Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 1" white head that falls slowly to a thick merangue like covering. Nice lace develops.
Smell: nice floral bitterness and fruit sweetness create a nice aroma.
Taste: nice grainy malt presence with lemon zest, pear, green apple, and a nice biting bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol is slightly noticable.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger on the tongue.
Drinkability: slow sipping but nicely refreshing. Alcohol knocks it down a notch, but this is a wonderful full flavored beer.
12-27-2010 18:26:02 | More by Gavage
3.9/5 rDev -7.4%
Poured from a corked bomber into a tulip
A- monster foamy white head that reduces to about a half finger, pretty clear golden color with a nice stream of bubbles that rises to the top, decent lacing
S- wonderful belgian ipa smell, hops, fruity belgian smell with crisp pear and citrus fruits, slight malt aroma as well
T- bitter hops, sweet malt, slightly fruity but only slightly, finishes dry and clean, not super impressed by the taste, i feel like something is off here in regards to belgian ipa's
M- light-medium body, somewhat high carbonation, dry and crisp finish
D- easy to drink although i'm not finding myself want to go back again and again like i have with previous bipa's, worth a try but i would stick with the original duvel with the price of this
12-27-2010 03:31:15 | More by nova009
3.83/5 rDev -9%
I'm a big fan of the regular Duvel, so I was excited to see this 'hopped up' version of the brand. It is a hazy, clear yellow color with the typically billowing white head. Cloud-like in a appearance, this is one of the best things about this beer. Its aroma is hoppy, with a notable flowers and citrus scent (orange blossoms?). It's a more subtle aroma than I expected, and not nearly as hoppy as expected. A fine aroma, but I wasn't 'wowed'. The taste is mostly dry, with a lot of hop flavor...bitterness and resiny astringency. Malt flavor for balance, and a decent bitterness. Lots of alcohol, however...not well hid. Smell, flavor, and taste. It's just a bit too much. It's a good beer, but not as good as I expected.
12-27-2010 01:11:00 | More by Suds
District of Columbia
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
I'm not into this beer as most people are it might seem. This is a 2010 vintage.
Pours straw yellow and stays that way with tons of bubbles. Looks like yellow champagne with a big bone white head. I usually dont love beers that look like this.
The smell is dry and bready malts abound with banana, some yeast esters, some small fruity notes, and really no hops to me. A little faint, with some alcohol poking through later as it warms.
Taste is a little better than the smell with a bitter lemony finish that has an almost sour after taste. Some yeast, candied malt, banana, bread, and some grassy hops not as much as i hoped. Some alcohol sweetness thats ok. It's pretty carbonated as it looks, and not bad medium light feel.
Not a huge fan, pretty forgettable and WAY over priced IMHO.
12-26-2010 01:14:02 | More by Dreadnaught33
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured into a tulip glass. Thick foamy whita head about three fingers worth. Very clear filtered bubbly light yellow liquid. Really a nice looking beer.
Smell is cinnamon spices and a pungent mellow yeast. Wonderful. No alcohol detected here.
Taste is peppery and bittersweet. Lemon peel and bready yeast and the strange spices. Almost like a lemon marange pie with cinnamon on top. Really good but just a tad weak. No alcohol detected in the direct taste.
Mouthfeel is very clean and just a little sticky when the alcohol finally shows up..
Drinkability is very good except for the availability and cost. But this is a great beer from a trusted Brouwerij, Duvel.
12-25-2010 17:17:16 | More by peabody
4.47/5 rDev +6.2%
Thanks to my buddy, who gifted this one for christmas and is sitting in on the review.
A: Lacing and retention is high, with a characteristic Duvel half head/half beer pour. Cloudy golden color.
S: Hops are more muted than expected, but wonderful malt aromas come through much like a tripel.
T: Hop bitterness is present, but not aggressive. Lots of malts, none roasted, making it quite sweet. The bitterness could be masked by this balance. Alcohol lends a fruity note and yeast a slight drying.
M: Perfectly appropriate. Good drying crispness at the end. Medium body and carbonation.
