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Triple - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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very good

85 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2005)
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Number: A313220. I went to the website to look up the bottling date based upon the bottle number, but this series wasn't listed (guess they figured that no one could have possibly held onto a bottle this long long).

Drink By Date: 05/02/09 (Feb 5, '09 in English format)

I bought this bottle at a Sainsbury's in the UK while on a Business trip and stuck it into the back of my fridge when I got home. Poured into a proper English pub glass. There was a little sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

A: A clear, deep amber honey color with moderate carbonation and a one finger off-white head that didn't last very long.

S: I didn't detect a very strong hop presence in the nose, but there was a little bit of toffee and brown sugar. Maybe the age of the bottle has moderated the hop aroma?

T: At first I thought that the alcohol presented too strong a presence (maybe it's more of a green apple pinch?), but after a few mouthfuls I really started to get to the maltiness of this beer. As it warmed up a little the flavors of dark toffee and brown sugar really come to the fore. I didn't feel like it had a very pronounced hoppiness.

M: A velvety, rich, viscous texture in the mouth. This stuff goes down very easily! Very strong and satisfying finish.

D: Even though this is relatively high alcohol beer, it is not overbearing in any way from the alcohol, the hops, or the malt. Everything about this beer is balanced, if slightly pronounced. I could enjoy this all night long. This was a lucky find for me!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2009 19:58:08 | More by BitterLover
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Triple from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.