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Marks & Spencer Belgian Tripel Abbey Beer

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Abbey Tripel
London, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Specially brewed for Marks & Spencer. Rich fruity aroma, soft, sweet maltiness, with a lively finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (979) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Dank speckled hazy golden, decent white head. Estery and light banana, sweet nose - creamy in a way Fruity and creamy. like an Apricot Frube, tanking bitterness. Surprising finish for the ABV.

Bottle, November in December Tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Pours golden. Hide the alcohol well. Dried apricot, spicy but not overly so. Good enough but not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2186) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow with big frothy head. Aromas are banana, lemon, pepper and yeast. Taste is sweet with a citrus bitterness. Oily texture. Finishes nice and clean. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white head ... soft sweet oily fruits ... sweet yeast nose ... soft fruits ... juicy oilt fruits ... big yeast ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Golden yellow with floaters and a white head. Spicy peppery yeast aroma, citrus and honey. Spicy peppery flavour, little lemon and banana. Quite bitter. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle. Golden and clear. Fruity with some maltiness.Quite complex with a medium body. What a pleasant shock this was.A very classy beer that many people will probably ignore because its a high street lable. Dont -it is excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee malts with citrus and crystalised pear. Cough medicine with floral notes. Flavours are sweet caramel with strong medicinal notes. Alcohol with lemon and spices. Pear with toffee and a green apple acidic finish. A bit unbalanced but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2010
33cl bottle from M&S Liverpool. Clear pale amber, thin beige head. Fruity esters on the aroma. But something not quite right, maybe a bit light on the malt on the aroma. In the mouth, it’s the same thing, some decent ester and rose petal fruit typical of Belgian tripels, but something not quite right with the malts. Bit lacking in hop too. Bit too syrupy. Not sure this is very good, even though there aren’t any bad/off flavours. Just a bit syrupy and doesn’t really flow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
330ml bottle (M&S)
Deep gold, small head. Aniseedy bubblegum aroma. Toffee butterscoth palate. Very sticky. Odd one, not so stypical tripel, needs to attenuate a bit further.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
33cl bottle. Golden amber with a compact white head; gentle carbination; typical Beligan yeast aroma, toasty and lightly spiced and also some apricot; rich buttery texture with more tropical fruit and a light prickle; warming syrupy finish - coating the throat rather than stripping it. A very pleasant example of a Tripel.

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