I was created when my brewers experimented with a third hop varietal in the original Duvel brew. They were looking for a flavour twist and some extra kick to offer to their fans. I competed with six other versions and won by popularity – 5,000 drinkers voted and favoured me, the Citra-hopped Duvel.
I was sent for further validation; this time by professional judges and not only won a gold medal at the Brussels Beer Challenge, but also the Consumer Trophy at the Zythos Beer Festival. With my masterful brewing process and the usage of Yakima Valley-grown hops (which gave me intense tropical, citrus flavours) my success was inevitable. I am the champion!