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Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Adnams Regatta

Adnams Regatta

From notes, Summer 2007 when I drank this at "On the Waterfront" in Exeter, Devon, England. Spent MANY, many happy hours at this pub eating the "dustbin lids" pizza's as a student - now I'm back with the wife and kids! GULP. Well - what a shock! Adnams is a brewery that I have GREAT respect for, and generally I love their beers, but this was a HORRIBLE disappointment. Essentially a lager, and not a very good one at that. I guess this is simply one of these, dumbed down Golden Ales that have...

Adnams Regatta

Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)

$3.49, Arbor Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Lovely orange pour with a sensible head and some lacing. This beer is everything beers like SN Celebration and Rogue can never be, but would be better off trying to emulate. It's a hoppy and dry bitter, where subtlety is key. You don't get knocked over with a huge whiff of hops in the nose, nor do you get a flavor like you're chewing on actual hops. What you get is a wonderfully crafted beer that is so much more difficult to make than a massive hop...