Monday, January 10, 2011

Duvel Triplel Hop Special Ale

Brewery: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 9.5%
Country: Belgium

Here is the bottle that my wife gave me for Christmas. A fantastic pick as Duvel is a world renowned brewery and the Duvel classic beer is a fantastic beer that needs to be reviewed on this site. The Tripel Hop version of Duvel is the same basic recipe as the classic Duvel with extra hop addition. The original contains both the Saaz-Saaz and Styrian Golding hops. This version adds the Amarillo hop and is dry-hopped with a second serving Styrian Golding. This dry-hopping imparts more hop aromas to the final product.

Poured a bright golden yellow, hazy and bubbly. Huge amount of bright white fluffy foam that never goes away.

This had a light aroma that was fruity, sweet, and floral.

Several fruit flavors present, some apricots and bananas. Nice alcohol spiciness is warming and pleasant. Creamy body and light carbonation levels makes this delightful to taste. Finished with a nice bitterness, warming lingering alcohol taste, and slight biscuit flavors. Well balanced and delicious. A

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