Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: Abbey Tripel
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cask; Special - August 2010.
A strong golden ale fermented three times, initially with a slow fermenting Belgian yeast strain and with the addition of candy sugar.

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john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Aug 2010 - Hazy yellowy gold in colour. Very yeasty. Spicy. Hoppy; resinous hops. Fruity; citrus lemon. Very bitter citrus hoppy and yeasty throughout. A Belgian-style Tripel with aggressively bitter resinous hops. Nice hoppy beer! (2010-08)

TBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2011
[email protected] Rake
Hazy orange color, good creamy off-white head. Lemony, even hand soapy aroma. Medium-bodied. Bubblegummy, lemony. Maybe hints of coriander. Quite alcoholic tripel. Long lingering spicey bitterness.

harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask gravity at the Butcher’s Arms, Herne. Hazy copper colour, thin off white head. Definite Belgian yeast. That’s amazing. Hops are so good. It’s like an Eglish DIPA made with a Belgian yeast. Some rose petal. Hops really bite in on the finsih ripping at the tongue. But not stupidly aggressive. The right side of huge hops. Bit of ripe mased banana and hops on aroma, touch of earthiness in mouth. Big hop on finsih. Still can’t taste the alcohol. One of the most surprising jaw dropping UK beers I’ve had.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Cask at the Rake, 25th Aug 2010. Hazy orange with a tiny bit of white head. Really hoppy! Nose has honey, cloves and cinnamon. Lovely orange marmalade taste with resin coming through on the finish. Coats the mouth but the alcohol is well hidden. Very different from a Belgian Tripel but extremely moreish.

tobydarling (31) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask conditioned at the Cambridge Blue. Having had a hlaf of this at Cask Pimlico, I thought I knew what to expect. Sure the same amber liquid, with soft white head. What I didn’t get before was the hops. Hops. Everywhere. Sure the nose said ’tripel’ but there was hints of just a bit more. And then it hits - the sweetness you were excpecting has mellowed to the background and what you’re drinking could best be described as a stylish and refined hop monster. I’d put this up against brewdog hardcore. Probably the best beer I’ve had this year.

Finn (7916) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Cask på Wenlock Arms, Hoxton 29 Sep 10. Lys brun. Uklar. Litt luftig skum. Søt, krydret aroma. Smaken er grapefrukt. Tørr, bitter, uvariert. Tungdrikkelig. Vårt siste øl på Wenlock Arms? Ting som tyder på det. Litt trist.

Rune (13382) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Low, frothy head to a near-clear, golden brown. Spotty lacing. Inviting aroma of fruity hops. Dry hopped taste sustained by toffee notes. Solid bittersweet ending lingering all the way back to Arriva. Nice but rather heavy to drink. Half, cask ale in perfect condition at Wenlock Arms, London 29 Sep 10.

imdownthepub (15160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Wantage. Opaque amber with slight head. Heady, flowery and perfumed, there is a big alcohol burn from this, no real smoothness you would expect with a Tripel, this just blasts away at the palate. Not to my taste.

downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 13/10/10. Deep yet hazy gold in colour with a slight white head. Sweet, yeasty aroma with some caramel, apricots and citrus hops. Flavour had plenty of sweetness, Belgian yeast character and grains, with a hoppy dry finish accompanied by some alcohol warmth. Very good.

Leighton (22056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2010
Cask at CPK, London. Pours hazy gold with a modest, white head. Boozy aroma with lots of sugar. Sweet flavor with more booze, only faint hints of bubble gum and yeast. Medium bodied with average carbonation and warmth. Finishes sweet, with light fruits and bitterness. Decent.

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