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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bobís Farm, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Murray's Grand Cru is a tripel made with an authentic Belgian yeast and pours a pale straw colour with a fluffy white head. Hints of banana and bubblegum, backed with dry-hopped spicyness of Hallertau hops, dominate the aroma and flavour, which is balanced by silky biscuity malt flavours. This intense ale finishes full-bodied with a mellow bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin golden head. The aroma has notes of oxidation, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, metal from the alcohol, and oxidation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2010
330ml bottle. Murky dark honey colour with a decent white head that clings to the glass. Spicy aromas of pepper with some fruit, pear maybe, coming along for the ride. Initial flavour is good with a silky mouthfeel and strong alcohol taste that lasts in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangeish amber pour with a short-lived foamy white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and spicy with banana, orange, pineapple, clove, cinnamon and caramel. Flavour almost mirrors the aroma however everything seems amplified: the fruit, the spice and the caramel notes all seem more defined and prominent. Light, dry mouthfeel with moderate carbonation (for a tripel) and a lingering spicy, mildly sweet finish. One of the better Aussie tripels, this is quite good but could still stand some refinement. With a little less sweetness and some more spice this could be very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours pale amber with a lasting white head. Nose shows doughy yeast, light spicy phenols, orange peel, passion fruit, white wine and wheat. Very expressive, seems to be a mix of a triple, a witbier and a new world pale ale. Very similar flavours but the alcohol is a little rough and overbearing. Quite sweet as well. The carbonation could be a fair bit higher to cut out the sweetness for a drier finish. Very interesting beer, very light and summer, although the alcohol needs to be curbed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2010
330ml bottle. Almost clear gold with a modest white head. Light caramel, nectarine, soap and spice aroma. Mellow fruity taste with peaches and pears as well as quite a bit of caramel. Thereís a little bitterness in the pepper and clove finish. Interesting mouthfeel - itís a little undercarbonated for a Tripel and itís not very yeasty, but thereís enough there to make it full without being all that heavy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark gold, with a large head which takes some time to disappear. The nose has some sweet yeast notes, with a touch of sweet malt as well. There is a faint trace of floral hops to begin, but certainly not the "spicy Hallertau hops" advertised. This is followed by far too much sweet malt, mainly caramel, with some white bread, and some faint yeastiness. The problem with this beer is a lack of balance. It is far too sweet, without enough bitterness to counterpoint it. I doubt this is a problem merely confined to this beer either. It is true of all tripels that I have tasted, and hence I must conclude that it is not my favourite style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (523) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
Aromas of sweet fruit, apricot and pears, in this Belgian style ale. Hops are spicy and have some dry bitterness. Malts arte sweet and fruity. Very pleasing ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
330mL bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a small persistent white head. Nice aroma of acidic fruit (apple, grape) and earthy yeast and some alcohol. Medium sweetness, a bit like fruit juice, mild bitterness and a bit of heat from the alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation, very creamy with a mild bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at brewery. Pours a nice clear golden amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aromas are quite sweet with lots of light fruit, mainly pear, and honey. Some typical belgium yeast character and some light biscuity malt sweetness. Very floral and good aromas. Flavour wise some light malt sweetness with plemty of fruity sweetness coming through. Finishes quite dry with some spice and a little alcohol. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
Unique, if a little too straight forward. Lots of honey, banana and a bit of bubblegum with a nice body, but it never really develops or goes anywhere. A shame as it has a lot of potential.


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