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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
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569 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 93
Gots: 84 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007)
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Photo of augustgarage
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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'.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of CASK1
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of Brabander
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of nkersten
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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

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.

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

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!).

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

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.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$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.

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of aepb1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FreshHawk
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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

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

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

Corked and caged bottle poured into my Delerium tulip. A mild pour results in a one inch cap of beautiful, rocky white foam. As it recedes it leaves a sticky mosaic that I hesitate to call lacing. It's just too thick to be "lacing". Very nice. The beer is a hazy golden color. The nose is distinctly Belgian. The signature yeast is augmented with notes of pear, grass, lemon rind and orange. The taste is bitter hops elegantly balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Pear, and lemon predominate, with white pepper making a guest appearance. An excellent level of initial hop bitterness that somehow smooths out mid palate and finishes mildly bitter and spicy. Refreshing. This beer gets better as it warms. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but carbonation is appropriate. Drinkability is crazy good! I can detect nary a trace of the purported 9.5% ABV. This is a truly enjoyable beer, a bit pricey, but good.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This nice Christmas present pours a surprisingly hazed gold color with a stiff, bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Nose has a nice compliment of hoppy aromas - grassy, fruity and lime-peel. Yeast throws off lots of bready and pear notes. Honeyed grains and maybe even some white grapes as it warms.

Lots of hop flavor while still maintaining a nice Belgian identity. I was afraid this would go the way of the Belgian IPA, but this seems to stay squarely in BSPA territory. Hops get fruity in the middle and throw off some hay and grass flavors. Maintains alot of the standard Duvel character - good mouthfeel, some creaminess and prickly carbonation. Although I must say, I would prefer the original over this 8 times out of 10.

Photo of jrallen34
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle drank from a Matilda glass...Pours a clear straw, pissy, lighter than a regular Duvel. The head is good as the regular, huge fluffy bright white, falls to look like frosting. Really good retention and lacing...Smells like a dry hopped duvel, yeast, herbs, lemon, hops but none of the amarillo. Has a spiced alcohol finish, distracting...The taste is not as hoppy as you would think, pretty easy to drink and smooth. However, there is a catty quality to it that makes me almost sip it and hurts drinkability. Yeast, lemon, floral hops.

This is interesting but I prefer the regular Duvel. Worth trying if you can find it cheaply but not at $20.

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

750ml bottle - $14.99, split and served with some braised chicken thighs

appearance: foiled, corked, caged, with an informational packet. served in my ale asylum chalice - straw golden body, absolutely perfect pillowy white head with perfect retention

smell: lots of hops, crisp belgian yeasts, white pepper, honey, pear, mild citrus

taste: Duvel definitely keeps the "belgian" in a belgian ipa - crisp belgian yeast, very defined bosc pear taste, spice, white pepper, citrus, saaz and other varietals of hops. Mild bitter finish - very good and will pair well with lots of dishes

mouthfeel: crisp, lightly spiced, light bitter finish

drinkability: solid

Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is Duvel on steroids. More bitter, and more boozy. The smell and head are very similar to the original, with the exception that it is a bit more pleasantly husky smelling. Fantastic to say the least, but why mess with the perfection of the original? I have a feeling its to appeal to the hop-heads.

Outstanding beer and a must try for Duvel fans and hop heads, but I'd prefer two bottles of the original golden nectar because its more drinkable at the lower abv.

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

A - Pours with one finger of bone white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves little lace.

S - Citrus notes of orange and lime with some licorice aroma. Zesty and very interesting.

T - Tangy wheat malt up front with a little bit of graham cracker malt flavor. Zesty, citrus hop character washes over the palate in the middle with notes of lemon-lime and orange as well as a hint of pine. The beer finishes with moderate bitterness and a light, bready malt note with a bit of lingering anise.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Very odd, this is a beer with a unique character that reminds me of nothing else except, perhaps, for the few beers I have had that were brewed with Sorachi Ace hops. The lime zest notes that characterize the aroma and flavor of this beer are truly unique and mix strangely with the bready malt. This is a nice beer, and so unique that it really must be tried to be understood, but I don't think it any any way eclipses the original Duvel. Belgian IPA is such an idiomatic style, with so many divergent interpretations and this is one of the few that stands out from the pack. Still, I prefer the versions that are brewed with fruity American hops to this unique style.

