Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 124   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy, murky dark orange with a lingering, two-finger white head. Aroma is quite spicy, with coriander, orange peel, yeast, caramel malt, and some dried fruit (like apricot). Flavour is quite funky / rustic like a saison, orange peel, coriander, with some farmhouse characteristics, with lots of yeast. Complex and dry mouthfeel. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Golden, slightly cloudy appearance. Aroma of orange and malt, with the alcohol content popping through too. Wheaty orange, sweet malt flavours. Quite a subtle beer for its strength. Dry finish. I like it a lot. It makes a nice contrast or altenative to continental abbey tripels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a lasting thin white head. Fruity aroma and flavour remind me of nectarines. Scent is a little powdery. Nice gentle flavour with deep apricot and nectarine flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
(Bottle, Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 12 July 2011) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, dried fruit, apricots and spicy hints of coriander. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, apricots, marmalade, spices and coriander. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Colouration is exactly what one would expect from a tripel. Nice hazy bubbling dark amber with a foamy head. Nose is great. Sherbert, pear, perfumey. taste is yeasty, malty with pears, raisins and finish is English pear drop sweets. First taste is quite dry and would expect more fruitiness but fruit builds up nicely on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humble_Tester (9) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011 does not count
Bottle - Pours a cloudy Orange/Amber color with a hoppy, yet fruity smell that is particularly evocative of spring. A sharp first taste that has a short caramel aftertaste. A great outdoor, sipping drink. Hardly noticable as a 9% abv too because of its complex flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2011
Homlyos, stt narancssrga szne van, amiben lassan keringenek az apr buborkok a pohr szja fel. Habja piszkosfehr, ds, krmes s kitart, mint egy maratoni fut. Illata desks s citrusos, korianderes, borsos, ananszos, parfms, igen intenzv. zben előszr aszalt gymlcsk jnnek, srgabarack, mandarin, melasz, gymlcs lekvr, prklt malta. Aztn bekszik egy igen nagy adag amerikai koml a maga gyantssgval, kesernyssgvel s rendkvli gymlcsssgvel. Sűrű teste van s mrskelt mennyisgű, apr buborkok vannak benne, a magas alkoholtartalom pedig rződik benne, de nem tolakod. Utze gymlcss, szőlős s a legvge igen szraz, kesernys. Nagyon rdekes volt ez az des kezds utni finom kesernyssg, ami elg kiegyenslyozott teszi a vgn. Finom volt s klnleges, inkbb tli estkre val itka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4369) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle: Hazy orange color, low white head. Aroma with notes of malt, honey, fruits, acid and hops. Flavor is also malty and round, intensive notes of honey, fruits, raisins, hops and alcohol. Bitter and alcoholic finish. Very nice, complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Misty orange pour good carbonation aroma fruit yeast spice flavours sweet grainy orange some lemon yeast and coriander mild clove bright tasting tripel finish rich clear tastes sweet triple well worth drinking again leaves a pleasantness in the mouth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 30th January 2008
Typical strong English beer. Sweet and sour, some brandyish notes. Very dry finish. Struggled with this one. 2.6

13th January 2015
Hazy deep gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry and crisp. Sweetish airy malts, light dry milky sweetness. Trace of floral dried fruits. Pinch of spice. Light dry finish. Not the worst tripel Ive tried.

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