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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
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Ingredients: Pale Ale, Crystal, Black and Munich malts; Chinook and Cascade hops. A light floral / citrus aroma, gentle caramel notes and a good level of bitterness. Sole Star is named after the brightest star in our sky – the sun – which rises first over the East Coast and the Sole Bay Brewery each morning.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (567) - - JAN 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Deep amber pour. The nose is lightly spicy/woody and fairly malty. Has a decent palate and a bit of soft fruit. Lightly crackery with a bit of rye-like character along with it. Decent brew. Quite light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3484) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Pale brown with thin lacy head. Light caramel malt in the aroma. Flavour is malty with a dry, hoppy finish. Lacks a bit of body but it’s a good ’Low Alcohol’ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a strong frothy off white head. The aroma is yeasty and toffee hopped, and the flavour is very bitter with yeasty and toffee hoppedness. Overall a nice bitter, not bad for 2.7% alc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (45) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Low in alcohol and you can certainly taste it. Still, a nice easy option to have if you need to go easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sad24 (146) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
In Southwold, low alcohol content but tastes good with a good floral, citrusy taste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5895) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
ambrata limpida buona schiuma discreta persistenza lievebnota maltata un tocco caramello amaro medio discreto corpo live terroso

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (594) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle - Amber with a thin off white head which slowly disappears to a ring. Aroma of fruit with a hint of pineapple, some grass and spice. Taste of light fruits, malt and hay followed by some grass and medium bitterness. Light body, light carbonation. A bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1285) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
A mid copper amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A strong hoppy aroma, grassy and citrusy, plus a hint of cereal wheat and malt. Dry mouthfeel. That taste starts off hoppy, citrusy and floral, then a light smooth, malty flavour. The finish is hoppy, but does lack body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at the chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear amber with a slight, white foam head. Basic dry bread and dry caramel in the aroma. Light sweet flavor with simplistic, dried bready malts and lightly bitter, toasted leaves. Light in body with fine carbonation. Bland finish with more basic, dry bread and faint leafy bitterness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1651) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from M&S Reading. Amber with a moderate off-white head. Grapefruit and lemon hops are evident up front but are never overpowering. There’s still a surprising amount of maltiness coming through too. Yes, the mouthfeel is a little thin (although I’ve had some at twice the abv that have felt thinner), but somehow that works with the other elements of the beer (in particular the crisp bitterness in the finish) to make it feel refreshing rather than weak. I guess anyone can sling a load of hops and make a low abv beer strongly flavoured. However to make it tasty and yet still retain a great balance is much more tricky- yet Adnams have achieved it here. In short I loved this beer; I’d happily have it again. Wish more pubs would stock tasty low ABV beers like this on cask tor summer afternoons and long evening sessions. Great stuff.

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