Brewed by Durham
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bowburn, England


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RATINGS: 128   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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gwoodin's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - 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.

flying_pig (1685) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2017
500ml Bottle from Fenwick's, Newcastle (£3.99):
Quite an interesting beer, this one opened with a huge amount of sweetness & fruits on the nose with some caramel malts towards the end but come the taste these characteristics took more of a backseat as the alcohol content of the beer made itself known alongside, although there was still some fruits & sweetness at this point too. It was a strong beer with a light body, still easy to drink but one with a definite kick towards the end too.

Parmenion777 (380) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 Bottle – pours an almost clear amber colour with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malts and fruity with notes of straw and brandy. The taste is moderately sweet, dark sweet fruit, raisin and prune, caramel malt and orange peel flavours. A warm alcohol, spicy wood bitterness in the finish.

sebsky (389) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
500 ml bottle,bb 06/2020. Copper,opaque. Nose - sweet,coriander,yeast,pear. Taste - sweet then bitter with bitter aftertaste,yeast,coriander.

wilde_joost59 (341) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
Shared a bottle (50cl) with Huub at the end of the beernight. A good tripel, not the sweetness of some Belgian tripels, but a bitterness in it. Liked it! Thanks Huub for a special evening!

blackisle (2891) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Bottle 50cl, split between wilde_joost59 (cheers mate) and me @home poured into a chalice. Hazy deep amber, small off-white head, fairly lasting, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, orange, pear, caramel, yeast; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, citrus, light yeast; taste medium to light heavy sweet and medium bitter, malty, fruity, yeasty, bit boozy, spicy notes; dry sweetbitter finish; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonaion; not your typical (Belgian style) tripel, alcohol well hidden, very tasty.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle @ Cotteridge Wines. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270717

john44 (3456) - 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 (2840) - 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 (5012) - 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 (1888) - 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.

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