Brewed by Adventure
Style: Bitter
Chessington, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle; Regular - bottle conditioned. Occasionally on cask.

1870 Amber Ale with English hops.
An almost forgotten beer style originally brewed in 1870 rejuvenated with a blend of English hops that lend a gentle hint of dark fruits on top of a layer of roasted malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, - DEC 8, 2012
Cask (gravity dispense) at Egham Beer Festival, November 2012. Noted at 4.8%. A bit murky. Copper colour. Toffeeish vaguely nutty with a fair ration of earthy hops. A little sweet. Although described as an "Amber Ale" it seemed pretty much like a bitter to me. Perfectly drinkable and not short of flavour but didn’t really grab me. Will probably give this another go from bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, some herbal notes and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some cooked vegetables and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. A, small, dense, off-white head leaves lacings. Clear, dark golden body except for some floaties. The aroma is mostly malty, in a not too pleasant way. Some resiny, grassy hints. The flavor is pretty much the same, with some bitterness. Hints of coffee and roasted malts. Full to medium body with a pleasant carbonation level. Maltysweet finish with a touch of roasted malts. Well, can’t say I’m impressed, must say I’m glad I don’t live in the 1870’s. 140418

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, biscuit and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, light hay. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, caramel, light licorice hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131219]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige bhead. The aroma has notes of nuts, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, and a bit of butterscitch, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is caramelish, wooden and herbal. Bitter, dark malty, toffee, dry, bitter and roasted. Mild fruity, slight herbal and dark roasted malty. Bitter and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottled (from AbM). Now this was a funny beer. Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige foamy/creamy head that leaves thick lace. Aroma is mild fruits, some slightly toasted notes along with some floral notes as well. Flavour is slightly toasted malts along with some caramel and mild ripe dark fruity notes as well as some slight berries. The intereting thing with the beer comes after a good while in the aftertaste, having a small sip of this and waiting 10-15 seconds gives a nice coffeeish note to it. Nice surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from Ales By Mail, split with JF at the pre 5K tasting, 12/11/13. Clear dark amber with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is apple skin, orchard twigs, light toffee. Taste comprises orchard fruit, toffee, bready malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with light bitter notes. Ok bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail). BBE October 2014. Colour is light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, grain, sourness, some sweetness and malts.

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