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Adnams / Devils Backbone American Amber

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask@theroyaltiger, wednesfield. Reddish amber with small head and good lacing. Aroma of dry malts. Taste is dry leaves, malts, a touch of citrus and dry hops. Medium bodied. I am not a fan of amber ales, but this one was quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4007) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask at Square Peg, Brum. My new home. I don’t feel safe. All the bar staff are 7ft. It’s heaving in here. Cheap. I don’t think I’d thrive in a prison environment. Lots of old ppl and fluorescent jackets. My goodness it’s cheap though - have I mentioned that? 2 halves have broken the seal; want more now. This beer (meanwhile) is OK. Some discernible hopping, but still lacks any discernible US hop flavour. Maybe when I burp I’ll appreciate the flavours a bit more. The mouthfeel of many of these fest beers is poor. Boring finish here too. Get out of my house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2883) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Dark amber with fast-settling off-white head. Piney hoppy nose with hints of dark marmalade and caramel. Rich and malty-sweet yet with an immediate hop bite and a lingering bitter and marmalade finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4921) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a loose cream head; grainy aroma; sour fruit flabour; with a immediate sharp bitterness and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask. Was expecting amber - got gold. White top. Floral and lemony hop nose. Sweet sugary peach and light fruit flavours. A little pineapple, some mango. Finish is sweet and mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (937) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Fruit,toast and strong citrus aroma ; Red amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and heavier bitter taste ; Bitter finish ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the moon under water JDW spring beer fest 2013. Reddish amber with a creamy beige head. Good lacing. Citrus metallic nose. Flavour is more metallic. Dry rye bread malt. Firm bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3336) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin bubbly beige head, floral citrus hop aroma, good lacing, fruity, toffee malt flavour, refreshing, sweet malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1643) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
cask at the ralph. amber body. thin white head. citrus hops black malt wheat. bitswt. dry finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (5111) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Copper red with a small head. Has a floral aroma with a underlying fruity taste and a high bitterness citric taste.

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