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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30713) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29107) - 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.

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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is alcohol, mild fruits, wood, vanilla and some wineish notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, alcohol, mild herbal notes as well as honey and some raisins in it. Pleasant and wellbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16390) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle conditioned at Cokney Pub, Århus
It has a beautiful dark amber color, with a thin persistent head. The aroma is mild. It’s full bodied, with a quite round mouthfeel, and a good caramel and malt flavor, and the sweetness level that I like; I mean, the body really makes you want more of it. The final is balanced between the caramel, the sweetness and the bitterness, with a pleasant alcohol warmth.
Said so, it’s far from being exciting. At times it has a slightly metallic aftertaste, and an impression of vegetables, so probably they can choose a different yeast…

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - 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.


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