Adnams Wild Hop Amber Beer

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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wild Hop Amber Beer is brewed with Pale Ale, Malted Wheat and Acidified Malts and hopped with locally gathered Wild and Garden hops including Fuggles, Goldings, Bramling Cross and Sovereign. This exciting new beer is brewed with fresh (green) hops, which produce fantastic clean, fresh, grassy, pine and citrus flavours and aromas, capturing all the excitement of the year’s hop harvest. To add complexity we have used some Saison yeast in addition to our ‘house’ Adnams yeast which adds a peppery spiciness. What’s the story? In September we asked the public to ‘Hop to it‘ as we appealed for donations of wild and garden hops, urging beer lovers to report sightings of them growing to help create this new beer. Needless to say, the public didn’t let us down and it wasn’t long until hops were pouring into the brewery from local gardens and wild spaces. The brewery team worked tirelessly to prepare all the wild hops for the brew day and the resultant beer is unique to the 2014 harvest.

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Garrold (5942) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle. Adnams Cellar and Kitchen, Holt, Norfolk. Clear, medium amber colour. Minimal head. Nose has butterscotch. Toffee. Some dried fruit. Taste is a little sweet, with a hint of bitterness. Dull mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A little drying. Some sweetness to finish. Getting very little in the way of fresh hop, here.

3.2
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Cask at the Lewes Arms. Strong, strong bitterness at the end, without a clear hop aroma to balance things out. Malty, with some nutty notes. I didn't really get any saison flavors (maybe this year's batch isn't brewed with any saison yeast). Went well with a Sunday roast in the pub.

3.5
Grumbo (4587) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle from the Adnams shop in Aldeburgh. Pours amber with a small lasting off-white head. Aroma of floral hop, citrus, malt, grass and pine. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is syrupy and very slightly peppery. Grower.

3.5
martpez (395) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Not over hoped but the freash tasting pine hopes mix well with the bready malts found in. Obviously every harvest is different. This is from October 2016 and hits a nice spot. Malty while being light and refreshing. Perfect for a pre meal drink flavoursome but doesnt blow your pallet away.

3.2
FCox143 (109) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
I like the idea of this - having fans of the brewery provide hops to make a community beer - the problem is the result is inconsistent hops which causes what I felt to be an unfinished flavour. It certainly wasn’t terrible, and it had a nice aroma, but it tasted much more reserved than I think it should have done. Will probably buy again, as they are limited and are 3 for £5 at a local farm shop, I’m intrigued to know if each bottle tastes the same.

2.1
Cunningham (8581) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2016
Clear nutty color with an off white head. Moderate intensity in the aroma, but quite weird. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Ok balanced sweetness versus bitterness. Toffee, yeast and fruity flavor. Oh noooo.
[On tap at Lord Nelson Inn in Ipswich, England]

3.3
The_Osprey (9935) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at Leighton’s, with thanks to mR_fr0g. As ’Adnams Wild Hop’, 4.8%. Clear orange, still, foamy grey-tinged head. Aroma is caramelised sugars, apple, toffee, a bit musty. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is smooth honeyish malt, sawdust, light tangerine, dusty finish. Not bad. (3.3)

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teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s garbage share. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a clean pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity malty with mild hop resins. Taste is also medium sweet with light caramel, citrus peel, melon and caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

3.3
mR_fr0g (14246) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to Sarah for this one. A light hazed golden orange coloured pour a thin off white head. Aroma is light caramel malts, biscuity, grassy hedgerow hop, mild English yeast. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts with hints of toffee, hedge row hop. Fairly simple but well made. Palate is semi sweet, lowish carbonation, moderate carbonation.

2.9
Leighton (23108) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Fergus. Pours totally clear gold with a foamy, white head. Simple pale bread in the nose, wimpy citrus rind, light cereal. Light sweet flavour with some citric notes, grainy malts, grass. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with more citric and grainy notes, simple pale bread. So so.


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