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Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 105   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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 (3571) - 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 (1764) - 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 (1460) - 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 (14158) - 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 (29848) - 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 (2143) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2009
500ml Bottle. Cloudy orange pour with an off-white head. Malty, fruity aroma, hints of honey, oranges, lavender with a noticeable whiff of alcohol. Flavour has some hops, citrus, toffee, marmalade and spice. Combination of sweet and bitter on the palate with a fairly long finish. Kind of like a barley wine, this is refreshing and easy drinking, maybe not as well crafted as some other Durham beers but well worth a go.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty yeasty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty yeasty spicy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty yeasty finish.


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