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Adnams / Devils Backbone American Amber

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22492) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
8th April 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Almost clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is delightfully fresh and smooth. Semi dry with good fine carbonation. Light fresh creamy malt. Nice balancing hops - semi sweet fresh orange and mild floral notes. Turns much more bitter and provides a long bitter linger. Just a really nicely balanced, fresh and drinkable beer. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2013
cask at S.order ... COpper .. thin whiye head ... soft tofee fruits ... light hop nose ... light bitter malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
Cask at the Green Man, JDW - London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Dried fruits, berries in the nose, leaves, lightly toasted bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, some fairly sturdy dry bitter leaves, toasty bread, dried fruits, light pine. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Some lightly toasted, bready malta to finish, more leady bitterness, suggestions of pine, peach, some citrus fruits. Very tasty beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Cask at Penderel’s Oak (JDW) 10/04/13. Clear dark amber/copper with a well formed bubbly beige head. Nose is caramel malt lead followed up with biscuit notes and light floral hoppage. Taste comprises summer fruits, biscuit, light bread dough, caramel, orange, citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate lending towards a dry finish with some hop bitterness. This pint was in good nick, not one to rave about but eminently quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with no head. Very thin and watery on the palate, some sweet syrupy fruit, slightly floral, elderflower cordial, but really too wishy washy. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask at the Foot of the Walk. Pours copper, sweet with salty burnt toffee/caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Dark amber brown with a cream foam. Aromas are raisins and dark winter fruit with medicinal notes. Earthy and plummy with brown sugar and light roast malts. Chocolate with traces of liquorice. Flavours are sweet and fruity with dark berries and some plummy red wine notes. Spicy on the finish with bitter lemon. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - 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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