12-24-2010 04:21:27 | More by ryantaussig
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
Duvel Tripel Hop | 750 ml. | 9.5% ABV | 2010 vintage
Brewer: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale (BSPA)
Glass: Duvel tulip
Hop varietals: Amarillo, Saaz-Saaz, Stygian Golding
Dry Hopping: Stygian Golding
Even with a careful pour, bubbles exploded from the bottom of glass and continued to rush towards the top in an incredible torrent. I've never seen anything quite like it. Pure, foamy, snow-white head piles up in a boozy cumulus.
It smells remarkably fresh, floral, and fragrant. Citrus and tropical fruits--orange peal, lime, pineapple--burst forth. There's some barnyard funkiness in the background.
It's an effusion of hoppy goodness draped in floral notes. Pineapple, lime, and a touch of black pepper streaks the flavor profile. Sizzling bitter-sweetness towards the end. You get hit hard by the alcohol midway through the glass. Bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium-bodied but syrupy and sticky at the same time. Carbonation is strong.
The shear amount and balance of hoppy, fruity, and floral flavor is stunning.
Would I get it again?:
No. Well maybe once a year. It's a rich and delightful take on Duvel, but not a staple. Have it once, and revel in it.
Bottled: May 18, 2010
Served: December 19, 2010
Price = $19.99 at Witherspoon Wines
12-19-2010 21:09:37 | More by BeerNemesis
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is bananas, oranges, tropical fruit, yeast and spicy and floral hops. It tastes like floral and grassy hops, citrus, peppery spice, yeast, bready malt, and a bit of banana and apple. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy and slightly fruity finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's very well carbonated and finishes dry. Drinkability is good, the soft carbonation in this brew makes it do down easy. Alcohol is well hidden. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again because of the price. But it's definitely worth buying once if you can find it.
12-17-2010 00:07:50 | More by bluejacket74
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled on May 18, 2010. Best by May 18, 2013. I don't get this. Shouldn't a hop-forward beer be drunk as fresh as possible?
A: Somewhat hazy yellowish-orange body with a big rocky white head that leaves good lacing. I gave Duvel Classic a 5 in this category, so I can't go much lower for this one.
S: Overpowering dank floral hops.
T: The hops haven't faded significantly after seven months. Again, overwhelmingly floral. Almost tea-like. Malt starts out bready and then goes into interesting directions. Rather meaty, in fact. Can't detect any classic Duvel yeast notes. Alcohol definitely sneaks up on you.
M: Light-bodied, big carbonation.
D: This was a bit of a chore to get through, which knocks down its drinkability. Overall, one of the better hoppy Belgians I've had. It doesn't hold a candle to Duvel Classic, though.
12-16-2010 09:58:40 | More by BarrelO
4.38/5 rDev +4%
Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pale ale is a pale yellow highlighted by the christmas lights on the other side cloudy and hazy because of the liquid and tiny bubblesthat rise in succession to rocky white foam that leaves rocky white lacing along the side.
S: A hint of alcohol penetrates the nose that is subverted by bananas and oranges and apples and an earthy yeast that provide the base of the famous hops that this beer hopes to become known for. Rise up hops and take your place at the forefront of this glass! You are too timid as of yet!
T: These hops could overthrow the bourgeoisie and the stalinists and america and mass produced lagers and still have enough drive to make you cringe from the bitterness. Mixed with the faint alcohol its a challenge, but an oh so something reward. Some yeast and citrus round it all out.
M: Substantially and appropriately everything. Thin, but teaming with carbonation that shoots down your throat. Dry, dry, dry.
D: I'm mad I can't pay a bunch of money to have this again... so that's something. It's fun and interesting and familiar but original and tasteful.
12-16-2010 08:55:19 | More by mmva321
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
Served in a large wine glass. This beer just looks great. The head is as thick and as bright white as can be. It falls, but leaves huge islands of foam, and thick lacing. The beer itself is yellow. The fist glass was crystal clear and bubbling like champagne, the next glass was hazy, but still bubbling.
I haven't had a regular Duvel in a while, so I won't make any comparisons. The aroma is fairly strong, it's yeasty with bitter floral hops and a bit of alcohol. The flavor follows the nose pretty well, though the hops become much more pronounced. Also a fruity character comes through, i'm getting a little strawberry and apple.
Mouthfeel is dry and carbonation is high, it certainly leaves you looking forward to the next sip. I'm not sure if it's an improvement on the original, but it is very good.
