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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Pivo piji jako kaědż obyčejnż člověk, mť komenty tedy nemaji takovou hodnotu jako u pivnich znalců. Piöu sem jen protoěe musim pro statistiku :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4791) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Henglerís Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin bubbly beige head, floral citrus hop aroma, good lacing, fruity, toffee malt flavour, refreshing, sweet malty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask. Mostly clear copper shade with a long-lasting head. Aroma is predictably hoppy. Lovely caramel, orange and berry taste with plenty of hop bitterness. Served in top form and uber drinkable, this one was a winner for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Monkís Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber-red with a beige head and a moderate fizz - really quite fizzy for a cask beer. Ooh, unusual aroma, canít quite place it. On tasting it thereís some chilli, a deep toffee malt background, then definite pine, orange and grapefruit. It draws you in - itís very more-ish. A big like from me on this one, I do enjoy Adnamsí efforts as these festivals. Lengthy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18711) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
Cask, wetherspoon ale festival, Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Mahogany colour, fresh hop aroma, background of caramel. Smooth, sweet, some caramel and floral flavours. End is too sweet for me, but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask at Square Peg, Brum. My new home. I donít feel safe. All the bar staff are 7ft. Itís heaving in here. Cheap. I donít think Iíd thrive in a prison environment. Lots of old ppl and fluorescent jackets. My goodness itís 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 Iíll 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.

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