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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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 Ė the sun Ė which rises first over the East Coast and the Sole Bay Brewery each morning.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4404) - 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 donít know what a German farmyard smells like, but I guess this might be a good representation! In the mouth itís malty and sweet and surprisingly full with some soft caramel in the background; thereís some quite spicy bitterness and a rather dry spritzy finish. This is surprisingly good for 2.7%ABV - Iíd willingly follow it up with another.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5219) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
ambrata limpida buona schiuma discreta persistenza lievebnota maltata un tocco caramello amaro medio discreto corpo live terroso

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (331) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1122) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10542) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1524) - 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. Thereís still a surprising amount of maltiness coming through too. Yes, the mouthfeel is a little thin (although Iíve 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; Iíd 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Reduced to £1 per bottle. Remarkably tasty for its low abv. Malty in appearance and aroma but pleasantly hoppy in the mouth with a nice touch of bitterness on the swallow. A very agreeable bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1144) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from everyoneís favourite nuthouse supermarket, Morrisons at Catcliffe, Sheffield. Itís 3:30 in the morning. Iíve just done a 9 hour shift that felt like 12. Iím not supposed to be having a beer, but thatís ok, because this is quite a lot like not having a beer. Itís plenty tasty, mind you, in an Adnams kind of way. And circumstances dictate that Iím really quite liking it...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1481) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Loose white head. Deep amber body. Nose is spice and sulphur. Red fruit. Candied fruit. Malt. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5180) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
500ml brown bottle; £1 from Morrisons. Flavoursome beer - pleasant malt and a good but not aggressive sprinkling of hops. Lovely. Dry, firm, well balanced, and simply all round nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Best Before date end of March 2014 Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Very slight bitterness. Obviously over the best before date.


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