12-16-2010 02:58:50 | More by mjaskula
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
Big, expensive bottle of 9.5% Duvel Triple Hop. Really light in color and I get slightly banana, citrus and booze in the nose. The front is...not much? Meager hops on the back end, with a residual dryness that tickles the sides of the tongue, while still leaving the tiniest sweetness (and I understand it sounds odd to say dryness combined with sweetness).
I hear great things, but I don't really know what there is to like about this beer. I would never drop the coin to get this again. Not a bad beer, but not one I'll be revisiting.
12-15-2010 06:27:02 | More by seeswo
4.58/5 rDev +8.8%
Appearance - This is a very appealing light golden orange in color and full of hazy goodness. The white head came up easy and left cool-looking pits along with the traditional Belgian lacing.
Smell - The big orange and coriander showed some terrific, mature depth that just screamed quality. There's also some very mild white pepper. The beauty of this nose is not a wanderous sense of complexity but is more about the aromatic depth of the ingredients.
Taste - The orange peel gains the upper hand at the taste. It's big and powerful, borderline medicinal, with an overabundance of coriander and pepper.
Mouthfeel - This is full-bodied with some brilliant, boisterous carbonation and a hopping bitter middle. The finish is curt and satisfying.
Drinkability - This is in essence a suped up version of the standard BSPA and is a real heavy-hitter. It should be enjoyed on an empty stomach.
Update – I had the opportunity to try this again on New Year’s Eve weekend 2011 and it seemed to be better than my original tasting. Even then I enjoyed this immensely but now the head was incredible, white as snow and ultra puffy, the nose showed more complexity, and I got some light sweetish grapefruit at the taste that added the missing balance. Overall this went from a really good beer to a great beer and I upped a couple of my ratings a bit.
12-12-2010 00:53:59 | More by RoyalT
3.73/5 rDev -11.4%
Bottle. The presentation is really nice with a cork & cage bottle with foil. Poured into a Duvel tulip (fitting I think) a fairly clear golden color with a big fully white head that slowly recedes leaving lace along the way. Nice belgian yeast esters in the nose along with hops and almost a bite of booze. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with fruit type notes starts off but then quickly transitions to a hoppy bitter bite with citrus notes. The booze shows up at the end and makes itself known. Ends pretty dry with a lingering bitterness. Hmm, I'm on the fence on this one, it's nice to see something different but I'm not totally in love with it.
12-11-2010 22:16:46 | More by kbutler1
4.7/5 rDev +11.6%
Appearance - Pale golden with a thick consistent white head that leave patchy lacing.
Smell - Floral hops with an apricot and lemon zest tinge.
Taste - Apples, oranges, peaches, lots of fruits going on in this beer. It finishes clean, dry and with a citrus bite.
Mouthfeel - Very smooth and carbonated. Bubbly and cleansing.
Drinkability - Wow. Remarkable brew here. So flavorful and so alcoholic. Yet its very undertone. I want more. :D
12-10-2010 01:37:12 | More by depechemode1983
4.83/5 rDev +14.7%
Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a big white head. In the aroma, amarillo hops stand out, with a nice mix of yeast and candy sugar. In the taste, dry hops and fresh hops, a pinch of yeast and a small hint of fruit. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry fresh hop aftertaste. WOW, Duvel just got better!!
12-07-2010 19:16:34 | More by OWSLEY069
4.2/5 rDev -0.2%
Duvel Triple Hop is Duvel plus an extra aftertaste of citrus tones. Good amount of spicy character and nice malt body....I can see why novice Duvel drinkers might not necessarily jump into this...however I would highly recommend it, Duvel with a bit extra kick....very nice.
12-07-2010 01:03:25 | More by WCBCFrank
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: A murky (especially in the last glass) straw-yellow body capped by a massive and dense white head that fades incredibly slowly and leaves superior lacing.
Aroma: A mix of floral, leafy, and citrusy hops, pepper, Belgian yeast and bready malt. Absolutely brilliant.
Flavor: Up front, a wave of mildly bitter, leafy, and citrusy hops instantly set this apart from usual Duvel. Underneath, the more traditional spicy yeast and solid pale malt body keep everything anchored. There's a little alcohol in the flavor as it warms, but not much. Certainly more hop forward than standard issue Duvel, but still elegantly balanced. Leafy hops and lightly biscuity malt in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and somewhat creamy with lots of sharp carbonation and a dry finish. Just a bare hint of warmth from the alcohol that tends to blend in behind the prickly carbonation.
