Brewed by Allendale
Style: Pilsener
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in bottle and keg.
The Adder Lager is slow fermented and traditionally lagered at 00C for 8 weeks. This is a crisp, refreshing pilsner style lager. A perfect drink for summer BBQ’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Hmmm... Somehow, I expected this to have been rated a little higher by other raters. It’s been around for ages, and seems fairly well thought of locally, in the North East of England, with beer people I talk to. I just never got round to it, not finding it on draught until installed at the Fat Hippo in Newcastle: I had a pint and a half there last night. Beautiful bright gold, with a white head that faded to leave lacing around the glass. Digestive biscuit and floral aroma. Well balanced bitter-sweet flavour, again with floral notes. Definitely crisp and refreshing, and fuller bodied than most pilsners. Given my affection for this style of beer, I found this an unalloyed pleasure, but I can understand others might be a bit more critical, and underwhelmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomL79 (9) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
A pleasant lager, It’s aroma is a little bitter, but it’s taste is very crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2009
Pours carbonated clear copper with a pure white foam head. Aroma is bitter hops and straw/wheat. Tasts is very similar to a czech style pilsner lager, plenty of bitter herbal hops, straw, grass and a dry bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, and unusual to find such a well made lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Cask@Market Porter, London. Slightly hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, vanillaish and mildly vanilaish. Flavour is being quite much the same in a nice balance. Is this really a pils? Tastes more like a golden ale to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6139) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lime, biscuity malt and grain in the aroma. Lemon, lime, tea and some earthy notes in the taste. Drinkable enough, but I feel it’s lacking something overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden with thin ivory head. Aroma: Corn, biscuity malt, grassy, herby. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick grainy texture and body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering bitter sweet, malty, biscuity, corn finish. Comments: Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: sweet pale malts, bit of honey, herbal and grassy hop, minerally sweetness, but not sulphury. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Keg at The Free Trade Inn, Byker. Hazy straw yellow with little to no head. Aromas of cooked corn and straw. Taste has more of the same, and a very faint bitterness. OK lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2013
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear and golden - the head disappears fairly quickly. The nose has a touch of citrus but mainly it’s green beans and sweetcorn. The taste has more of the same. The palate is as expected, fairly one dimensional but at least very refreshing. Not a bad lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in July 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thick foam white head.. Clean, zesty floral hop in the short aroma. thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Lager malts gives a sweet flavour of glycerine fruit only. Hops make an impact with strong citrus fruit notes in the aftertaste. Strong cereal flavour in the smooth finish. Much better effort from Allendale with this cask lager.

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