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


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RATINGS: 143   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerowenbeer (1) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
This used to be a good beer but now all the bottles I have had recently have been off. i.e. Bad. Their qualtiy control had gone out the window. These are the bottle numbers that I have opened and tipped down the drain. E44509, E43504, E43704, E43795, D43861, D34971. There have been a number of other bottles but I did not take down the numbers. I have been on the Breakspear web site to complain but I have had no reply. ASDA, where I bought this beer have given me, have said sorry and have given me more of the same and when my wife went shopping there last week this beer was on offer at £1. They are trying to sell this off quick. Watch out !!! If this was in a Pub you would be back to the bar and get it changed or your money back, dam quick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle asda. Brown/ruby colour decent off white head great lacing. Aroma is raisins brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is alcohol,mollassus which give u the rum flavours also raisins giving u some fruitiness strong malty finnish. Medium body quite strong carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarshallStaxx (8) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle, No.E53242. Pours reddish mahogany / bronze, a little hazy, with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty balsamic vinegar and caramel fruits. Taste is very strange, like a nutty and sour mash-up between a strong Best Bitter and a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Thin and flat mouthfeel. Rather unpleasant, tipped it down the plughole - possibly a bad batch?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - JAN 5, 2014
Klar mørk-rød farge med et lite kremfarget skumlag. Aroma av malt, alkohol, karamell og litt sitrus. Medium kullsyre, tørr og litt bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Friday 3rd January consumed Saturday 4th January 2014. Pours mid to dark brown a little hazy, the head swiftly departed. Nutty with some vanilla on the nose. Soft in the mouth, a little nuttiness with a big dose of caramel. Not the beer I recall i.e. the previous 7%+ version. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JimmyBoy74 (472) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Köpt på systembolaget i Örebro på 50clflaska. Mellanblond färg. Svag malltig doft och smak av, bröd och säd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
14th December 2013
Clear deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Bit of an odd nose - milky and sour! Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Slightly sour dry fruits with mild dry nuts. Light bitterness before a dry finish. Not convinced this is right, but it’s a pasteurised bottle. Odd!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lambister (348) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel and some yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and lightly bitter with medium duration with malt extract and caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (337) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
I was hoping for something with some nice big flavours here but instead I got a watery, malty, slightly sweet, nutty and very mildly bitter beer. Certainly drinkable and I like the mildly warming alcohol. It’s very thin in the mouth. Not great but not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Alko. Deep nut brown color, small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, some caramel, alcohol (rhum?) and lingering spicey bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite classical UK strong ale with robust malt profile.

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