Drinkability: This drinks criminally fast given the stout alcohol content; I was able to put the big 750 back without an issue.
Verdict: Somewhere between traditional Duvel and a Belgian IPA, Duvel Tripel Hop is a fun diversion. While its premium price point would keep me from buying this regularly, in my eyes it's certainly worth a try for Duvel fans. A world with more Duvel variants is a good thing.
12-06-2010 00:15:34 | More by BeanBone
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
Live review. This is the 63rd review of this beer on BA. Poured from the corked, caged and gold foil topped bottle that I bought at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor, Ohio last week for $17.99. It came with a little booklet on the back of which is printed the following: Brewed on 18 May 2010. I have to admit that I was very excited to see this bottle in the bottle shop as I had seen an advertisement or maybe I read about it here on BA a while back and was curious. I have had regular Duvel and "Duvel Green" and I liked both of them. The bottle itself is very impressively presented. The gold writing, the small stuck on label that looks at first to be hand written and the gold foil (with "Tripel Hop" written on the foil) is all very well done! Alas, my admiration for the bottle and packaging will NOT be part of my review of the beer! Poured into my gold rimmed Brewery Ommegang Westveteren style goblet.
A Creamy, Meringue (whipped egg) like head over a slightly hazy, translucent straw yellow body with 10 or 12 strings of bubbles rising up from the bottom. Head sticks around for a while (I like that) and clings to the inside fo the glass nicely. Really good look, not unlike classic Duvel. 4.5
S Classic Belgian yeast earthy goodness with citrus notes but not a lot of hops bitterness to my nose. Regardless of the "aggressively hopped" indication on the top of the front label, the smell is of standard Duvel but I really like that smell so my rating will reflect that. 4.0
T I take a sip through the still present head of at least one inch some 4 minutes after pouring to experience the following: Sure enough, the taste extends right from the smell again. Strong citrus notes (lemony more than orange or anything else) with significant Belgian yeast earthiness. It is not until the late 1/3 of the taste that I perceive any hops bitterness and it is the variety that kind of just eases in. I am sure that my palate has been altered by American hammer-you-over-the-head with hops grapefruit bitterness but these hops are the subtle European type. That is not a criticism but a description. There is a strange kind of hollowness (cannot think of a better word right now) between the initial 1/3 of Belgian yeast and citrus bite and the slow onset hops. I don't recall that regular Duvel or even Duvel Green had that. I am not sure that I like that very much. It took me several sips to perceive that but repeated sips confirmed it. This is nothing if not an interesting beer. I will say that it is better than the average for the style but not much more than that. 3.5
M Kind of difficult to describe again but I will try. As stated above, 3 different "feels" to this beer.
1. Citrus bitterness and earthy Belgian yeasts
2. A kind of hollowness as the taste transitions from the above to the below.
3. Slooow onset hops bitterness that is "European" in nature
In my opinion, the feel and taste of this beer are closely related. Overall, I thought the feel was a bit thin. 3.0
D Well I just finished the 1 pint, 9.4 oz bottle and I am surprised to report that it actually was a bit of a struggle to finish it. I think that it was the citrus bitterness the elevated ABV and that slow onset (but moderate) hops bitterness that made it not so easy to drink. It took me 40 minutes to get to that last sip. 2.0
Notes: This was a challenging beer for me to rate. I love Duvel and I recall really enjoying Duvel Green. This fell short of my high expectations. I still really like the packaging for what it is worth!
12-04-2010 04:18:01 | More by adamette
4.55/5 rDev +8.1%
Duvel Triple Hop. Special Edition Ale. 750 ml bottle. Complete with lushly illustrated booklet. Saaz, Styrian Goldings, plus Amarillo, the newish tropical-fruity American hop. $20 bottle. I don't usually drop that much on a single beer. But, this is Duvel. And, well, I've heard good things. Brewed on May 18, 2010.
In a Duvel goblet, of course. Bright golden coloration, fierce, incessant carbonation, bubbles rising valiantly to the top, with a typically enormous, bone white, lacy, and lovely head.
