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

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RATINGS: 169   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 15.05.2009
Aroma has English hops, some toffee, malty notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with English hops, toffee, some caramel, berries and hay. Boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Amber-brown colour. Caramel and lightly fruity aroma. Similar taste. A rather bland offering, and totally lifeless in bottle format.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2473) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: klar, mørk kobberfarge med storboblet skum. Snev av ristet brød i aromaen. Litt kjeks og frukt i smaken. Behagelig karbonert, middels munnfylde men lang ettersmak til bare 4%.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 28, 2013
Full flavoured beer? Not really to my palate. Tastes a bit bland for me, slightly walnuts and hops to open with and then a thin quick bitter end. No real depth.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (698) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2013
Not a style that really floats my boat. Slight chocolate undertones on the palate, but not enough to engage me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle on the train to Edinburgh, cheers to JP for the pour - 08/12/12. Nose is dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tate comprises prunes, dark fruits, sugars, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Chocolatey, caramel, good colour and aroma. Sampled at a tasting, I did want the whole bottle, but they wouldn’t let me. Something about not being enough for others. Whatever.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from local market. Brown, reddish colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet and malts. Flavour is sweet syrup, toffee, chocolate and malts. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light citrus with some earthy notes. Taste is dark fruits with a caramel malty sweetness with some citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A well done amber style ale which is very full flavored despite the low ABV. Recommended for a pleasant tasting experience.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Pours coppery-orange, clear. Nice long lasting off white cap, good creaminess and lacing. Malty nose, dark bread and a bit of choclate malt. Taste has some caramel, grain, mild chocolate, roasted and toasted malt. Dry, trace of late hops with low bitterness. Mild toffee and some choclate in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A bit more robust than expected, but pretty enjoyable.


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