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Brewed by Brakspear (Marston's)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Marris Otter, Black, and Crystal malts, Oats, Target hops.
Launched as a 7.2% abv bottle conditioned beer in 2005 when the brewery moved to Witney. In 2011 briefly switched to filtered in 330ml bottles, then back to bottle conditioned at 6.7%, later returning to 500ml bottles. Name changed from Triple to Triple III in 2015.
Thanks to the two fermentations in the Brakspear ’Double Drop’ system, this highly aromatic and satisfying strong beer delivers its rich flavour with subtlety and balance. Crystal, Black and Maris Otter pale malts provide the backbone of this outstanding rich beer. Hops are added three times to provide a good balance between bitterness and fragrance. This is a triple hopped strong beer, packaged in individually numbered bottles.

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fonefan (52936) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt caramel, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, burnt caramel, malt extract alike, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121110]

2.3
madmitch76 (26845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
14th December 2013
Clear deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Bit of an odd nose - milky and sour! Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Slightly sour dry fruits with mild dry nuts. Light bitterness before a dry finish. Not convinced this is right, but it’s a pasteurised bottle. Odd!

3
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottled. Coppery brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is floral, grassy, mild caramelly and nutty notes. Flavour is bitter hops, some fruity and caramelly notes along with mild resin and wood. Still rather mild and actually watery for being this strong.

3.2
Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.3
Rasmus40 (22682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 101112

3.4
Theydon_Bois (21791) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at home, a birthday gift thaks to Robyn and James, 14/10/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a good sized light biege head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, cake mix, bread dough, light spice, honey, brown sugars. Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, fruit cake, light honey, bready malts, molasses, brown sugars, raisens. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a little prickly, bitter finale with light sugars. Decent enough English strong.

3.3
saxo (20023) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, nuts and hops. A little alcohol in the finish.

3.4
chrisv10 (18826) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, 7.5% @ FOneFan. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, hop and a little bitter.

3.5
TBone (18663) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Alko. Deep nut brown color, small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, some caramel, alcohol (rhum?) and lingering spicey bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite classical UK strong ale with robust malt profile.

3.4
FatPhil (17491) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2013
330ml bottle (Sivu Kirjasto, Helsinki)
Nice well toasted bread aroma. Some forrest mushrooms. Nice rich red, clear, are you sure this is BC? Small head, but tight and beige. Almost watery in the mouth, a little sweet, but that just fills out the body, like Owd Rodger, for example. A hint of salty butter. Nice dry bitter hops in the finish, some dry tobacco asects, and massivelly over-stewed tea. Really not a bad beer, but could have been so much more. Firstly, this feels dead, I really don’t believe the BC on the label. Reduce the sugar, improve the integration of malt and hop, and this would be great. Love the rich dark malts, but this is less than it could have been.


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