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Brewed by The Little Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Tripel
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Made using the highest quality, fresh natural ingredients and contains no preservatives or additives. Not pasteurised so that the beer retains its full flavour.
The Mad Abbot Tripel is a fruity, pale, very strong ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold body with a large off-white foamy head. Moderate to highly carbonated. Aroma of banana, coriander seed, cloves. Taste-sweet, bread-biscuit, dry spices, banana-a touch of bitterness at the end of the finish. Medium bodied. An estery example of the style and doesn’t have the bitter backbone of some triples, but excellent, I really enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2011
Mmm, orange colour, heady aromas, citrus, stone fruit, banana and spice. Sweet taste, lengthy finish. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at Biero. Masterpiece. Aromas of apricot, with a touch of caramel; nuts, bread, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and dry, slightly peppery, with great length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a persistent head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1724) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2010
No better or worse than most examples of the style (and that includes those from Belgium). Looks and smells like the real deal; glowing orange, big fizzy head and a nose full of sweet sugary tropical fruits. Palate has a hard licorice note, no doubt due to the high ABV, and this dominates the flavours. In fact, hard to pick up much else apart from a cook fruit component. Fizzy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2010
Pale in colour, some nice ester aroma there too. Light on the palate but has some slightly hot alcohol there too. Doesn’t come across as being 9.5%, quite light and generally well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (406) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2010
Coppery gold colour, highly carbonated with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Wheat aroma. Bitter, highly hopped taste with plenty of wheat. Not a terrible beer at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
Misty golden pour neat head decent carbonation aromas sweet malt fruityness banana spice flavours yeast orange pear ibu mrdimum green banana slight resinous touch finish fruit hop sweet malt mild lasting bitter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
bottle. pours a golden orange with a thick off-white head. aroma is of stone fruits and banana. taste is of a sweet caramel malt with citrus and stone fruit, followed by a dry, bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUL 11, 2010
Fresh and lively. Citrus and malt in flavour. Hints of a hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is there in the flavour as well, but who could blame coming in at 9.5.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 Just hazy gold with a thick off-white coat. Smells of nectarines and a little of spices (vanilla, cloves, coriander seeds) and bread dough. Mild fruit taste with fairly prominent alcohol. Moderately carbonated mouthfeel for the style. Finishes slightly dry.

As a local attempt at aping the style this is _entirely_ successful. And of course that’s very impressive. But I’m not sure I see the point: Tripels travel well; this bottle was more expensive than a Tripel Karmeliet; and there’s no particular local angle being worked here as far as I can tell.

Bottle. Cloudy gold with a with a lasting white head. Cleanish and stone fruity, but not that sweet. Some spices in a bitter and fairly dry finish. That rather grumpy last paragraph last time is a bit silly: this is a good tripel and a good effort.


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