Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bowburn, England


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Mainly available Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared on cask occasionally.
Full bodied Maris Otter malt with a small addition of wheat and Vienna malt are aromatised by a typical Belgian charge of coriander. The result is a smooth, sweetish, luscious and fruity experience. The peach and orange notes of the malt base are enhanced by the judicious use of a single American hop, centennial. A very satisfying beer with a Belgian character.

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mjs (7935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE May 2015, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130324) A gusher. The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramell, malts, Belgian style yeast and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, honey, mildly Belgian style yeast, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A very malty English strong ale with a hint of Belgian style yeast. Not a bad beer but not a tripel either.

mile (4123) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - some wheat and sugary sweetish aroma, some fruitiness with some citrus, some Belgian yeast. Body is medium to full, malty - some wheat and sweet flavor, some caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty - some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and light citrus, light herbal - grassy hoppyness, light alcohol. Sugary sweet English tripel - why?

ration (2317) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
080313. Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma Belgian yeast, spices, coriander. Full Bodied. Not Bad.

johndoughty (5631) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Exploded out of the bottle which didn’t please me. Bronze appearance and full of fruitiness and a body that grabs your attention. Impressive apart from the explosive start.

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2013
If you look at a Tripel, you could be forgiven for mistaking it as being a golden pale ale, a West Coast IPA, an English bitter etc. There isn’t a great deal to differentiate the style of beer that awaits within a glass that is golden amber with a whitish head. The first sign of intrigue is the aroma: mandarin lobe, caramel corn, candisugar and other big hints as to the Belgian style. The mouthfeel is of big frothy carbonation and then more subtle undertones of nearly ripe orange citrus like tangelo and tangerine. It suddenly dries on the tongue leaving a shadow of bitterness that seems like it has been vacated by an occupier in a hurry. More reveals more desserty citrus and caramel which leads to a very pleasant tart tatin flavour that endures with burnt toffee. Does it taste like a Tripel? More than most. Would I go for another? Not tonight (and I may have reached my limit), but worthy of further experimentation later.

Alecwallace (154) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Gushed out, Big puffy head inches deep. Spicy, phenolic aroma, oranges and Belgian yeast. Tastes of more spice, orange and that classic Belgian flavour. Good body, and drinks easier than ABV suggests. Another good Durham beer.

RichTheVillan (8748) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, pours a clear golden yellow, spicy aroma, complex flavours, herb, spice, grassy hop, slightly yeasty. Durham makes some quality beers.

sebletitje (10721) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
50cl, BB 12/2015, batch#Gyle2252. Dorée/orangée, col blanc disparaissant vite. Arôme fruité avec une présence pêche, feluri houblonné sur des notes légères tropicales et Centennial, qcq ester et ce bouquet fruité fermenté. Palais est fruité, pêche/abricot/tropical orange, le tout est réchauffant avec une pointe d’épice; coriandre et herbacé sur un léger côté sucré collant aux lèvres. Pas mauvaise et une bonne alternative à de nombreuses belges.

tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear deep copper amber with a nice diminishing off white head leaving some laces. Aroma is malty belgo ueasty spicy buck weed sweet canded sugar fruits apricots. Flavor is sweet malty well bitter pungent fruity spicy slightly astringent, flavors last all the way with good bitter and slightly alcoholic warming finish.

gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
This is an interesting Belgian Triple style beer that I prefer to some Belgian Triples from Belgium! The mouthfeel is very syrupy and there is a spiced or herbal taste which i can’t define. A top quality Durham beer.

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