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Adnams / Devils Backbone American Amber

 
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Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Amber Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Pivo piji jako kad obyčejn člověk, m komenty tedy nemaji takovou hodnotu jako u pivnich znalců. Piu sem jen protoe musim pro statistiku :D

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andygam (2) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016 does not count
First discovered in Wetherspoons Leeds as a draught. Marvellous, light easy-to-drink ale. Definitely a "session" beer. I live the drinkability of it and the citrus hints. Drink it whenever I find it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4959) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin bubbly beige head, floral citrus hop aroma, good lacing, fruity, toffee malt flavour, refreshing, sweet malty finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1898) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask. Mostly clear copper shade with a long-lasting head. Aroma is predictably hoppy. Lovely caramel, orange and berry taste with plenty of hop bitterness. Served in top form and uber drinkable, this one was a winner for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2188) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber-red with a beige head and a moderate fizz - really quite fizzy for a cask beer. Ooh, unusual aroma, cant quite place it. On tasting it theres some chilli, a deep toffee malt background, then definite pine, orange and grapefruit. It draws you in - its very more-ish. A big like from me on this one, I do enjoy Adnams efforts as these festivals. Lengthy grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
[email protected], 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22710) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
8th April 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Almost clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is delightfully fresh and smooth. Semi dry with good fine carbonation. Light fresh creamy malt. Nice balancing hops - semi sweet fresh orange and mild floral notes. Turns much more bitter and provides a long bitter linger. Just a really nicely balanced, fresh and drinkable beer. Nice one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 The Felix, Nuneaton, 24/04/13. Eponymous with a tight drum of head draping the glass. Soft chocolate, chestnut, possibly coriandered aroma. A decent red jelly, coriander, Hovis biscuit mixture of flavours more in the Belgian camp than US. Reminds me of those slightly flowery, biscuity Belgian impersonations of an English ale. Good fresh malty finish; nut husk and digestive afters. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
Cask at the Green Man, JDW - London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Dried fruits, berries in the nose, leaves, lightly toasted bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, some fairly sturdy dry bitter leaves, toasty bread, dried fruits, light pine. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Some lightly toasted, bready malta to finish, more leady bitterness, suggestions of pine, peach, some citrus fruits. Very tasty beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
Cask, wetherspoon ale festival, Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Mahogany colour, fresh hop aroma, background of caramel. Smooth, sweet, some caramel and floral flavours. End is too sweet for me, but nice nonetheless.


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