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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerpirates on 03-28-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best before 9/2015.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic fruity hop presence that makes this one super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:20:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and consistently eft a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of lemony and spicy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Like te smell, the taste has flavors of lemon citrus hops, pale malts and spices along with some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness.
O: The lemony aromas and flavors make this an interesting version of Duvel, although it doesn't seem to have as much complexity as the other tripel hop versions.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 16:22:45 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Ommegang yesterday afternoon.Poured in a tulip glass a lightly hazed lemon color with a nice looking sticky bone white head atop.Aromas were herbal and grassy with mild yeasty esters with a bit of lightly toasted grain.Great hop complexity on the palate,very "green" and herbal,with some sharp spiciness,and citric notes,the malt backbone was dry and the yeast was there but not overly heavy handed.This was one of the better BIPA's I have had,very hop complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 20:39:08 | More by oberon
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.33 Litre bottle into a Duvel glass in 'Halte 5' a specialist beer bar next to Brugge Railway Station on 22 sep 2013.

Poured it myself, full white head on the golden body, just like it should be.

Grassy, citrus and hoppy. That just about wraps it up nicely. Add some Belgian yeast esters and a spoon full of alcohol and you've nailed the brew completely.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 22:34:05 | More by BlackHaddock
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Billolick

New York

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 OZ bottle, $5.99 (!) per bottle at Whole Foods Bowery, NYC. Clearly - no bargain...
Best before dating of 09 2015. But why would you sit on such a hop forward beer?

Pours lightly hazed lemony lighter amber. The huge head pretty quickly goes to a frothy film and leaves nice looking fine and scattered lace.

Sweet ripe fruits and some lemon on the nose.

So tasty, so fresh tasting and so dry and hoppy. Citric, fruity, Belgian yeast infused. Quality all the way, with spiced up hops, yeast and citric notes creating a boldly flavorful and complex offering.

The price is prohabitive, but all Belgian IPA lovers and hop heads must give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 22:09:53 | More by Billolick
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cL bottle direct from Belgium. Thanks Caleb!

The beer is hazy straw yellow with a towering white head. Ample lacing coats the walls of the glass. The aroma brings floral hops, lemons, hops, yeast. Fantastic. Hints of coconut. Finishing dry with lingering hop bitterness. Sorachi Ace hops are showcased beautifully. Lemongrass, floral notes, coconut, yeast, a hint of warming alcohol. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:40:16 | More by Huhzubendah
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A truly perfect looking Belgian pale in a glass I have to admit. Crystal clear, lemon and green gold body color, with a roaring middle column of fire in the middle of the glass, like a demon spawning from hell. Frothy, soapy, and big shampoo bubbles three fingers with lots of retention and soapy clumping. Great cascading bubbles along the side in white flecks, and clumps of frothy lacing. Yup, I'd say this doesn't look any better.

Interesting nose. Farmhouse like senses, but with a classic grass hinting hop. Sweetness is quite hidden with hardly any sense of sucrose. Hop angle seems a bit muted but it does squeek out some pleasurable spicy tones.

Real nice sharp palate. Crisp finish with a mild funk sense but doesn't quite seem to be brett. Very nice controlled and sharp bitter hop angle, finishing with grass and spices. A little bit of oily sense and crispness matched in with a boozy warmth. Champagne crispness and playful carbonation making everything just pop on the palate.

Belgians Americanizing their beer? Considering I find ordinary Duvel kind of boring, I say if results come out like this more power to them. Even without the lemongrass freshness I expect from Sorachi missing here, you just made a beer better I say!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 22:50:13 | More by smakawhat
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 12/2015. Pours light hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger foamy and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, floral, grass, herbal, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, white grape, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, floral, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great complexity and balance of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 04:36:08 | More by superspak
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Gmann

New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale golden color with a big fluffy pure white head that settled into a puffy cap. Duvel is perhaps the best looking pale straw colored beer.

The aroma has a nice amount of clove from the yeast. Light farmhouse. Straw like aroma from the malt. Perhaps some lemon from the sorachi hops. Seems more yeasty than normal. Whatever smells good.

