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Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Tripel
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made in the style produced by Trappist monks in the Abbeys of Belgium, Resurrection has complexities not unlike wine and there are very definite spicy/herbal characters both on the nose and palate. Deep copper red in colour with a light white head. The nose has distinct bubblegum, spice and herbal characters from the yeast used and the fermentation regime. These aromas are noticeable on the palate too along with a Gewürztraminer wine-like perfume. The palate is complex and rich but balanced with a cleansing bitterness. Drink with care! We suggest warming your glass with cupped hands to fully release the flavours and aromas of Resurrection.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
On cask @ Galbraiths’, Auckland. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has toasty malts, bit spicyness. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has toasty caramel malts, some spicy tones, bit dust.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13231) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy variegated amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of sweet burnt caramel. Taste is boozy and syrupy caramel. Spices come out as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
Dark amber sweet aromas of sultana and rich raisin, strong malt profile smooth and easy to drink, sweet finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1558) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Served a mahogany color with a small head that fades to just bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, spice and herbal. Taste of dark fruit, with a solid presence of malt in the background with some spice. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body,smooth with a richness that increases as it warms. Enjoyable sipper, from a brewer that tends to lean towards british style ales. Worth checking out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2013
It’s a brave brewery who attempts a Belgian ale in New Zealand. So often it goes wrong or misses the mark. What impressed me was that blindfolded I would have known exactly what it was supposed to be. Appeared dark amber with a cream coloured skim of head. The persistent carbonation gave a certain sherbety character in my mouth along with plenty of Belgian style flavours: tarts, orchard fruit and allspice, dates and even a hint of musty basement. True to character and enjoyable in form. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3334) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
very rich malty character with notes of caramel milk chocolate and cherries. Rich warming. Not massive complexity but well made and enjoyable. Alcohol is a bit present

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AussieAl (5) - - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
This is a truly lovely beer. Even if the "Belgian" word seems scary, don’t be afraid. This is a big soft rich warming beer with fruitiness, sweetness and subtle alcohol. Like a cold northern Christmas to a Pom (me). It’s a sipper, and it changes as it breathes and warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 16, 2011
Ruby brown, low carbed, minimal head. Nose: spices, caramel, toffee, fruit. Taste: malty, fruity, peppery bitterness, some raisins, biscuit, bread. Alcohol apparent but not unpleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Hashigo Zake - Nose is like a bitter caramel with other subtle spices and dark pecans; - Dark brown but translucent and clear minimal lacing and head; - Bitter and sweet; - Low carbonation, slightly sticky after, and a tad astringent, full bodied; Great ale.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1938) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap. Top-class beer. Aromas of butter, vanilla, and caramel. Flavour is sweet, with bitter notes, and lasts for long in the mouth. Creamy palate, and full-bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy long-lasting head.


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