ianwelby (330) - - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber beer with a thin head. A mild aroma with a citric edge to it. The flavour is also not especially strong though that’s probably to be expected. Citrusy and slightly hoppy as well, it’s not anything special but it’s quite pleasant for a fairly low-alcohol beer.
DandyLion (470) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Dark copper colour. Aroma is malty with slight floral and citrus notes. Watery mouthfeel. It's alright especially seeing how low the ABV is.
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Rob_D_UK (635) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper with a creamy white head. Rich malty smell and a refreshing bitter taste.
jacekziegler (16) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit too watery for me. Was expecting a big bomb of aroma and medium full body with a very low ABV. Sorry, not for me.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head. Clear brown still body. Grape and gooseberry aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dryish salty spicy gooseberry taste with resiny notes. Light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish salty resiny caramel aftertaste with earthy spicy notes. A bit watery. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from Marks and Spencer, London. Called "Adnams Southwold 2.7%.")
gowdy (681) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. A dark brown colour. No head. A bit flat. Heavier than expected consistency.
Mr_Pink_152 (267) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local supermarket. Low alcohol only 2.7%, there is low tax. Flair has nice hops, and citrus sharpness. Ok but a touch watery.
SKEddy (3) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Budgens, Wendover. Smells promising, fruity and grassy notes. Pours a light orange colour, with a fairly quickly diminishing head. Very watery and majorly lacking in flavour, not Adnams best by any means
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s gold with a small head. The aroma’s disappointing. Clearly this has seen better days. More paper, bread. Little else to distinguish it. The taste is moderately bread. Just a touch of hay and countryside hoppiness. Orange and toffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad as far as bottled bitters go.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, as M&S Southwold 2.7% from M&S Cardinal Place, 23/01/14.
Dark amber with thin off white spotting/edgework.
Nose is straw, light caramel, touch of hops, toasted malt, light orange.
Taste comprises light parma violet notes, mineral tones, bitter orange, straw, faint grapefruit.
Light bodiment, fine carbonation, a little watery.
Ok for a 2.7% offering though.
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd January 2014
Pre Bamberg bash tasting at Colin’s house with Mr Bois and James. Thanks Colin. Clear amber beer, residual pale cream coloured head. Minerally crisp palate. Thin malt and very light citric hops. Touch of paper. Carbonated sting. Whisper of violets (thanks Colin). Minerally crisp finish. Somehow it works!