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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hanoi (577) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Nose is short; yeast, caramel, slight lactose. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, nut, leading to a too-sweet note (banana milkshake?) in the soft cream finish. Moutfeel is good. I can’t get past the really odd banana note in the finish, it’s very off putting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1690) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Deep nut brown colour with a small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, taste with caramel, and a spicy bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1880) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Rich copper colour with a quickly fading cream frothy head. Plenty of flavour to this - Spicy with apple, cinamon, pear drop, liquorice. Feels quite boozy, but in a way that is warming and enjoyable and it remains quite quaffable. A decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5494) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Copper-amber, no head. Very sweet in aroma and taste with some bitterness. Relatively strong tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamTheBarrel (590) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 500ml brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is clear mahogany with a medium sized beige head, that reduced fast leaving no lacing. Aroma of rye sourdough bread and caramel. Flavour of rye sourdough bread, caramel and orange peels. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-full bodied, slightly oily texture and average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4217) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark bronze appearance with a small head. Excellent malty flavour and a full flavour. Cannot believe that I am giving this score to a beer from the Marstons empire. Very rarely I say this about a beer they produce but it is certainly worth checking out.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Aroma: Fruity (Apple), Caramel, Alcohol Appearance: Pours amber with a creamy head. Head dissipates quickly. Carbonation in evidence. Taste: Malty, Spiced Apple, Caramel and Alcohol. Palate: Medium body, Sticky and fizzy, with a bitter finish. Overall: Meh. Strong but ultimately unsatisfying. Bottle # 2160603

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Pours amber with a small off-white head which quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of some malt, caramel and fruit with some hints of cereal and spice. Taste of dark fruit, sourness, malt and treacle. Quite sweet with a light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (861) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
500ml bottle served cellar cool in a 1/2 glass for topping up. Honey brown with a white head. Fruity and vinous aroma. Raisins, cough candy, and Gewürztraminer flavours. Medium bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, little hint of the high alcohol content. Gentle fruity finish.


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