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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
33cl bottle, number C91670 from Waitrose. A glorious deep copper colour with a ring of translucent head; the aroma has raisins and molasses; the body is rather thin, with the sweetness well balanced by the malts, and a vinous Beaujolais-style taste; then some richly roasted malts add some chocolate and hazlenuts to the finish. An elegant and refined version of a Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1735) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
very english. dark golden clear colour. a bit off white.head. sweetish. malty and some good hop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at home, a birthday gift thaks to Robyn and James, 14/10/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a good sized light biege head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, cake mix, bread dough, light spice, honey, brown sugars. Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, fruit cake, light honey, bready malts, molasses, brown sugars, raisens. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a little prickly, bitter finale with light sugars. Decent enough English strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (870) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
0.33 bottle. Thin, big, white head; amber liquid. Strong hop aroma, sweet touch of malts and caramel, a lot of fruits, and some ethanol with marmalade. The taste is rather bitter, has a mostly hop character with some delicate malty additions and the marmalade again. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation. Finish is a bit short and not as bitter; also here there is marmalade. All in all the beer is certainly interesting but not particularly remarkable about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle - pours dark orange, with small white head. Caramel malt, alcohol and some alcohol on the aroma. Sweet caramel malt up front then dry finish, some alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
holdan (260) - USA - OCT 3, 2013
Amber. Aroma vague malt and hops. Taste sweet malty, hops, vanilla, fruit. Medium body. Text smooth. Strange taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpkeskinen (410) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Drank from a bottle at a party. Easy drinking, smooth and slightly sweet taste. Good for getting drunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3909) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Mahogany clear. Slight metallic, earthy hoppy nose. Med body. Some caramel, herbal green hops. A very english strong hoppy ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Red colour, almost no head. Caramel, toffee. Very sweet. The label mentions hops, but can’t really find any, just sweetness, that’s all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4954) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel and fruit hops. Aroma is mainly on caramel dimension : sweet caramel, smooth butter caramel, light burnt caramel, light orange notes are there too. Body is a bit alcoholic like, on finish the whole hops comes out with a very nice bitterness that remains quite long and good grassy/ fruity touch.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel malt and spices. Aroma is on carared, caramel, burnt caramel ans spices, quite sweet. ok

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