Aroma spills out at first pour, and distracted me while describing the appearance. This addition of Amarillo to the usual combo of Saaz and Styrian Golding hops was ingenious. Floral, fragrant, aplomb with many associations found in these hops, the citrus, the spice, the distinctive pungent "cat pee" , well, that one peeks out, but is smothered by the pleasanter feelings. And underneath the pretty floral and fruity emanations, comes the bitterness. Beautiful bitterness.
Taste: Light is the body, and high is the bitter hop flavor. A great cornucopia of hoppy goodness. Fruit, spice, and bitter-tangy. Some pineapple pops up, with a twist of lime, trickle of pepper. Smooth down the throat, and over the palate, with the pleasing hop flavor riding along. Each sip is quenching and bracing, with bitterness. You get the sizzle of the Saaz, the classic feel of the Belgian-y Styrian Golding, the funky twisted nature of the thing, with the tropical fruity American Amarillo bringing that pineapple, mango, banana. Wonderfully hoppy. And, as it ages, it gets better an
This = yum. Me likey long-time. Unfortunately, it won't be returned to, due to the price. Amazing, for what it is. And I love it. Like I already said, = yum + my. Mmmm, mmm, mmm...
12-03-2010 01:00:46 | More by feloniousmonk
3.98/5 rDev -5.5%
Served this 750 mL brown bottle in a Duvel glass naturally. Bottled May 18th 2010. The body was a pale yellow green. The head was a bright white and a puffy island remained.
The smell was of a damp basement. Grapes. Dusty. Lemons appeared late. Well hidden mild alcohol.
The taste had a spicy bite. Damp yeasty flavor. Aspirin-like Amarillo hops character. Saaz spiciness. Bone dry finish.
The mouthfeel was zippy texture and robust carbonation.
11-28-2010 03:49:11 | More by Cresant
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
Gebrouwen op 18mei2010
In a snifter the beer was a hazy pale yellow color with a thick white head. The head decreased in size rapidly.
Candy sugar aroma, citrus, and floral.
Great taste: earthy, piney hops, some grapefruit. They went well together.
I thought this was a nicely hopped, well-balanced beer.
A bit on the expensive side.
11-27-2010 00:32:53 | More by lordofthewiens
4.18/5 rDev -0.7%
A: Pours a little bit lighter and more translucent than the original Duvel. The head is massive and is nothing short of a Duvel pour. Tons of lacing and visible carbonation.
S: Grassy and earthy continental hops. The malt is very much there as well. Not that many esters. You get the saaz big time. Lots of citrus and a touch of alcohol I never got in a regular bottle of Duvel.
T: It is more earthy and you do get a little more citrus than the regular version but I keep thinking to myself why. The amarillo in the finish was a nice touch
M: Well carbonated. A little bit thicker than the normal verion.
D: This is a good beer but so is regular Duvel at almost half the price. A nice novelty and a testament to marketing. Glad I bought this for my brother for his birthday and got a glass.
11-26-2010 16:14:32 | More by aerozeppl
4.38/5 rDev +4%
750 mL bottle,
A: Pours a translucent gold, with a poofy white head, thick lace. This is a Duvel beer, looks great.
S: Grass, flowers, lemons, spring fresh crisp clean nose.
T: Saaz really comes out, strong pilsner type flavours. The Amarillo is noticable along with the Goldings, but the Saaz is where it's at. Grass, flowers, green flavour. Super tasty.
M: Medium-bodied, super clean, easy drinking, smooth.
D: Really good beer, would make a great food beer. Clean direct flavours, very well done.
11-26-2010 05:07:01 | More by Halcyondays
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Attractive caged, corked, gold foiled, and info packeted 750ml bottle.
Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent light golden with a 1.5 finger white crown, ample active carbonation bubbles, medium retention and lace.
Smell: really nice herbal hop (saaz, amarillo and maybe hallertau?) smattering, ginger, black pepper, and green apple over pale malt. Like regular Duvel only a bit more beefed up.
Taste: The 9.5% makes the introduction. Then you are taken on a tour of the pale biscuit malt foundation as well as all of the notes described in the smell.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium to light body, with ample carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good despite the abv
11-24-2010 22:00:10 | More by koopa
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.