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Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 93   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Golden, slightly cloudy appearance. Aroma of orange and malt, with the alcohol content popping through too. Wheaty orange, sweet malt flavours. Quite a subtle beer for its strength. Dry finish. I like it a lot. It’ makes a nice contrast or altenative to continental abbey tripels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a lasting thin white head. Fruity aroma and flavour remind me of nectarines. Scent is a little powdery. Nice gentle flavour with deep apricot and nectarine flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 12 July 2011) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, dried fruit, apricots and spicy hints of coriander. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, apricots, marmalade, spices and coriander. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Colouration is exactly what one would expect from a tripel. Nice hazy bubbling dark amber with a foamy head. Nose is great. Sherbert, pear, perfumey. taste is yeasty, malty with pears, raisins and finish is English pear drop sweets. First taste is quite dry and would expect more fruitiness but fruit builds up nicely on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humble_Tester (9) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011 does not count
Bottle - Pours a cloudy Orange/Amber color with a hoppy, yet fruity smell that is particularly evocative of spring. A sharp first taste that has a short caramel aftertaste. A great outdoor, sipping drink. Hardly noticable as a 9% abv too because of its complex flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2011
Homályos, sötét narancssárga színe van, amiben lassan keringenek az apró buborékok a pohár szája felé. Habja piszkosfehér, dús, krémes és kitartó, mint egy maratoni futó. Illata édeskés és citrusos, korianderes, borsos, ananászos, parfümös, igen intenzív. Ízében először aszalt gyümölcsök jönnek, sárgabarack, mandarin, melasz, gyümölcs lekvár, pörkölt maláta. Aztán bekúszik egy igen nagy adag amerikai komló a maga gyantásságával, kesernyésségével és rendkívüli gyümölcsösségével. Sűrű teste van és mérsékelt mennyiségű, apró buborékok vannak benne, a magas alkoholtartalom pedig érződik benne, de nem tolakodó. Utóíze gyümölcsös, szőlős és a legvége igen száraz, kesernyés. Nagyon érdekes volt ez az édes kezdés utáni finom kesernyésség, ami elég kiegyensúlyozottá teszi a végén. Finom volt és különleges, inkább téli estékre való itóka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle: Hazy orange color, low white head. Aroma with notes of malt, honey, fruits, acid and hops. Flavor is also malty and round, intensive notes of honey, fruits, raisins, hops and alcohol. Bitter and alcoholic finish. Very nice, complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Misty orange pour good carbonation aroma fruit yeast spice flavours sweet grainy orange some lemon yeast and coriander mild clove bright tasting tripel finish rich clear tastes sweet triple well worth drinking again leaves a pleasantness in the mouth

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
30th January 2008
Typical strong English beer. Sweet and sour, some brandyish notes. Very dry finish. Struggled with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1207) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Yay for English brewers making anything that isn’t an average bitter. 500ml bottle. Orange gold with a large but quickly fading off white head. Aroma is not hugely Belgian. Flavour gets back with some Belgian yeast, caramel, vanilla, some sweet malts, little lemon and citrus. Very mellow and almost watery (but not detrimentally so). Will certainly drink again, nice.


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