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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
In August 2011, our Head Brewer Fergus posed the question ’Would you drink a 2.8% abv beer?’ on our website. From over 50 comments, the majority of you said yes, you would be happy to drink such a beer. So Fergus created Sole Star, a full-flavoured yet lower abv style. As well as benefiting from a reduced duty rate because of its low abv, it’s ideal as a lunchtime pint for the responsible drinker. Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal, Black and Munich malts which are toasted to add more flavour. We use Chinook and Cascade hops to add bitterness to balance out the sweetness. (Contains barley).

berkshirejohn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - FEB 13, 2013
50cl bottle from Morrisons. A deep amber pour with a thick cream head; the aroma is sweet, floral and grainy - reminding me of a Baviarian kellerbier - but also has an earthy quality - I don’t know what a German farmyard smells like, but I guess this might be a good representation! In the mouth it’s malty and sweet and surprisingly full with some soft caramel in the background; there’s some quite spicy bitterness and a rather dry spritzy finish. This is surprisingly good for 2.7%ABV - I’d willingly follow it up with another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 13, 2016
Shinny ruby with a rapidly disappearing white head. Strong american cascade arome with piney resinous notes and a touch of dark caramel malt. Light palate. A bit watery but quaffable and flavorful for its gravity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (5822) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from M&S Beggars Bush; clear light copper pour with a frothy off white head, malt and a hint of caramel in the aroma, taste has caramel, a hint of dark fruits, some biscuit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (362) - - JUL 27, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S (as Southwold). Thin off white head, very thin lacing, clear amber body. Good nose of toffee and caramel, sprightly hops. Flavour is lightly floral, grassy, caramel finish, a bit watery. Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation. A bit thin overall but a decent low abv option.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Bottled, 500ml, as Southwold 2.7%, from Marks & Spencer in Banbury. Brown with white head. Light, sweetish beer with a hint of caramel, some citrus notes, cleanish and reasonably bitter. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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 (4783) - 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 (4563) - 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 (115) - 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 (209) - 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 (7427) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
ambrata limpida buona schiuma discreta persistenza lievebnota maltata un tocco caramello amaro medio discreto corpo live terroso

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