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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 71   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (528) - - OCT 5, 2013
Fruity aroma, hints of banana, pours golden orange. I normally don’t get into these but this was good. Lingering fruity flavours and a lift palette. Murray’s are doing some great work.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (489) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dirty gold with a thin soapy white head. Aromas of stewed apple, honey, flowers, crusty bread and a touch of orange. Taste starts out with some juicy cooked apple and pear with a touch of banana and some sweetness, ramping up to a firmer orange zest bitterness. More fruit and cinnamon spice towards the end with a long fruity finish. Some spice in the aftertaste. Not perfectly balanced but still pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Slight gusher, orgasm jokes were made. Murky yellow with a small off-white head. Smells toffee, musty. Tastes toffee, caramel. Medium body, soft carbo.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle (BBF 26 june 2011) @ weekly tasting shared by Martinus. Murky yellow color, immediately disappearing off-white head. Smell is weird, blossom and something I really can’t put my finger on. Taste lightly malts, perfume, old, overripe fruits and weird. Average body, fizzy carbonation. Not good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (195) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
The aroma is honey, spices, alcohol and ripe fruit with a little toast. A reasonable amount of hops provides some respite from the alcohol, which is very prominent in the mouth (even for this style). A good tripel but not a classic.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (837) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured a cloudy golden amber colour with a thin line of white bubbles for a head. Laced poorly. Low carbonation with small bubbles forming trails. Lots of yeast particles settled out and this detracted from the beer’s appearance. Aroma subtly of sour malt. Taste initially of sour malt and a trace of spicy hops but as the beer warms the flavour of cloves increases. Not as sweet as expecting. Light body. Not a beer I enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 This is a great beer. I really enjoyed the flavour and the taste was light and it goes down easily.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (341) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
Amber coloured with a thin white head. Underwhelming aromas of banana, citrus and bubblegum. Despite the lack of aroma some great flavours abound, including bubblegum and banana on the front palate, leading into grapefruit and finally biscuit. Reasonably light bodied for a tripel and only the slightest hint of alcohol. Well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
As a "Belgian Tripel Golden Strong Ale".
Sweet, dry, bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, zest taste. Dry, grapefruit, zest aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Warming alcohol. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of mild citrus that was a bit overwhelmed by the barbecuing meat at the stall next door. Taste is sweet and sticky orange.


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