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Adnams Sole Star (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ [ London Overground pub crawl ]. Tapping the Admiral, 77 Castle Road, Kentish Town, London, Greater London England NW1 8SU.

Clear medium amber yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, grass notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120114]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9991) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at Tapping the Admiral, Kentish Town, London. Amber with white head. Malt lead beer, grainy with a dose of caramel, some sweetish toffee then a leafy bitterness. Decent enough considering the ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
My notes say formal aroma. I think that probably meant floral, damn auto-correct. This is nicely balanced with an earthy character but lacking big character and comes over a bit dull, if very drinkable. Fine as a session beer, if you’d want to session a 2.7% beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cask@The Bleeding Heart, London. Very deep amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, florl, wooden and mildly yeasty notes as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden, grassy and earthy with mild yeastyness. Brilliant beer considering it being only 2.7 %!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Cask at the Lord Northbrook, Lee, London. Amber pour with a white head. Lemon and grapefruit aroma. Citrus zing. Light bitter flavour. Quite refreshing. Nice for a summers day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Wee Howff, Paisley (26 Apr 12) - clear amber ale, bubbly cream head, floral citrus hop, well-hopped, citrus, caramel malt, high carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8594) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Adelphi Leeds 02/05/12. An amber coloured beer with a tight white head. Nice berry fruity hops throughout. A noticeable lack of alcohol but the hop flavours are good. No sign of the usual Adnams house yeast flavour. An honourabkle beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
cask at hectors ... copper ... creamy tan head ... soft toffee malt nose ... light sweet malts ... front ... soft bitter hop ... little reminicant of nanny state ... creamy malts ... this is surprisingly drinlable and flavour full ... nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2012
Sample at Rose Villa. Clear amber pour with off white head. Aroma and flavour of citra hop. Good for the low abv

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2012
Sample at rose villa, Birmingham. Creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Nice citrus notes. Very nice despite the low alcohol.


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