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Adnams Gunhill - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 04-26-2009)
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Photo of SmashPants
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Format: 75mL taster at Beervana 2014, served by the brewers.

Appearance: pours out a clear dark ruby-brown with limited visible carbonation. A two-finger beige head drops to a solid, creamy cap. Looks good.

Aroma: per the English Mild style, a fairly demure aroma of some sweet biscuit malts and some light fruits.

Taste: again quite demure - the biscuit malts and light orchard fruits are evident, with a tiny bit of caramel and molasses also.

Aftertaste: not much there - a light bitterness is all that comes through.

Mouth feel: I will admit that the English Mild is not my preferred style, however the lack of carbonation makes this feel flat and lifeless. Needs more carbonation to bring the flavours forward more.

Overall: a pretty boring English Mild Bitter. The flavours that are there are well chosen and compliment one another nicely, but for my taste is far too weak in flavour. The flat feel doesn't help. For a mild drinker this would probably be a worthwhile beer, but not for me.

SmashPants, Saturday at 04:08 AM
Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rmehughes, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of KevinRailton
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

KevinRailton, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Sam-VW, May 16, 2014
Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

windypete, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
2.36/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a ruby red glass with an average white head.
There is sweet malty aroma with some mild biscuits and chocolate smell. Not bad at all.
The taste is very raosted, which is not really my favourite, with quite lots of malts. It has a somewhat stale feel and is quite bitter.
I had better from Adnams.

MarkoNm, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DamageCase76, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of SimonTHGolfer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

SimonTHGolfer, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

vinicole, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Chestnut; small head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; nutty; a little biscuity

Taste: Malty, juicy on start with roasted grain bitterness throughout; nutty and semi sweet on the finish; a little thin, but well balanced and smooth

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KStark, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear black cherry amber with creamy taupe foam.
Cocoa powder, leaf, earth and cherry cough drop on the nose - different notes come to the fore on each sniff.
Tea brack, some fig, a bit of smoke and maybe walnuts then mulch and orange rind hops.
Mild gingerbread finish and fruit stone linger.
Medium leaning to light, fizzy, slight cling, crisp.

Wintery take on a bitter. Could maybe use more assertive hops. The other site calls it a dark mild and with the lack of bitterness, it does line up better for that. First knowing encounter with Boadicea hops, which are supposed to give a soft floral note.

Many facets to the flavour; can't really fault it. One of Adnams better offerings.

StJamesGate, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, dark reddish amber hue, with three fingers of tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some nice wave crest lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of sweet, biscuity malt, some mildly musty orchard fruitiness, and softly bitter leafy, earthy hops. The taste is bready, biscuity, grainy malt, a touch of caramel, some tame nutty cocoa notes, a bit of astringent drupe fruitiness, and a decent offset of noble earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are average - perfunctory and necessary, the body on the lee side of medium weight, but all right in that respect, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the malt gaining in caramel sweetness what it loses in biscuit crispness, with the hops still keeping their head down in their lingering state.

Not a bad bitter, but well, it could just use a little more, um...bitter? It does possess a decent weight and nice fruity/maltiness, however, that's not what I'm looking for, now, is it? One's enough at this rate.

biboergosum, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -15.7%

petluo, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of MEP
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

MEP, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of BDTyre
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quite dark - a nice coppery colour, with a creamy head.

Rich, malty biscuit scent. Lightly, mild fruity bitterness from the hops. Good biscuity flavour with a little bit of chocolate and raisins. A bit bitter when colder, but it evens out a bit as it warms. Nice fruity finish to it.

Carbonation is a bit rough - this is probably much better on cask. This makes me miss cask bitters.

BDTyre, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

aztraz, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of JRaburn
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

JRaburn, May 03, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handpump halfpint at the Volunteer.

A: Clear ruby body with a thin, fleeting tan head. Ok lace. Not bad.

S: Not great. Overripe stone fruit, with some prune standing out. Disappointing.

T: A little better here, as the dark fruits join with some chocolate. Bittersweet finish. not bad.

M: Medium body, low carbonation. Ok.

O: This cask might not have been kept terribly well, but in any case this didn't seem to have much potential.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
4/5  rDev +12.4%

msubulldog25, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2011, so it's a little out of date. Given to me as a Christmas present last year by my uncle - it's been cellared in my garage since then. The bottle mentions that this was brewed in support of a prostate cancer charity.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep ruby-brown hue with medium carbonation. Produces a nice thick head of creamy, off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of sweet, nutty, roasted malt with hints of caramel and grain.

Tastes of sweet, dark malt with a mild bitter finish. Notes of caramel/toffee, roasted grain, yeast, stewed hop bitterness accompanied by subtle hints of coffee and cocoa. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth; almost velvety. Slight tingling from the carbonation. Aftertaste of bitter dark malt - a little harsh.

Slides down rather nicely. The body is especially good, but the character is malty and easy-going, with a subtle blend of flavours. Well worth your time if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 17, 2011
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Adnams Gunhill from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.