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Adnams Regatta

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August. Retired after the summer of 2011.
This is a blonde ale, brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt and English hedgerow hops. Light and crisp with a lovely biscuit backbone, perfect for the summer. A distinctively different summer bitter delicious served cool. Perfect accompaniment to white fish, prawn & curry dishes. A delicate palate with hints of lemon. Brewed to celebrate all that’s great about the British Summertime!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Sole Bay Inn Southwold A golden beer with a small off white coloured head. The aroma has some nice spicy hop and a bit of citrus and a touch of grass. The taste is reasonably hoppy with some orange citrus notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (8322) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Cask, gravity at The Rock of Gibraltar Beer Festival, Enslow, Oxon, 01-09-07 Golden with some haze, served a bit too warm in my opinion, beers were served inside the pub on racks with no effort to keep cool. malt on the aroma and some honey. Tasted fine if bit warm and sweeter than anticipated, some fruit. A friend was convinced that this had aroma of baked beans?? Only ok I’m afraid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 I was rather surprised that I hadn’t rated this one before, and nor had Silk Tork, so here goes. The usual gold colour for a summer ale. The second surprise, and a not altogether welcome one, was the distinct initial whiff of sulphur on the nose. Once that had dissipated, some soft hoppy freshness came through, but not very strongly. The palate was cleanish, and hoppy, with a touch of malt too, but mainly soft, as was the finish. For my money, this is a bit heavy on malt and light on crispness for a quaffer. Not one of the better summer ales on this showing, but perfectly pleasant and dependable. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6906) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
(Cask at Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth Park, London, 6 Aug 2007) Golden amber colour with brief head. Fruity nose with notes of mandarin, lemon, citrussy hops and something slightly sourish. Fruity taste with mandarin, apricots, hints of sulphur, grassy and citrussy hops in the finish. Slightly too sweet for me. Drinkable, but no favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Cask. Clearish golden. Fair white head. Served cold despite being on cask! Full-on flowery hops get treated roughly by major yeastiness that comes across extremely bready. Sweet kiss of malts is all you get in the finish. Promisingly aromatic, but really lacking some dryness to allow any level of drinkability this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Bon accord. Good hop character, a nice light biscuit base. Very drinkable and also in good condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Cask@Catford beer festival. Eggy, sulfury nose, bitter hops, nothing special, but decent flavour. Some lemon zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
Catford Beer fest. Gravity. Glowing amber best bitter. Nutty fruitiness up front, a touch of toffee in the middle, and a gentle flowery hop finish. A nicely balanced and clean beer, though there are murky edges. Slight toffee in the aroma. A pleasant start to the fest while waiting for the boys to arrive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
Cask. Yellow beer with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with a light fruityness. Malty and grainy flavor, boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Quite boring and rather thin with light fruity notes. It tastes almost like a sweet cider.

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