Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bowburn, England


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RATINGS: 122   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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JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a golden amber colour with a slim head. Aroma is citrus orange with a spicy Belgian yeast. flavour is buttery sweet alc. with a dry bitter finish

markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Hazy greyish apricot appearance. Intense orange rind citrus aroma, heavy fruit with peach, nectarine, and some prune. Sweet, very little alcohol detectable for the strength. Coriander and honey on the finish.

imdownthepub (14943) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Hazy orange gold with slight head. There is a heavy yeasty note along with the spices and a hefty wallop of alcohol. Some sweetness, fruity, esters, but the spice and corriander dominate a little. Heavy on the finish.

reebtogi (6326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours a golden color with about 2 fingers of white head with some good retention eventually leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts and some fruit with a hint of yeast and coriander. Taste is light malty sweetness enhanced with fruit and spices and yeast with some hop bitterness. A really nice tripel which left me in good spirits upon completion.

AndySnow (7927) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, yeast. Bitter finish and some alcohol that shines through.
----- Original rating 2011-09-11 - 7/4/6/1/15 Bottle at Monks Sveavägen Stockholm. Amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet somewhat citric flavour.

hawthorne00 (4028) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma of light sugars, oranges and spices, light dough. Subdued sweetness with caramel, peaches, orange, biscuit, vanilla, coriander, white pepper, cloves. Alcohol very well hidden. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel beneath the yeast. Maybe the coriander’s a bit much towards the finish. Very English malt touches but very much a Tripel - and a good one.

Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a dense foamy head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, some tropical fruits, honey, spice and yeast. Flavour of yeast, spice, coriander, herbal, citrus and funk. Dry, spicy, lovely flavours. Nice and light, yet full-bodied.

BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2011
50cl, as Bede’s Chalice, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew

ekstedt (6929) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Fruity and slightly almondy aroma, with somespicy notes and herbal hops. Medium bodied, soft varbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

VertBaconStrips (2391) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 10, 2011
Poured out a dull amber gold brew with a big quick foam up white cap that fizzles quickly. Smells like a tripel enough to satisfy. Yeast, slight sweetness that helps out, faint pepper spice, coriander, orange and peach - both a bit sweet and both work well to round out the aroma and give it depth. The flavour seems to improve with every sip. Here and there the sips start with alcohol and end with alcohol with a small bitter quality. Orange, yeasty spice, ok malts - what ever that means. This is probably a bit too tilted to the alcohol and spice being more dominant than other softer qualities so I am finding this not that interesting. Then again, I’m just not a big fan of tripels. The spice is solid. Medium bodied, ok carb, a decent beer actually.

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