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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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, spices, alcohol, herbal notes, yeast, hops, malt, nuts, and bubblegum. Flavor is equally complex, and smooth from the lower carbonation due to the cask conditioning. Full bodied, malty, fruity, nutty, with warming alcohol and a dry finish. I liked this one a lot; probably a slight edge to the POW IPA overall at Galbraith, but this is a very nice tripel for a place that seems to specialize in English-style bitters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Great aroma of fruit, spice, bubblegum and a little yeastiness. Pleasant flavour of fruit and spice, I was also detecting slight alcoholic notes coming through. A nice surprise at the brewpub.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2008
Ahhhh another late night finisher....one of my favourite memories of this beer is Matt’s wife drinking 6 in 2 hours and us having to carry her to the taxi! Pours a deep red in the glass with hints of spice in the aroma, herbal and winey in the palate...a lovely drop!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyrrell (10) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2008
Being a big fan of the Belgian styles I was keen as mustard to try this (being from Wellington I had to wait for a suitable occassion to drop into Galbraiths to try) It didn’t dissapoint, I could have easily have supped on this all night if it wasn’t for it’s 8.7 strength. Probably slightly overly hopped for my palate for this style (imho) but this didn’t detract from a gorgeous colour and rich aroma and beautiful creamy head which lasts most of the glass. I think the big challenge for beers like this is to avoid the overly volatile alcohol flavours - Ressurrection succeeds - definately one of my fav New Zealand beers in my favorite style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2008
It’s been a long time coming this rating - the consequence of this ale typically being the perfect end of the night tipple when your palate is no good for rating any more. Draught from the brewpub of course, sitting a cloudy copper brown in its large and very heavy dimpled glass goblet. A sweet malty aroma, with plums and slightly nutty. A warming and malt palate that carries nutty flavours with hints of oranges. A good hoppy presense which brings apricot and berries to the mouth, with touches of yoghurt. The finish is nicely bittering and dry. A beautiful beer for a beautiful pub.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
(On tap) Clear, dark amber - almost orangey brown - with a tiny, off-white head. Surprisingly subdued aroma - perhaps a little licorice and and yeast. Also surprisingly the body only feels medium and very unusual for a Belgian style ale the carbonation is rather low. Broad palette of flavours though, a little yeast, a little aniseed and some oranges. The alcohol is scaringly well hidden and the low carbonation makes it terribly quaffable. The finish is dry and lightly astringent and the alcohol really starts to show. 070208

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2007
Bloody heck! This is an impressive NZ-made Belgian beer. I could drink too much of this. Actually 8.7% now and served in a huge chunky goblet. Winey aroma with fruit preserves. Chewy bubblegum, viscous... Firm, strong dry and yeasty, full taste, sweet and bitter and lightly sour too. It’s big and balanced - I was reminded of Delerium Tremens. Good cold, a fireside treat. Will have to try again and not after so many other beers...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark amber, small head. Almondy and syrupy, full bodied and really sweet with thick mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with somewhat raw mouthfeel and salty licorice finish. Seems a bit rushed, perhaps longer lagering could help?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
Dark amber in colour with small white head, Warm sweet malty port flavour followed by mild bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Copper-orange beer. Sweet and malty with a spicy yeast aroma, light earthiness. Flavour shows light yeasty fruit, bubble-gum, and a touch of apple and nutmeg. Also fairly well-hopped, especially for this style. Lingering bitterness. As it warms some orange peel and other baking spices come forward. I was surprised to see a brewery that specializes in English-style beers pull off a Belgian so successfully.


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