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Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 96   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16289) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 6, 2009
50 cl bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Amber color, fine off-white head. Aroma is fruity, malty and has some hops. Flavor is sweet and fruity, hops, «salt», alcohol. Fine bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a very cloudy orangey golden with a small off-white head. Sweetish fruity nose with a whiff of citrus. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruity and somewhat spicy. Fairly bitter finish. 050109

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2009
From the bottle, a glorius golden brown colour. Nice malt & floral hop nose. The palate is full & the beer has quite some power as you would expect from a beer of this strength but still retains a nice bitterness. Tremendously complex flavours, slight sweetness, honeysuckle & fruit in the mid palate then loads of floral dry hops on the finish. The top belgian breweries would be proud of this, even my wife liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Acidic and citric hoppy fruity aroma. Dry yeasty and somewhat phenolic. Sweet fruity, yeasty and with a mild metallic touch. Mild fruity hops flavour in addition. Lasting hoppy and fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle at home ... Oh an english strong ale... i thougth this very belgian in flavour ... nice crisp copper ... sweet toffee... yeasty fruity berrylike medium bitterness long linger ...not balanced for me... struggling with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, berry notes, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. (070808)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Pours quite thick copper colour, decent head, smell is quite fruity, clear alcohol. Taste is slightly fruity, a little sweet and metallic, strong alcohol finish, a bit cloying for a 9% beer. Not as good as some other Durham beers mainly due to the over strong alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Thorups, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 060908. Orange-amber with small head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor is toffee and malt with a alcoholic tone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
Half pint shared with Geir at GBBF. Naked, shining amber body. Port-like aroma. Vinous and fruity with shades of sweet malts. Hints of alcohol beneath. Firm mouthfeel (hand-pulled cask, 09.08.2008).


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