Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bowburn, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Deep Gold in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Fruity; orange-citrus. Hoppy; floral hops. Yeasty & spicy. Alcohol warming but well disguised. Sweet malty fruity throughout with a dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. (2009-03)

s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared with sarky northner at Peak District family doo. Clear Urdu amber thin head. Aroma is fruity caramel taste same wine spice and booze decent hoppy bitter finish. Ok stuff.

SarkyNorthener (4620) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne at the family weekend gathering. Orange amber beer with small head. Aroma of light orange and malts. Taste is malts, a little booze, some orange pith and yeast. OK.

Rotin (1491) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Cloudy, gold to orange colored. AROMA- apples, honey, raspberries, passion fruit, Belgian spiciness. FLAVOR- dry, slightly bitter, alcohol, complex of fruits and malts. Full bodied.
Very good.

Ascelja (1484) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Hazy light amber body, medium white head. Aroma of apples, apricots, raspberries, flowers, yellow plums, liqueur. Taste is sweet. Grains, apricots and again lot of fruits, warming alcohol presence. Fuller body, medium to high carbonation.
Really delicious.

RW80 (2574) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2016
500ml Bottle shared, Bottle was obtained thanks to Hippoman. Apperance: Pours a hazy dark golden with a very thin, bubbly, off-white head. Aroma: Light sweet, malts, toffee, apricot, a lot of coriander with some alcohol. Taste: Spicy coriander and sweet fruit and caramel upfront. , but very well balanced with some bitterness, Long and dry finish. medium body, soft carbonation. Nice triple, which has a really good balance.

BlazerT (1105) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber, medium hazy with big, white head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Aroma is candy, yeasty with nice accents of dried fruits (pear, orange) with nice ready and marmalade malty aromas, also some coriander. Taste is semi-sweet to sweet, nicely spiced, just a touch of bitterness. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, finish is fruity and semi-sweet, ABV is lightly noticeable. In general decent beer, maybe not 100 percent triple, but nice, malty beer fortified with Belgian yeasts.

labeerinthum (864) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ritrova percezioni di arancia e di coriandolo. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma cremosa, dalla buona tenuta, persistente e voluminosa. Fortunatamente in etichetta si viene avvertiti che è una birra viva e si consiglia di tenere vicino un bicchiere pronto per il disgorgare della schiuma, ed infatti appena aperta la bottiglia un intero bicchiere si riempie di schiuma, a bollicine medie. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. La grandezza delle bollicine è media. La carbonazione è abbondante, vivace, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è giallo ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato pesante. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di birra impegnativa per avere un etilico e alcol invadente che si avvicina al whisky. Il finale è amarognolo e secco. Il retrogusto è intenso e persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, frutta secca, resina e lievito.

edsspoon (900) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared at home - erupted once opened so unfortunately 1/3 of this ended up on my bar top and in the washing up bowl. In spite of that it poured a clear golden with a fizzy, lively white head which quickly faded away. Aroma of alcohol, orange and lemon with a hint of coriander. Taste is sweet with orange and lemon again. Light body, prickly carbonation and warming.

BazScott (69) - - JAN 30, 2016
Hazy amber appearance. Small head, which quickly disappears. Tingling effervescence on the palate. Sharp, slightly bitter taste. With a bitter grapefruit like aftertaste. This is a really good 9% beer.

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