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Adnams / Devils Backbone American Amber

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Beer festival Spring 2013.

This medium-bodied beer is a reddish-amber colour, with floral citrus hop aromas leading to full malt and hop flavours, underscored by a toasted malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8975) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Dark amber brown with a cream foam. Aromas are raisins and dark winter fruit with medicinal notes. Earthy and plummy with brown sugar and light roast malts. Chocolate with traces of liquorice. Flavours are sweet and fruity with dark berries and some plummy red wine notes. Spicy on the finish with bitter lemon. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3163) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask@theroyaltiger, wednesfield. Reddish amber with small head and good lacing. Aroma of dry malts. Taste is dry leaves, malts, a touch of citrus and dry hops. Medium bodied. I am not a fan of amber ales, but this one was quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask at Square Peg, Brum. My new home. I don’t feel safe. All the bar staff are 7ft. It’s heaving in here. Cheap. I don’t think I’d thrive in a prison environment. Lots of old ppl and fluorescent jackets. My goodness it’s cheap though - have I mentioned that? 2 halves have broken the seal; want more now. This beer (meanwhile) is OK. Some discernible hopping, but still lacks any discernible US hop flavour. Maybe when I burp I’ll appreciate the flavours a bit more. The mouthfeel of many of these fest beers is poor. Boring finish here too. Get out of my house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3332) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Dark amber with fast-settling off-white head. Piney hoppy nose with hints of dark marmalade and caramel. Rich and malty-sweet yet with an immediate hop bite and a lingering bitter and marmalade finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a loose cream head; grainy aroma; sour fruit flabour; with a immediate sharp bitterness and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask. Was expecting amber - got gold. White top. Floral and lemony hop nose. Sweet sugary peach and light fruit flavours. A little pineapple, some mango. Finish is sweet and mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1058) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Fruit,toast and strong citrus aroma ; Red amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and heavier bitter taste ; Bitter finish ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6056) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the moon under water JDW spring beer fest 2013. Reddish amber with a creamy beige head. Good lacing. Citrus metallic nose. Flavour is more metallic. Dry rye bread malt. Firm bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3871) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin bubbly beige head, floral citrus hop aroma, good lacing, fruity, toffee malt flavour, refreshing, sweet malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1681) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
cask at the ralph. amber body. thin white head. citrus hops black malt wheat. bitswt. dry finish

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