Adnams Flame Runner

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Special.
Flame Runner is brewed with ingredients sourced from each of the five continents. Its a clean and refreshing 3.9% pale ale with a spicy citrus and subtle ginger aroma and a good malty backbone balanced by an orange peel bitterness. Weve used malted barley from Europe, hops from Australasia and spices from Africa, Asia and America.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Pint at the Molly Millar in Wokingham. Golden orange with a foamy head. Dry hopped and malty. Biscuity and bitter. Pretty plain malt aroma. Meaty and malty. Not Adnams finest, but fair. An interesting experiment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2298) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
[Cask at the Ribs of Beef, Norwich] Amber with a moderate off-white head. Sweet grain fudge at first, leading to a growing fruitiness (orange and stewed apple) and a lingering dusty straw bitterness in the finish. A pleasant enough session bitter that falls a little short of the high standards that Adnams have been setting of late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (15795) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2012
Cask (The more northern JDW, Canterbury)
Sweet breakfast cereal aroma - sugarpuffs. Tastes just as sweet and cereally. Deadly dull. Sweetish finish. Typical Adnams, alas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 18, 2012
Cask @ Castle Tavern, Inverness
Amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - light spicy hop, some lemonade, slight gingerbread
Taste - Some Shandy Bass (!), lemon citrus, soft spicy, soft gingerbread, bit peppery, touch of caramel malts, soft biter hop
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body. Finish as main flavour, quite dry, light bitter tail
Overall - Refreshing - it just reminded me of Shandy Bass, with that hint of ginger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (5388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh - clear deep golden, creamy white head, biscuit and fruity aroma and flavour, also hint of resin, medium body, prolonged bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (2108) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
A light and blonde ale, fairly average, some strawberry tastes on the palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14312) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Walnut Tree, Norwich. Amber with white head. Quite a basic biscuity bitter, malty, dryish, hints of spice but nothing to get a hold of. Lasting bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Served in the Kings Head, Clapham on the morning the Olympic Torch passed by and drunk whilst watching the torch go by.. Light and golden in colour, white head and a fair amount of carbonation. Nose is straw, light citrous, grainy malt. Taste is very light, touch citrousy golden ale, ginger, orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Cask conditioned air dispense Holborn Whippet London 17/07/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. House yeast present as usual with a decent fruity flavour and good hops. Nicely balanced flavours which is sessionable and unassuming. Late ginger lurking. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2055) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2012
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a clear, golden with a small, mostly fading white head. Quite a light citrus and floral profile. some biscuity pale malt, particularly on the tongue. Not as crisp as I had hoped on the palate. Finished dry and delicately bitter. Light to medium body, softish mouthfeel. A solid, standard golden but the hops seemed a bit muddled and muted with no real assertiveness expressed at any point.

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