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


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (660) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2014
Triple III, bottle conditioned, bottle no: 101508
Pours ambery to slightly reddish with beige small cap, soapy foam. Aroma - pleasant but not intense, berries plus caramel malts, slightly sourich, taste is light sweet, min sour at the end, mild bitter. Short aftertaste, sip is gone fast. Light to medium body, compote and a bit slick texture. This beer just lacks flavor intensity, pitty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and black tea with almonds. Burnt toffee with raisins and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet dark toffee with raisins and bready cookie dough. Warming spices with mellow lemon. Peppery on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
500ml bottle # 038189: BBD 31 Oct 14, some 9 days ago. Poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 9 Nov 14. Huge lightly tanned foaming head on top of a dull chestnut coloured body. This bottle conditioned ale has an aroma that leads with roasted maltiness, some dark fruits follow along with a raisin hint or two, but light roasted malts rule the nose. The taste is also malt first, semi-sweet and again with a fruity and dried fruit feel later in the flavouring. Good body depth which helped to hide the alcohol level nicely. I really enjoyed this brew and am annoyed I allowed the bottle to become ’out of date’ before drinking it: I must have had it on my shelves for over a year and just kept overlooking it and awaiting the right time to open it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Faint Sour aroma, with cherry notes. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Very little in the way of sediment. Soft biscuit palate, with a zesty bitter finish, alcohol reasonably prominent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
roverstan (1) - Basildon, Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014 does not count
I used to adore the "old Triple" but something happened to it about a year ago , I do not think it is anything to do with the drop in strength , but I do not know why it was dropped , government poking their nose maybe , but it is not the same beer I absolutely adored for many years from Henley and from Witney,PLEASE SORT IT OUT! My life has changed for the worst without it.Best regards Stan.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stout4stout (24) - neath, WALES - OCT 30, 2014
Extraordinarily good beer - big on flavour. Rub-Mahogany. Wonderful on the nose, like a fruit basket. Very complex, bursting with flavour; Melon, grapefruit, molasses, light-spices with slightly understated hop flavouring. Drinks like a particularly good IPA. 500ml bottle. And it’s 6.7% to boot! Almost my new favourite beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (707) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide grosse carbo, petit collet de fines bulles. Aromes un peu faiblard, des notes sucrés, rhum. Mousse onctueuse, mince, caramel. Amertume légère sur le final mais une longueur agréable sur les noisettes et caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1672) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Deep amber body. Short lived off white head. Candied fruit, wood, alcohol, acetone, cherries. Bittersweet with a sour finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pudding (204) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Pours clear copper brown. Head reduces. Negligible aroma. Taste: sweetness, malt, alcohol. Palate: quite syrupy. Overall: Disappointing. Little hop flavour. Hops have changed since the 7.2% version, which I liked.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Copper colour, medium body, medium-light carbonation. Complex dried fruits, malt base with refreshing hoppiness. Well balanced, warming but not hot. Bitter hop finish to the up-front caramel. Easy drinking for a strong ale. Very pleasant.

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