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Adnams / Avery 3 Point 5

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Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Session IPA
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask: Special - JD Wetherspoon Beer Festival.
Session Ale
Adam Avery and Steve Breezley have travelled to Adnams Brewery, in Suffolk, which is hosting an international brewer for us for the first time, to collaborate in brewing this beer specially for this Wetherspoon real ale festival. Although brewed at a session-beer strength, this beer is hopped like a true IPA, including dry-hopping in the cask, creating a pine-like and citrus aroma and a full on hop character throughout the flavour and finish.
Hops used: Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daveC1964 (1) - - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
At long last a Beer I can drink all night that actually tastes of beer. Thank you Adnams. I understand this is exclusive to Wetherspoons, shame!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Hand pull at Solomon Cutler, Birmingham. Wow. Really, really good. Sensationally beautiful hop flavour - so big and lustrous. Rich scent, slippery mouthfeel. Flavours of tangerine, bitter grapefruit. Comfortably better than anything I’ve drank in Wetherdpoons for donkeys years. Better than most other things in fact. Some water in there somewhere, but hey, at 3.5% give me an effing break.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2880) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2012
Cask at the old jailhouse, Winchester.
light chestnut with creamy white head.Resinous hops with plenty of grapefruit and mango character with little in the way of bitterness. Reminds me somewhat of ghost ship. Dry finish. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1867) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Medium to dark amber,medium head good lacing. Medium strength grapefruit aroma. Taste is of grapefruit blended with a good level of bitterness. Very smooth on the palate. This is an excellent beer. A little more hops and abv could make it phenominal.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Moon under Water (JDW ) Watford. Amber gold with a lively white head. A cracking half IPA with lovely piney hops in aroma and flavour. Adnams are a welcome addition to Spoons guest festival brewer plants. They have given Avery full reign to clog their kettles and casks with decent hops. I wonder how this might have tasted if brewed at Marstons?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask at JDW Briar Rose part Autumn 2012 beer fest; pour clear amber really taste the American hops. Piney lemon fresh taste definitely up there with Jarl as a hoppy sessionable low ABV beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness and the Standing Order Edinburgh 261012
Orange amber, clear, large dense white head with good lacing
Aroma - Big hoppy nose for the abv, citrus hops, grapefruit, nice piney hops
Taste - Bitter citrus piney hops, light pale malt background, piney grapefruit, nice bitterness, malt hop balance just right here
Palate - soft carb, light body bit of little oily. Finish - lingering bitter piney hops, citrus and a touch of grassy hop, not over bitter
Overall - This was really good - no surprise it was made at Adnams,..I had to have more this that evening before its gone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
For a 3.5% beer this is quite astonishing. Packed with American citrus hop aromas which carry through to make a clean, sharp, refreshing taste. Only criticism that could be levelled is in the slight sour note and thin palate but what do you expect for 3.5%? Could drink this all day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Ale festival 2012. Golden, thin head. Amazing floral aroma, much more than expected some stone fruit and rose. Balanced, more floral hops, slight metallic finish. Best of the festival so far.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4477) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Cask at The Greyhound (JDW), Maidenhead. Golden amber with a tight cream head; aroma of resinous hops with a smattering of birch twigs; soft and creamy in the mouth to start, until the hops kick in with a rich, woody, resinous flavour that’s sustained; leaving s drying palate. Delicious and remarkably full bodied for the strength.


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