Duvel Tripel Hop is a very fragrant beer with three hop varieties. It was a prototype that was originally made only for the brewery’s staff in 2007, but because the result was so great, it was decided to brew Duvel Tripel Hop in different variations every year from 2010. Duvel Tripel Hop is the younger brother of the world famous Duvel and is characterized by a more pronounced bitterness than Duvel. This is achieved by adding 3 different hop varieties (as opposed to the 2 types of the regular Duvel) in separate steps in the brewing process. Saaz and Styrian Golding are added in the first stage of production, while the ever changing third hop variety is being used during the dry-hopping step. Among the six types of Duvel Tripel Hop that were brewed in the past, the version which used Citra-hop was chosen by the Duvel fans as the most delicious one in 2016. This chosen version then became the Duvel Tripel Hop as we know it now. However, it is not because the brewery now makes the same Duvel Tripel Hop all year long that they have stopped experimenting with new hop varieties!! This year, Duvel Moortgat’s brewers selected a brand new hop: Cashmere. This hop variety was achieved by the marriage of a male Cascade hop plant with a female Northern Brewer hop plant and is regarded as the “rising star of hops” by aficionados. The use of Cashmere hop results in a Duvel Tripel Hop with an abundance of fruity tones. Among the aroma’s that can be discovered are citrus, peach, tropical coconut and melon. Combined with the robustness and pearling of the regular Duvel, the 2019 Duvel Tripel Hop Cashmere becomes a smooth, tropical jungle with a long and well balanced bitter aftertaste.