Duvel ‘tripel hop’ 2014


image“Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma. This keeps the final flavor profile surprisingly exciting for any true beer lover. For 2014 our brewers selected the aromatic hop MOSAIC from the USA.”

This is a limited edition release from the master brewery in Belgium. We’re excited about this marriage of Abbey and mega hops. This brew sits at 9.5% ABV and uses saaz, mosaic and styrian goldings hops. Pours a clear straw, champagne colour with a light, but foamy large head that dissipates slowly. Very floral this one..passion fruit, mango, lemon, Belgian yeast, and banana. The flavour backs up the aroma and has big, lively carbonation in the mouth. Alcohol is extremely well hidden here when swished around the mouth. The malt level is balanced here too. Mild spicy ness also. More passion fruit and banana/bubblegum in the finish. The Belgian yeast shows up on the back palate. Good bitterness. We feel this is a good beer because of the balance. Nice work.