Photo of Cannoneer
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly the perfection in a bottle. Champagne of beers, if you will. Light and airy, yet substantial and very flavorful. A paradox...

Poured golden straw color - lighter than I thought it would be. Very, very enticing sight with a creamy head. Smell of fresh hay, honey and lemon. Heavenly taste - very clean, very balanced, just...perfection. While other good beers allow you to dissect their aromas and distinguish different notes, this one goes all in one piece, enveloping the tongue with the full gamma of incredibly harmoniously intertwined tastes. This is one outstanding beer.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It won't affect the appearance score, of course, but this is one of the most impressive looking presentations that I've ever seen. Silk-screened label tastefully done in classic red, white and gold. Cork-and-cage covered by thick gold foil. Informative booklet on heavy paper slung around the bottle neck with red string. Very nice.

Pastel pineapple beneath a majestic crown of alabaster cream that displays all that is great about Belgian foam, the best in all the world. The head is ridiculously rocky and supremely sticky, with small chunks of suds already appearing on the upper reaches of the glass. Exceptional without a doubt.

The nose is a noble hophead's dream. Saaz (Czech Republic), Styrian Goldings (Slovenia) and Amarillo (U.S.) are the 'tripel hops' in question. Each inhale delivers a nostril pleasing cloud of lupulin goodness. Believe it or not, the orange peel character of Amarillo is noted beneath the grassy-musky-herbal blast of the more dominant Europeans.

Duvel Triple Hop is outstanding beer, as I was sure it would be. Adding even more hops to one of planet Earth's finest ales was bound to turn out well. Is DTH better than the original? Probably not (since Duvel is about as close to perfect as beer can get), but it's blowing the doors off my palate with each upending of the glass.

The second pour results in even more of a visual masterpiece than the first pour. Wow! This is one of those rare cases in which the addition of a massive amount of hops might have screwed with the base beer's balance. However, that's only because Duvel is so impeccably balanced to begin with.

The kaleidoscopic flavor profile includes yeasty French bread (with crusts), ripe pears, meadow grasses, orange zest, and a considerable white pepper and clove spiciness. What a hoptastic treat! The ABV has to be a mistake. Never has a 9.5% ale had its alcohol buried this well. Never... ever.

The mouthfeel, while good, is not up the usual standards of Belgian beer in general and Brouwerij Duvel Mortgaat in particular. For starters, it's a little more thin than it should be. In addition, the bubbles, while appropriately sparkly, don't add that amazingly silky and expansive creaminess that Belgianophiles crave.

Trying to improve on a bona fide classic is a worthwhile endeavor, but it usually comes up short in the end. No matter, because Duvel Triple Hop is incredibly delicious beer that can proudly take its place alongside the best Belgian IPAs ever brewed.

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

Picked this up at HEB in Round Rock while on a business trip to TX. Enjoyed today out of my Russian River Goblet while watching the Jets beat the Pats.

A - Looks more like a Wit than it does a typical Duvel Triple. A nice blonde white ale was a pleasant surprise when I poured it from the bottle.

S - Slightly floral with a distinct tripel scent. The extra hops are present in the nose but don't take control

T - Warm and pleasing. I enjoy this much more than I do a normal Duvel. I wish it wasn't as pricey as I would make this a regular in my rotation.

D - Really enjoyable. Really smooth for a 9.5% ABV.

M - Really well carbonated, great body, fermented to perfection. Would def get this again for a special occasion... Maybe if the Jets beat the Steelers next week???

Photo of jeffthecheff
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, yellow color with a huge "Duvel" head. The foam is a bit more spacey with bigger bubbles than the original version.

Aroma has a bit more hops than the regular version, but the balance seems to be tipped more towards the yeast. It has an almost farmhouse-like character, with fresh grass, hay, and earth. There is also a bit of bubblegum. It has less hops than I was hoping for, but I think the aroma is an improvement from the original version.

The flavor is much heavier hopped than the original version. It has a very dry finish with intense bitterness. I prefer the balance of regular Duvel, and find a lot of the more nuanced flavors to be lost with the high bitterness. Good level of spice to complement the hops, with a grassy, hay like flavor towards the finish along with a slight medicinal bite.

Mouthfeel is very dry and highly carbonated. Helps with drinkability, but it is a little too dry to stand up to the bitterness.

Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.