Duvel Tripel Hop 2016 (HBC-291)
Brewery: Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Format: 330ml Bottle
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 flavour profile surprisingly exciting for any true beer lover. For 2016 our brewers selected HBC 291 from the Yakima Valley in the USA.
By using three instead of two hop varieties to brew, we obtain additional hop aromas and an increased bitterness. The typical Duvel palate is enriched with HBC 291 hops providing fresh notes of citrus, black pepper, lavender and roses.
HBC 291 hops are added again during 'dry-hopping', extracting additional hop aromas into the beer. The higher aromatic intensity rounds out the beer, backing the final alcohol content of 9.5%.
Rated 92 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
This is the way hops should be handled! Enough vegetative taste but the underlying sweetness isn't lost.