wyzzywyz22 (2073) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy amber pour with a small bubbly off white head. Nose had traces of spice, yeast and alcohol. Sweet marzipan and fruits present in the flavour..ABV nicely masked. An interesting take on the style.
Hanoi (552) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: Gusher. Nose is Belgian yeast a little playdo(?), celler, dust, nothing of the panettone in the nose. Taste is caramel, dough, yeast a little honey, strange dry note in the after taste. Nothing like a panettone at all. A passable triple but no more.
Edit. By half way, the flat playdo Taste dominates. This is actively unpleasant. Drain pour.
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Great, full-tasting tripel, ever so slightly creamy and a touch more sweetness than its Belgian coutnerparts. Really tried to pick up some saffron or in fact any additional spiciness at all but alas couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed. Nevertheless, a nice tripel.
Garrold (2228) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, golden colour. Creamy, thick, persistent, white head. Big, boozy, bready, spicy (clove?) aroma. Crystallised fruit. Saffron definitely in there too. Taste is barley sugar sweet. Dried citrus and vinous fruit dryness brings up the rear. Palate is big bodied, but fresh. This beer is big, but not daft. Good stuff.