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Adnams Extra

Brewed by Adnams
Style: Bitter
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Occasional Returned after an absence of 10 years as a special in April 2009 but has appeared again since then. To celebrate the UK’s first ever National Cask Ale Week, Adnams is bringing back a much-loved classic - Adnams Extra Special Bitter. Known to its fans simply as ‘Adnams Extra’, the beer was crowned the Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival in 1993.
According to Rob Flanagan, Sales Director at Adnams, “Adnams is fully supporting Cask Ale Week and wanted to celebrate the occasion by bringing back one of our old favourites. Adnams Extra Special Bitter has reached near cult status amongst Adnams fans who remember the beer with great fondness, we are sure they will be delighted to hear that it is returning. We also hope that resurrection of Adnams Extra will create a buzz of interest in Cask Ale Week for those who have not tried it before.”
Returned again for Wetherspoons Oct ’15 Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Cheadle. Pours copper with off white head. Bit of harsh hop, biscuit, bit more hop. Bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Cask, on gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2015. Deep gold in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Biscuity malts, a touch of fruity sweetness and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16880) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Cask at the Windlesora, Tourist Town, 30/10/15. Clear golden orange with a well appointed white cap that retains well, full glass lacing ensues. Nose is airy malt, orange peel, bread dough, grain. Taste comprises apricot jam, straw, light bread, grassy, orange, toasted malt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a grassy bitter linger. Decent enough bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
29th October 2015
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is light and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Nice condition. Smooth sweetish malts. Light floralness. A nice peachy mellow orange. Light finish brings a trace of esters. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Cask@St Matthew Hall, Walsall. Golden amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma Is fruity and malts. Taste is tangerine, malts and citrus. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - golden with a nice head. Nose - lemon, grassy biscuit backdrop. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good. It grows.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9843) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Hazy golden with an off white head. Mixed stewed autumn fruits with biscuity malts. Peppery and leafy with traces of glue. Grassy with minerals and yeast. Adnams character but not quite the quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask at the Montague Pyke. Or pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, toasty grainy, cereal, biscuit, bread, apple and a touch of toffee. The taste is bitter, toasty grain, spice, earth, cereal, wood, leather and a touch of pithy lemon. Finish is firm a dry. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. A respectable bitter by all accords.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
witthatsbier (514) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask@ wetherspoons beer festival light copper colour thick white head; nose is little grain not much else taste is sweetish with hardly any hop very poor beer Shame a long time ago this was a great beer,was my favourite Adnams beer,now its very bland .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, light citrus, taste is sweet, bitter fruit, something odd.

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