looking brew.

Aroma is sweet malts fruits mixed with some honey floral hops. Some light spice and straw/grassy hops underneath.

Taste is like the nose sweet malts with fruits almost triple like pears, grapes nice spice with some underlying hops grassy like bitterness is dominating more so then floral from the nose. Smooth easy drinking some light alcohol notes in finish but mingles nicely with spice and hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth but good amount of carbonation lifting the spice and hops. Medium feel.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable enough brew, would repurchase if it was half the price but not at $20. To tell the truth almost didn't buy this one my curiosity just got the better on my common sense.

Photo of seand
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a translucent very light straw color, with a large amount of pure white foamy head. The head retains quite well, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Clove and the other usual Belgian-style spices are present, along with a strong floral hop note. The aroma is huge, and hits as soon as the cork is out of the bottle.

T: Nicely balanced. Sweet up front, turning hoppy towards the finish, but never really gets bitter. The finish is nicely crisp and citrusy.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

D: Extremely drinkable, especially for the ABV. Definitely one to be careful with!

Photo of stckhndlr
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this one in a 750 ml corked bottle. The only thing I had a problem with was the $21 price tag.

A- A slightly hazy maize color topped with a pure white 3 finger head that just never disappears. As for the lacing it has trouble sticking to the glass when you swirl but it lingers here and there as you drink. Beautiful carbonation flowing from the bottom of the glass.

S- Hops on top of hops with a light fruit smell, something like apples. Also some distant floral aromas as you drink. This changes towards the bottom of the bottle as you get more of a yeasty smell due to the in bottle fermentation that Duvel uses.

T- I was shocked about the taste of this beer. Not nearly as bitter as I would have expected with that many hops. Again the fruit and sweetness accompany the delicious hops. Finish is very pleasant with a slight bitter.

M- Thin and smooth with a carbonation in the finish like a champagne.

D- With the absence of the traditional hop bitter this was a delight to drink for me. Again the only problem I had with this is the heavy price tag. If it were more affordable I would definitely partake in this one again.

Photo of gabedivision
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Duvel tulip glass.

A- Rich golden color with a cloudy haze, and a big foamy head that reaches all the way to the top of the glass.

S- Delicious smell of classic Duvel golden mixed with hops, makes a citrusy-yeast that is floral and spicy on the nose.

T- Sweet malt, strong Belgian yeast and bitter hops making for a lemon zest touch on the tongue. Tends bitter and ends sweet.

M- Light to medium bodied, lots of good carb. Bitter and sweet with lots of exciting flavors.

D- Awesome. The high alcohol is almost invisible on this one the flavors over power the 9.5%. All of the flavors are well put together.This is a treat for sure.

Photo of BikeChef
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Love Duvel, love hops, so let's see what we have here....

The pour looks like Duvel, though maybe a bit cloudier. The old world hop varieties really come through in the taste. I'm so used to the floral "new word" hops that it's interesting to get a good dose of these.

Reminds me slightly of some imperial pilsners I've had lately. A touch of banana-y esters and fruitiness brands this as Belgian, though. I find this pretty drinkable for the abv. Very nice mouthfeel to this.

This seems to be on fire sale lately. Worth it for $10, but I don't know about the original $20 it was going for. I'd probably stick with regular Duvel.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bottle and presentation: foil, cage and cork.

Popped the cork with a burst of apple aromas, crisp and juicy.

Pours light golden, almost straw color in my Sam Adams glass. Fluffy white head about as tall as the CN tower in Canada. Jeez, it's heady. Great lacing once the head settled down a bit. Rocky head, looks great. Would like to see a touch more color in the body though.

Aroma has the apple crisp up front. Some sweet toast and juicy pear. Some alcohol.

Taste is a bit light here. Fruity without much sweetness. Orchard fruits mostly, some tropical, perhaps kumquat. A bit tangy. The hops dries this one out a bit, but don't provide a lot of bite.

Feels a bit thin on the end.
Very drinkable

Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ample, three-finger head. Straw color body, light chill haze. Chunky lace and lots of it.

Mildly sour, but there is a peppery hop presence as well. The pale malts actually show up in the nose.

Very interesting unripe berry flavors, the essence is raspberry and blackberry while there is also a sourness of a pie cherry. Good malt base. The swallow has a moderate hop flavor--peppery. Relatively thin but the carbonation is equally low. The aftertaste is long lasting--sour and bitter.

Photo of AdamBear
2.98/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to em0217 for getting me this one!

bottled March 18, 2010.

A-light cloudy pale yellow with a large white head and some lacing

S-smells like a funky belgian pale ale. has some serious grassyness and belgian spice.

T-comes in with low key belgian malts. they're not very pronounced. it does however come in with a lot of heat. the after-taste is of belgian malts and some grassyness. this isn't like any belgian IPA that i've had. it lacks a nice hops presence.

M-has a medium carbonation and a hot finish.

D-i just can't find the quality here. i couldn't finish the bottle. it had too much heat, even for a 9.5% beer. this isn't a good belgian or a good IPA. i won't be getting this one again.

Photo of Infamous7100
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy clear golden color from my bomber. My pours were increasingly clowdy. A huge, rocky, billowing head on each pour. Looks beautiful.
S: Like any Tripel should, yeasty and fruity. I'm getting pears, apples and even some grapes. Kind of champagne like. Spices on the nose as well.
T: Some sugary sweetness up front and its here where you can really taste the fruit. As the beer migrates south, you start to get some of the bitterness from the hops. Not too much though. The spices also make a their presence known. It's good, but I prefer the standard Duvel or Triple. Just a tad too much spice and hops for me.
M: High cabonation, but surprising light. Not as dry as I anticipated either.
D: At 9.5% ABV, it all comes down to what you can handle. It's good enough to have a few. I just finished my bomber in a two hour span and am feeling good.

It's a good beer, hence the strong rating, however, at it's current price point, it's a one and done for me. Glad I tried it, but I think I will be going back to my original Duvel and other Belgian Tripels.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of dstc
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.