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


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Full Flavoured Ale"
A traditional dark ruby ale, delivering full flavour at just 4% ABV. Full aromatic barley malts and an exquisite blend of hops combined to create a wonderful balance of sweet biscuit and subtle fruit flavours, with a hint of chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1389) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 There are a few styles of beer that truly British at their core - the mild and the bitter being two of the most renown examples of the style (especially when served on cask). Adnams Gunhill is an ale that seems to be applicable to either style so I wonít try to pigeonhole it. Regardless, itís one of the few bottled beers that can come close to replicating true pub ale.

I poured a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: A pretty ruby red color as indicated by the description on the bottle. It forms a white, frothy head which leaves plenty of lacing and retains well. Only a little carbonation is present.

Smell: Not much. Perhaps some typical British-style biscuity malt scents. A touch of fruit basket notes, too, but otherwise very mild in the nose.

Taste: Gunhill has a slightly sweet, biscuity/bready malt taste from start to finish. Thereís a touch of red apple fruity sweetness common to British beers due to their yeast strain, plus a tang I often find in beers of this style. Itís a tad dry, but only a tad. It actually reminds me of Fullerís ESB or Wells Bombardier, but with a simpler, milder palate (but a satisfying one).

Mouthfeel: Medium body bordering on light. Feels wet, watery, cold, and tepid in the mouth. A tongue-friendly beer, though!

Drinkability: Extremely smooth and highly quaffable. I paired this with lunch and it all went together extremely well as the beer is refreshing enough for pub fare, or simple as a session ale during the football match.

Overall, Iíve had better British beers, but I think this is an English pub in a bottle - genuine flavor without any obnoxiousness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
Aroma-Ozone Appearance-dark brown/red very light head Taste-Sharp/bitter hoppy short lived Overall- There are better Adnams beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
31st March 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Dry darkish malt. A little bit of fruity hop and banana coming through towards the dry finish. Subtle flavour quite well blended. A grower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle shared with Lyoli on the night I got a job offer. Pours mostly clear, ruby-brown with a foamy, whitish head. Doughy, caramely aroma with heavy pasteurization, which I donít mind too much. Flavor is decent, has some pleasant malts, caramel and maple syrup. Light to medium in body with crispy carbonation. Some mild bitterness come along in the finish with further, light sugar, caramel and some faint earth. Pretty nice overall but certainly not terribly exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Beautiful ruby ale colour - a hint of red when held up to the light. Slightly acidic, citrussy aroma, though the biscuity flavours come through. A surprising level of bitterness made for a thirst quenching drink. Quite tasty considering relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30260) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. High malty, chocolate, berries, light roasted notes, licorice, bitterness, light burned, light fruity, toasted, light bisquit. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
Clear red brown pour big fluffy head mild carbonation aroma caramel chocolate earthyness some fruit flavour dark roasted tastes malts like caramel rich nutty chocolate fruit vanilla smooth ale mild bitter finish dark malts rewarding cling to the palate good ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10684) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Light hazy. Dense off white head. Aroma of berries, some bread, fruits. Flavour of bread, some caramel and cocoa. Fruits notable. Medium bodied. Bready and sweet end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
clear amber, smooth offwhite head. bitter aroma, almost sort of berryish bitter. also notes that reminds me of stale hops.flavor is stale hops , bitterness, sort of flowery notes.

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