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Adnams – Old Ale

WP_20160218_18_34_13_ProWhat they say: “This is a mild ale style beer brewed with East Anglian pale ale and Crystal malted barley and Boadicea hops. It’s dark red/brown in colour with an aroma of caramel and nutty chocolate. The toffee and chocolate also come through on the palate along with hints of red fruits, all balanced by a smooth bitterness. A traditional speciality winter warmer with flavours of fruit, malt, roast grain, and a hint of caramel…”

Dear old Adnams, they rarely disappoint – and seemingly less intent on world domination than their fellow suffolk brewers Greedy King. This was no exception. I’m sure I’ve had it before but don’t appear to have logged it in the archive. A classic winter warmer without being too potent at 4.1% A.B.V.

The Postal Order, Crystal Palace. February 2016