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Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed to celebrate the 8th birthday of Stewart Brewing - an 8% Belgian-style tripel


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma: Pear drops, freshly cut oranges, banana and bubblegum.

Appearance: Murky amber/mahogany body with a thin off-white head than quickly disappears. No lacing.

Taste: Orange, pear, coriander and spice. Quite sweet and yeasty. Interesting flavours.

Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: A very good take on the classic Belgian beer. Very easy drinking for its 8% ABV. Just lacking a bit in terms of head and body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
bottle at home ... hazy red amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty spiced banana esters ...little spice nose .... sweet toffee malts... again banana spice ... sweet toffee ... soft fruit and cinamon spice finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. It pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, herbal, raisin, banana, subtle smoke and caramel. The taste is caramel, wood, earth, herbal, metal, candy, banana, wet leaf and some spice with a dry, lightly warming finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. An interesting, well balanced brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin head. Aroma of sweet, Belgian yeast, coriander and orange. Lots of coriander on the flavour. Soft and sweet, before a bitter snap of a finish, which features alcohol, coriander and something sweeter reminiscent of pumpkin. Very nice indeed [06122012]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3200) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Copper brown colour, not much head. Spicy vanilla malt aroma & flavour. Sharp with biting aftertaste. Scottish take on a classic Belgian beer. Does not feel like 8%.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2012
From the bottle pours deep coppery brown, a little hazy. No head to speak of. A bit of bubblegum and fruitin the aroma. Intially slightly sweet with some citric notes which develops to a distinctly bitter finish. A Scottish Belgian Tripel, brewed for Stewart’s 8th anniversary as a brewery and worth seeking out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a hazy orange with a thin head of lace. The nose has pineapple sorbet with some coriander or even rocket leaves. The taste has dry green leafiness, with a long tangy citrus note, the sorbet thing again. The palate has a medium to full body with a big tangy texture and a long tangy finish. Overall, a really good tripel, which could be Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Keg at beer launch at Cloisters, Edinburgh - cloudy orange, very mild fruity aroma, sweet fruity, resin, excellent malt / hop balance, easy to drink for its strength

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (599) - SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Strong sweet beer with flavours of plum and raisins nice hop and malt balance and very smooth to drink with a strong alcoholic kick


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