Pale malt flavor, slightly dry from pils malt. Some clove but not nearly as yeasty in the flavor. Nice lemony grass flavor from the hops. This hop works very well with Belgian plae ales. Not very strong but adds a slight twist to the standard duvel.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation, burns slightly. Sweet on the palate with yeasty spice.

Another fine duvel. Fan of this hop, especially with BPAs. Not as dry and a little more flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:36:58 | More by Gmann
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz bottle marked 09-2015-L9282-1403. Sampled on February 1, 2014.

The pour is golden yellow with active carbonation leading up to a white fizzy head. The head fades to a ring in short order.

The aroma has a sort of crispy freshness to it due to the grassy hops intermingling with the grape and other citrus characters. Malts are hard to notice.

The body is light, bubbly, but also smooth.

The taste also has that same grassy character but the malts are easier to find on the palate than on the nose. A good toasted pale malt character balances off with the champagne-like effervescent. Slightly lingering finish. It has a very champagne feel to the whole thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 00:42:40 | More by puboflyons
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold with a large lasting head.
Nose shows Belgian phenols and esters hinting as pears and green apples along with a little brown sugar and some spicy, herbal hops. Alcohol gets strong later on.
Flavours include spicy herbal hops, Belgian phenols, hot solvent-like alcohol, sweet sugary notes. Not great.
Carbonation is much too high, annoyingly so.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:00:02 | More by CrazyDavros
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale, cloudy golden body with large white head that dies quick but leaves lace patches. A piney hop aroma that borders on dirty and an interesting mix of some yeast and sweet malts as well. The beer is crisp, light to medium bodied, mostly a citric, piney hop profile but there is not only a touch of sour citricness but a little bit yeasty and I get some sweet malts and sweet fruit notes (like grapefruit or tangerine which not accustomed to tasting in Belgian beers). Thanks to the carbonation and hops this beer finishes dry and crisp. I am not a huge Duvel fan but this beer really hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:28:57 | More by clayrock81
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thierrynantes

France

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from "Chez Clem" and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color nice huge foamy head (w nice lacing)
Smell : citrus, lemon and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : floral and fruity flavors, with nice bitter finish.
Drinkability : a very nice beer in the style "Golden Ale" (to drink at 10 °C).

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 16:39:27 | More by thierrynantes
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wedge

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale yellow with a lovely, Duvel quality head - tall and lumpy, settling to a thick layer above the surface. Definite Sorachi Ace lemon aromas to start, but also more grassy, peppery hop notes, yeast esters, and a bit of pale malt. Sorachi Ace is front and center in the flavor as well, more so than the nose. Lemony with an almost white wine-like quality. Bitter citrus peel, flowers, spicy yeast. Medium bodied and seemingly a little stronger feeling than the original. I don't know...obviously, the base beer is great, a classic, but the Sorachi is distracting (which is all too common). It's still a fine beer, but this hop is certainly not one I would choose to dry hop Duvel.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 22:18:34 | More by wedge
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2015. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. The 2013 edition of this beer is hopped with Sorachi Ace, Saaz and Styrian Goldings. I enjoyed last year's version, so hopefully this will live up to expectations.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A pale gold hue with a hazy translucence and plentiful carbonation. Produces a vast head of fluffy, brilliant-white foam with excellent stability; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of bright citrus with hints of lemon, lime, peel and grass/hay, underpinned by fruity yeast esters, phenolics, mild spice and a warming whiff of booze. Rather nice.

Tastes of fruity aroma hops and earthy yeast, with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of lemon, lime, mild peel, grass/hay, white pepper, fruity esters, phenolics, faint spice, earthiness and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, with a faintly spicy quality and a hint of warming alcohol in the background. A restrained, aromatic bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, accompanied by hop oils that tantalise the palate. Pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, aroma hops and a leafy bitterness.

Tasty - another satisfying blend of Belgian style with aromatic hops. In particular, the lemony notes complement the yeasty character well (something that was also apparent in the 2012 version). It looks great; though Duvel always does. The aroma and flavour are lovely - plenty of light citrus notes accompanied by spicy, earthy yeast. Body is superbly judged. Very nice; if it weren't for the price I'd grab a few more. Worth sampling if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 01:11:53 | More by jazzyjeff13
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HalfFull

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small 330 ml bottle served in a large wine glass. The latest edition of the Tripel Hop pours a golden straw in color with a hint of chill haze. A robust white cap is a welcome sight from the small stubby bottle and shows solid retention.

