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Arbor / Bristol / Harbour La Trippale
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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Keg at the bow bar. Pours hazy yellow, nose is sugary sweet. taste is sweet toffee, fruity, spicy, banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Orange with a small head. Medium body with a very pleasant fruitiness with hops in the background. Well brewed, well bottled and rather excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. Poured a bright light golden colour with a very long lasting white head. Solid malty background. Lovely yeasty spice. Hops really punchy, bitter, fruity, citrus and floral, long finish. Blend of Belgian and IPA hop styles really works here, I enjoyed every sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a hazy orange colour. Loads of summer fruits, orange, grapes, wonderful dry hoppy-ness at the finish which lasts a long time. A wonderful beer, i went back again and again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Had this at home Wednesday 4th December 2013 purchased from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon recently Crikey Bristol Beer Factory are on a roll at the moment this is another splendiferous beer, bloody marvellous. Warm gold with a little chill haze, white sticky, foamy head atop. Nice aroma, again the yeast is very quite prominent but there is a nice spiciness. It maybe 8.5% but it drinks much, much easier. Soft in mouth, spicy, fruity with a very long and dry finish, wonderful bittersweet balance, some cooked sweetened lemon. Great beer. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 500ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with small head. Aroma is a minefield of scents. Belgian yeast stands stoutly in front of some citrus, pine and grassy notes. Taste is incredibly complex. Again up front is the soft creamy belgian yeast then some subtle fruit before rising hops. A little nutty and piney on the back-end and bitterness builds long after tugging it down. This to me is another beer indicative of the craft-beer sector’s push for ingenuity and originality. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6059) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours hazy yellow with almost no head. Candied sugar, oranges and yeastiness. Something flowery. On the taste, a bit of higher-alcohols reminiscent of nail varnish remover, but in a good way. Oily texture, full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Slightly hazy copper beer with a decent white head. Yeasty fruity aroma, grapes, peach, citrus, bready, some floral notes. Fruity flavor, raisins, grapes, spicy notes, earthy, some hazelnuts, grassy, some oranges. Fruity floral finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from Grape n Grind, Bristol. Mmm, fresh ’n’ fruity nose with lime zest, kiwi and drippy mango notes. Some clementine as well, and a hint of honey malt (albeit not much). Pours a muddy, hazy gold with a dishwater head. Flavour is richly hopped and well fused - triple characteristics to the fore with acerbic back-of-the-tongue bitterness leading off, then mellowed with fresh, orange zest hops. A great colab this. Finish is gassy like only a Belgian would normally ever be (you know, like it makes you burp but you kinda like it), pine needle sharp and full of tang, spice and fruit. Very nice. A great example of why Bristol is about the best beer destination in the world right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico, 26/07/13. Lightly hazed golden with a medium off white head. Nose is bitter fruits, candied sugars, light booze, lemon rind, bitter orange. Taste comprises dark fruits, farmy notes, grass, candyfloss, orange pith, light booze, tarte dried apricots. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish. Solid enough affair.

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