This is a beer featured in the packs previously, though way back in December 2017. That was shortly after the Citra hop version had been voted the beer-drinking public’s favourite of the six different hop versions that had been made between 2010-2015.
But I’m sure many (most) of our members might not have had the opportunity to taste this beer, so here it is again. And I’ll let you know that the beer is just as delicious as I remember it over five years ago.
The premise of the Duvel Tripel Hop series was that a single additional hop was used to dry hop the original Duvel beer. Over the years, the additional hop was changed. But the Citra version really was the best.
It is a wonderful beer, with an aroma bursting with a big tropical fruit aroma sitting over the grainy malt and orange citrus of the original beer.
To taste, this beer is so light and crisp. A lovely light malt body, with flavours of grapefruit, orange, peach and pineapple work in perfect harmony. Toward the finish, there is a reasonable hop bitterness, and this lovely white pepper tingle that lives long in the aftertaste.
Defying the ABV this beer is effortless to drink. Often sequels don’t live up to the original, but this beer really delivers on its promise to pimp an already world class beer.