Aroma is quite different than the classic more yeast driven aroma given the hop blast. Yeast notes are still under the initial smack of hops and blend fairly well. In fact I would say I like them equally. Taste is much more affected than expected from the hopping with a coarse saaz structure throughout the palate. Bit more sweet lemon bread on the finish, coarse and flavorful and hiding the more robust ABV fairly well. Feel is full given the firm carbonation and hop spice on the finish. Overall I find it odd to call all hoppy beers IPA's but this is indeed a very different animal than your classic Duvel, like the twin brother seperated at birth and raised by a different family. Still, in my mind it's a hoppy BSPA and a good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 07:02:51 | More by HalfFull
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FLima

Brazil

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great presentation card, bright golden color with a huge frothy head with great retention that leaves a wall of laces with a long apparent carbonation.
Superb aroma of Sorachi hops with strong notes of lime and mint, also Belgian yeast, spices and tea leaves. Hints of white grapes, herbal and floral hops, coconuts, mold and Cointreau. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering lemony and ripped pineapple taste.
Medium body with an appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is harmonic and enhances the experience.
Last two selections were excellent, can’t way to taste the next. It is likely the best Belgian IPA I had so far, and in my opinion, it is much more fun than the ordinary Duvel.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:15:27 | More by FLima
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Duvel Oversized Tulip glass. Pale gold, clear appearance. White froth remains as a thin layer on top. Intense grapefruit, underneath resin, anise & Belgian yeast aromas rounded by notes of pepper, herbs, earth, sour almond & tropical fruit. Crispy & sugary upfront is swept out by gentle citric hops & ripe fruit notes. Medium to light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture. Subtle citric zest & sour almonds astringency linger into a bitter/sweet finish. Fruity aftertaste shows memories of green wood & resins. Well integrated & kind alcohol. Refreshing drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 17:29:36 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a nearly clear straw yellow with a fluffy two finger white head. Really great head retention and decent lacing.

The aroma on this is truely astounding. A wonderful blend of tropical citrus and Belgian yeasty goodness. Bread and a little biscuit along with a bit hit of fruit. It works very well.

The flavor just continues this wonderful balance. It is almost a perfect blend of malt and citrus. Lots of fruit and flowers up front that marries well with the yeast esters of banana and bubble gum. Bready malt follows this along with a moderate bitterness leading to an extremely dry finish.

Overall, an excellent beer from Duvel. This is scary how drinkable it is with no hint at all of alcohol. I could session this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 02:05:05 | More by rangerred
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah, time to taste some of the upper crust of the brewing world. To me, Duvel has always been devilishly good, as the name implies.

The appearance is refined. Loads of head and lace. The aroma is similarly refined and subtle. It may be subtle, but it is there, and it is fresh and vibrant.

The taste is like the aroma. Something like a Duvel, but hoppy. Very nicely hoppy, though, and a marvelous combination for the type of yeast used. That yeast is there as is should be in a Belgian, but all that hops make it balanced.

The lingering taste is beautiful and flavorful. This is a great ale and I should get more. If I do, a couple should be left to age a little. 1 year maybe.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 18:39:47 | More by schoolboy
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale and clear yellow color forming the traditional huge white fluffy, creamy and soapy Duvel trademark head. Good retention and many lacings formed and left in the glass

S: The Duvel sweet grains backbone followed by a very citrus, grassy and a bit flowery hoppy smell. Quite funky and really unique this Sorachi Ace hop. Very interesting

T: Slightly sweet malts upfront which becomes quickly dry, citrus and bitter. I have the impression that it's less bitter than the 2010 Edition (with Amarillo hops) but still stingy. Some notes of fruits and flowers

M: Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation and a lemony and hoppy aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Strong Sorachi Ace hops profile which is kind of difficult in the beginning but quite pleasant whenever you become used with it. Again, not as good as the Amarillo version but still a Duvel's masterpiece

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:02:43 | More by eduardolinhalis
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Decanted so as to separate the yeast sediment.

