Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nmann08 on 02-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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19
Gots:
109
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Photo of yaron73
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stcules
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bright intense golden appearance. Abundant foam, not too elegant.
Fruity smell, pineapple, yellow peach, blueberry. Strange.
Full, sweet taste, pineapple, pappa reale, fruitiness.
A bit boring in the end.
Average to high body, alcohol in the aftertaste, pineapple and honey, too much.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Belgium in a Box. In Teku glass. Playing Magic 2015. Very citrusy, with some herbal notes and even slightly acidic. Nice but I prefer the normal duvel over this one. At least this is one of the Duvel Tripel Hips were the additional hop is easily noticeable. Generates a bit too much foam, requiring 2 pours.

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Photo of rab53
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of woodychandler
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought this one a while back & set it aside for no particular reason until today. I see that the label reads "07 2016 [ 4061 2014" so I seem to be in the window of opportunity.

From the bottle: "Special Edition Belgian Golden Ale"; "Dry-Hopped Mosaic"; "Hops: Saaz Saaz/Styrian Golding|Dryhopping: Mosaic"; "For this 2014 edition, our brewers have selected Mosaic. This new US hop variety enhences [sic] the beer with a tangerine sweetness, hints of tropical fruit and an interesting blueberry flavor. Contains barley malt."

I Pop!ped the cap and given its age and the exhortation on the standard bottle to pour slowly, I did just that. It still puffed up with three fingers of puffy, fluffy, soapy, rocky, off-white head with moderate retention. I can't complain about the lacing that it left behind, though. Don't ever doubt that I can pour a beer! This was beautifully clear and a Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) that immediately summoned forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus into my kitchen for a taste. Nose smelled like blueberry pancakes! The combination of the hops and the malts and time have made this a doughy, fruity concoction! Wow. Mouthfeel was medium, but quite effervescent. The taste followed the nose beautifully! Blueberry pancakes or blueberry muffins for everyone. Now, I am sad because I do not have another one. 8=( Dang, I hot this one on the sweet spot & knocked it outta the park for a home run! The finish was very fruity, but not especially sweet. I would put this in that Twilight Zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry that I am still awaiting someone to quantify for me. Now, it is becoming salty from my tears ... Boo hoo.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden colour, with a samll head that fades soon, but leaves a ring all the while, and some lace. Aroma has some tropical fruit (other reviews said lychee, it may be), resine, cannabis of some sweet variety, oranges. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick palate. Taste of oranges, hops, troipical fruits, grass. ENd is bitter, but there's some sweetnes in it. Having taste only the 2013 version before, I love the triple hops froms Duvel.

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Photo of user785335
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of 54V4G3
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
2.62/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerT3ch
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Greasy
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jow
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BallsDeep
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fx20736
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a single bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 11/21/15. Served chilled in a Duvel tulip.

Look: Golden, towering whitecap head, nice lacing

Smell: Bewildering melange of hop aromas; herbal, tropical

Taste: menthol, spearmint, cat pee

Feel: ok, I guess

Overall: I can taste the Duvel underneath but these hops don't work for me.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FBorrego
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sellen
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcharlie
2/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this simply because I really like mosaic hops, big mistake. It is alcohol infused hop tea with no character at all. Not sure what they were going for here, but I can't believe they put this in bottles, can't believe I wasted money on this swill.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.07 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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