Brewed by Brakspear (Marstons)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Marris Otter, Black, and Crystal malts, Oats, Target hops.
Launched as a 7.2% abv bottle conditioned beer in 2005 when the brewery moved to Witney. In 2011 briefly switched to filtered in 330ml bottles, then back to bottle conditioned at 6.7%, later returning to 500ml bottles. Name changed from Triple to Triple III in 2015.
Thanks to the two fermentations in the Brakspear ’Double Drop’ system, this highly aromatic and satisfying strong beer delivers its rich flavour with subtlety and balance. Crystal, Black and Maris Otter pale malts provide the backbone of this outstanding rich beer. Hops are added three times to provide a good balance between bitterness and fragrance. This is a triple hopped strong beer, packaged in individually numbered bottles.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matstrange (90) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Minimal head on pouring over a dark amber beer. Quite a dry hop flavour ao be warned if you don’t like the strength of flavour that brings. A slight tang of liquorice persists too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2015
500ml bottle No. 157222 bb31072015 (1yo, according to website bottling calculator), Maruhn probably. - seamy mahogani pour. Still reticent aroma of gently rum-doused raisin fruitcake, candied orange peel, sweet apricot and banana. Layered taste of rich UK malts, adding stewed pear, treacle, a good helping of butterscotch and maroni to candied citrus zest and nuts. Lovely tart touch complements Cascade’s zesty dryness to balance out the sweet dessert fruits. - A wonderful oldschool UK version of the "tripel" recipe, here actually corresponding to a triple fermentation process ("double drop system + bottle refermentation), that puts many a phenolic and higher-octane Belgian tripel to shame in terms of subtlety of flavour and drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (3736) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
500ml bottle from a big supermarket somewhere. Pours deep amber with modest ivory head. Aroma is caramel & brown sugar. Taste is smooth, rich and slightly boozy with smooth, subtle sweet flavours and a tangy fruitcake finish. Expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (1064) - BELARUS - MAY 31, 2015
deep amber, minimal head. aroma of fruity hop, toffee. medium body. sweet taste with nice fruitiness. soft bitterness. malt & hops in finish. good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8070) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
50cl bottle. Clear amber pour. Decent white head. Trying to figure out what the beer style is and failing. Not bitter. Stronger than an average English beer. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SangreSani (403) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Amber colored beer with low head. Strong aroma of honey and flowers. Low bitterness, medium sweetness. Dry. Very smooth. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (158) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Asda. Good head. Roasted aroma. Some depth. Subtly sweet. Very drinkable for it's strength. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8807) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours amber, light haze, thin white head. Aromas of marzipan, toffee, faint estery notes. Taste is sweet, with a mineral chalkiness. Marmalade. Sweet finish. Stronger, it would make a nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (746) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Rather nice this one pours well with a great aroma hints of marzipan and toffee with the alcohol coming through in the background if it tasted as good AS good as i t smelled would be a winner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3877) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
500 ml bottle; #294851 - Best before 1 Jan. 2016. Pours red-orange with a very good head and ample lacing. The aroma is quite nice: sweet and complex, with suggestions of fruits, honey, and a hint of toffee. The flavor does not keep up, being impaired, in part, by some boozy notes. The high ABV also prevents the mouthfeel from being as smooth and soft as it might be.

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