A: Pale golden color with a white sort of hue. Good clarity. The head is massive, rocky, and bone white as expected. Retention is excellent. Plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Biscuity malt base, hints of juicy fruit gum. Lighter stone fruits, tropical starfruit and mandarin orange. Lemon grass. Quick whiffs of white pepper and clovey phenol. Yeast is a little doughy and chalky.

T: Biscuity and crackery malt base. Very dry overall. Estery with hints of juicy fruit, starfruit, and mandarin orange. Nip of spicy alcohol. Quick flash of peppery phenol. Grassy hops, lemon grass, lightly herbal. Bone dry finish of crackery malt, fading grassy hops, and some lingering alcohol.

M: Light on the palate, it seems to evaporate right off of the tongue. Ample scrubbing carbonation adds a snappy crispness. Light hop astringency. Alcohol warms deep in the chest.

O: A little more subtle on the hops than last year's Citra hopped version, but I'm not complaining. It still retains the trademark Duvel crispness, though this is a little bigger, and a little more boozy and estery than the regular Duvel recipe. The price point might cause some people to shy away, but this is very much worth a drink, especially if you can buy singles.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 02:56:06 | More by ryan1788a5
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with best before date 09 2015 printed on the back label. My first beer from this brewery, having never tried the original Duvel, or any of it's other variants before. Also my first encounter with a genuine Belgian IPA. Expectations are high based on this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours four huge fingers of fluffy chunky big bubbly head on top of a murky pale yellow-straw colored body. Light fluffy head floats like a cloud on top, and retains itself well. Big fluffy lacing crisscrossing itself on the glass.

S - Smell is of Belgian bubblegum malts, yeast, and grains, citric lemongrass, earthiness, & "barnyard" funkiness maybe. The hop blend, along with the Sorachi ace lends light lemongrass qualities to the beer, and little else. Some faint alcohol esters present on the finish. Otherwise, a tame smelling beer.

T - The taste isn't exactly what comes to mind when I tend to think of my everyday typical American IPA's, not that I was expecting it to taste as such. The hops take a far more subtle backseat approach here, lending a crisp refreshing lemon grassy bite to a big beer. Up front is bubblegum malt, yeast, banana bread, alcohol fume heat, and some spiciness.

M - Feel is crisp and light-bodied considering this beer's high 9.50% abv. Dry mouthfeel with a slight sour tingle, and nice carbonation.

Overall, not exactly my ideal style of beer in the first place, so it probably isn't something I would get again, especially considering the price tag. I'm trying to acquire an appreciation for Belgian style beers, so I'm weening myself into them slowly, and I figured Belgian IPA's would be a good place to start. I look forward to trying the original classic Duvel, and it's other variants.

Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:47:35 | More by mfnmbvp
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle, Best Before 10 2015
L - very bubbly hazy champaign colored ale topped with a crazy persistent frothy white head
S - nice floral hop aroma, zesty, citric, fruity, banana and mandarin
T - very zesty with moderate bitterness; notes of orange and grapefruit zest, white grape, champagne, floral hops, biscuit, Belgian yeast, grassy and earthy hops - nice complexity
F - bitterness builds, drying on the palate, medium body with full carbonation bordering on being over carbonated.
O - a bit of a surprise here. I'm not crazy over the regular Duvel, but this was something different. I like it, although it was a bit pricy at $4.99 for the single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:42:52 | More by barnzy78
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Greywulfken

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: in the proprietary tulip, looks like Duvel: gorgeous clear gold beer streaming with carbonation, beneath an imposing head of snow-white foam

S: Belgian yeast, crisp, pale malts, and an array of floral, earthy, and herbal hops

T: similar to a Duvel, but with less sweet spice, more earthy and herbal flavors, like dill and cilantro - rustic lemon - fresh malts and bitter and floral hops, and tart, bright yeasts; suggestions of pale fruit sweetness. Some musky, musty undertones to balance it all out.

M: crisp, clean, fizzy, moderate bittering, medium-light weight; drying finish

O: along with the 2012 Citra hop edition, this beer manages to elevate itself above the normal Duvel. A real beer - crisp, golden full of life and flavor, and with a hefty wallop of 9.5 abv. A must-have for fans of Belgian pale ales and Sorachi Ace hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 22:31:14 | More by Greywulfken
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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.