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


on tap


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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. (Contains barley).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Orangey colour, clear, clingy white head. Malty nose, nut, caramel. Taste has firm malt, some toffee, mild orangey hops. Dry end. Light body with smooth mouthfeel. A nice bitter, very easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
Deep and light dark golden colour with an off white head. Caramel malt aroma with some fruity notes. Rich mild caramel flavour with a pleasant bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Outstanding far an 3,4% beer.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2012
Clear copper, decent but loose white head. Aroma is subtle sweet fruit. Light body, bright carbonation. pleasant tangy fruity start, moving to dark toffee malt and then some bitterness in finish. Overall a bit watery and not particularly interesting but quite quaffable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
seritomi (358) - Budapest, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2896) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1566) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (9313) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - 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.

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