Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2379) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1076) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1430) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hanoi (668) - Greater Manchester, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lacarlott (8) - - JUN 25, 2013 does not count
Bouteille. Blonde foncé (on pourait dire chatain clair) Elle sent bon le houblon (fleuri et fruité) et pourtant elle n’est pas (trop) amère. Ca ressemble à un bonne triple d’abbaye mais en meilleur. J’aime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
(bottle) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with a mildly malty background and (unfortunately) present coriander spice. Mildly sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Malty and mildly fruity taste with spicy notes of coriander and ginger; mildly sweet and delicately bitter finish with rounded malty and fruity hoppy accents, but also with very present notes of coriander. Finally too much spiced for my liking. 13.IV.13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle from Gluggles in York. Aroma of Belgian yeast/fruity esters. Quite fruity for a tripel. Full bodied. Flavor is mixed fruit, perhaps banana included, with something quite suggesting burnt toffee. I could believe this was brewed in Belgium. Finishes a bit earthy/toffee/fruity. The combination of flavors is arguably unique and very arguably complex. Nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden with an orangey sheen and a medium-sized, relatively auickly collapsing off-white head, sweet bready-fruity nose with a certain amount of hops in the background; solid sweet-bitter flavour, quite full bodied, but a bit fizzy; drier in the hoppy and bready-fruity finish, a warming alcohol-burn is detectable. Announced as a "Belgian Tripel", but certainly british…

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