Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
European Pale Lager
Ranked #27
Ranked #27,276
3.51 | pDev: 8.55%
Apr 08, 2021
Oct 11, 2014
Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped LagerAdnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Keg halfpint at The Shakespeare, London Victoria. Golden colour, white head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops (tropical fruits). The flavour is medium dry and crisp, but still with a well balanced residual sweetness, and distinct notes of fruity Galaxy hops (tropical fruits again). The bitterness is still moderate. Enjoyable beer.
Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by Keananmichael5 from California

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
L- Deeper gold, clear, 3mm white head receding quite quickly.
S- Somewhat fruity + grains.
T- Follows the Smell, fruit-notes are the meat at the start and middle, then some rising hoppiness slowly into the finish, but gentle.
F- Pleasant enough, nothing sticks out and blugeons you as some fashionable 330ml canned beers tend to do these days.
O- If you want a contemporary lager with some subtle added fruit-notes this might be worth a try.
Bought from the Adnams shop, at the Holkham Estate in Norfolk/UK, which is where Adnams source their grain. Nice shop too, a good range of Adnams and other beers you might not find elsewhere.
330ml can BBE: May-2020.
Aug 15, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint at The Rake in London
Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by tottel from Netherlands

Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.82/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
330ml bottle.
L: Clear, dark gold with a thin, soapy head.
S: Sweet malt, light.
T: Generic lager taste profile enhanced marginally by galaxy hops.
F: Moderate carbonation, light body, a little harsh. Not clean, not smooth.
O: On the upside, the dry hopping adds some interest to what is otherwise a humdrum lager. On the downside, it also ruins the mouthfeel. Another mediocre offering from a consistently underwhelming brewery.
Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 2.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Robertas from Lithuania

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by safaricook from Netherlands

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by samEBC from Belgium

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by jhart96 from England

May 18, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by DbbC from Illinois

May 16, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

Apr 04, 2017
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A 330ml can with a BB of July 2017. Purchased recently from Tesco. The name says it all really, it's a lager dry-hopped with Galaxy.

A: Poured into a tulip. A clear yellow-gold hue with light carbonation. Yields a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing and disappearing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of mild citrus, vague tropical fruit, grass/hay, light malt and earthy yeast. Quite nice.

T: Tastes of tangy, fruity hops with notes of citrus, mild tropical fruit, grass/hay, light spice, subtle malt and earthy yeast. A crisp, understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and a fairly thin body. Aftertaste of fruity hops and mild bitterness.

O: A decent little brew that goes down alright. Lacklustre looks but the aroma and flavour are pleasantly hoppy. Average body. Not as well-rounded as it might be, but nice nonetheless. Perhaps live conditioning would help. I could see this being a regular drinking beer at the right price - worth sampling.
Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by sephyrott from Spain

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.39 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by steverx8 from England

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Apr 06, 2016
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap in London. White head. Clear golden orange.

Hoppier than most English beers, especially a lager. Earthy and a touch of citrus.

Decent, but nothing overly exciting.
Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Off light gold pour, small head dissipates fairly quick

Aroma of slight hoppy tropical fruits. Bit subdued , touch of mint

light malts, orangey bready grain

medium body, dry finish, touch of bitterness.

Pleasant enough
Mar 17, 2016
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330ml bottle from Morrisons supermarket (£0.99p):
Quite a plain tasting beer that was almost like a lager/IPA hybrid with the faint hops coming through early on before fading quite fast. It was a smooth but ultimitely quite a thin beer & it's not likely I'll pick it up again, it was a little plain for my liking.
Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours pale straw-gold and appears to be filtered. Keg, not cask. Nose is very tempting with lots of grassy hop aroma. Flavor is clean, without a any big flavors, and what you might expect from a Euro lager. On the finish, an odd, difficult to place, off flavor comes through and spoils what would have been an extremely quaffable brew. Mouthfeel is harsh with carbonation. Overall, could be a good beer if they clean up the flavor profile.
Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by Noelito76 from New York

Aug 15, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From zombier. In Duvel glass. After dinner. Nice for a lager, but I expected a bit more aroma. Taste is better, and drinks easily. No foam.
Aug 12, 2015
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Amber color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of cantaloupe melon, peaches, mild papaya, passionfruit, some lager yeast, sweet flowers and honey.
Flavor with notes of cantaloupe melon, lager yeast, lemon, biscuit malt, lemongrass and peaches. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with proper carbonation.
Fruity lager with nice Galaxy hoppy notes. Although hops are clearly present, this is not as bold as a regular IPA version (which shouldn’t be one expectation by the way). Though, when fresh, this should be a bit bolder. Sure not a dull lager.
Aug 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Saw this in Bury St Edmunds on tap, thought I try something special.
Look is pale gold with plenty of bubbles, we'll carbonated, the head sticks around long enough.
Smells floral, hoppy, dry, clean.
Taste is crisp fresh light and floral light citrus. Crisp and dry as expected, clean after taste, very nice!
Feel is smooth and crisp, dry. Your mouth will feel refreshed and clean with a great taste.
Overall great lager!
Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 3.14 by CwrwAmByth from England

Jun 17, 2015
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Looks like a nice enough lager thou the main aromas are the hops there is a slight off putting cat urine smell
The test is like a US pale ale without the depth
all up front there is spicy citrus but it all just dissolves & falls flat
perhaps I'm just not ready for ice cold beer?
May 13, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Foley67 from Scotland

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

Apr 11, 2015
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Rated by Stigh from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
Golden, a rather weak white head. Malt, sweetness, but expected more of the dry hopped aroma.
Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by GregaR

Oct 27, 2014
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Reviewed by Malt_Man from England

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
Bought in 330ml bottle from Morrisons supermarket. Served cold into American pint glass.

A) Typical mid-yellowish lager appearance. Clear. Lots of small bubbles. Thin but persistent white head.

S) The Galaxy hops are evident in the nose. A lot more appealing than a typical British lager!

T) The fruity Galaxy hops are there, but the taste is a lot more muted than you would expect from an IPA of the equivalent ABV. There is no malty counterpoint to the hops, which aren't that strong a flavour to begin with.

M) No different to any other lager of the same strength. Light and refreshing. No nasty aftertastes.

O) Pretty pointless: take an average lager and put some Galaxy hops in it. They didn't put enough in for anyone to go out their way for this. If you like Galaxy hops, buy an IPA with them in.
Oct 11, 2014
Adnams Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 38 ratings