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Triple | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2005

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Format: a funky 500mL brown bottle with a super-stylish old-school English label. Looks great.

Appearance: pours a deep amber-brown with limited carbonation visible. A reasonable off-white head pops up to a finger before dropping to a thick cap. Looks good.

Aroma: plenty of caramel and toffee, roasted malts, dark fruits and some hops. Lovely.

Taste: orchard and heavy fruits - apple and pear, raisins and plums. Also those caramel and toffee, with some spices. Fantastic!

Aftertaste: all the flavours linger nicely for quite a time - this is one hell of a beer.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with also moderate carbonation. This beer is very drinkable - which is a bit dangerous at 7.2% ABV.

Overall: this is by far one of my favourite English beers - it ticks all the right boxes. Nicely complex, great feel, great package, great aroma, easy drinking and can be a slow-sipper if you want. A decent price too for a top-end Brit, at AU$8. definitely worth the having.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stephenlee
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of charlatan
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%

This has changed from smaller bottles at 7.2% to 500ml bottles at 6.7%.

Copper colour with no head. Theree seems to be dried fruit, apple, lemon and sherbet in the nose. This is certainly on the citric side for an English Strong Ale, but there is a pleasant variety of discernible flavours aside from lemon, including vanilla, oak, brown sugar and a little mint. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper hue with a off white two finger head and very nice clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is fruitcake,strawberry jam,boozy alcohol,brandied raisins and herbal hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,moderately carbonated but still rounds the palette with tastes of chocolate coated cherries,booze,roasted nuts,herbal hops and finished with a caramel candy bittersweetness and overall i like it and the perfect after dinner drop and would buy again as would age well cheers.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep chestnut to copper colour with a small, foamy head that is slightly off-white in colour and settles to a thin lacing after a few minutes.

Strong malt aroma to begin that is paired with a sweet and rather fruity aroma that has hints of darker fruits and a noticeable caramel smell that is quite pleasant. There is a little bit of apple, some spice and a touch of sugar.

Very rich and sweet with a good mix of caramel, toffee and dark fruit to begin with, coupled with some sweet sugar and a rich, malty base. There is some dates and apple along with a hint of vanilla too.

Very smooth with a medium body and medium carbonation as well. There is some definite spice and a very slightly dry ending.

An excellent beer with tonnes going on and a beer that strikes a great balance between the rich malty flavours and the sweet, dark fruit like ones. The caramel that both the aroma and taste start with are a lot stronger than I would have expected but this is a beer that I will be seeking out again in the near future.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a highball glass.

A: Deep copper with almost no head. Almost absolutely clear with no visible carbonation.

S: Malts, some spiciness and a bit of hops. Just a hint of sweetness.

T: slightly malty with a lot of hops. A hint of citrus and spice is present. Aftertaste is hoppy with a tinge of citrus and an almost honey-like sweetness at the tip of the tongue. Alcohol is uncensored, but pleasant. The citrus sat a little bit oddly on the tongue, almost bordered on becoming unpleasant. Everything disappears within 20 seconds.

M: Very light with slight carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O: It's a good beer, but far from outstanding. While I might still get this beer every now and then, I could live my life without ever having this again. A good beer to drink if you're looking for something easy but with character.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Triple from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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