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Adnams / Devils Backbone American Amber

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Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Beer festival Spring 2013.

This medium-bodied beer is a reddish-amber colour, with floral citrus hop aromas leading to full malt and hop flavours, underscored by a toasted malt backbone.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask at the Foot of the Walk. Pours copper, sweet with salty burnt toffee/caramel taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 8 April 2013. Poured a clear, bright amber, with a dense off-white head. Aroma was slightly dulled; some citrus, copper and caramel. Flavours have more assertive hop character, with grapefruit, marmalade and biscuity malt. Finish was bitter resin, dry grain and soda bread.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Deep Amber Red in colour. Hoppy; citrus hops. Fruity; lemon citrus. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Moderately bitter hoppy with a sweet malt backbone. Decent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
polishtwat (6) - MEXBOROUGH, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
a very nice beer with an unusual colour,it’s abit like shane hartshorne’s bath water.lots of flavour’s going on there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Cask @ Lord Moon of the Mall, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 270413

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Medium brown with a slight, off-white head. Some citrus fruit, light malts and moderately bitter finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber-red with a beige head and a moderate fizz - really quite fizzy for a cask beer. Ooh, unusual aroma, can’t quite place it. On tasting it there’s some chilli, a deep toffee malt background, then definite pine, orange and grapefruit. It draws you in - it’s very more-ish. A big like from me on this one, I do enjoy Adnams’ efforts as these festivals. Lengthy grapefruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2013
cask at S.order ... COpper .. thin whiye head ... soft tofee fruits ... light hop nose ... light bitter malts

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear russet in colour withn a thin light buff head. Orange zest in the citrusy aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive tea biscuit base with strong zesty fruit notes of tart grapefruit pith. Hint of rye grain in the mouth. Strong citrus flavour to the bitter astringent hop resins evident in the mouth. Finish is slightly malty with orange peel notes present. An ok amber ale but lacking in complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 The Felix, Nuneaton, 24/04/13. Eponymous with a tight drum of head draping the glass. Soft chocolate, chestnut, possibly coriandered aroma. A decent red jelly, coriander, Hovis biscuit mixture of flavours more in the Belgian camp than US. Reminds me of those slightly flowery, biscuity Belgian impersonations of an English ale. Good fresh malty finish; nut husk and digestive afters. Good.


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