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Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - SEP 7, 2012
This is an interesting Belgian Triple style beer that I prefer to some Belgian Triples from Belgium! The mouthfeel is very syrupy and there is a spiced or herbal taste which i can’t define. A top quality Durham beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (499) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber, medium hazy with big, white head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Aroma is candy, yeasty with nice accents of dried fruits (pear, orange) with nice ready and marmalade malty aromas, also some coriander. Taste is semi-sweet to sweet, nicely spiced, just a touch of bitterness. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, finish is fruity and semi-sweet, ABV is lightly noticeable. In general decent beer, maybe not 100 percent triple, but nice, malty beer fortified with Belgian yeasts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (540) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ritrova percezioni di arancia e di coriandolo. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma cremosa, dalla buona tenuta, persistente e voluminosa. Fortunatamente in etichetta si viene avvertiti che è una birra viva e si consiglia di tenere vicino un bicchiere pronto per il disgorgare della schiuma, ed infatti appena aperta la bottiglia un intero bicchiere si riempie di schiuma, a bollicine medie. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. La grandezza delle bollicine è media. La carbonazione è abbondante, vivace, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è giallo ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato pesante. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di birra impegnativa per avere un etilico e alcol invadente che si avvicina al whisky. Il finale è amarognolo e secco. Il retrogusto è intenso e persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, frutta secca, resina e lievito.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared at home - erupted once opened so unfortunately 1/3 of this ended up on my bar top and in the washing up bowl. In spite of that it poured a clear golden with a fizzy, lively white head which quickly faded away. Aroma of alcohol, orange and lemon with a hint of coriander. Taste is sweet with orange and lemon again. Light body, prickly carbonation and warming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BazScott (69) - - JAN 30, 2016
Hazy amber appearance. Small head, which quickly disappears. Tingling effervescence on the palate. Sharp, slightly bitter taste. With a bitter grapefruit like aftertaste. This is a really good 9% beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6404) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Murky amber colour with small to average, frothy, rapidly diminishing, off-white head. Sweet-ish, fruity and slightly bready-grainy aroma, notes of dried fruit, apple, fig, apricot, raisin, hints of baked red appple, a peppery spicy (yeasty) touch. Taste is sweet caramel malty, slightly bready, minimally alcoholic, fruity notes of dried apple, fig, apricot; counterbalanced by a minimally tart fruit acidic touch; viscid, but in no way sticky palate. Rich, flawless, decent Triple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
500ml Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy honey-colour with a very thin, bubbly, off-white head and soft to moderate carbonation. The nose is slightly sweet and predominantly malty with hints of toffee a definite boozy character, and lots of coriander. Herbal coriander flavour comes through too in the flavour as part of a well balanced bittersweet taste. The finish is long and dry to the point of being a little astringent. Loads of Belgian style malt action but as a whole it avoids being too sweet. Another real winner from Durham. 3.7

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2263) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
As a non-lover of tripels this one has to be one of the best ones I have had in a very long time. Spicy, different, warming, great. Gift from uckelman

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Reminded me of my first homebrew attempt at a strong Belgian...boilovers with set up too small for the volume, malfunctioning smack pack, no yeast starter, fermenting bucket sat on a radiator trying to kickstart things...amazingly the beer was drinkable and in some ways tasty but under attenuated, spicy, estery and boozy. And so was this, the Venerable Bede, nice mid amber colour with ballooning head, huge spicy boozy petrol, pear drop estery flavours. Alcohol battering through like a sledgehammer. Too much, at least for my preferences.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2015
A small taste from a bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, yeast and some hops. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Hazy golden with some flecks in suspension. I recommend having a second glass handy when opening this; the yeast in mine had been quite busy and the bottle was still foaming over when I ran out of space in my glass! This smells a bit more like a witbier than a tripel. It’s a bit lighter body than a Dutch or Belgian tripel, so it’s clearly an English take on the style. Bit of fruit on the flnish along with the warmth. Not bad.


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