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


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RATINGS: 112   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
bottle, very nice dry hoppy aroma, just like usual from Southwold. deep gold, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, good smoothy taste, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, good bitter beer, i like Adnams

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
A - Citrus (lemon) with lighter malt A - Dark orange with thin white head T - Light sweet with sour, finished with full bitter P - Medium and a touch fizzy O - Not as inviting as other bitters

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2011
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear light golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of earthy hops. Taste is light nutty malts with some citrussy and grassy hops towards the end. Quite good, considering the low abv, the body is weak, but refreshing. Fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1501) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 The British are known for making beers low in alcohol that still have genuine flavor (not unlike our "lite" beers here). The Adnams Lighthouse is a beer Iíd love to pit against any macro light lager in a taste test. While it may not be the most delicious or robust beer in the world, it does have a nice flavor and high drinkability.

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

Appearance: Pure amber color. Crystal-clear with plenty of noticeable carbonation. Nice eggshell-colored, frothy/creamy head with decent retention and lacing.

Smell: At first it smells a tad skunky, but upon closer examination itís more of a cereal malt scent. This beer seems very similar to a generic American summer seasonal, but without any wheat or fruit (well, perhaps a touch of white grape).

Taste: A difficult palate to describe. This is a deliberately mild beer, so the flavor here must be reached for. I get a slightly sweet, slightly doughy, Cheerios-like flavor across the front and middle. The finish and aftertaste and the same - mostly clean, but a tad malty. This beer has an almost lager-like taste thatís a little tangy, but easily tolerable.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thick and soft for such a light beer. Despite the many bubbles in my glass, it feels quite tepid.

Drinkability: An extremely chuggable beer and if I were drinking this on a hot summerís day thatís exactly how I would want it to drink it. Finishes mostly clean, but there is a touch of dryness in the aftertaste.

Overall, a fine English pub-style beer to session for hours on end while watching rugby or football. Not as robust as Iíd prefer, but I appreciate the drinkability of this one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a light tan head. The aroma has notes of fruits, toffee, and butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butterscotch, and caramel, leading to a dry finish. The body is light. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Caramel, nutty, light bitterness, grassy, hay notes, straw, light grainy, clean and nice - but a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11018) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
bottled. amber coloured. unclear. beige head. aroma of fruits, sweetness, light spice and caramel. flavour of fruits, caramel and sweetness. medium bodied. dry fruity end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is flat malty and breadish. Flavour is the same. Flat and roasted. Breadish and slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
@yespr tasting. thanks a lot. clear caramelly brown. mild distinct bitter aroma.. flavor is hoppy bitter, malty. lots of flavor for a very low abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep golden with a rough off-white head. Fruit, caramel and British hops in the nose. Light body, a little caramel and British hops leaving a fairly bitter finish. 050111

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