Hopduvel Gentse Tripel
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We chose to create a blond beer, because since several years the darker beers were less popular in and around Ghent. It appeared that bitter and light-aromatic tastes are preferred by the public. Concerning the percentage of alcohol, a 7 or 8% is liked best, which gives a sufficient "body" and steadiness of taste. To unite this findings, two sorts of malts were selected, which give the beer a nice full blond color and a round and fine taste. To reach the bitterness, we chose German, Tsjech and Austrian hops with strong aroma's. A modest amount of herbs are added which, allthough they are not easy to isolate, contribute to the whole, resulting in a almost dry, but still full taste with a light bitter, aromatic aftertaste (www.dehopduvel.be, 2012).