gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Chad9976 (1334) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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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Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
madsberg (10597) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
yespr (33803) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@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.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Poured with a mostly fading, soapy white head & a clear amber body. Overall, a pasteurised malty, caramel character. Thatís backed by some biscuity malt on the nose. Light & dry on the tongue with a slight grassy bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation & a short hoppy finish.
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this in the Adnams shop in Richmond. First thing I was say is that the colour is great. Clear red/golden/copper colour.
Very little head, Someone else said that the aroma was a bit like freshly cut crops and I have to agree with that. I can taste citrus, raisins and there is a very slight ginger or spice flavour in there. The first taste I had I was not that fussed, but it seams to get better after a few mouthfuls. Long lasting after taste. Its very mild, I mean I could drink a lot of this. Now really keen to know what this is like on tap.