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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (1139) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,fruit,nuts and floral aroma ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottled. Coppery brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is floral, grassy, mild caramelly and nutty notes. Flavour is bitter hops, some fruity and caramelly notes along with mild resin and wood. Still rather mild and actually watery for being this strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Pours dark amber with no head has an aroma of malt with some hops. Tastes smooth and malty with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Amber color. Aromas of nuts, pine, rummy caramel, almonds and toffee. Nutty, caramelly and toffeish taste with pine resins, muscovado sugar, some wine gum like fruitiness and some raisiny notes. Medium body. Alcohol is perhaps a bit sharp which makes this feel stronger than 6.7 %. Nice fruit cake aromas. The taste needs more malty richness, a bit more sweetness an fullness would do good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours copper Brown With Small head. Notes of hops, citrus. Alcohol well hidden. Abit Like mead. Sweet and slight bitter. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8479) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper-red color with a large frothy head. Quite faint aroma, some floral notes, faint nutty hops, malts and distant fruits. Flavor of mild fruity malts, some caramel and wood. A bit too grassy taste for a strong ale. Medium bodied, slick palate with soft carbonation. This beer has pretty much nothing to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle pours hazy orange amber near clear with light white head and some lace. Aromas of caramel, diacetyl grain and caramel. Light grassy floral hop aromas and mineral yeast esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (687) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Dark, amber brown. Very thin white head. Sweet caramel malts on the nose with a hint of coffee. Caramel and dry bitterness. Not bad but just one step away from being a beer that I’d buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate - full malty and sweetish aroma with caramel and toffee, some dark fruitiness, light citrus - herbal hoppynes. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and toffee, some dark fruitiness, faint alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, some caramel and toffee, light fruitiness, light hoppyness and alcohol. Caramel sweetish strong ale. 6,7% makes the finish drier - still too sweet/too much caramel for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2013
330ml bottle (Sivu Kirjasto, Helsinki)
Nice well toasted bread aroma. Some forrest mushrooms. Nice rich red, clear, are you sure this is BC? Small head, but tight and beige. Almost watery in the mouth, a little sweet, but that just fills out the body, like Owd Rodger, for example. A hint of salty butter. Nice dry bitter hops in the finish, some dry tobacco asects, and massivelly over-stewed tea. Really not a bad beer, but could have been so much more. Firstly, this feels dead, I really don’t believe the BC on the label. Reduce the sugar, improve the integration of malt and hop, and this would be great. Love the rich dark malts, but this is less than it could have been.

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