Having tried quite a few Adnams ales, I was really looking forward to trying this one. Just look at the beautiful bottle with the old fashioned bottle stopper; full marks to Adnams for presentation. Unfortunately, that's the only full marks I was able to give them.
The beautiful golden colour is slightly let down by the very thin white head that disappears in the blink of an eye. Now I know that beauty isn't only skin deep so I moved in for a sniff and oh my goodness, it smelled like I had poured a fruit liqueur over some fermented fruit. I was almost afraid to taste it, but needs must!
No no no, this isn't beer is it? With flavours of fruit and honey it reminded me of the sweet wines you taste when you go on the excursions to vineyards in Spain. Sickly sweet, intensely fruity and extremely low in carbonation, it tasted more like a Madeira wine than a beer to me.
Far too odd for my taste and unfortunately one Ale NOT Be Seeing Again. Adnams have got so much right with their core ales like Broadside, Southwold and Ghost Ship but they got so much wrong with this Triple Knot. Of course, it wasn't completely undrinkable and I've never left a beer unfinished yet, but it's a bit of a Marmite beer and I'm not in the 'Love It' camp.
Brewed by Adnams, Suffolk
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