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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In August 2011, our Head Brewer Fergus posed the question Would you drink a 2.8% abv beer? on our website. From over 50 comments, the majority of you said yes, you would be happy to drink such a beer. So Fergus created Sole Star, a full-flavoured yet lower abv style. As well as benefiting from a reduced duty rate because of its low abv, its ideal as a lunchtime pint for the responsible drinker. Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal, Black and Munich malts which are toasted to add more flavour. We use Chinook and Cascade hops to add bitterness to balance out the sweetness. (Contains barley).

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1247) - - JAN 26, 2013
Clear amber beer with a thin head. A mild aroma with a citric edge to it. The flavour is also not especially strong though thats probably to be expected. Citrusy and slightly hoppy as well, its not anything special but its quite pleasant for a fairly low-alcohol beer.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (18795) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle @ Norwich to Ipswich train tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light buttery and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Watery. 180217

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (2081) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from the Coop at Norwich Station. Pours amber brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, hop, light fruit. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17590) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle @ Norwich -> Ipswich/Chelmsford train tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops, fruits, flowers and has a light bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (372) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle. For a 2.7% beer this is really very good. Actually for any abv beer this is very good. Dark brown in colour. Not much of an aroma. Excellent body. Rose Turkish Delight flavours. Short lived base bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
On keg at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - light citrus and biscuits. Taste - dry orange and cake. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - great for such a low ABV.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchad56 (404) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle - fruity aroma, medium light clear amber with small white head. Slight ting on tongue and in mouth. Ok flavour, but too much ting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10212) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle, Wine Tavern, Leicester. Red brown with an off white head. Woody pine with herbal grass. Black spicy tea with lime rind. Lemon with a light burnt roast character. Good low alcohol beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1031) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 13, 2016
Shinny ruby with a rapidly disappearing white head. Strong american cascade arome with piney resinous notes and a touch of dark caramel malt. Light palate. A bit watery but quaffable and flavorful for its gravity

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from M&S Beggars Bush; clear light copper pour with a frothy off white head, malt and a hint of caramel in the aroma, taste has caramel, a hint of dark fruits, some biscuit.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (495) - - JUL 27, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S (as Southwold). Thin off white head, very thin lacing, clear amber body. Good nose of toffee and caramel, sprightly hops. Flavour is lightly floral, grassy, caramel finish, a bit watery. Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation. A bit thin overall but a decent low abv option.


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