Admiral's Ale - Ventnor Brewery
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Reviews by GreenCard:
2.9/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Appearance: light brown/gold, good clarity, not much head formation
Aroma: lightly skunky, malty caramel, feint strawberries, honey
Flavor: light initial malt sweetness before a somewhat acidic backwash riding a wave of herbally hops, green olives(?), finishes dryish with a lingering hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: light body, crisp texture, low carbonation
Other comments: An OK beer, but a bit timid and unexciting. Perhaps it would be better if it wasn't bottled in a clear bottle.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2005 07:56:21 | More by GreenCard
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United Kingdom (England)
2.55/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Coming in a clear 500ml bottle, BB FEB 09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: a dark reddish amber hue comes with a semi-moderate/semi-lively carbonation and a fluffy white head settling down to a thin carpet.
S: skunkiness fm the clear-bottling, on top of sweet but thin malt-candy with a little edge of caramelised sugar-cane, hints of Goldings' citric fruits and a little boiled yum. Pretty traditional and slightly boring, but not unpleasant overall.
T: pretty fizzy upfront with a touch of skunkiness, then a thin and sour-sweet fruity swallow of diluted pale malts leads fast to boiled root-vegetables and a residual taste of crystal sugar drags on in the end; only a tiny amount of hop bitterness is shown, and a little too late.
M&D: quite gassy on the palate, which is not enjoyable for an Ale, so to speak; the body is light and thin-ish in the end, the flavour is boring and unstructured... Don't know what it might be like on cask, but this filtered version in a clear bottle is definitely a lacklustre waste of space.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2008 19:02:39 | More by wl0307
Admiral's Ale from Ventnor Brewery
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