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Adnams Old Ale

Brewed by Adnams
Style: Old Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
This is a mild ale style beer brewed with East Anglian pale ale and Crystal malted barley and Boadicea hops. It’s dark red/brown in colour with an aroma of caramel and nutty chocolate. The toffee and chocolate also come through on the palate along with hints of red fruits, all balanced by a smooth bitterness. A traditional speciality winter warmer with flavours of fruit, malt, roast grain, and a hint of caramel. What’s the story? Old Ale is based on one of Adnams’ oldest beer recipes which dates back to to 1890. It was crowned Champion Beer of East Anglia 2013 by Camra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean deep burgundy color with small beige head. Aroma is very light sweet malts and burnt sugar. Taste has more sugar malts and plastic, with light closing bitterness. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, sub-par

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (542) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Clear, amber colour with medium and quickly disappearing head. Moderate aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits and earthy note. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Low carbonation. Low to medium body. It’s not remerkable, but decent ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading. Chestnut-brown with a thick, smooth beige head and a light fizz. Chocolate up front and a some red wine. Growing oakiness and a lovely smooth mouthfeel. A little lighter than some old ales, which means that it goes down very easily- I could drink a lot of this. A little leathery dryness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at Charlie’s pub, cph. Very dark brown with beige head. Coke, a little caramel and roast and nuts in the nose, mildly bitter, light body, no carbonation, and a little fruity aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(cask) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of herbal hops and cardboard, quite yeasty and green, with a hint of earth and some dust. flavour is mostly roasted malts and cardboard, quite oxidized and sweet, with a hint of dark fruit, yeast and caramel. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (6535) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the bridge house. Ruby red caramel coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Atoms is Apple vinegar, caramel. Flavour is composed of apple, caramel, toffee, Apple, vinegar, tart apple. Palate is caramel semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Pretty fucked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours deep ruby, nose is toffee, caramel, taste is rich, light, berry fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
On pump tap at the Tree Folk's pub in Rome-ITALY. Pours reddish black, creamy ivory compact head which remains. Nose: velvet, wood pellets, macerated cherries. Mouth: under spirit cherries. Very surprising. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (354) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Rather disappointed with this one. Dark but only the slightest of malty aromas. Flavour is largely of caramel, but again a real effort to discern. Palate is thin and finish rather short. I just kind of expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Cask. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Raisin notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

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