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Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared on cask occasionally.
Full bodied Maris Otter malt with a small addition of wheat and Vienna malt are aromatised by a typical Belgian charge of coriander. The result is a smooth, sweetish, luscious and fruity experience. The peach and orange notes of the malt base are enhanced by the judicious use of a single American hop, centennial. A very satisfying beer with a Belgian character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Colin And The Vikings in Nol 2014-03-22. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Fruity yeasty aroma, caramel, banana, floral, glue notes, some spices. Malty yeasty flavor, caramel, glue notes, hay, banana, spicy, some plastic notes. A bit artificial.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, alkoholisch, Nüsse, Früchte. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, dunkle Früchte, hefig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottled 50cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World, Zurich. Darker in color than your average Abbey Tripel. Tall creamy head, high carbonation. Strong Belgian yeast presence, some coriander sneaking in. Full bodied, fruity. I wasn’t enshrined by grace drinking Bedes Chalice. Almost qualifies for a Belgian Strong Ale to my tastes. Decent and without major flaws.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3803) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is some herbal hops, fruity malty and yeasty notes. Flavour is sweet and malty at first, then some spicy hops and a light liquorice and yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. A hazy golden beer that pours with a huge white head. Sweet and fruit with caramel and pineapple notes. Yeast flavours are prominent too. Full and creamy mouth feel from the high carbonation. Warming alcohol too. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1023) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves reasonable lacing. Orange peel and peach notes mix with a touch of spicy Belgian yeast and light sourdough malt to create the aroma. Lemon zest and orange hops up front lead into spicy Belgian yeast and a touch of dry sherry in the mid-palate. The finish is dry and spicy. This is not a bad attempt at the tripel style overall. It is a little on the simple side, but it is quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1066) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
.5l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear golden with low stiff head. Aroma is alcohol, raisin, malts, fruits. Flavor is alcohol, syrup, malts, dried fruits, plums.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 1: Flat, stale, no carbonation. Revolting. Bottle 2: Given as a replacement the same. Horrendous beers which should never have left the brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10201) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber color. Orange and mandarine curacao in the floral aroma. Full bodied. Floral, alcoholic flavor with tangerine. Almost vinous. More a strong ale as a Belgian tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 19, 2013
Descriptions on bottle is pretty accurate. Lychee and peach aroma and peachy orange taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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