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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3355) - Linz, 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 (3222) - 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 (14859) - , 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 (1608) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
500ml bottle shared by alfrantzell. Thanks, Arne! Pours a hazy orangish-golden color with a huge white head and good lacing. The aroma has Belgian yeast, fruity esters, apple, and sweet pale malt. Sweet malty base on the flavor with sweet apple, banana, pear, vanilla, and Belgian yeast. Smooth and creamy with great soft carbonation, medium body, and an excellent lightness. Solid beer overall.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Deep and cheesy aroma. Super intense perfumed booziness in the mouth. Very floral but with a rich caramel character. A little unrefined but quite pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
Murky armber colour with great head and lacng. Sweet fruit hop malt aroma. Full fruit malt flavour with flowers. Smooth palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14036) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, flowers and nice warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, grapefruit, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grapefruit, leading to a dry bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle from Mr Lawrence’s Wine Merchants, Brockley. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white long lasting head. Floral aromas as well as citrus, herbs, heather. Rich citrus flavours with caramel, toffee, barley sugars, sweet spices. Good bitter-sweet warming finish.


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