Adnams Gunhill | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

Adnams GunhillAdnams Gunhill
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Adnams GunhillAdnams Gunhill

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 04-26-2009

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3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Ruby brown in colouration with 2 fingers of soapy beige head that has good retention and ample streaming CO2 activity in the glass.

Smell - Chocolate and red fruits. Mild plum and raisin caramel sweetness and some light yeast funk. No hop aroma to denote and a slightly fishy note.

Taste - Very fruity with a lot of plum and raisin some light cherry, this would be better if it was not for the slight fish element from the bouquet. Mercifully there is a pretty good bitter chocolate finish. There is light caramel malt with reasonably decent hop after taste.

Mouthfeel - Full and creamy with medium body and a drying after taste.

Overall - Reasonable beer but it does have an odd character to it's fruit taste, bitter and fishy as if some of the fruit flavours were based on slightly rotten fruits.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of KevinRailton
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SimonTHGolfer
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  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.

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Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Adnams Gunhill from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 45.9% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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