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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Adnams Lighthouse is developed from our Champion Pale Ale, a beer that won many awards from 1922 to 1980. With an ABV of 3.4%, this classic amber beer delivers a crisp, refreshing taste- With its light fragrance, lovely malt flavours and long hoppy after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion Beer From The Coast.
Cask version released as Pale Champion Ale for the 2009 JDW Festival.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (5718) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aroma of some malt and hops. Tastes light and easy with a light bitter end. Just an OK beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5732) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Light amber in colour, low head. Aroma and taste of roasted grains, cereals and bread. Typical ale, quite good, easy to drink but with too much bitterness for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
seritomi (337) - HUNGARY - AUG 27, 2012
Nagyon szép vörös szín hozzá társuló sűrű bézs habbal. Illata száraz komlós kicsit fanyar. Ízében ez határozott savanykás és erjedt formában jelenik meg. Laza, élénk utóíze közepesen keserű. Vannak jobb bitterek de nem rossz anyag.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Tasting from August 2011.
Radiant copper body that is finely carbonated and capped off by a dollop of white cream that is lasting. Skunky, musty malt and floral hop aroma has hints of white grapes, stewed pear and apples. Oddly rubbery and plastic on the palate; phenolic, even smoky with a bready midriff and stale hop tail that shows only the slightest hint of fruit esters. Finishes crisp - I could be mistaken at thinking euro-lager while drinking this! Watery and ill defined. Not in the best of form. A re-rate to be fair! (50cL, BB 30/08/11, Budgen’s, Withycombe Village, Exmouth, Devon)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1439) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Mid amber gold coloured ale with a thickish white head. Light hop aroma with a malty background. Medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, fruity hop flavours are matched by a slightly sweet malt taste. The finish is quite long and fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
50cl bottle, courtesy of my neighbors. Orangée, col épais beige. Arôme malté pâle sur une pointe de citronné houblonné restant dans ce bouquet trčs anglais. En bouche, malté; houblon léger, notes cara/grains sur pointe de levure, malt ambré/pâle, le tout restant léger sur un fin note grillé et un fini moyen amer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a light golden brown with decent foamy off white head. Aroma is similar to many Adnams beers, ample caramel and cereal malts, a touch of honey, light, grassy hops. Taste is very solid for such a relatively low alcohol beer. Much the same malt notes but the hops are very much more evident here. Good, crisp honey tinged bitterness with a solid, lingering after taste. Every time I get complacent about the idea that only higher alcohol beers have the depth of flavour that will keep me interested I remember beers like this which offer a lot of taste at modest ABV without tasting watery. Very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bardzo wytrawny i goryczkowy bitter. Chmiel tu dominuje. Piwo po prostu nim pachnie, a w smaku zdecydowanie przeważa mocna goryczka. Jasna barwa skrywa aromaty różnych rodzajów chmielu. Podobny do najlepszych IPA

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
The normal (fairly new) brown bottle Adnams use, 500ml and only 3.4%ABV, best before 6 Feb 2010, drank July 2009. Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass. Looked fine, a bright chestnut brown body with an off-white head that tried to hang around but failed. Lacing stayed at the top of the glass otherwise I just had a collar around the beer as it sank down the glass with each sip. Aroma was initially weak, some nuts and earthy esters, a little maltiness was also present as the beer warmed in the glass. I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of the flavours and their strenght considering the ABV. Malty at first, then a mellow hoppy aftertaste. Refreshing and mature, impressed. I don’t normally like weaker beers, but this is one I’d have again and again, ideal for a long session or if working early the next day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (2765) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2011
50cl bottle. Amber colour with off white head but quickly dissipating and good lasting. Aroma is fruity, sweet, honey, Flavour is bready, light, fresh, sweet at the beginning with a final slightly bittery with a medium duration. Carbonation is soft. Texture is oily. Body is light to medium.


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