Admiral's Ale | Ventnor Brewery

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Admiral's AleAdmiral's Ale

Brewed by:
Ventnor Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2005

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2.86/5  rDev 0%
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.

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2.58/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Admiral's Ale from Ventnor Brewery
2.72 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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