Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4206) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at home. Mid amber with fine carbonation and fluffy whit ehead. Orange, earthy yeast, sweet malt nose. Rich malt, satsuma, sweet and spicy, light bodied, hidden alcohol which is visible as legs. Slight lemon in finish. A lovely tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Not a million miles away from the brewer’s excellent Benedictus barley wine, perhaps with a dash of Cointreau thrown in. Peachy gold in colour with a towering marshmallow head. Similar aroma to Benedictus but not as ripe or clean. Sweet with rough-cut Seville marmalade and some soapy notes. Bottle-conditioned with a result that seemed oily and a tad lifeless. Thinned in the swallow. Very sweet on the tongue and hotter than Benedictus. Very much liquid oranges in the mouth with a mouth-watering juicy finish. A fair tripel. (500ml bottle from Platinum Cellars. BB Oct 2009)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold. No head. Nose of coriander, toffee and sweet honey. In the mouth, more honey, more coriander, orange peel, melon. Lovely lush fresh tastes. Grapefruit. Finish very sweet, almost too much. I'd be interested in trying another of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from brewery. No head, a little carbonation. Lots of sweet orange and coriander in their take on a tripel. Pretty good too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle, that once opened, threatened to gush but only emptied its neck down the side of the bottle before I got it into the glass. Needless to say, this beer is GASSY. Medium honey colour, crazy white crown that actually collapses rather quickly and doesn’t leave any lace. Aroma is sweet, more like peaches-in-syrup than fresh peaches, and lightly phenolic. The flavours seem simple and overly sweet to me, with the same fruit character and a little spice. Mild bitterness in the finish. I’m not a fan of tripels in general, and this one seemed mediocre at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2012
A clear golden colored beer, with a small foamy white head. The aroma of some fruits with notes of hops. The taste of a lot of fruits, like peaches, malts with a nice hop bitter. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a golden amber colour with a slim head. Aroma is citrus orange with a spicy Belgian yeast. flavour is buttery sweet alc. with a dry bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Hazy greyish apricot appearance. Intense orange rind citrus aroma, heavy fruit with peach, nectarine, and some prune. Sweet, very little alcohol detectable for the strength. Coriander and honey on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Hazy orange gold with slight head. There is a heavy yeasty note along with the spices and a hefty wallop of alcohol. Some sweetness, fruity, esters, but the spice and corriander dominate a little. Heavy on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4964) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours a golden color with about 2 fingers of white head with some good retention eventually leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts and some fruit with a hint of yeast and coriander. Taste is light malty sweetness enhanced with fruit and spices and yeast with some hop bitterness. A really nice tripel which left me in good spirits upon completion.

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