Category: Farmhouse ales
Product of: Belgium
Each year Duvel’s brewers select a new third hop variety for their Triple Hop beer and for 2016 they have selected a hop that hasn’t yet been officially named but is known as Experimental Hop 291. Straight from the trial fields, 291 is said to impart black pepper, rose and lavender flavours. Read more
Sampled on 17/05/2016
(sample BBE Aug/17) Clear, pale golden amber with thick retentive white head.
Yeasty brown bread just out the oven with black pepper and grassy hops. Faint clove and lavender.
Earthy black pepper and grassy hop bitterness with slightly sweet yeasty toasty brown bread. Faint notes of lavender bitters.
Earthy and cracked black pepper notes with lingering toasty brown bread. Very long lingering, bready, earthy hop bitterness.
Despite its heady strength, this dry but balanced ale is all too easy to drink. Retains Duvel’s signature yeasty character with black pepper bite and subtle lavender bitters notes.
Barcode UPC: 5 411681 401164
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap