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Adnams Shingle Shells

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


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask conditioned; Winter
Festive red ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump King Billy Northampton 20/12/13. A reddy brown coloured beer with a definite hint of purple and a white head and lace. Decent fruits and malts in the nose. A bit of plum maybe? Similar in the mouth just thinner in profile. A decent enough tasty beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4606) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Deep copper with a scummy white head; aroma of toffee and some fruit; rather thin in the mouth, with a sweet and fruity taste; and a touch of marmalade to finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask from The Ivory Peg, Chelmsford. For a quality brewer like Adnams, this is disappointing. Scarlet brown colour, thin, bitter and not very enjoyable overall. Served too cold which maybe affected it, maybe would be better from an Adnams pub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Cask at Acle Bridge. Mahogany with an off-white head. Floral aroma. Malt and citrus fruit are more abundant than the hops. Thin. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2116) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Crikey! I had this beer a week ago and Ive only just realised the play on words, durrr!! Anyway, cask at the Lord Northbrook, Lee. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Strong citrus aroma with hints of pear and kiwi fruit. Fresh grapefruit and lemon flavour. Sharp hop bite. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear copper with a staunch, tan cream head. Sweet, burnt bread nose, berry fruits and toasted leaves. Light sweet flavor, some dirt and leaf bitterness, earth, dried berries, old leather. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with mildly astringent leafy bitterness, creamy malts, brown bread. Scattered and not very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
(cask@The Lord Northbook) A mahogany/brown pour with frothy off white head and medium body. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee and floral citrus tones, and taste toffee caramel crystal malt and good citrus balance. Great mouthfeel and condition, a very good winter bitter this (even with the low abv) (D15)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2956) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear brown, creamy beige head, floral and malty aroma, roasted nutty malt flavour overpowers the mild hoppiness, prolonged malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask handpull at Holborn Whippet. Ruby clear with lasting thick beige head. Its a little light in the body a little bit of malt fruitiness. Ok but just barely has any flavour or body. Disappointing.

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