The brewers are always searching for ways to innovate and this year, they have once again succeeded in creating an original flavour blend made with an exclusive hop variety: ‘Cashmere’. The typical Duvel palate is enriched with notes of citrus, peach, melon and coconut. In short: a tropical storm in a bottle. While the classic Duvel is brewed with two types of hops (Saaz-Saaz and Styrian Golding), since 2007, the Duvel master brewers have begun adding a selected third hop variety, which always creates an original, fascinating taste profile. A unique Tripel Hop is born.
For the brand new Duvel Tripel Hop, the brewers selected a new generation of hops. This is one for the connoisseurs: ‘Cashmere’ is the product of crossing a female ‘Cascade’ hop plant with a male ‘Northern Brewer’ hop plant.
The result is a one-off brew with an alcohol content of 9.5% that offers fruity notes of citrus, peach, melon and tropical coconut. Beer sommeliers have been calling Cashmere a ‘rising star’ for some time now. In the world of hops, it’s a highly sought-after newcomer. It will be eagerly anticipated by lovers of specialty beers, and especially, Belgian IPA beers. But the brew also retains the typical Duvel characteristics.