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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt caramel, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, burnt caramel, malt extract alike, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121110]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21962) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , 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!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark amber beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is lightly alcoholic and aceton-ish, with caramel maltyness and some dried fruits. Medium to full body, lightly warming on the palate, with caramel, some acetone and dried fruits. Pleasant bitterness in the end. Overall, certainly not my favorite, it’s way to alcoholic for that. 121110

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14447) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, nuts and hops. A little alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13636) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 101112

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12012) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, 7.5% @ FOneFan. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, hop and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11963) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, yeast, sugar, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11666) - 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.


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